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Bitcoin => Bitcoin Discussion => Topic started by: EricJ2190 on June 19, 2011, 11:34:42 PM

Title: Attempted Scam Email
Post by: EricJ2190 on June 19, 2011, 11:34:42 PM
I received this just now, claiming to be from <>:

Dear Mt.Gox user,

There has recently been a private new Bitcoin exploit program released that duplicates transaction fee's from the previous thousands of transactions and sends the BTC to your address.

We're well aware that many Mt. Gox users have lost their Bitcoins due to the security breaches on our website in the last few days, so we decided it would be fair for those users to recoup at least some of their losses:

You may check out the exploit here : [url removed]

**Please read the enclosed tutorials prior to running the program for instructions.**

This is our way of apologizing to our users for the massive problems we've been experiencing as of late, including the users who have lost alot of BTC over the past few days

The Mt.Gox team

This is certainly a scam, so if you get this, DO NOT USE THE PROGRAM!

From the headers:

Received: from ( [])
Received: from localhost.localdomain (localhost [])
by (Postfix) with ESMTP id B85F1E5E1E4

Title: Re: Attempted Scam Email
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 19, 2011, 11:39:07 PM
Sadly, the scams will cool down when the thieves see the real price of BTC back to ~0.25 to $1.

Title: Re: Attempted Scam Email
Post by: kiba on June 19, 2011, 11:46:57 PM
Yeah, I got that same email. Knew that it was trojan and reported it as spam. I came here to alert other users but the OP got there first.