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Economy => Lending => Topic started by: Tomatocage on October 23, 2012, 03:50:07 AM



Title: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on October 23, 2012, 03:50:07 AM
Alright, so I've been PM'd by a few people what red-flags to look out for since I have a pretty good track record of spotting scammers.  Sometimes I get it wrong, but better safe than sorry.  Anyway, watch out for the typical behavior from scammers who will usually fit at least two or three (and sometimes even more) of the following characteristics:

0. Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER. There are plenty of veteran members to do business with and ALWAYS use escrow. If you're a newbie and you're doing business with another newbie, there's a 100% chance that you will get scammed (or you're a scammer yourself).
1. New account (usually created within the last 3 months, plus or minus)
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts of little to no contributory value
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind
(they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts
11. Never send to a Bitmerch.com address for escrow!!!
12. Scammers will try to scam you out of amounts as little as BTC.001 or even less. Do not think that just because the requested amount is trivial that it's any more legit than a 1000 BTC loan request.
13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

There.  Pretty much in a nutshell how to spot a scammer.  There's still some finesse to spotting a scammer, but these rules will separate most of the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  Oh, and I guess there's one more rule:

13. NEVER DO BACKROOM DEALS VIA PM WITH NEW USERS. Make sure all deals are negotiated in the open forum for both public record and peer review.

Examples of posts that fit the scammer pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=229987.0 angie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=122300) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy 100K XRP and wants to see your address that has the XRP, but when escrow comes up, he logs off and disappears)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227927.0 personABCD (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=123549) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, has a small circle jerk of new users that he's ping-pong'ing fractional loans between)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=221204.0 Liberty Payout (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58854) (Scammer, Numerous references, just do a search on his forum name)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=213754.0 Chalie215 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=120614) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=214277.0 Waterberry (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=108936) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212603.0 badgerman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188645.0 CryptoTrader (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105882) (Scammer, New acct + Currency exchanging where you send first)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188674.0 vivithemage (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25851) (Pending, Old dormant account newly revived and asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186031.0 kidcudi09 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185898.0 ashleysly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86294) (Pending, New acct + Loan req + Signs with full name + Implied female)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183309.0 theblazehen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=181429.0 btc-escrow.co (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=103094) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180757.0 barneyss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=94619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Highly implausible story)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180246.0 Slix313 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102113) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173718.0 ionux (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88597) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171031.0 StealthyDamn (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93595) (Pending, New acct + Get rich quick scam)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173215.0 brie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81255) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172793.0 badgetman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req for 2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008 Bitzing (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89039) (New acct + Taking MP and not delivering BTC, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008), Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171613.0 nawazish1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91626) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170446.0 zakolivers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89944) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy BTC with PayPal. He uses a seemingly real first/last name as his username, so he's gotta be legit, right?)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169922.0 vitalemontea (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87070) (Scammer, New acct + Peddling digital goods/WU, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208618.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=165884.0 Flux79 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91076) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168669.0 lucyhiggins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93260) (Scammer*, New acct + Wants you to link your bank account to his PayPal account)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167429.0 TreePot (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92493) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166991.0 refta (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91425) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166438.0 OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166014.0 World Commerce (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89745) (Pending, New acct + Reloadable CC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145234.0 RobertClemons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81732) (Pending, New acct + Attempting to buy BTC with Paypal acct that doesn't belong to him)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=163256.0 GoldenAngel (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87904) (Pending, New acct + "Investment" req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=164166.0 Xnives99 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78741) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162204.0 DastanX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89968) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Claims it was filled but probably won't provide a TxID)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=161647.0 c0ikws (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71778) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159934.0 ChickaDee (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88838) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Man-in-the-Middle scam, alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159028.msg1715487#msg1715487), Credit goes to John (John K.) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=31288))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159764.0 ffernandex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, I think this one was meant to be a joke though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158639.0 TheDarkBanker (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87867) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157764.0 instaBoost (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82139) (Scammer, New acct + Money exchange deals, iPhones for sale, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168217.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154761.0 BitPanda (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80673) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Loan filled by another new acct Surpbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84786))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154010.0 rockso (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73106) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154186.0), Credit goes to Littleshop (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4587))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153203.0 Humanxlemming (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84386) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152965.0 MoneypakBuyer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79648) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157998.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152461.0 tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097) (Pending, New account + Microsoft Points)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152120.0 Darkdata (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71120) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151995.0 otown240 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84964) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Nvm he was instructed to post a request by kjlimo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=39805) as a matter of public record)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151563.0 bennybong (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79344) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151398.0 whathe12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84746) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151195.0 kush1218 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79881) (Scammer, New account + Gift cards, alt of firstlady0524 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60269), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162565.20), Credit goes to Blazr (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51908))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94513.00 xavil (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78214) (Pending, Possible attempt at a fraudulent private BTC purchase, Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150569.0 paysafecardbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80121) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150349.0 Intueri (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80505) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151441.0), New acct + Loan req, Posting history seems to indicate a gambling habit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148593.0 UncleBuckRIU (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82916) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146968.0 flavius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74912) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146788.0 d3adleavez (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80765) (Pending*, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Scammer*, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097), and OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108). Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145505.0 RHCwebhosting (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79281) (Pending*, Multiple red-flags on this one. Should be pretty obvious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145274.0 bluedye (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81996) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending, User appears to be legit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145225.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=147357.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144992.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145195.0 emma (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77827) (Pending, May be legit, but as always use caution. See: http://forum.litecoin.net/index.php/topic,1179.msg6757.html)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144665.0 tldoctor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79132) (Pending, Now that he's had time to get a few posts in, it appears this is a legit user. His initial timing of the loan request was a bit alarming though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144559.0 hiddenoreo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81023) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144582.0 jspring (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64186) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142104.0 flatlinezor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80669) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143883.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143415.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*, vouched for by audiation (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78762))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142058.0 koelen3 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=68529) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141424.0 claire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67995) (Scammer*, Loan requests (check!), MoneyPak (check!), gift cards (check!))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=56835.00 SirChiko (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=48974) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144012.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*, Might be legit but the timing of the loan request is suspicious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141739.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141548.0 lakzo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78433) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141456.0 uhnonamiss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77188) (Pending, more Giftcards for Bitcoins)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140690.0 ridgemont4 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59881) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140846.0 KJTetc (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78807) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140933.0 blakbeard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58601) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140531.0 raven666 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79123) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141039.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140049.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140095.0 AndrewJ (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79460) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139935.0 constitution (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78615) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139727.0 itai3856 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79346) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141626.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139257.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139398.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137865.0 thomison360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77285) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88315.00 unkn0wn12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57839) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137641.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0 furrycoat (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74674) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137633.0 SouthernComfort (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76552) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136941.0 JonMcAlpine (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74692) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136785.0 chillywilly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77933) (Pending*, possible alt of cozz (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72619))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130251.0 Ploni (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72763) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136282.0 marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) (Scammer*, Accused of scamming then "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136306.0 teodor87 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77700) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138807.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135612.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*, "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135459.0 Marker88 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21614) (Pending, long-dormant 2011 account recently revived)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138131.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136749.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134835.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=131217.0 swc1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64680) (Scammer)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133052.0 leominer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66188) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=132983.0 AnonCard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65811) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130459.0 drakedog (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65766) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129557.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending*, User has had one successful loan of 5BTC before, but defaulted on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134921.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129615.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126470.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133368.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128437.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128017.0 andrew12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3551) (Old dormant account suddenly revived and now asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126819.0 pereiaex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60598) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127143.0 quirky53 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71378) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123435.0 Crookid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71425) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69640) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64091) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122668.0 Serenity.Sapphire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71602) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121136.0 pat231 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67952) (Scammer* though I suspect he's less a scammer and more likely just really bad at managing his money)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119831.0 jackdavis1983 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70209) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0 hobo66. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67310) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121998.0 Ssoftware (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66690) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121012.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99233.00 noobularkid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63441) (Scammer*)

* Account appears to have been abandoned once it was flagged as a scammer, or became apparent he wasn't getting a loan.

Please note that the accounts listed above aren't necessarily or automatically assumed to be scammers. They just fit the description, so to speak.

Examples of posts that fit the pattern that were successful:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154985.0 Wardrick (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85316) (Successful loan!, Little late on the payback, but he eventually came through, Ended up being a scammer anyway)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141182.0 hardup (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78300) (Successful Loan!, 2.0 BTC, Several weeks late, but eventually paid back)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Successful Loan!, 0.1 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153274.0 Mosper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70135) (Successful Loan!, 15.0 BTC, but repayment had to be coerced from lendee , Turns out this was a scammer afterall https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227232)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84616) (Successful Loan!, Used collateral, 10.0 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending, Due to the spike in exchange rate it's become difficult to pay back the entire amount borrowed at once, but SynOps appears to be making an honest effort of it, after further investigation, it appears SynOps was using a MITM scam, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162547.0), Credit goes to Kelticfox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71658) Sonnyblack (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=52965) and Glooboy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51422))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141215.0 Currencevents (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77039) (Successful Loan! 4.0 BTC, https://btcjam.com/listings/1573)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149335.0 Jenger (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83798) (Successful Loan! 0.5 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137766.0 MoneypakTrader.com (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76065) (Successful Trades!, Has completed a few successful transactions. As always, use caution, even when dealing with senior members)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136132.0 DPony13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75668) (Successful Loan! 2.5 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140856.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122658.0 xx78213 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71400) (Successful Loan! 0.2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Successful Loan! 5.0 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134918.0 polymorphous (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74895) (Successful Trade! 2.0 BTC)

TLDR: Be careful before you freely give away your coins. From the evidence collected here, you stand substantial chance of getting ripped off if lending to someone who fits the scammer profile.  If that chance is worth making an extra 1-10% on your money, I can't stop you.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: BCB on October 23, 2012, 04:18:51 AM
Great post.

For the record
1.  I have been scammed by an actual female!
2.  I 've had great trades with lots of newbees, so they are not all bad.

But the point is be cautious, ask questions, and just say no if something doesn't seem right.

Research the user's other posts and trades.  Do they have feedback.  (even that can be faked)
Also, GOOGLE is your friend.  Google their user name, google the paypal email BEFORE you send. 
You'd be surprised by what you fine.  The name or email on other scammer lists.  Also I've found more then a few paypal emails on a published list of hacked email accounts which is never a good sign.



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: jackdavis1983 on October 23, 2012, 05:04:44 AM
I was told the best way to gain trust is to reveal your name and not hide behind pseudonyms. But I guess having a business mind and wanting to get a business up and running straight away requires hiding your real name and not getting a business up and running until you have trolled for 3 months to pretend you don't want to run a business. Then have a sudden eureka moment and ask for a loan then???

Dont get me wrong advice to weed out scammers is a good thing but my way of spotting scammers is this

1) to buy real world products - thats a red flag for me because if they can't get FIAT loan from a bank/friend or family then a stranger shouldn't trust them either.
2) their loan wont be used to make money, but to purchase objects - second red flag as you have to ask yourself if they cant buy it themselves how will they repay.
3) just like number 1, but for sob stories such as hospital bills, car maintenance
4) they hide their real life info and have dodgy pseudonyms like nefarious and pirate.
5) their use of bitcoins has nothing linked to the community to make it a better place. but request a personal loan as appose to a community growing business loan.
6) they don't seem interested in bitcoin's future growth. they just want money.
7) they don't want to use a middle man like a respected community member or a service like BTCJAM

i do agree about the trolls/scammers using female identities to tug on guys heart strings for funds being a red flag. women in reality don't ask for loans, they get a man to do it in his name, take his funds in the divorce and leave him with the debt. lol

I think the drug, arms dealers, hackers, etc should remain anonymous with pseudonyms but anyone asking for loans or starting up a business should be open and honest about their identity. I know i'll repay my loans so I have nothing to hide and don't fear knocks on my door in the middle of the night.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: fatigue on October 23, 2012, 06:47:55 PM
Great info man, im sure some newer members will find it handy to reference.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: BitcoinINV on October 24, 2012, 01:58:19 AM
With every rule there is a exceptiong like BCB said, Some newbies are just a little misguided. The more known members should try to guide them in the right way. If they resist then let the onslaught begin lol.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: smracer on October 24, 2012, 02:17:15 AM
What does BTCJam do if someone defaults on a loan?

I see a few that I know are from deadbeats on this board.

Will BTCJam attempt to recover the funds from the scammer(s) via legal action?

All they did was collect people's ID and facebook page and a utility bill etc.  What do they do with that information if someone defaults?  Do they call the authorities?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: BCB on October 24, 2012, 02:19:32 AM
Yes.  I recently contacted them about this same issue and they replied that they will hand info over to a collection agency on behalf of lenders.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: smracer on October 24, 2012, 02:45:45 AM
Cool.   At least that is something.

The problem I see with that is this:

1) A 19 year old kid living in his parents basement takes out multiple loans in BTC and stops making payments.

2) After 90 days of non-payment the account would be given to a collections agency to recover Bitcoins?
Is that what BTCJam is going to tell a collections agent? I want you to recover 200 Bitcoins?

3) The collections agency won't sue for anything under 5K US.  I don't know if they would even be able to recover Bitcoins or if they would even accept the job.

They can't put any liens on anything.  The kid has nothing.  Just takes his first ding of many to come on his credit report.

4) You never see your BTC again and even if they recover anything the recovery fees will eat most of it anyway.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: BCB on October 24, 2012, 03:14:20 AM
If your suit was successful you could recover you loss from his future revenue.  If that were me I'd rather cough up the bitcoin now rather then have my first paycheck docked every week to pay for something I did when I was young and stupid.



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on October 24, 2012, 09:16:25 PM
Examples of posts that fit the pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203)

This is on page 1 alone.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on November 05, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
Bump for relevancy.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: John (John K.) on November 06, 2012, 02:22:59 AM
Added your informative thread in my list of defaulted loans above. This thread is almost sticky-worthy at the main marketplace section, especially if you would extend the guidelines to deal with all general dealing (goods, etc) and not only loans.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on November 06, 2012, 04:39:14 PM
Added your informative thread in my list of defaulted loans above. This thread is almost sticky-worthy at the main marketplace section, especially if you would extend the guidelines to deal with all general dealing (goods, etc) and not only loans.

I only briefly touched on what to look out for with goods (gift cards, Apple iAnything) but most damage can be mitigated by using escrow when it comes to trading tangible items.  For coupon codes/gift cards that might be purchased with stolen CC info it's harder to avoid being scammed.  My advice would be to stay away from new accounts offering such digital goods and stick with established resellers.

