Bitcoin Scam Alert! List of Current Bitcoin Scams and Scammers

After falling for the latest bitcoin scam out there I am compelled to write about the number of bitcoin scams going on out there and the scammers behind them. My Story began in a Thursday after noon (Wednesday August 13, 2014) when I was contacted by a person pretending to be a representative of  cryptocoinsnews.com selling sponsored posts  on the site with bitcoins. The individual asked for .40 worth of bitcoins for the sponsored post but I was able to convince him to accept .02 bitcoins. See a copy of the first bitcoin scam email I received below.

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bitcoin email scamsHere’s first problem I failed to spot. Take a look at the email address the bitcoin scam was sent from. It reads “[email protected] David Parker is the a real co-owner of the website CryptoCoinsNews.com and is listed on the site as so. David Parker is legit. However, what is not legit is this David Parker from this email address. Someone duplicated CryptoCoinsNews.com to CryptoCoinzNews.com. Can you spot the difference? The bitcoin scam website/email is CryptoCoinzNews.com with a ‘z’ and the legit bitcoin news site is CryptoCoinsNews.com with an ‘s’. But when the bitcoin scam email is sent, the correct website is listed in the body of the email with the fraudulent email address!

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A few hours later after negotiating a lower rate for the sponsored post, I sent .20 bitcoins to the scam bitcoin address 1NzpPpSKJyFbpUruMkxF8FVm6huoUwhrLc. Little did I know this bitcoin address was the address that would disappear with my bitcoins to the ‘never recover’ land.

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bitcoin sponsored posts scam

Forward to 9 days later. After countless emails to the fake David Parker asking for the status of the sponsored post that was supposed to be posted within 24 hours, I went to the bitcoin news site CryptoCoinsNews.com and contacted everyone listed on their contact page with a disappointing message. It was then that I was sent a post written weeks ago about the bitcoin scam artist falsely representing the real David Parker. I read the post and learned that I was not the only one to fall victim to that particular bitcoin scam.

The same type of scam seems to be running around Coindesk as well. Someone pretending to be Shakil Khan (Coindesk’s owner) is sending emails regarding fake advertising spots.

As a results, I decided to tell my story and create a list of bitcoin scams and scammers to help the bitcoin community identify and neutralize them! Please fell free to add to this list (on the comment page and we will move them to the list) any known bitcoin scam artist or bitcoin scams!

List of Bitcoin Scam Artists / Scammers / Websites / E-mail Address / Bitcoin Address

Scammer: David Parker (the real David Parker is co-owner of CryptoCoinsNews.com with ‘s’ on coin(s))
Bitcoin Scam Website: CryptoCoinzNews.com (Legit website is CryptoCoinsNews.com with an ‘s’)
Scam Bitcoin Address: 1NzpPpSKJyFbpUruMkxF8FVm6huoUwhrLc

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Any one else here been dealing with Rimarkets and still not been paid? They even withhold 330 quid for gods sake so what happerns to people who invest serious money god only knows.

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1M8rNVzGyDdqcioDGiJoMHvDE2UXmJkf1 i have invested $100 on this bit wallet. The profits rose to $4720 now to withdraw the amount they asked for $300 and i paid, the asked for another $50 i paid. They asked for another $15 i paid, the are asking for another $30..

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Anyone had dealings with CryptoMB.io? I am thinking it is a scam, but wants to confirm please.

Daisy SP
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Daisy SP

Stay away from XCRYPTIE.COM!! A pile of vile scum that scammed a hundred thousand Eur from my brother through intimidation and coercion. Namely Brian Blanchett (alleged CEO of Financial Department of Xcryptie), Stewe Collins (alleged Forensic Audit and Accountancy under FCA Financial Conduct Authority) and brokers Maksim Filatov, Dmitri Ivanov, Sarah Wilson.

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Hi does anyone know if cryptofxtrade.com is a scam? Their wallet address is 1FsqBWcXz8hcJK6NeaasARhFq2fiKdR9Hc

noddy
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noddy

I keep getting these phone calls.lt started out of the blue.He wants to buy first it was XRP then BTC,quite rude actually, basically telling me l am an idiot for having a lot of ADA and to trade it for BTC

Jalal
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Jalal

Hello all, could any of you know about indexcryptomarket.com is this a legit or scam? They promise to a great returns with min dollars investments through forex trading and later ask for 10% charges before payout or withdrawal. Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

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Be carefull with these sites:sky-miner.com, miners-fund.com, itradeprofit.com.crypto-profits.club/index.php.Onecs you invest more than twice they start asking for verification and other exhilarated fees

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Hello, does anyone know if coins247.io is scam?
They asked to start with 250Eur as minimum fee and under the banner of having an 91% success AI algorythm. Now they i put 250Eur and got to 500Eur with support of an analyst. Now that they know I am a beginner, they are promising me that i can get access to their learning academy and AI algorythm if i deposit 750Eur more to allow me trading by myself.

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STAY AWAY FROM changehigh.com THIS IS A SCAM BITCOIN ARBITRAGE EXCHANGE SITE. THEY TOOK MY BITCOINS, NEVER PAID AND THEY DELETED ALL MY TRANSACTION RECORDS. ITS A BIG SCAM STAY AWAY!!!!!