I also added to the list of suspect threads/users in the OP.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Ssoftware on November 06, 2012, 04:48:54 PM
Thanks for including me

but in the mean time newbie in here also be good

every one here in the starting is newbie

but anyway its kind of good thread



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on November 06, 2012, 05:01:57 PM
Thanks for including me

but in the mean time newbie in here also be good

every one here in the starting is newbie

but anyway its kind of good thread

Right, and I included you simply because the timing of your request, your post content, etc matches the cookie-cutter filters.  This doesn't mean you're a scammer -- you just fit the description.  In fact, if there are any lendees that fit the description that didn't turn out to be scammers, please post them here and we'll start a separate section for them.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Ssoftware on November 06, 2012, 05:07:30 PM
i think scammer mostly wont reply properly for doubtful question ,

 Also we will get some keynote from the username or email address



 


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on November 06, 2012, 05:21:02 PM
i think scammer mostly wont reply properly for doubtful question

On the contrary, jackdavis1983 dragged out his thread for three pages before he suddenly "lost interest" in Bitcoin and stopped posting.  Coincidentally, that's about the same time it became clear he wasn't going to get any hand outs.  Funny how that works, isn't it?  :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: madmadmax on November 06, 2012, 07:02:56 PM
Alright, so I've been PM'd by a few people what red-flags to look out for since I have a pretty good track record of spotting scammers.  Sometimes I get it wrong, but better safe than sorry.  Anyway, watch out for the typical behavior from scammers who will usually fit at least two of the following characteristics:

1. Account created within the last 3 months.
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards of any kind

8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts

There.  Pretty much in a nutshell how to spot a scammer.  There's still some finesse to spotting a scammer, but these rules will separate most of the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  Oh, and I guess there's one more rule:

11. Never trust ANYBODY.  Except people who like big butts.  Because they can not lie.

Examples of posts that fit the pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121136.0 pat231 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67952)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119831.0 jackdavis1983 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70209)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0 hobo66. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67310)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121998.0 Ssoftware (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66690)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203)

Current trend of the week:

Watch out for loan requests from accounts that "fit the description" that are ostensibly for some Bitcoin-related project.  I'm guessing they think that since it's supposedly going toward development it carries more weight than a loan request for a SR order.

That might be a broad way to indentify a scammer since I fit all 10 and I am looking for investosr to invest real money (not btc) and sign up a contract with me.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on November 06, 2012, 07:44:10 PM
Quote
1. Account created within the last 3 months.
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards of any kind

8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts

That might be a broad way to indentify a scammer since I fit all 10 and I am looking for investosr to invest real money (not btc) and sign up a contract with me.

You registered in August 2011.  Which 10 list items are you referring to?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 06, 2012, 07:52:32 PM
Wow, I just did a quick check and only 2 of the dozen or so loan requests on the first page in Lending seem to pass the smell check.  Be careful out there, guys!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on November 07, 2012, 03:50:16 AM
I'm really shocked to say this but...

+1 tomato!

I found this informative, I think the "I just got scammed I need a loan" is probably the most common thing that I have seen so far, what % (rough) would you say of gift cards for sale turn out to be actual scams?  I have not yet bought one because I have been considering the transactions for them too risky.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 07, 2012, 04:24:31 PM
Thanks, UM.

Added two new loan requests to the OP:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69640) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64091) (Pending)

Also added the current status of the requester.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Lurk on November 07, 2012, 06:38:24 PM
This is actually a helpful post.   I havent been a member for a very long time but i used to lurk as a guest for a few months before I became a member.
   I've noticed that lending to newbs has slowed way down and possibly come to a halt.

 I remember seeing post from a guy fresh out the newbie section and i believe he recieved a total of 60-80btc(i think he paid them all back)
  That was in june or early july If i remember correctly.        I could not see that ever happening again.   Which is a good thing.

 People are sticking to lending to established members and even then making sure they get the right legal info they need.
  drivers license
  utility bill
  signed agreement to repay the loan.

I'm currently asking for a loan on the forum. I have a great repayment history on btcjam and could get a loan easily on that website.

Even with the rep I was able to get from having otc, buying bitcoins with paypal, and btcjam.  I dont expect to see my loan funded.

 When I was starting out and people accused me of being a scammer(especially you tomato) which hopefully I've done enough to prove I'm here for the long term and am just an honest person.

I think if you are going to keep a watch list for new users thats a great idea.... as long as you update it often and dont yell scammer until its happened.

 being on the watch list is not the same as being labeled a scammer and is less likely to push new members away.

I used btcjam to get all of my previous loans. I believe its a great place for new people who are in search of a loan to get started.

 The forum loans section should be strictly for members who meet a certain criteria.   It should be another branch you achieve access to, just as you have to achieve certain criteria to post outside of the newbie section.

 there could also be a sticky list of people who want to actively lend.  each can post their requirements and rates and potential lendees could P.M. whichever lender he chooses.  and the lender can decide if he wants to take the risk.

 anyway....I like what youre doing here, as ive learned there are other ways to get loans and gain rep outside of the forum.

keep up the watchlist  and make sure you update non-scammers as well as scammers.

  peace


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 09, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
There are some new loan requests showing up that fit the typical scam cookie cuter template. Lenders beware.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 15, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
Updated the OP to reflect the successful loans. 


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: ffcitatos on November 19, 2012, 07:27:11 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending, Funded*)

This loan was paid back in full and on time.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 19, 2012, 07:30:58 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending, Funded*)

This loan was paid back in full and on time.

Thanks, good to hear! I'll update the OP.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 27, 2012, 05:07:37 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on November 27, 2012, 05:48:37 PM
Has anyone reported the scammers to theymos to get scammer tags?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on November 29, 2012, 11:04:04 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on December 03, 2012, 01:37:44 AM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on December 06, 2012, 08:42:36 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Akka on December 06, 2012, 08:48:55 PM
You should add

11. Has already a scammer tag (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0;topicseen)

to that list.

LOL


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on December 06, 2012, 08:53:35 PM
I would, but nobody is that stupid.. I hope.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on December 06, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
You should add

11. Has already a scammer tag (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0;topicseen)

to that list.

LOL

Now that's funny. 

But then again only Dakster would try that.  Probably already took too many punches to the head!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teston25 on December 11, 2012, 04:57:36 AM
Quote
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

Just noticed this one, interesting that could explain why no one wanna buy my steam account? I admit the game are kinda old, but classic and cheap as hell, mind to confirm this, cause if thats true, i could be concidered in the suspicious newbi who jumped out from the newbi zone then?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Akka on December 11, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
Quote
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

Just noticed this one, interesting that could explain why no one wanna buy my steam account? I admit the game are kinda old, but classic and cheap as hell, mind to confirm this, cause if thats true, i could be concidered in the suspicious newbi who jumped out from the newbi zone then?

You can get past this if you offer to accept escrow for your trade.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teston25 on December 11, 2012, 12:57:03 PM
i thought about this, but escrow mean more fee%, thats why i offered to give stuff first, did thats not enought from your opinion?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Akka on December 11, 2012, 01:28:36 PM
Giving first is even better. The only one that could get scammed is you. So don't worry about this point.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teston25 on December 11, 2012, 09:08:04 PM
Thanks for your answer, its clear and helpfull, if only could be scamed its all good assuming i'm dealing with old time member i guess.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on December 23, 2012, 07:59:16 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 05, 2013, 05:06:08 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 05, 2013, 06:33:32 PM
So I'm a scammer for trying to sell some giftcards and wanting to borrow some Bitcoins? fucking retard...


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 05, 2013, 10:42:21 PM
So I'm a scammer for trying to sell some giftcards and wanting to borrow some Bitcoins? fucking retard...

I'm not saying you're a scammer.  However, your own forum activity suggests otherwise.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 06, 2013, 02:24:39 AM
So I'm a scammer for trying to sell some giftcards and wanting to borrow some Bitcoins? fucking retard...

I'm not saying you're a scammer.  However, your own forum activity suggests otherwise.
For the record, Jakers has contacted me to be the escrow agent when he started selling his cards.That's all I know, though.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on January 06, 2013, 02:28:48 AM
I believe I am also a scammer according to Tomato.  So take the accusation (that is what it is, btw) with any amount of salt that is to your liking.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 06, 2013, 02:36:35 AM
I believe I am also a scammer according to Tomato.  So take the accusation (that is what it is, btw) with any amount of salt that is to your liking.
His predictions so far have been 60%+- spot on. It's better to treat anyone new as a potential scammer until they've proved to be otherwise in the BTC world unfortunately.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on January 06, 2013, 02:42:11 AM
This is true--but I guess you have somehow missed all the threads in which he butts in, says something snarky like: "use escrow on that shit or you will be sorry and I will come back and laugh at you later" ?  I'd bet money he is at less than 60% accuracy (accuracy which sucks)  including such threads.  That's actually how I became acquainted with Tomatoage--he never did comment back when transaction was successful.  I find this thread idea to be good, but the implementation to be a bit hollow.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 06, 2013, 02:48:58 AM
This is true--but I guess you have somehow missed all the threads in which he butts in, says something snarky like: "use escrow on that shit or you will be sorry and I will come back and laugh at you later" ?  I'd bet money he is at less than 60% accuracy (accuracy which sucks)  including such threads.  That's actually how I became acquainted with Tomatoage--he never did comment back when transaction was successful.  I find this thread idea to be good, but the implementation to be a bit hollow.
Sometimes I try to be like tomato too and butt in threads I find strangely scammish looking. (but not that blunt about the scamming issue though  ;) ). I've lost count how many newbies were scammed and got off bawling on sketchy deals. He's a good warner for the community, and I appreciate the fact that fewer people were scammed at the end of the day. True legitimate users who endure this baptism by fire will stand up easily later anyway.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 06, 2013, 09:27:13 PM
This is true--but I guess you have somehow missed all the threads in which he butts in, says something snarky like: "use escrow on that shit or you will be sorry and I will come back and laugh at you later" ?  I'd bet money he is at less than 60% accuracy (accuracy which sucks)  including such threads.  That's actually how I became acquainted with Tomatoage--he never did comment back when transaction was successful.  I find this thread idea to be good, but the implementation to be a bit hollow.
I vaguely remember that thread, and I probably advised the use of escrow for your own protection. I don't recall ever predicting anything.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 07, 2013, 04:17:26 AM
Take me off this list please tomatocage. I've completed the $140 trade with BTC4Amazon


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 07, 2013, 05:55:15 PM
Take me off this list please tomatocage. I've completed the $140 trade with BTC4Amazon

Get off my dick. So you take off my trade but you leave me up there? Wow, I was even trusted with $25 already and I just got here. Sad tomatocage.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 08, 2013, 06:10:14 PM
Get off my dick. So you take off my trade but you leave me up there? Wow, I was even trusted with $25 already and I just got here. Sad tomatocage.

I just Google'd "who gives a fuck?" and my name did not appear in the search results page.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Darktongue on January 13, 2013, 08:01:55 PM
This is very good joojo. I really loathe the sob stories... Ends up hurting the underdog that in some cases is me LOL

I have asked for NMC handouts in the past. Not small amounts ether. I belong to several Linux clubs around my area of residents. I started talking up coin and showing the whole system through NMC. End result being my fellow members learn about blockchains, the software, recive a transaction and a domain out of it. Some individuals would have me pinned for a penny scammer. So what I've done to show "proof of work" is very very simple. I give this advice out to aid my fellow geeks and non profits in such actions.

1) Give the names of the club founders and or the person or persons working with the overall membership

2) Give the location(s) of where the meetings take place. address, phone number and if It's a coffee shop or dinner a managers name to contact.

2) Give a head count of membership showing in advance. Usually I give out 5-10NMC

3) Log the addresses and show proof of purchase of the .bit domain. In some cases of a die hard member who gets his .bit up and running I follow up with "Look what this guy did in school today". style emails.

4) Post updates, if not even in the op. follow up. take photos of the membership useing the software. take a group picture. and at the very least sharpie the donaters names on paper with a thank you.
 




Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 14, 2013, 03:49:00 AM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teodor87 on January 14, 2013, 06:08:38 AM
I do not think that number of posts and registration date has any significance.

A scammer is a scammer, no mather what.

Some people register and trade for years to build a rep, and then make a scam for many thousands of dollars.

So this is not very objective.

Of course there are always people that don't have a life and want to scam someone for some lousy amounts.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Darktongue on January 14, 2013, 04:08:55 PM
The problem is the web isn't like the physical world. it would be nice to be able to turn a cheek tp a default of a $30 loan on BTC... NOT have to jump through hoops and fight not only the scammer but the horrendous amount of trolls that ether don't like you or are just outright assholes.

I've loaned money like that to people in my life and they vanish.. they had been "Friends" for eons. and for less then the price of a full tank of gas they vanish. A wise person once said to me "If that's all it took to buy good riddence. Then it might have been worth the loan".

But sadly online they will hit many folk before that's the case :/


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teodor87 on January 14, 2013, 06:16:24 PM
It's cool that I'm in the list too   ;D

The deal I made is the following:

The other user orders the thing to HIS address.

Then, regardles if item ships on the 10-th of Feb I have to give him 1/3 of the cost, resp. March and April to the same date.

And we decided that even if he receives the item before that he won't ship until he receives first payment.

Tell me how exactly would I scam this person?

The risk is bigger for me actually.

But whatever.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 14, 2013, 06:26:41 PM
You're on the list because your posting patterns look like that of previous scammers.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: teodor87 on January 14, 2013, 06:34:37 PM
Cool. I like bad guys! :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on January 14, 2013, 11:24:53 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0

Looks like furrycoat could be fully identified as a scammer. He gave himself a loan, apparently.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 14, 2013, 11:53:54 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0

Looks like furrycoat could be fully identified as a scammer. He gave himself a loan, apparently.

I did list that thread in the OP since his request fit the typical scammer template.  However it's going to be a stretch to label him a scammer since nothing was lost, and I really wasn't expecting anything to be in the first place (see post #11 in that thread).  New accounts lending to new accounts often have an unusually high rate of success.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 15, 2013, 11:38:29 PM
How many time do I have to tell you tomatocage? Take my name off this list. I've already completed 5+ trades if you're going to put people's names up there be prepared to be wrong and take them down. I already have 3.59 BTC from the The Trust Circle waiting to send it to someone else. I don't appreciate you not taking me off the list when I've asked 5 or 6 times.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 16, 2013, 07:37:08 AM
This thread is to identify people who post like a SCAMMER, and unfortunately you fit the template to a tee.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on January 17, 2013, 12:23:31 AM
This thread is to identify people who post like a SCAMMER, and unfortunately you fit the template to a tee.

The pattern looked to me like a snapshot of the confidence loan topic.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: furrycoat on January 17, 2013, 03:58:19 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0

Looks like furrycoat could be fully identified as a scammer. He gave himself a loan, apparently.

I did list that thread in the OP since his request fit the typical scammer template.  However it's going to be a stretch to label him a scammer since nothing was lost, and I really wasn't expecting anything to be in the first place (see post #11 in that thread).  New accounts lending to new accounts often have an unusually high rate of success.

OP fits the description of a idiot. Posting my legit BTC loan on your scammer thread? Something you and some other retards of this forum need to understand SouthernComfort IS NOT ME.
This accusation was put against me because we did not use the address in my signature. I HAVE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES.
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Understand now?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on January 17, 2013, 04:01:45 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0

Looks like furrycoat could be fully identified as a scammer. He gave himself a loan, apparently.

I did list that thread in the OP since his request fit the typical scammer template.  However it's going to be a stretch to label him a scammer since nothing was lost, and I really wasn't expecting anything to be in the first place (see post #11 in that thread).  New accounts lending to new accounts often have an unusually high rate of success.

OP fits the description of a idiot. Posting my legit BTC loan on your scammer thread? Something you and some other retards of this forum need to understand SouthernComfort IS NOT ME.
This accusation was put against me because we did not use the address in my signature. I HAVE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES.
..
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Understand now?


Well, I wasn't sure before, but now that you've called us all retards? Now I believe you! ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 17, 2013, 04:38:10 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0

Looks like furrycoat could be fully identified as a scammer. He gave himself a loan, apparently.

I did list that thread in the OP since his request fit the typical scammer template.  However it's going to be a stretch to label him a scammer since nothing was lost, and I really wasn't expecting anything to be in the first place (see post #11 in that thread).  New accounts lending to new accounts often have an unusually high rate of success.

OP fits the description of a idiot. Posting my legit BTC loan on your scammer thread? Something you and some other retards of this forum need to understand SouthernComfort IS NOT ME.
This accusation was put against me because we did not use the address in my signature. I HAVE MULTIPLE ADDRESSES.
..
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..
Understand now?


After further review of your forum history, I've removed you from the list.  While you do exhibit a few key attributes of a scammer, these are negated by, IMHO anyway, by post content. Especially this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=131107.60


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 20, 2013, 10:18:37 AM
This thread is to identify people who post like a SCAMMER, and unfortunately you fit the template to a tee.

Dude, how thick is your skull? Don't put people up here and not take them off you ignorant prick. How about I make a stickied list and put your name at the top and label you a scammer? I've already been trusted with $100 dickhead so get over yourself. Either remove my name or I'll request a mod to remove it for you. Sound good?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 20, 2013, 03:32:49 PM
This thread is to identify people who post like a SCAMMER, and unfortunately you fit the template to a tee.

Dude, how thick is your skull? Don't put people up here and not take them off you ignorant prick. How about I make a stickied list and put your name at the top and label you a scammer? I've already been trusted with $100 dickhead so get over yourself. Either remove my name or I'll request a mod to remove it for you. Sound good?

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Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on January 20, 2013, 08:00:22 PM
This thread is to identify people who post like a SCAMMER, and unfortunately you fit the template to a tee.

Dude, how thick is your skull? Don't put people up here and not take them off you ignorant prick. How about I make a stickied list and put your name at the top and label you a scammer? I've already been trusted with $100 dickhead so get over yourself. Either remove my name or I'll request a mod to remove it for you. Sound good?

This isn't a stickied list. And I doubt a mod will remove your name from a list of speculative names. Worth a shot if it really bugs you though.

To Tomatocage: both of the threads with Jakers on your list are now closed, so you can probably take them off the list since there's nothing "pending" anymore.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 21, 2013, 06:37:14 AM
Tomatocage is correct again.

SouthernComfort, siesatsu (that PR guy for the scamming site) and furrycoat are the same person.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 21, 2013, 06:44:09 AM
Tomatocage is correct again.

SouthernComfort, siesatsu (that PR guy for the scamming site) and furrycoat are the same person.

Thanks, I'll update the OP!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Jakers on January 21, 2013, 09:02:11 AM
It doesn't bother me it's just that he has had my name up there ever since I joined. It's like he just puts every newcomer up there that posts around a lot in the market and maybe he gets lucky once or twice. I'm pretty sure I've seen loads of names taken off there that weren't scammers, so you're percentage is pretty much null.

Anyone can make a thread and post peoples names up who post in the market section when they first join or are looking for high loans, do you think you're like some kind of special analyst that can detect when somebody is going to scam? I guarantee you if I had the time I would make a list and be 90% right, but I don't know enough about BTC or this forum to do it. The other forums I've been on for a few years I can tell when somebody is ban evading, let alone going to scam. Pretty easy to be honest, so making this list is just bringing out statistics, I wish I could challenge you to see how many scammers I could catch, but I don't know the forum or this market well enough to do so.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: dishwara on January 21, 2013, 01:54:21 PM
Jakers, just ignore Tomatocage for now.

You try do trade & if some one asks about, why Tomatocage put your name in list, redirect them to this thread.

If you start doing some trades then your name will be removed.
Their is no use of keep on telling Tomatocage to remove your name.

Due to a lot of friends, trustees showed their real face, which was ugly, made this forum to act with iron hands without mercy.
In all other forums you talk about money. Here you CREATING money.

Just do trade & your name will be removed from list.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 21, 2013, 02:52:25 PM
It doesn't bother me it's just that he has had my name up there ever since I joined. It's like he just puts every newcomer up there that posts around a lot in the market and maybe he gets lucky once or twice. I'm pretty sure I've seen loads of names taken off there that weren't scammers, so you're percentage is pretty much null.

Anyone can make a thread and post peoples names up who post in the market section when they first join or are looking for high loans, do you think you're like some kind of special analyst that can detect when somebody is going to scam? I guarantee you if I had the time I would make a list and be 90% right, but I don't know enough about BTC or this forum to do it. The other forums I've been on for a few years I can tell when somebody is ban evading, let alone going to scam. Pretty easy to be honest, so making this list is just bringing out statistics, I wish I could challenge you to see how many scammers I could catch, but I don't know the forum or this market well enough to do so.

This is complete bullshit. I only put an extremely small fraction of a % of newbies up on the list, and ONLY those that fit a very specific profile. There are far more new members who are not on the list who go on to become regular contributing members. Additionally, this list isn't supposed to be used as a predictor of who will scam or not; it merely reflects members who exhibit telltale signs that scammers often exhibit. In fact many of the users on the list are added retro-actively after a scam has already been committed. In such cases I'll go back and review the scammers history and determine if he fits the typical scammer template. If he does, he gets added to the list. If not (as is the case with some of the more elaborate scammers such as Pirateat40 or Zouhtong), they don't get added to the list. This list is specifically for the low-brow smash & grab scammers, not the DB Coopers of the Bitcoin world.

So if you want me to remove you from the list, either step up your scamming game, or stop posting like a cookie-cutter scammer.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 21, 2013, 02:56:35 PM
Jakers, just ignore Tomatocage for now.

You try do trade & if some one asks about, why Tomatocage put your name in list, redirect them to this thread.

If you start doing some trades then your name will be removed.
Their is no use of keep on telling Tomatocage to remove your name.

Due to a lot of friends, trustees showed their real face, which was ugly, made this forum to act with iron hands without mercy.
In all other forums you talk about money. Here you CREATING money.

Just do trade & your name will be removed from list.

Absolutely. @Jakers Get a few trades under your belt and/or post some worthwhile contributions (ie. posts with real content, not just "lol" fluff), and otherwise show that you're here to stay, and I'll gladly remove your name.  

BTW, this isn't even an official list.  In fact, nobody seems to even pay attention to it given the amount of scams that still happen.

Off Topic: There's a reason why DPony13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75668) hasn't been added to the list. Try to pay attention and figure out what he's doing.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on January 22, 2013, 03:22:04 PM
FYI

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138007.new#new


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: wallet.dat on January 22, 2013, 04:51:54 PM
FYI

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138007.new#new

I'm not defending Jakers, but he's being accused by brand new accounts that were just created a few hours ago.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on January 22, 2013, 05:03:58 PM
I am thinking about making my own thread entitled "These people are just wasting other user's time" so I can put people like Dank Phinneas Gage and Tomatocage along with MPO-PR etc.  Since this abortion of a thread has been allowed to continue why would mine not be?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 22, 2013, 05:52:15 PM
I am thinking about making my own thread entitled "These people are just wasting other user's time" so I can put people like Dank Phinneas Gage and Tomatocage along with MPO-PR etc.  Since this abortion of a thread has been allowed to continue why would mine not be?
http://i.imgur.com/Yl074nf.gif


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on January 22, 2013, 05:57:47 PM
Sure.  Why wouldn't I be?  You have no problem being a piece and messing with people.  (Especially new ones.)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on January 22, 2013, 06:12:13 PM
I am thinking about making my own thread entitled "These people are just wasting other user's time" so I can put people like Dank Phinneas Gage and Tomatocage along with MPO-PR etc.  Since this abortion of a thread has been allowed to continue why would mine not be?

it's called the "ignore" button and the "unwatch" link at the top of the thread.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 23, 2013, 06:06:05 PM
Sure.  Why wouldn't I be?  You have no problem being a piece and messing with people.  (Especially new ones.)

Cry me a river. Would you rather I start creating a bunch of shell accounts and start scamming people out of their coins?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: underminer on January 23, 2013, 06:32:17 PM
Who's to say you aren't doing that now, making sure to only call out other new members of course.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 25, 2013, 05:44:08 PM
Looks like scam activity is picking back up in this section.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: hughson on January 25, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
so once you are on this list how to you go about proving your not a scammer?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 25, 2013, 07:50:31 PM
so once you are on this list how to you go about proving your not a scammer?

The best course of action is to not immediately start selling gift cards or asking for loans as soon as you break out of newbie jail :)  Being on the list doesn't necessarily mean you're a scammer, as there are a few who have been on the list who have had successful trades.  This is merely a list of people who might be high-risk borrowers because of the indicators listed in the OP.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on January 26, 2013, 05:46:12 PM
jakers is at it again.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139035.msg1481286#msg1481286


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on January 26, 2013, 05:48:56 PM
jakers is at it again.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139035.msg1481286#msg1481286

He gets mad at being labeled a potential scammer, but then he keeps doing questionable things like this...


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: DPony13 on January 27, 2013, 08:32:39 AM
Whoah whaaat.

Am I here
cuz you think bronies are "female"
in a sense xD


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 28, 2013, 01:50:53 AM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: lakzo on January 29, 2013, 03:42:12 PM
User shoopwooper is definitely a scammer.  He posted about some b.s. mining program needing funding, and then disappeared without a trace, never mentioning who he received funding from. You can probably change 'pending' to confirmed scammer.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: constitution on January 30, 2013, 05:58:11 AM
Take me off the list, your claim is wrong.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 30, 2013, 06:46:17 AM
Take me off the list, your claim is wrong.

Why is constitution's name attached to someone else's forum post?

I've helped OP to update. It's probably a typo.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 30, 2013, 04:32:32 PM
Sorry, I might have cross-linked the wrong thread.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 30, 2013, 09:33:38 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on January 31, 2013, 05:03:14 AM
Man, I'm stickying your thream for the usefulness. Any non-brain-dead lenders should take in this thread before potentially getting scammed. Thank you for what you've done for the community.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: KWH on January 31, 2013, 05:06:01 AM
Man, I'm stickying your thream for the usefulness. Any non-brain-dead lenders should take in this thread before potentially getting scammed. Thank you for what you've done for the community.

This should be a must read for noobs, just like the logged hours. Possibly read this for 4 hours?  ;D


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: hardup on January 31, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
how long does it take to get off your list?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 31, 2013, 11:13:55 AM
how long does it take to get off your list?
As soon as you make a successful loan repayment, you'll get moved to the green list.  However, that doesn't necessarily mean somebody can't still become a scammer later on down the road, as was the case with Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019).


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on January 31, 2013, 11:15:06 AM
Man, I'm stickying your thream for the usefulness. Any non-brain-dead lenders should take in this thread before potentially getting scammed. Thank you for what you've done for the community.
Thanks, John. Now I don't have to keep scrolling down to find this thread :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 03, 2013, 04:51:16 PM
Updated with the latest wave of possible/probable scam loan requests. I removed ProfMac from the list for the fact that his social media accounts do appear to be his and have been around for several years. That being said, lenders should still use caution whenever loaning to anybody.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: heart_mons on February 05, 2013, 04:30:41 PM
I'm still on there as "pending". 


5 to 60 is a huge jump.  I can see how that would raise flags.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 09, 2013, 04:00:25 AM
Updated


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 10, 2013, 06:45:39 PM
how long does it take to get off your list?

How long are you going to be on "vacation" for?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 11, 2013, 06:07:12 PM
Looks like people are finally learning. Of course that's a double edged sword sort of deal.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 11, 2013, 06:50:52 PM
Updated: Changed Roxyoursox to confirmed scammer.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 17, 2013, 07:16:48 PM
Updated with the latest round of scammers.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on February 17, 2013, 07:29:14 PM
Flatlinezor doesn't seem like a scammer to me. Most scammers aren't willing to use escrow. Of course, I'm not the pro. ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: KWH on February 18, 2013, 04:51:09 PM
Bumping so maybe the fresh batch of noobs will read.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on February 19, 2013, 11:07:04 PM
Updated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on March 03, 2013, 03:45:00 AM
Added:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148593.0 UncleBuckRIU (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82916) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146968.0 flavius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74912) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146788.0 d3adleavez (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80765) (Pending, New account + loan request)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Pending, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) . Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on March 03, 2013, 05:12:49 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Pending, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) . Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)

I can vouch for OVP. I did a trade with him for a download code where I sent my BTC first. He not only gave me the game, but some free points in appreciation for sending my end first. I know one good trade isn't enough for total trust, but I personally don't believe this guy is scamming people.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: Tomatocage on March 06, 2013, 02:48:21 PM
Changed the color of legit users (ie. ones probably not shell accounts created for the sole purpose of scamming) to green. They are still may "fit the profile," so as usual use caution when doing business with anybody on here.

Changed the color of users who have completed successful trades to green as well.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Henchman24 on March 08, 2013, 08:49:28 PM
I'd like to propose "Stealing/Copying another user's avatar" as a red flag as well.  I've been noticing that quite a bit.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Akka on March 08, 2013, 09:49:43 PM
I'd like to propose "Stealing/Copying another user's avatar" as a red flag as well.  I've been noticing that quite a bit.

Really?

I don't have seen this once.

Unless you mean the forums standard avatars? This can hardly be counted as stealing.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Henchman24 on March 08, 2013, 10:38:14 PM
I'd like to propose "Stealing/Copying another user's avatar" as a red flag as well.  I've been noticing that quite a bit.

Really?

I don't have seen this once.

Unless you mean the forums standard avatars? This can hardly be counted as stealing.

Ah, thanks for the info.  I'm sure that's what I've been seeing.  My account is so new, I haven't even seen the pool of default avatars yet.

Pardon my ignorance.    :-[


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 21after2 on March 09, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
I'd like to propose "Stealing/Copying another user's avatar" as a red flag as well.  I've been noticing that quite a bit.

Really?

I don't have seen this once.

Unless you mean the forums standard avatars? This can hardly be counted as stealing.

Ah, thanks for the info.  I'm sure that's what I've been seeing.  My account is so new, I haven't even seen the pool of default avatars yet.

Pardon my ignorance.    :-[

It's all good. I had thought the same thing when I had my first account here. ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: 420 on March 09, 2013, 11:22:04 PM
was I ever in here?

though i didn't go around asking for loans until I was at least 6 months old maybe


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on March 12, 2013, 10:16:32 PM
Added Currencevents to green list. As always, lenders are still advised to use caution when dealing with new accounts.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: tacoman359 on March 19, 2013, 09:22:48 AM
Posted this before, but:
I'm not a scammer. Take a look at my eBay rep (same name). I'd even be happy to send first with older members.

All my listings are escrowed.

I sell Xbox cards because I buy them in bulk. Just trying to get into the bitcoin market, too.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: OMGBobMarley on March 20, 2013, 07:44:20 AM
Hmm didn't know I was profiled, can we get an update that I have paid back/Bought over 6btc without issue?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: shibaji on March 29, 2013, 12:44:14 AM
This:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (Pending, New acct + Loan req)

was paid back yesterday.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154309.msg1691012#msg1691012

I will close the loan thread.

You are doing a good service to the board. I wish I found this before getting scammed by dealing through PM.



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on March 29, 2013, 01:42:46 AM
This:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (Pending, New acct + Loan req)

was paid back yesterday.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154309.msg1691012#msg1691012

I will close the loan thread.

You are doing a good service to the board. I wish I found this before getting scammed by dealing through PM.

Thanks for the update. I'm sometimes slow to keep this thing up to date :) I'll move you to the green list in a min...


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on March 29, 2013, 02:21:23 AM
Updated. Grats on the successful payback, shibaji -- you're now on the green list, and you've moved up a notch in our book. That puts you at notch 1 :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: shibaji on March 29, 2013, 04:00:59 AM
Updated. Grats on the successful payback, shibaji -- you're now on the green list, and you've moved up a notch in our book. That puts you at notch 1 :)

 ;D thank you so much.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: shibaji on April 04, 2013, 07:03:04 AM
Please see this thread as well : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157998.0

This person is creating profile frequently, with sole intention to steal money from people.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 05, 2013, 09:20:38 PM
I made this list yday and since then nckfor has already been outted as a scammer. Look for scams forthcoming from the following users:

c1010010 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92735)
Cereal (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92628)
TCollar (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88630)
Starmie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70046)
l0lface (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92781)
bahehs (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86500)
nckfor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81666)
BobsBurgers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92819)
XXthetimeisnowXX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87921)
gacbmmml (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92869)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 06, 2013, 11:24:28 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168669.0 lucyhiggins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93260) (Scammer*, New acct + Wants you to link your bank account to his PayPal account)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 07, 2013, 08:48:17 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=165884.0 Flux79 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91076) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 07, 2013, 07:53:50 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169738.0 michaelangelo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85138) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 08, 2013, 05:36:36 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169922.0 vitalemontea (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87070) (Pending, New acct + Peddling digital goods/WU)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 08, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170446.0 zakolivers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89944) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy BTC with PayPal. He uses a seemingly real first/last name as his username, so he's gotta be legit, right?)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 09, 2013, 07:22:37 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171613.0 nawazish1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91626) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on April 10, 2013, 01:05:20 PM
Bitzing is a scammer
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89039

Taking Moneypak and not sending coin.



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 10, 2013, 09:28:48 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172696.0 legendster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93844) (Pending, New acct + Loan req for 25 BTC)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 11, 2013, 05:19:07 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171031.0 StealthyDamn (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93595) (Pending, New acct + Get rich quick scam)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: shibaji on April 12, 2013, 06:44:26 PM
Looks like there is a new trend developing - asking for loan with hacked account of reputed members. May be we need a list where members can put their name in if they never plan to apply for a loan without collateral.

Dunno what is the solution  >:(



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Mosper on April 13, 2013, 07:50:56 AM
I have repaid 8 loans to be accurate and only late on the last one :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on April 13, 2013, 03:28:42 PM
I have repaid 8 loans to be accurate and only late on the last one :)

That's how ponzi schemes work.  They pay back everyone, on time, until they default.



Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Mosper on April 13, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
Keep moving those goalposts. You're a sad little man.  Pathetic obnoxious human being. If you weren't so much the previously mentioned negative things I'd pity you. :'(


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 13, 2013, 05:47:41 PM
Guys. Please STFU already :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: shibaji on April 13, 2013, 05:50:05 PM
Guys. Please STFU already :)

Sorry - deleted my post. Apologies for the thread-crapping.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on April 13, 2013, 06:41:24 PM
Keep moving those goalposts. You're a sad little man.  Pathetic obnoxious human being. If you weren't so much the previously mentioned negative things I'd pity you. :'(

Well I do pity you and all scammers.   :'(  You're not trying to help yourself and you're just relying on the charity of others.  I'm starting to think you lied about having two children as well, because most people would want a better life for their children, not one of servitude and debt.  

I'm not going to post in this thread anymore, because that's not what it's for.  I just wanted to warn people that you tried a ponzi once and failed, and are very likely to start up again as soon as you think it is safe.  So take a free shot at me - I'll give it to ya.   ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Mosper on April 14, 2013, 06:50:51 PM
I'm done tomato but I think you should mention I paid back 7 loans up to 10BTC at a time before the single loan I had issues with. Saying I had to be coerced is not really fair I just needed time to raise the funds. That a small group took it upon themselves to troll and make accusations of my intentions to abandon my account does not mean I had to be coerced. I kept in contact with my lenders, most of which are repeat lenders since my very first loan, the entire time. If the people I've actually done business with don't find reason to doubt me and still have me a 100% rating I don't think it's fair or right for you to take it upon yourself to raise doubt. 7 loans no issue and 1 with issue and it took the 8th to get removed and it's the only one you mention. Literally nothing about my loan history should raise concern/point to me being a scammer but the way it's put in this thread makes it look like I am not trustworthy. I said what I was doing with the BTC up front and matthew even logged into my MtGox account to verify I was not running a ponzi or anything shady. I just made a mistake. The current state of my listing in here is not accurate. It's your list though so you'll do what you want just thought I'd mention this.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: legendster on April 16, 2013, 12:36:13 AM
I cant explain how happy I am to see my name here really ! So happy, I m gonna go kill some ants and insects now & obliterate their little villages -_-


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 19, 2013, 03:34:07 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180246.0 Slix313 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102113) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 20, 2013, 06:38:52 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=181429.0 btc-escrow.co (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=103094) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on April 20, 2013, 09:20:58 PM
Mosper has started his ponzi up again.

https://btcjam.com/listings/3639   Already 100% funded for 10btc
https://btcjam.com/listings/3684   Currently funding for another 10btc (deleted by Mosper)
https://btcjam.com/listings/3731   Funding for 50 btc (deleted by Mosper)

He seems to delete listings that won't fund so he doesn't leave any kind of trail.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: rbgrish on April 22, 2013, 04:33:53 AM
Tomatocage : or anyone How does a new member start to establish a good reputation.  I don't want loan's but would like to buy Bitcoin or casascius. When offered, I don't expect anyone to send anything blindly but also do not know what to offer as credibility. Also please direct me to any thread that explains escrow and how it works. This sounds like a good option but how do I know how to learn how it works or what does it. When I search for escrow i get no basic info.
Thanks for this post any advice would be appreciated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 23, 2013, 05:50:12 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183309.0 theblazehen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: bennett616 on April 23, 2013, 11:38:52 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Lol the suspicion is killing me haha :P

Andy (not scammer) B


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 24, 2013, 03:17:28 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186031.0 kidcudi09 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185898.0 ashleysly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86294) (Pending, New acct + Loan req + Signs with full name + Implied female)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 24, 2013, 07:59:17 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=184165.0 rarkenin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104529) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on April 26, 2013, 01:35:13 PM
Mosper has funded another 15btc loan to pay off his 10btc loan.
https://btcjam.com/listings/3824

This cycle will continue until one of his loans fails to fund and he defaults - just like last time.

EDIT:  New loan request for 25btc:
https://btcjam.com/listings/3905 (deleted by Mosper when it wasn't funding)
https://btcjam.com/listings/3923 for 20btc (deleted by Mosper)
https://btcjam.com/listings/3951 for 12 btc

I suspect the majority of this loan will be filled by alternate Mosper accounts, like his last loans have been.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on April 26, 2013, 10:44:08 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188674.0 vivithemage (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25851) (Pending, Old dormant account newly revived and asking for a loan)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Joerii on April 27, 2013, 09:37:35 AM
The bad thing about this thread is : it's "how to be a better scammer" 101.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: legendster on April 28, 2013, 11:59:25 AM
I m still so extravagantly overjoyed -_-


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: bennett616 on April 29, 2013, 10:54:14 PM

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)

Repaid.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0

Andy B


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BitshireHashaway on May 04, 2013, 08:48:02 PM
Great post. I will be checking this every time I make a trade. I am thinking about asking for a loan so I'll have to make sure I provide the proper identification and all that first so I don't get marked as a scammer ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: wholesaler on May 06, 2013, 11:04:43 PM
hardup has repaid me    he sent me the .3 btc to my address rather then paying me back through btcjam.    if you need other confimations please tell me


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 06, 2013, 11:11:48 PM
hardup has repaid me    he sent me the .3 btc to my address rather then paying me back through btcjam.    if you need other confimations please tell me
Thanks for the update. I'll move him to the green list now.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 08, 2013, 03:50:40 AM
Due to the recent wave of scams, I've felt it necessary to add an additional item (#0) to the list. It's not really a way to spot a scammer, but more so helpful advice to keep you from losing your coins.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: squall1066 on May 08, 2013, 08:19:45 AM
Got P.M'd by this one, Even though I have said I am no longer lending.

Hi

Im Robin Sandell from Sweden, im 27 years old and im looking for loan.
Saw a thread on loan forum and here i am :)

I can provide my home phone number+new bills+id card so you feel safe with me.
I need 5 btc for a maximum of 1 months.

If you accept me do i need to payback in btc or can i pay in other currency?


Robin Sandell

EDIT - user has 3 posts.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 08, 2013, 02:39:12 PM
Got P.M'd by this one, Even though I have said I am no longer lending.

Hi

Im Robin Sandell from Sweden, im 27 years old and im looking for loan.
Saw a thread on loan forum and here i am :)

I can provide my home phone number+new bills+id card so you feel safe with me.
I need 5 btc for a maximum of 1 months.

If you accept me do i need to payback in btc or can i pay in other currency?


Robin Sandell

EDIT - user has 3 posts.

Probably safe to chalk that one up as a scammer. I'll add him to the list in a little bit.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Amph on May 14, 2013, 09:34:05 AM
anyroll, new big scammer


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 19, 2013, 09:55:10 PM
REDACTED


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: MagicBit15 on May 20, 2013, 04:10:33 PM
Recommending a link for a successful detailed loan. I had over 150 posts, offered skype for interview. PM'd private info, loan repaid in 3 days. Went smoothly and is a clean thread.

Feel free to share on spotting a good loan!!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=209024.0


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 20, 2013, 05:05:15 PM
Recommending a link for a successful detailed loan. I had over 150 posts, offered skype for interview. PM'd private info, loan repaid in 3 days. Went smoothly and is a clean thread.

Feel free to share on spotting a good loan!!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=209024.0

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=75742.0


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: btcminer021 on May 23, 2013, 02:11:07 PM
Great thread. Someone recommended John K to use for escrow in selling my vid cards, so thanks, John!

Being interested in the community and growing my reputation I'm looking at OTC.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 24, 2013, 04:42:32 PM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Henchman24 on May 24, 2013, 06:06:23 PM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.

It seems an idiot will invariably come along and throw money at anything.

Yes, it's annoying as hell watching "the stupid" on continuous loop.

I need to stop reading these threads.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on May 26, 2013, 07:31:16 PM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.

I know what that's like :(


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Akka on May 26, 2013, 07:45:03 PM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.


That's not true.

I appreciate you effort.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Kruniac on May 27, 2013, 03:33:58 AM
I appreciate the effort too, and it's surprising to see my name on there. Then again, new accounts asking for a loan isn't exactly "safe", so I understand.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: John (John K.) on May 28, 2013, 03:56:21 AM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.


That's not true.

I appreciate you effort.

No, that's not true.  :( I for one read this thread regularly, and I'm sure any newbies with half a brain will do so too.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on May 29, 2013, 03:25:04 AM
No, that's not true.  :( I for one read this thread regularly, and I'm sure any newbies with half a brain will do so too.

John, is it possible to give edit privs to multiple people for a given thread? I barely have time for the forum with my schedule at work basically doubling. Now I'm relegated to browsing from my phone and it's a PITA to copy/paste on a phone.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: TippingPoint on May 30, 2013, 02:33:59 AM
Nice thread. 


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: legendster on June 14, 2013, 08:39:27 PM
I'm going to stop updating this list. Nobody ever pays attention to it anyway.

I know what that's like :(

All you are concerned about is what 'YOU guys' think is wrong. Like a loan request, you never consider the things like a high risk trade, the fact that someone is actually providing his real identification docs etc... no wonder this thread is useless.


BUT on the contrary you are doing a good job with an apparently good intent, but this is too much power for a single man. For all I know you can use this thread to extort someone.

None the less, this will and might reduce some chances of fraudency BUT it also destroys credibility based on false assumptions, but this doesnt mean I like either of you. >:(


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: legendster on June 14, 2013, 08:45:30 PM
What does BTCJam do if someone defaults on a loan?

I see a few that I know are from deadbeats on this board.

Will BTCJam attempt to recover the funds from the scammer(s) via legal action?

All they did was collect people's ID and facebook page and a utility bill etc.  What do they do with that information if someone defaults?  Do they call the authorities?

THEY DID NOTHING on the investments that I made.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: bernard75 on June 15, 2013, 09:51:39 PM
How to spot a scammer?
Just look at his Trust. ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: hardinero007 on June 22, 2013, 12:02:05 PM
boss. here's a loan bennett616 failed to pay me.  doesn't respond to pm.  please put him a scammer tag.  thanks.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on June 25, 2013, 04:50:17 AM
boss. here's a loan bennett616 failed to pay me.  doesn't respond to pm.  please put him a scammer tag.  thanks.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0

Will update the list. Thanks for the update, and sorry to hear he didn't follow through.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: jesse11 on June 26, 2013, 04:26:29 AM
Great Thread, Thank You for this Tomatocage   Good Stuff ;D


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Kiders on July 04, 2013, 12:08:55 PM
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Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on July 06, 2013, 01:20:37 AM
you gotta put juneteenth on this list.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=127112


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: voxelot on August 19, 2013, 04:18:27 AM
All I have to say is let us not hate on noobs too much... I realize that being new begs the question.. maybe they just joined to gain something.. but some are new for legitimate  reasons like myself.. let hating others be done with =D

Utmost Regards,

Vox


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: siennamar on November 04, 2013, 12:56:00 PM
thanks for the info.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: alexmarkley on November 22, 2013, 09:28:25 PM
Maybe this is the wrong place to post this question, but based on this list of scammer flags it is going to be very very hard for a newbie to establish him/herself as being trustworthy in the community.

So... how does a newbie prove trustworthiness? I've posted here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=342125.0 trying to stimulate some trades and I have done two successful trades with LocalBitcoins.com and received positive feedback both times. https://localbitcoins.com/accounts/profile/alexmarkley/feedback/unconf/

But again, based on this thread it seems like I have a long uphill climb.

3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name

In particular, these two red flags seem like a pain in the butt to me. I totally get why a scammer would try to falsely establish trust by using a fake-but-realistic name. But what about those of us who have invested a lot of real world effort into building a trustworthy name? I value my name a lot.

Any thoughts or advice on this?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Bitlend on November 25, 2013, 12:56:03 PM
Was great to read this thread.

Great advice.

Cheers


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: C10H15N on November 25, 2013, 10:58:34 PM
Thanks, I have been considering peer to peer lending as a means to get more RoI out of my portfolio but this is making me think twice

Then you need to think about eighteen more times.   :o

From first-hand experience - The bigger the trust, the bigger the scam.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Vod on November 29, 2013, 03:45:04 AM
In particular, these two red flags seem like a pain in the butt to me. I totally get why a scammer would try to falsely establish trust by using a fake-but-realistic name. But what about those of us who have invested a lot of real world effort into building a trustworthy name? I value my name a lot.
Any thoughts or advice on this?

You value your name - no one else does.  You have to prove your value to us with your contributions to the community.  There are no shortcuts.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: alexmarkley on November 30, 2013, 04:46:02 PM
I value my name a lot.

You value your name - no one else does.  You have to prove your value to us with your contributions to the community.  There are no shortcuts.

I agree. I'm not looking for shortcuts, just hoping to avoid getting red-flagged simply for using my real name.

Can you give any pointers on, "contributions to the community?" I've been doing some trades and I've put up some products for sale on coingig. I have a software development background but no time to contribute patches etc.. I've made some posts here on the forum, but I don't want to wantonly post all over the place.

Any thoughts are appreciated.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: hostmaster on December 21, 2013, 07:48:18 PM
i most liked on thread "Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER."
The other newbie might be bad guy... good point.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BenAnh on March 26, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
You're only 99.9% right as I'm a newbie and I'm trading in high volume without a problem; however I also attract lots of scams which I know how to fight back.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: CrackedLogic on April 02, 2014, 07:53:04 AM
Very helpful,but I'm surprised dank is not on the list.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on June 13, 2014, 06:31:56 AM
Updated OP to include:

13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Newar on June 18, 2014, 03:27:51 AM

Some info here (BTCJam related): http://btcjamscam.com/


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Drazisil on August 08, 2014, 06:15:46 PM
If this is still being updated, bitcoin212 https://btcjam.com/users/27023 seems to be trying to run a pyramid scheme. Not sure, either way posts don't make sense.

Just as a warning.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: mistercoin on August 25, 2014, 04:05:13 PM
Great list TomatoCage. Very diligent examples :) This should be a must read for anyone even considering loaning out Bitcoin or other Coins. ;D


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: jmintuck on September 06, 2014, 05:53:18 AM
Good thing to look for. Now I know what to do, and will visit and revisit until I get to over n00b mode.

BTW, there was a funny thing as quoted...

Quote

i do agree about the trolls/scammers using female identities to tug on guys heart strings for funds being a red flag. women in reality don't ask for loans, they get a man to do it in his name, take his funds in the divorce and leave him with the debt. lol


Sorry, had to laugh at that one.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: logansryche on September 13, 2014, 04:44:03 AM
Surprised I never found this before but it's been an interesting read and am glad it's here . I am curious though Tomatocage, do users drop from the green list or are they there till they muck up?

-Logan


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tomatocage on September 14, 2014, 03:49:22 AM
Surprised I never found this before but it's been an interesting read and am glad it's here . I am curious though Tomatocage, do users drop from the green list or are they there till they muck up?

-Logan

I haven't really touched this list in months (years?) since the Trust system was rolled out. Normally if somebody proves themselves to be legit, I'll remove any negative Trust I've given them though.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BenAnh on September 14, 2014, 05:54:19 AM
Surprised I never found this before but it's been an interesting read and am glad it's here . I am curious though Tomatocage, do users drop from the green list or are they there till they muck up?

-Logan

I haven't really touched this list in months (years?) since the Trust system was rolled out. Normally if somebody proves themselves to be legit, I'll remove any negative Trust I've given them though.
We need a couple more people to watch out for the rest of us ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: CrackedLogic on September 27, 2014, 07:05:11 AM
Surprised I never found this before but it's been an interesting read and am glad it's here . I am curious though Tomatocage, do users drop from the green list or are they there till they muck up?

-Logan

I haven't really touched this list in months (years?) since the Trust system was rolled out. Normally if somebody proves themselves to be legit, I'll remove any negative Trust I've given them though.
It's helped me quite a lot anyway even if it wasn't updated, helps me and new users willing to trade.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: bestincome on October 07, 2014, 10:03:17 PM
great post, by the way I saw lot of lenders asking for ardeva token, it ardeva good enough to get trust ?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: ARadzi on October 14, 2014, 02:31:56 AM
thank you. this is a useful post to a beginners like me.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: m4dhatter on December 13, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
I am kind of bummed out that you state newbies will try to scam you 100 percent of the time. We all have to start somewhere.  How can somebody like me, who has been here a while, but not been very active build up a good reputation if nobody is willing to do any business with me?

Before the rating system I have made a few successful transactions. According to your guide (which is almost totally accurate) I am a huge risk. I just think its over reaching a touch to call all newbies scammers.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: zamaliphe on December 31, 2014, 11:51:34 PM
so if i have new account that would means i'm scammer ?
i donít think this would work in fact i can create about 100 account now and use an auto poster tools to get rating here for the next 12 months then use the 100 account to ask for a loan 2 btc each
how would that looks like ?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: redsn0w on January 01, 2015, 12:48:49 AM
so if i have new account that would means i'm scammer ?
i don’t think this would work in fact i can create about 100 account now and use an auto poster tools to get rating here for the next 12 months then use the 100 account to ask for a loan 2 btc each
how would that looks like ?

No it means you should be active here in the forum and after request a loan , it is useless and suspicious for a newbie to ask a loan (without a valid collateral). The negative trust is only for a security reason , don't worry.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: rtserv on January 05, 2015, 09:00:25 PM
Great topic.

You can always use google to find useful info for someone. And even lack of info about someone can be useful information  :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: ZAttack1 on January 30, 2015, 08:16:25 PM
Lol I am a newbie, and need some $ in Bitcoin and am willing to pay the relatively small interest for help, I clicked on  these forums to see how it actually worked as far as the ups and downs of the market and what other people did with them, etc etc.... I have a new card ordered and recently verified my bank account with a "wallet" but it says I wont have any coins become available until the 3rd (I purchased 2, and it said they dont accept debit cards only credit...@Coinbase) anyways I digress, I saw the Marco guy giving out loans and I was like "Hey there is a quick way to get a coin and gain some traction on these threads" but then I read this "how to spot a scammer" deal, and I was like damnit!!!! haha straight out of NEWB and into hunting loans, I am the worst. Lol anyway looking forward to learning with yall, this seems neat.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Quickseller on March 12, 2015, 04:29:08 PM
You have 13 listed twice in the OP but list two different things to watch for. I might suggest adding number 15 being that a newbie is recommending or suggesting the use of an unknown exchange that turns out to be a scam.

Also the list of scammers is severely outdated and is somewhat obsolete with the marketplace trust system. I think it also makes the OP somewhat intimidating and cause some to not read it in its entirety.

(Technically this tip belongs in the currency exchange section however there is not a similar thread there)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on March 13, 2015, 04:22:24 AM
(Technically this tip belongs in the currency exchange section however there is not a similar thread there)

There is one in Scam Accusations but I think it should be moved to Currency Exchange. People come to Scam Accusations to post an accusation, that time they don't want a EDU but it would help them in future to avoid being scammed. Or can you please make one in Scam Accusations?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Decksperiment on March 15, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
Just look for those who abuse the trust system.. if you can see for yourself, there was no business transactions warranting neg trust, consider those dis-trusting as scammers, period.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: bitboy11 on March 21, 2015, 06:04:47 PM

13. NEVER DO BACKROOM DEALS VIA PM WITH NEW USERS. Make sure all deals are negotiated in the open forum for both public record and peer review.


I just wanted to tell you that while reading your post, I noticed that the quoted point is actually point #14  ;D

Anyway this is very enlightening and invaluable advice!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: JeemFromBoston on April 14, 2015, 09:24:18 PM
While I agree with many of what is said on this post, it's unfair to just blindly mark people as scammers.

I asked for a small loan on some other guys thread.  I wasn't making a threat begging for money... The guy said he would give loans to people without collateral and I thought it'd be a good way to build reputation.  I DIDNT read the rules beforehand and that was my fault, but some people here are very hostile.

As an example, i have a perfect reputation at local bitcoins and have done numerous trades on there without one negative feedback.

I was also able to get a loan on bitbond very easily due to my reputation.

But on here? All of a sudden, I'm untrustworthy?  Makes no sense


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Billy Hlapinnio on May 01, 2015, 06:48:03 AM
Good to know that. Thank you for the information.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: JasonLee208 on May 19, 2015, 07:17:39 AM
Thank you so much for such valuable information. I kept these ideas in mind and bitlendingclub seems like the perfect place to invest, many trustworthy investors there. Anyway,
Thanks Again.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: --Encrypted-- on June 18, 2015, 05:07:18 AM
I have a question. maybe a suggestion

so, fewer people uses "no collateral no loan" policy now when high ranking/trusted members asks for a loan, and I saw this thread where somebody gave a loan to another user without realizing that the said user already have an active loan.
that got me thinking, why don't we try to prevent that kind of "accidents" by leaving a neutral feedback to whoever it is that is currently borrowing their money?

so, I'm asking everyone's opinion on this. is this a good idea or not? and what are the flaws?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Muhammed Zakir on June 18, 2015, 10:27:53 AM
I have a question. maybe a suggestion

so, fewer people uses "no collateral no loan" policy now when high ranking/trusted members asks for a loan, and I saw this thread where somebody gave a loan to another user without realizing that the said user already have an active loan.
that got me thinking, why don't we try to prevent that kind of "accidents" by leaving a neutral feedback to whoever it is that is currently borrowing their money?

so, I'm asking everyone's opinion on this. is this a good idea or not? and what are the flaws?

This was already suggested by someone though I am not quite sure who was it.

This is a good idea and some people already started doing it. Only problem is we can't enforce everybody to leave neutral feedback upon lending.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Kapz786 on July 03, 2015, 11:10:37 PM
Thanks a lot pay, I will be sure to pay more attention with loaning. 2 weeks ago, I lent a junior member very few btc, he said he will pay me back the next day latest. And it's been 2 weeks there's still no answer. Sigh, so many of these people on our forum these days. Hope they will change.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BTCBinary on August 06, 2015, 03:57:36 PM
All newbies should defenitly read this. This is important information to do business safely.
If I've had read this before, I probably had not been scammed... :\
 


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
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Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: PieCrafted on September 07, 2015, 11:07:19 PM
Very good guide.

It was a funny read. Thanks for your help :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Battareus on September 18, 2015, 03:49:44 PM
There is no thread with a list of reliable borrowers?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BCB on September 20, 2015, 02:57:21 AM
There are no reliable borrowers.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Misiak4 on October 18, 2015, 07:03:31 PM
Well, I call myself as a newbie so when I saw your sticky post I immediately clicked on this post. Thank you for your advices I will be carefull with loans. I am reading this forum quite long time I am member from 2013 and I saw here a lot of scammers. Even I was scammed multiple times with "cloud mining" (but thats another story). Thank you for this post!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Gunthar on May 03, 2016, 09:43:45 PM
example of PM from a scammer: "I trust you here is my password, no need an escrow..."
Lol people started to do this when i was a newbie rank and lending out already  ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BTC-Joe on May 15, 2016, 10:01:46 PM
Gotta love the irony in a scammer like the OP, who operates multiple alternate IDs on this forum and pretends they are all different users, is attempting to dictate to dopey mouth-breathers what is a scam and what is not.

The fact that this post is "sticky" suggests that the staff of this website is also in on it...if you are reading these kinds of threads to get your bearings, you've already been had.

This tool does nothing other than dissuade new users from participating in bitcoin by attempting to label them a scam, as if post count somehow matters. The OP's post count means nothing, and many of his positive feedbacks are from his own alt IDs.

You all best start thinking for yourselves.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Gunthar on May 17, 2016, 10:56:23 AM
The OP's post count means nothing, and many of his positive feedbacks are from his own alt IDs.
So are you saying Theymos, OgNasty, Blazed, Vod are alts of OP? Can you please provide some references? If so...OP must be a superalien able to maintain dozens of super positive feedbacks on multiple accounts! Or simply bud...get the FUD out of here?
And no, i'm not OP's alt but:
You all best start thinking for yourselves.
I do!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: BTC-Joe on May 17, 2016, 05:52:13 PM
So are you saying Theymos, OgNasty, Blazed, Vod are alts of OP? Can you please provide some references? If so...OP must be a superalien able to maintain dozens of super positive feedbacks on multiple accounts! Or simply bud...get the FUD out of here?

References? Would a scammer leave references laying around so people could check up on that and see a list of his alt IDs? The point is to hide himself.

A simple glance at the "trust" feedback installed on this site shows how scamming is encouraged. It allows trolling and does not require that the people leaving feedback actually ever did business together. If you could go on ebay and leave negative feedbacks for all of your competitors without ever buying from them, a lot of people would do that and you'd have idiots like the OP claiming that anyone on ebay with a 0 feedback is a scammer (when he himself is the only confirmed scammer). You then have legions of non-thinkers reading said thread and believing the guy who wrote it, because they feel references to anonymous forum IDs is "credible". Hilarious.

Nice try with deflecting the truth, but it is a known fact that the OP has many alt IDs which he uses to agree with himself in threads, troll feedback and act as an escrow for his own deals...all to rip off braindead drones like you. Glad it's working for him but it's not working for bitcoin in general. These twats ensure that bitcoin forever remains stereotyped as the method of payment for criminals.

Quote
And no, i'm not OP's alt but:
I do!

Wait, are you saying would you tell us if you were an OP of the alt? That's rich. :D


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Nevis on June 16, 2016, 01:38:03 AM
Alright, so I've been PM'd by a few people what red-flags to look out for since I have a pretty good track record of spotting scammers.  Sometimes I get it wrong, but better safe than sorry.  Anyway, watch out for the typical behavior from scammers who will usually fit at least two or three (and sometimes even more) of the following characteristics:

0. Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER. There are plenty of veteran members to do business with and ALWAYS use escrow. If you're a newbie and you're doing business with another newbie, there's a 100% chance that you will get scammed (or you're a scammer yourself).
1. New account (usually created within the last 3 months, plus or minus)
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts of little to no contributory value
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind
(they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts
11. Never send to a Bitmerch.com address for escrow!!!
12. Scammers will try to scam you out of amounts as little as BTC.001 or even less. Do not think that just because the requested amount is trivial that it's any more legit than a 1000 BTC loan request.
13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

There.  Pretty much in a nutshell how to spot a scammer.  There's still some finesse to spotting a scammer, but these rules will separate most of the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  Oh, and I guess there's one more rule:

13. NEVER DO BACKROOM DEALS VIA PM WITH NEW USERS. Make sure all deals are negotiated in the open forum for both public record and peer review.

Examples of posts that fit the scammer pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=229987.0 angie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=122300) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy 100K XRP and wants to see your address that has the XRP, but when escrow comes up, he logs off and disappears)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227927.0 personABCD (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=123549) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, has a small circle jerk of new users that he's ping-pong'ing fractional loans between)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=221204.0 Liberty Payout (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58854) (Scammer, Numerous references, just do a search on his forum name)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=213754.0 Chalie215 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=120614) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=214277.0 Waterberry (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=108936) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212603.0 badgerman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188645.0 CryptoTrader (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105882) (Scammer, New acct + Currency exchanging where you send first)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188674.0 vivithemage (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25851) (Pending, Old dormant account newly revived and asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186031.0 kidcudi09 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185898.0 ashleysly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86294) (Pending, New acct + Loan req + Signs with full name + Implied female)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183309.0 theblazehen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=181429.0 btc-escrow.co (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=103094) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180757.0 barneyss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=94619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Highly implausible story)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180246.0 Slix313 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102113) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173718.0 ionux (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88597) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171031.0 StealthyDamn (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93595) (Pending, New acct + Get rich quick scam)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173215.0 brie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81255) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172793.0 badgetman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req for 2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008 Bitzing (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89039) (New acct + Taking MP and not delivering BTC, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008), Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171613.0 nawazish1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91626) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170446.0 zakolivers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89944) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy BTC with PayPal. He uses a seemingly real first/last name as his username, so he's gotta be legit, right?)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169922.0 vitalemontea (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87070) (Scammer, New acct + Peddling digital goods/WU, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208618.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=165884.0 Flux79 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91076) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168669.0 lucyhiggins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93260) (Scammer*, New acct + Wants you to link your bank account to his PayPal account)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167429.0 TreePot (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92493) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166991.0 refta (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91425) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166438.0 OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166014.0 World Commerce (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89745) (Pending, New acct + Reloadable CC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145234.0 RobertClemons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81732) (Pending, New acct + Attempting to buy BTC with Paypal acct that doesn't belong to him)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=163256.0 GoldenAngel (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87904) (Pending, New acct + "Investment" req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=164166.0 Xnives99 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78741) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162204.0 DastanX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89968) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Claims it was filled but probably won't provide a TxID)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=161647.0 c0ikws (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71778) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159934.0 ChickaDee (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88838) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Man-in-the-Middle scam, alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159028.msg1715487#msg1715487), Credit goes to John (John K.) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=31288))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159764.0 ffernandex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, I think this one was meant to be a joke though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158639.0 TheDarkBanker (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87867) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157764.0 instaBoost (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82139) (Scammer, New acct + Money exchange deals, iPhones for sale, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168217.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154761.0 BitPanda (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80673) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Loan filled by another new acct Surpbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84786))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154010.0 rockso (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73106) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154186.0), Credit goes to Littleshop (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4587))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153203.0 Humanxlemming (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84386) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152965.0 MoneypakBuyer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79648) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157998.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152461.0 tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097) (Pending, New account + Microsoft Points)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152120.0 Darkdata (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71120) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151995.0 otown240 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84964) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Nvm he was instructed to post a request by kjlimo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=39805) as a matter of public record)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151563.0 bennybong (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79344) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151398.0 whathe12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84746) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151195.0 kush1218 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79881) (Scammer, New account + Gift cards, alt of firstlady0524 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60269), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162565.20), Credit goes to Blazr (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51908))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94513.00 xavil (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78214) (Pending, Possible attempt at a fraudulent private BTC purchase, Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150569.0 paysafecardbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80121) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150349.0 Intueri (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80505) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151441.0), New acct + Loan req, Posting history seems to indicate a gambling habit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148593.0 UncleBuckRIU (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82916) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146968.0 flavius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74912) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146788.0 d3adleavez (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80765) (Pending*, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Scammer*, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097), and OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108). Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145505.0 RHCwebhosting (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79281) (Pending*, Multiple red-flags on this one. Should be pretty obvious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145274.0 bluedye (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81996) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending, User appears to be legit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145225.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=147357.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144992.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145195.0 emma (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77827) (Pending, May be legit, but as always use caution. See: http://forum.litecoin.net/index.php/topic,1179.msg6757.html)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144665.0 tldoctor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79132) (Pending, Now that he's had time to get a few posts in, it appears this is a legit user. His initial timing of the loan request was a bit alarming though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144559.0 hiddenoreo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81023) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144582.0 jspring (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64186) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142104.0 flatlinezor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80669) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143883.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143415.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*, vouched for by audiation (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78762))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142058.0 koelen3 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=68529) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141424.0 claire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67995) (Scammer*, Loan requests (check!), MoneyPak (check!), gift cards (check!))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=56835.00 SirChiko (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=48974) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144012.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*, Might be legit but the timing of the loan request is suspicious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141739.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141548.0 lakzo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78433) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141456.0 uhnonamiss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77188) (Pending, more Giftcards for Bitcoins)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140690.0 ridgemont4 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59881) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140846.0 KJTetc (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78807) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140933.0 blakbeard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58601) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140531.0 raven666 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79123) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141039.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140049.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140095.0 AndrewJ (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79460) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139935.0 constitution (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78615) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139727.0 itai3856 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79346) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141626.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139257.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139398.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137865.0 thomison360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77285) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88315.00 unkn0wn12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57839) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137641.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0 furrycoat (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74674) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137633.0 SouthernComfort (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76552) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136941.0 JonMcAlpine (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74692) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136785.0 chillywilly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77933) (Pending*, possible alt of cozz (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72619))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130251.0 Ploni (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72763) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136282.0 marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) (Scammer*, Accused of scamming then "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136306.0 teodor87 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77700) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138807.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135612.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*, "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135459.0 Marker88 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21614) (Pending, long-dormant 2011 account recently revived)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138131.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136749.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134835.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=131217.0 swc1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64680) (Scammer)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133052.0 leominer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66188) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=132983.0 AnonCard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65811) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130459.0 drakedog (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65766) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129557.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending*, User has had one successful loan of 5BTC before, but defaulted on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134921.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129615.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126470.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133368.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128437.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128017.0 andrew12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3551) (Old dormant account suddenly revived and now asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126819.0 pereiaex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60598) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127143.0 quirky53 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71378) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123435.0 Crookid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71425) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69640) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64091) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122668.0 Serenity.Sapphire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71602) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121136.0 pat231 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67952) (Scammer* though I suspect he's less a scammer and more likely just really bad at managing his money)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119831.0 jackdavis1983 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70209) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0 hobo66. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67310) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121998.0 Ssoftware (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66690) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121012.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99233.00 noobularkid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63441) (Scammer*)

* Account appears to have been abandoned once it was flagged as a scammer, or became apparent he wasn't getting a loan.

Please note that the accounts listed above aren't necessarily or automatically assumed to be scammers. They just fit the description, so to speak.

Examples of posts that fit the pattern that were successful:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154985.0 Wardrick (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85316) (Successful loan!, Little late on the payback, but he eventually came through, Ended up being a scammer anyway)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141182.0 hardup (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78300) (Successful Loan!, 2.0 BTC, Several weeks late, but eventually paid back)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Successful Loan!, 0.1 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153274.0 Mosper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70135) (Successful Loan!, 15.0 BTC, but repayment had to be coerced from lendee , Turns out this was a scammer afterall https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227232)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84616) (Successful Loan!, Used collateral, 10.0 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending, Due to the spike in exchange rate it's become difficult to pay back the entire amount borrowed at once, but SynOps appears to be making an honest effort of it, after further investigation, it appears SynOps was using a MITM scam, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162547.0), Credit goes to Kelticfox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71658) Sonnyblack (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=52965) and Glooboy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51422))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141215.0 Currencevents (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77039) (Successful Loan! 4.0 BTC, https://btcjam.com/listings/1573)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149335.0 Jenger (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83798) (Successful Loan! 0.5 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137766.0 MoneypakTrader.com (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76065) (Successful Trades!, Has completed a few successful transactions. As always, use caution, even when dealing with senior members)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136132.0 DPony13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75668) (Successful Loan! 2.5 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140856.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122658.0 xx78213 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71400) (Successful Loan! 0.2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Successful Loan! 5.0 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134918.0 polymorphous (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74895) (Successful Trade! 2.0 BTC)

TLDR: Be careful before you freely give away your coins. From the evidence collected here, you stand substantial chance of getting ripped off if lending to someone who fits the scammer profile.  If that chance is worth making an extra 1-10% on your money, I can't stop you.

This quote is pretty awesome. I  am grateful that you posted this so I can have a clue how to determine scammers. I dont want my earnings to go to waste if i lend it to someone.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: dunfida on July 16, 2016, 12:17:17 AM
Very informative post, it shows exact details and guidelines on how to spot a scammer. You help a lot of people who plans to lend someone.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Lunyyft on August 30, 2016, 02:28:41 AM
Very interesting post to read. A lot of that seems like common sense, but I guess you'd be surprised!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Sponsoredby15 on September 01, 2016, 07:39:56 AM
It's amazing guidelines but I have my own method. Simply but it works to trace those scammer in cyberworld. First make a live coverage to every client to see their true identity. Second get there government id there job so that you can get money from there salary in their jobs. Third avoid jobless client. Thats it. Hope it will help you also.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: moooonu on October 25, 2016, 06:39:00 AM
scammers: they are everywhere almost on each website. Thanks for posting this and awaring us of those scammers.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: piececake24 on November 04, 2016, 02:45:49 PM
how can i lend money or loan guys here and how can i prove myself that i'm a trusted person


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Gasturcas on December 24, 2016, 06:32:46 PM
Thank you very much for the very informative thread. I'll make sure to have my checklist and by any chances it matched above examples of a scammer pattern, sure thing I will avoid it or them. I will also do background checks before transacting with them. Someday, I will find a perfect place to invest my Bitcoin by following this simple thread you provided. Thanks for the help!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: jhannlenris on March 02, 2017, 10:04:02 AM
Thank you to the author of this post, as a newbie I learned everythings here how to know if you are dealing with a scammer. I didnt yet read all your reference but Im will check it again later.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: gccaalim on June 11, 2017, 05:37:37 PM
Nice, this kind of article will be able to help me and the other newbies to know more about bit coin and how it works also to avoid scammers and those who just want to earn and take advantage from us newbies. For those are willing to help us newbies give us some tips and advice so that we can learn from the veterans and earn legit money.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: aliyagiz207 on June 11, 2017, 08:00:24 PM
I haven't really touched this list in months (years?) since the Trust system was rolled out. Normally if somebody proves themselves to be legit, I'll remove any negative Trust I've given them though.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Maiyah on June 23, 2017, 01:44:41 PM
Great post, thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: patrickj on July 07, 2017, 02:10:28 AM
Great post! This is very informative thread especially for a newbie like me in the world of cryptocurrency. Hope someday I can use this as guide when I needed it. More power and Godbless you!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: boxbbcar on July 07, 2017, 08:18:49 PM
Good info, especially for we new to ecurrencies, but makes sense for most any transactions


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: mistyderby on August 11, 2017, 06:23:20 AM
This information is timely for me as a newbie whose interest in bitcoin and plan for e-currency keeps growing.
However, scammers can be even an hero or Senior member here but being cautious before dealing is the key.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: rcoins0720 on August 29, 2017, 12:30:59 PM
i think not all are scammers but some of them maybe....
transaction online is difficult with no assurance ..
you need to be practical and intelligent when it comes to transactions like these..


I think bitcoin talk .org needs more confirmation and verification like selfie verification in order for us to securely
and have the peaceful in our mind when making online transactions!!! HMMMMMM ??? ???


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: ericson on August 31, 2017, 09:14:25 PM
this is great information, some of newbies get helping with this info, so that they never get to scam, but i also think that not all are scammers but some of them maybe..
the better way is to thinking 10x before you decide..


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: TheMissile on October 11, 2017, 12:03:14 AM
Has anyone lost money lending on BitFinex?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: CrMg on October 15, 2017, 04:27:03 PM
I can't come up with any reasons of why would i want to lend or borrow a coin? Except when I'm margin trading, but thats done through standart exchange mechanisms, could please anyone explain that to a newbie?  ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: ronypro on October 21, 2017, 09:20:44 PM
Alright, so I've been PM'd by a few people what red-flags to look out for since I have a pretty good track record of spotting scammers.  Sometimes I get it wrong, but better safe than sorry.  Anyway, watch out for the typical behavior from scammers who will usually fit at least two or three (and sometimes even more) of the following characteristics:

0. Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER. There are plenty of veteran members to do business with and ALWAYS use escrow. If you're a newbie and you're doing business with another newbie, there's a 100% chance that you will get scammed (or you're a scammer yourself).
1. New account (usually created within the last 3 months, plus or minus)
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts of little to no contributory value
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind
(they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts
11. Never send to a Bitmerch.com address for escrow!!!
12. Scammers will try to scam you out of amounts as little as BTC.001 or even less. Do not think that just because the requested amount is trivial that it's any more legit than a 1000 BTC loan request.
13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

There.  Pretty much in a nutshell how to spot a scammer.  There's still some finesse to spotting a scammer, but these rules will separate most of the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  Oh, and I guess there's one more rule:

13. NEVER DO BACKROOM DEALS VIA PM WITH NEW USERS. Make sure all deals are negotiated in the open forum for both public record and peer review.

Examples of posts that fit the scammer pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=229987.0 angie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=122300) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy 100K XRP and wants to see your address that has the XRP, but when escrow comes up, he logs off and disappears)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227927.0 personABCD (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=123549) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, has a small circle jerk of new users that he's ping-pong'ing fractional loans between)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=221204.0 Liberty Payout (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58854) (Scammer, Numerous references, just do a search on his forum name)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=213754.0 Chalie215 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=120614) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=214277.0 Waterberry (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=108936) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212603.0 badgerman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188645.0 CryptoTrader (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105882) (Scammer, New acct + Currency exchanging where you send first)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188674.0 vivithemage (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25851) (Pending, Old dormant account newly revived and asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186031.0 kidcudi09 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185898.0 ashleysly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86294) (Pending, New acct + Loan req + Signs with full name + Implied female)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183309.0 theblazehen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=181429.0 btc-escrow.co (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=103094) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180757.0 barneyss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=94619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Highly implausible story)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180246.0 Slix313 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102113) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173718.0 ionux (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88597) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171031.0 StealthyDamn (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93595) (Pending, New acct + Get rich quick scam)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173215.0 brie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81255) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172793.0 badgetman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req for 2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008 Bitzing (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89039) (New acct + Taking MP and not delivering BTC, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008), Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171613.0 nawazish1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91626) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170446.0 zakolivers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89944) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy BTC with PayPal. He uses a seemingly real first/last name as his username, so he's gotta be legit, right?)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169922.0 vitalemontea (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87070) (Scammer, New acct + Peddling digital goods/WU, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208618.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=165884.0 Flux79 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91076) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168669.0 lucyhiggins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93260) (Scammer*, New acct + Wants you to link your bank account to his PayPal account)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167429.0 TreePot (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92493) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166991.0 refta (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91425) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166438.0 OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166014.0 World Commerce (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89745) (Pending, New acct + Reloadable CC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145234.0 RobertClemons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81732) (Pending, New acct + Attempting to buy BTC with Paypal acct that doesn't belong to him)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=163256.0 GoldenAngel (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87904) (Pending, New acct + "Investment" req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=164166.0 Xnives99 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78741) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162204.0 DastanX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89968) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Claims it was filled but probably won't provide a TxID)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=161647.0 c0ikws (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71778) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159934.0 ChickaDee (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88838) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Man-in-the-Middle scam, alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159028.msg1715487#msg1715487), Credit goes to John (John K.) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=31288))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159764.0 ffernandex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, I think this one was meant to be a joke though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158639.0 TheDarkBanker (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87867) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157764.0 instaBoost (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82139) (Scammer, New acct + Money exchange deals, iPhones for sale, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168217.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154761.0 BitPanda (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80673) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Loan filled by another new acct Surpbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84786))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154010.0 rockso (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73106) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154186.0), Credit goes to Littleshop (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4587))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153203.0 Humanxlemming (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84386) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152965.0 MoneypakBuyer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79648) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157998.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152461.0 tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097) (Pending, New account + Microsoft Points)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152120.0 Darkdata (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71120) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151995.0 otown240 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84964) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Nvm he was instructed to post a request by kjlimo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=39805) as a matter of public record)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151563.0 bennybong (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79344) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151398.0 whathe12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84746) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151195.0 kush1218 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79881) (Scammer, New account + Gift cards, alt of firstlady0524 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60269), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162565.20), Credit goes to Blazr (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51908))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94513.00 xavil (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78214) (Pending, Possible attempt at a fraudulent private BTC purchase, Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150569.0 paysafecardbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80121) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150349.0 Intueri (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80505) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151441.0), New acct + Loan req, Posting history seems to indicate a gambling habit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148593.0 UncleBuckRIU (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82916) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146968.0 flavius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74912) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146788.0 d3adleavez (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80765) (Pending*, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Scammer*, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097), and OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108). Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145505.0 RHCwebhosting (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79281) (Pending*, Multiple red-flags on this one. Should be pretty obvious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145274.0 bluedye (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81996) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending, User appears to be legit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145225.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=147357.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144992.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145195.0 emma (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77827) (Pending, May be legit, but as always use caution. See: http://forum.litecoin.net/index.php/topic,1179.msg6757.html)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144665.0 tldoctor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79132) (Pending, Now that he's had time to get a few posts in, it appears this is a legit user. His initial timing of the loan request was a bit alarming though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144559.0 hiddenoreo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81023) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144582.0 jspring (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64186) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142104.0 flatlinezor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80669) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143883.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143415.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*, vouched for by audiation (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78762))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142058.0 koelen3 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=68529) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141424.0 claire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67995) (Scammer*, Loan requests (check!), MoneyPak (check!), gift cards (check!))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=56835.00 SirChiko (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=48974) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144012.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*, Might be legit but the timing of the loan request is suspicious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141739.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141548.0 lakzo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78433) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141456.0 uhnonamiss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77188) (Pending, more Giftcards for Bitcoins)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140690.0 ridgemont4 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59881) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140846.0 KJTetc (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78807) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140933.0 blakbeard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58601) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140531.0 raven666 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79123) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141039.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140049.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140095.0 AndrewJ (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79460) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139935.0 constitution (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78615) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139727.0 itai3856 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79346) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141626.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139257.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139398.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137865.0 thomison360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77285) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88315.00 unkn0wn12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57839) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137641.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0 furrycoat (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74674) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137633.0 SouthernComfort (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76552) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136941.0 JonMcAlpine (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74692) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136785.0 chillywilly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77933) (Pending*, possible alt of cozz (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72619))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130251.0 Ploni (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72763) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136282.0 marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) (Scammer*, Accused of scamming then "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136306.0 teodor87 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77700) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138807.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135612.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*, "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135459.0 Marker88 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21614) (Pending, long-dormant 2011 account recently revived)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138131.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136749.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134835.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=131217.0 swc1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64680) (Scammer)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133052.0 leominer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66188) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=132983.0 AnonCard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65811) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130459.0 drakedog (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65766) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129557.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending*, User has had one successful loan of 5BTC before, but defaulted on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134921.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129615.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126470.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133368.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128437.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128017.0 andrew12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3551) (Old dormant account suddenly revived and now asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126819.0 pereiaex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60598) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127143.0 quirky53 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71378) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123435.0 Crookid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71425) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69640) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64091) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122668.0 Serenity.Sapphire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71602) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121136.0 pat231 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67952) (Scammer* though I suspect he's less a scammer and more likely just really bad at managing his money)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119831.0 jackdavis1983 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70209) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0 hobo66. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67310) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121998.0 Ssoftware (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66690) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121012.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99233.00 noobularkid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63441) (Scammer*)

* Account appears to have been abandoned once it was flagged as a scammer, or became apparent he wasn't getting a loan.

Please note that the accounts listed above aren't necessarily or automatically assumed to be scammers. They just fit the description, so to speak.

Examples of posts that fit the pattern that were successful:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154985.0 Wardrick (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85316) (Successful loan!, Little late on the payback, but he eventually came through, Ended up being a scammer anyway)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141182.0 hardup (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78300) (Successful Loan!, 2.0 BTC, Several weeks late, but eventually paid back)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Successful Loan!, 0.1 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153274.0 Mosper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70135) (Successful Loan!, 15.0 BTC, but repayment had to be coerced from lendee , Turns out this was a scammer afterall https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227232)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84616) (Successful Loan!, Used collateral, 10.0 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending, Due to the spike in exchange rate it's become difficult to pay back the entire amount borrowed at once, but SynOps appears to be making an honest effort of it, after further investigation, it appears SynOps was using a MITM scam, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162547.0), Credit goes to Kelticfox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71658) Sonnyblack (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=52965) and Glooboy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51422))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141215.0 Currencevents (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77039) (Successful Loan! 4.0 BTC, https://btcjam.com/listings/1573)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149335.0 Jenger (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83798) (Successful Loan! 0.5 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137766.0 MoneypakTrader.com (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76065) (Successful Trades!, Has completed a few successful transactions. As always, use caution, even when dealing with senior members)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136132.0 DPony13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75668) (Successful Loan! 2.5 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140856.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122658.0 xx78213 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71400) (Successful Loan! 0.2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Successful Loan! 5.0 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134918.0 polymorphous (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74895) (Successful Trade! 2.0 BTC)

TLDR: Be careful before you freely give away your coins. From the evidence collected here, you stand substantial chance of getting ripped off if lending to someone who fits the scammer profile.  If that chance is worth making an extra 1-10% on your money, I can't stop you.
i understand this but.

Quote
13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

i donot understand this 13th point ,i mean escrow.com seems to look like very good website to me.Why are you saying not to use it?
 : ???


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: MarchToke on October 24, 2017, 11:48:06 AM
As you indicate here that to "never do business to newbie ever'', Is there a higher rank is also scammer? Is only NEWBIE member we must aware of?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: iiinspiration on October 25, 2017, 09:39:50 PM
Thanks for information! :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: napoleongthor on November 12, 2017, 10:41:47 AM
thanks for your post. The information is very interesting


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: napoleongthor on November 12, 2017, 10:50:08 AM
thanks for your post. This article was very useful with a single as myself.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Pearlfx on November 13, 2017, 08:49:13 AM
Thanks for your post. As a newbie I would have fallen victim of this. Thanks once again


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: adikwumg on November 14, 2017, 08:28:00 AM
Intresting, learnt some tips. Scammers everywhere.  >:(


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: luke49 on November 14, 2017, 05:40:31 PM
How can i take a loan in cryptocurrency when the price is moving up and down so much. I could be lucky but I am not taking the chance


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: stedrick on November 15, 2017, 01:33:38 AM
I agree with many of the items on this list. But, why items 3 through 8? I think that for items 3-7, if you are genuinely new to this and not a scammer, you would not know any better, especially 5-7

3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

I'm also curious about number 8:
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female

How did that come about? Are those who are genuinely female screwed?

Again, I'm a noob and just trying to understand...


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: HeartMender on November 19, 2017, 03:07:25 PM
I agree with many of the items on this list. But, why items 3 through 8? I think that for items 3-7, if you are genuinely new to this and not a scammer, you would not know any better, especially 5-7

3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind (they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)

I'm also curious about number 8:
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female

How did that come about? Are those who are genuinely female screwed?

Again, I'm a noob and just trying to understand...


hehehehe, that point 8 really got me wondering too. Albeit the points are pretty much solid, but i won't bet my balls on them because the points can be circumvented too and at times, it can be rendered invalid.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: mlmkripto on November 19, 2017, 08:18:34 PM
thank you for  the information.. i'm sure lot of newbies will be aware of them


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Bitlend on November 19, 2017, 11:57:04 PM
Alright, so I've been PM'd by a few people what red-flags to look out for since I have a pretty good track record of spotting scammers.  Sometimes I get it wrong, but better safe than sorry.  Anyway, watch out for the typical behavior from scammers who will usually fit at least two or three (and sometimes even more) of the following characteristics:

0. Newbies, NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH OTHER NEWBIES, EVER. There are plenty of veteran members to do business with and ALWAYS use escrow. If you're a newbie and you're doing business with another newbie, there's a 100% chance that you will get scammed (or you're a scammer yourself).
1. New account (usually created within the last 3 months, plus or minus)
2. Low-medium message count with vapid posts of little to no contributory value
3. Use of a seemingly realistic first/last name as their forum account name
4. Signs posts with full name
5. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Lending (requesting a loan of course)
6. Straight out of Newbie mode right into Currency Exchange (PayPal, Liberty Reserve, Western Union)
7. Straight out of Newbie mode and selling gift cards/codes/Steam games of any kind
(they'll often be purchased with stolen CC info, leaving you holding the bag later on down the road)
8. Any user blatantly claiming to be female
9. New user trying to sell an Apple iAnything
10. Sob stories asking for handouts
11. Never send to a Bitmerch.com address for escrow!!!
12. Scammers will try to scam you out of amounts as little as BTC.001 or even less. Do not think that just because the requested amount is trivial that it's any more legit than a 1000 BTC loan request.
13. Any user who tries to get you to use escrow through Escrow.com is a scammer, PERIOD.

There.  Pretty much in a nutshell how to spot a scammer.  There's still some finesse to spotting a scammer, but these rules will separate most of the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.  Oh, and I guess there's one more rule:

13. NEVER DO BACKROOM DEALS VIA PM WITH NEW USERS. Make sure all deals are negotiated in the open forum for both public record and peer review.

Examples of posts that fit the scammer pattern:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=229987.0 angie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=122300) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy 100K XRP and wants to see your address that has the XRP, but when escrow comes up, he logs off and disappears)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227927.0 personABCD (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=123549) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, has a small circle jerk of new users that he's ping-pong'ing fractional loans between)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=221204.0 Liberty Payout (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58854) (Scammer, Numerous references, just do a search on his forum name)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=213754.0 Chalie215 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=120614) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=214277.0 Waterberry (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=108936) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212603.0 badgerman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188645.0 CryptoTrader (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=105882) (Scammer, New acct + Currency exchanging where you send first)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188674.0 vivithemage (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25851) (Pending, Old dormant account newly revived and asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=186031.0 kidcudi09 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=104589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185898.0 ashleysly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=86294) (Pending, New acct + Loan req + Signs with full name + Implied female)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=183309.0 theblazehen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=90589) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=181429.0 btc-escrow.co (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=103094) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180757.0 barneyss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=94619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Highly implausible story)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=180246.0 Slix313 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=102113) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173718.0 ionux (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88597) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171031.0 StealthyDamn (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93595) (Pending, New acct + Get rich quick scam)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=173215.0 brie (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81255) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=172793.0 badgetman (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83465) (Pending, New acct + Loan req for 2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008 Bitzing (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89039) (New acct + Taking MP and not delivering BTC, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119896.msg1793008#msg1793008), Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=171613.0 nawazish1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91626) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170446.0 zakolivers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89944) (Pending, New acct + Wants to buy BTC with PayPal. He uses a seemingly real first/last name as his username, so he's gotta be legit, right?)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=169922.0 vitalemontea (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87070) (Scammer, New acct + Peddling digital goods/WU, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=208618.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=165884.0 Flux79 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91076) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168669.0 lucyhiggins (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=93260) (Scammer*, New acct + Wants you to link your bank account to his PayPal account)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=167429.0 TreePot (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=92493) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166991.0 refta (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=91425) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166438.0 OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=166014.0 World Commerce (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89745) (Pending, New acct + Reloadable CC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145234.0 RobertClemons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81732) (Pending, New acct + Attempting to buy BTC with Paypal acct that doesn't belong to him)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=163256.0 GoldenAngel (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87904) (Pending, New acct + "Investment" req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=164166.0 Xnives99 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78741) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162204.0 DastanX (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=89968) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Claims it was filled but probably won't provide a TxID)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=161647.0 c0ikws (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71778) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159934.0 ChickaDee (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88838) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Man-in-the-Middle scam, alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159028.msg1715487#msg1715487), Credit goes to John (John K.) (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=31288))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=159764.0 ffernandex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88619) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, I think this one was meant to be a joke though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158639.0 TheDarkBanker (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=87867) (Pending, New acct + Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157764.0 instaBoost (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82139) (Scammer, New acct + Money exchange deals, iPhones for sale, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=168217.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154761.0 BitPanda (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80673) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, Loan filled by another new acct Surpbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84786))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154010.0 rockso (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73106) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154186.0), Credit goes to Littleshop (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=4587))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153203.0 Humanxlemming (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84386) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152965.0 MoneypakBuyer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79648) (Scammer, New acct + Loan req, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=157998.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152461.0 tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097) (Pending, New account + Microsoft Points)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152120.0 Darkdata (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71120) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151995.0 otown240 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84964) (Pending, New acct + Loan req, Nvm he was instructed to post a request by kjlimo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=39805) as a matter of public record)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151563.0 bennybong (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79344) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151398.0 whathe12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84746) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151195.0 kush1218 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79881) (Scammer, New account + Gift cards, alt of firstlady0524 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60269), More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162565.20), Credit goes to Blazr (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51908))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94513.00 xavil (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78214) (Pending, Possible attempt at a fraudulent private BTC purchase, Credit goes to BCB (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=54113))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150569.0 paysafecardbitcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80121) (Pending, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150349.0 Intueri (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80505) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=151441.0), New acct + Loan req, Posting history seems to indicate a gambling habit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148593.0 UncleBuckRIU (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82916) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146968.0 flavius (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74912) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146788.0 d3adleavez (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80765) (Pending*, New acct + Loan req)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=146362.0 OrangeVonPurple (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=82649) (Scammer*, Possibly alt of marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906), tacoman359 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84097), and OMGBobMarley (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83108). Went straight to selling XBoxLive points.)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145505.0 RHCwebhosting (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79281) (Pending*, Multiple red-flags on this one. Should be pretty obvious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145274.0 bluedye (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81996) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending, User appears to be legit)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145225.0 nlovric (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145219.0) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=147357.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144992.0 ironcross360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81269) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145195.0 emma (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77827) (Pending, May be legit, but as always use caution. See: http://forum.litecoin.net/index.php/topic,1179.msg6757.html)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144665.0 tldoctor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79132) (Pending, Now that he's had time to get a few posts in, it appears this is a legit user. His initial timing of the loan request was a bit alarming though)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144559.0 hiddenoreo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=81023) (Pending, New acct + Multiple loan reqs)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144582.0 jspring (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64186) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142104.0 flatlinezor (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80669) (Pending, Gift cards)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143883.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143415.0 tantienstar69 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80071) (Pending*, vouched for by audiation (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78762))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=142058.0 koelen3 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=68529) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141424.0 claire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67995) (Scammer*, Loan requests (check!), MoneyPak (check!), gift cards (check!))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=56835.00 SirChiko (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=48974) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=144012.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*, Might be legit but the timing of the loan request is suspicious)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141739.0 realityfalacy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=80475) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141548.0 lakzo (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78433) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141456.0 uhnonamiss (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77188) (Pending, more Giftcards for Bitcoins)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140690.0 ridgemont4 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=59881) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140846.0 KJTetc (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78807) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140933.0 blakbeard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=58601) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140531.0 raven666 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79123) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141039.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140049.0 cardinalG (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76986) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=148606.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140095.0 AndrewJ (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79460) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139935.0 constitution (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78615) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139727.0 itai3856 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=79346) (Scammer, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141626.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139257.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139398.0 tono18 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78495) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137865.0 thomison360 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77285) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88315.00 unkn0wn12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=57839) (Scammer*, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137641.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136346.0 furrycoat (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74674) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137633.0 SouthernComfort (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76552) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136941.0 JonMcAlpine (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74692) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136785.0 chillywilly (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77933) (Pending*, possible alt of cozz (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72619))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130251.0 Ploni (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72763) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136282.0 marketersales (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76906) (Scammer*, Accused of scamming then "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136306.0 teodor87 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77700) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138807.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135612.0 shoopwooper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77399) (Pending*, "found loan elsewhere" but no TXID provided)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=135459.0 Marker88 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=21614) (Pending, long-dormant 2011 account recently revived)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=138131.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136749.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134835.0 Jakers (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77019) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=131217.0 swc1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64680) (Scammer)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133052.0 leominer (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66188) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=132983.0 AnonCard (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65811) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=130459.0 drakedog (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=65766) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129557.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Pending*, User has had one successful loan of 5BTC before, but defaulted on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134921.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129615.0 61197da925c1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72280) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129508.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126470.0 Dakster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=72481) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=133368.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128437.0 Roxyoursox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73361) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=128017.0 andrew12 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3551) (Old dormant account suddenly revived and now asking for a loan)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126819.0 pereiaex (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=60598) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127143.0 quirky53 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71378) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123435.0 Crookid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71425) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120647.0 Metta28 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69640) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122729.0 RantinRave (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=64091) (Pending)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122668.0 Serenity.Sapphire (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71602) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121136.0 pat231 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67952) (Scammer* though I suspect he's less a scammer and more likely just really bad at managing his money)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119831.0 jackdavis1983 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70209) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0 hobo66. (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=67310) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121998.0 Ssoftware (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66690) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120233.0 Bitcoinscene (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=66921) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119871.0 ChrisNelson (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70125) (Pending*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119384.0 CoinCleaner (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63369) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121012.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119824.0 LionHeart (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69858) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=118514.0 Gretchen (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69203) (Scammer*)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99233.00 noobularkid (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=63441) (Scammer*)

* Account appears to have been abandoned once it was flagged as a scammer, or became apparent he wasn't getting a loan.

Please note that the accounts listed above aren't necessarily or automatically assumed to be scammers. They just fit the description, so to speak.

Examples of posts that fit the pattern that were successful:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=154985.0 Wardrick (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85316) (Successful loan!, Little late on the payback, but he eventually came through, Ended up being a scammer anyway)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141182.0 hardup (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=78300) (Successful Loan!, 2.0 BTC, Several weeks late, but eventually paid back)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=185004.0 bennett616 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=88882) (Successful Loan!, 0.1 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=226609.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153274.0 Mosper (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=70135) (Successful Loan!, 15.0 BTC, but repayment had to be coerced from lendee , Turns out this was a scammer afterall https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=227232)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=158761.0 shibaji (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=84616) (Successful Loan!, Used collateral, 10.0 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129567.0 SynOps (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=73321) (Pending, Due to the spike in exchange rate it's become difficult to pay back the entire amount borrowed at once, but SynOps appears to be making an honest effort of it, after further investigation, it appears SynOps was using a MITM scam, More info (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=162547.0), Credit goes to Kelticfox (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71658) Sonnyblack (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=52965) and Glooboy (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=51422))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=141215.0 Currencevents (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=77039) (Successful Loan! 4.0 BTC, https://btcjam.com/listings/1573)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149335.0 Jenger (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=83798) (Successful Loan! 0.5 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137766.0 MoneypakTrader.com (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=76065) (Successful Trades!, Has completed a few successful transactions. As always, use caution, even when dealing with senior members)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=136132.0 DPony13 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=75668) (Successful Loan! 2.5 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=140856.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122658.0 xx78213 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=71400) (Successful Loan! 0.2 BTC)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123728.0 heart_mons (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537) (Successful Loan! 5.0 BTC, Ended up defaulting on another loan (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152135.0))
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=134918.0 polymorphous (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=74895) (Successful Trade! 2.0 BTC)

TLDR: Be careful before you freely give away your coins. From the evidence collected here, you stand substantial chance of getting ripped off if lending to someone who fits the scammer profile.  If that chance is worth making an extra 1-10% on your money, I can't stop you.

good post with plenty of good info for all,well done.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: yvhonneee on November 21, 2017, 02:36:43 PM
Yea good


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: aveon on December 01, 2017, 06:58:43 AM
Good post. Anyways, is there any loan market here or it is just between two persons if someone wants to borrow some crypto?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: tkwyoung on December 07, 2017, 06:35:58 AM
Thanks for the info!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Tiendung on December 09, 2017, 05:03:08 PM
Thanks you very much  :) :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: rashk1n on December 09, 2017, 08:32:25 PM
thanx for the info!  8)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Liquidathor22 on December 17, 2017, 10:07:13 AM
Thanks for the info. Btw, I think to use a middle man for any transactions is a good way not to get scammed. What do you think?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: monsterfinger on December 26, 2017, 07:17:02 AM
thanks for this thread its really helpfull :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: futurecoin891311 on January 09, 2018, 03:44:58 AM
Thanks for the info great topic  ;)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: zoaretz on January 09, 2018, 09:30:45 PM
thank you for  the information/post... unbelievable! good to know!


Title: Re:
Post by: JohnPlume123 on January 11, 2018, 02:09:09 PM
Hi


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer
Post by: liamnorthcoins on January 13, 2018, 02:56:14 AM
i think scammer mostly wont reply properly for doubtful question ,

 Also we will get some keynote from the username or email address



 

for me all of us can be a scammer in this kind of business...because we all strangers inside the internet no body can trace the exact name of the person or the identity of the individual..the only thing i can rely is trust..that all...good luck to all bit-coiners.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: yukinohana.htn on January 15, 2018, 08:35:59 AM
Thanks for your sharing, it's very helpful with newbie like me. Btw, haven't tried this lending yet because of its high level of risk :))


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: kludi199 on January 24, 2018, 12:53:33 PM

Hello, tell guys what work you can get here and how to earn btc?
and how not to fall for scammers?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: gelapir on January 25, 2018, 12:51:18 PM
Thanks for that great POST. Very necessary.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: makebitvn on February 09, 2018, 09:01:46 AM
Introduce people, this is the usd loan site, so the risk is low.
Pay through perfectmoney instantly
Project activities take profits from the coin and ico so not web hyip

You can receive payments every day, with many optional packages
Registration link at https://lendingico.trade/?ref=minhpro


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: iconzi on February 15, 2018, 05:40:04 PM
Introduce people, this is the usd loan site, so the risk is low.
Pay through perfectmoney instantly
Project activities take profits from the coin and ico so not web hyip

You can receive payments every day, with many optional packages
Registration link at https://lendingico.trade/?ref=minhpro

So another new way to Scam people right?  Do you think it's appropriate section to advertise your site?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: J_CCreate on February 19, 2018, 02:47:09 PM
Thank you for clarifying some questions for me!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Feralaz on February 25, 2018, 03:59:20 PM
Thank you for watching out for us :)


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: mimakos on February 28, 2018, 08:34:17 PM
thanks for the info guys its is usefull!!


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: nickjohnson on March 21, 2018, 08:25:01 AM
Thank you for these tips. I didn't think this way before reading your post, but now it makes sense.
The scammers are usualy newbies, pretend they are ladies to atract "customers", etc.
And once again it's clear for me that there are so many scammers on the online platform.


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: resus on March 25, 2018, 12:18:05 PM
This is a good article. Everyone should read and share widely


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: investgeek on March 27, 2018, 10:47:20 AM
Hi all, would be glad to get your opinion about this project www.welltrado.io  ???


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: IndiaStocksCoin on March 29, 2018, 10:31:32 AM
Thanks for all your efforts.

however please dont paint all newbie black with the same brush, even Legendary and Sr Members have caught scamming,

People here - please review and provide feedback of my INSC coin

https://ico.indiastockscoin.com/ (https://ico.indiastockscoin.com/)

thanks in advance


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Bugatti73 on April 08, 2018, 07:58:16 PM
Yes, thanks for the information, maybe you can recommend experienced professionals who can help in this case!?


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: SperandeoBrazil on June 06, 2018, 09:05:32 PM
For sure is a great post, unfortunately we have do deal with this kind of situation.

Seizing this opportunity, I am a Brazilian Citizen, Naval engineer with 27 year of experience in permanent contract, I am a newbie here and also my conpany AGS Marine Services Ltd (http://agsmaritima.com.br/) opened last March 22nd using my resignation funds. I have a 14 years relationship with my bank as special person, when but as a Company they they treated me like as a "NEWBIE" which pissed me off and most of Financial Services did the same way. I saw the BTC as opportunity and checking if is possible to get a business loan as venture, seed or reated capital.

It is possible to get BTC and use part as collateral with interest? for example 8 to transfer 5 into my account?

Thank you in advance
Alexandre

 


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Ph0en1x5 on July 15, 2018, 09:16:42 PM
Looks like there is a new trend developing - asking for loan with hacked account of reputed members. May be we need a list where members can put their name in if they never plan to apply for a loan without collateral


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: AlbertKman on July 24, 2018, 08:40:46 PM
Thanks! This is good info for a newbie like me ;D :D :D


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: Fedorof on July 27, 2018, 06:23:52 PM
Really useful information thanks a lot! But it seems to me that all the same in most cases people are naive and mistaken those who are not attentive! In our time, protection is good, but sometimes you can just hold a hostage in a situation of your own not mindfulness


Title: Re: [EDU] How to spot a scammer (Read this before lending your coins!)
Post by: hades-tpc on August 04, 2018, 08:23:03 AM
Thank you. Your article is very useful. Some people lack the knowledge that can be cheated by experienced cheaters. Your article has provided all that to identify a scammer, contributing to the fact that they can not fool anyone.  :-* :-* :-* :-*