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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Atomic Wallet and Guarda' owners == SCAM ChangeNOW' owners on: October 12, 2018, 08:52:32 PM
This topic has been prepared within a several days and could have been posted yesterday, so the fact that the scammers got scared and returned the money today(after 3 months of illegal holding) does not change anything at all. (If they really returned it. I can't check this at now) [They returned it on 2018-10-13]



Preface



I have always argued that Changelly, Atomic Wallet, ChangeNOW, Guarda are from the same city(St. Petersburg) and from the same group of people and these services protect each other.
Russian Changelly, Atomic Wallet, ChangeNOW, Guarda, Ink.one, Evercode Lab (for unregistered users)

ChangeNOW is selective scammers which have as minimum 2 cases



And they cannot be anyone but scammers simply because of this:

Earlier, you explained the impossibility of returning the money without documents to me because you are afraid that my money was stolen and you are afraid that you may have problems with Europol.

But as soon as it became known, you immediately disappeared from the forum:
At the same time, I was a customer of Changelly[actually parent of ChangeNOW, as it became known later] and have whitelisted account there and exchanged hundreds of bitcoins in recent months without any kind of KYC. (it's funny but they gave me whitelisted account after ChangeNOW's scam!) The fact is that I have 5-year-old crystal clear coins, so it never aroused suspicion from anyone.

What is the reason to refuse me in refund? After all, you can no longer lie about the fear of Europol. Then why do you keep my money for 3 months?
From this it follows that they do not care about the purity of coins. They are only looking for an excuse for appropriating someone's coins and they are engaged in the hunt for big deposits with the help of KYC story.





Atomic Wallet and Guarda' owners == SCAM ChangeNOW' owners


This is Estonian offshore company of Atomic Wallet
ATOMIC PROTOCOL SYSTEMS O‹
http://creditreports.ee/atomic-protocol-systems-ou [BACKUP]

This is Estonian offshore company of Guarda Wallet
GUARDARIAN O‹
https://creditreports.ee/guardarian-ou [BACKUP]

As you see 2 offshore companies have the same address:
Tornimše tn 5, 10117, Tallinn, Harju maakond



And now let's look at the information about St. Petersburg company Evercode Lab (INN 7804502846)

http://www.list-org.com/company/7407327/show/founders_history#founders [BACKUP]

And we see that new founders of Evercode Lab are the same people as Atomic and Guarda companies' founders.

But as you see until 2018-08-15 the founders of Evercode Lab were the CEO and Lead Developer of ChangeNOW

https://i.postimg.cc/mrYb3Rg2/changenow-whitepaper.png [BACKUP (almost the same version)]



I'm not sure, but I associate this castling with my activity in Internet. It is worth noting that at the beginning of August they escaped from their St. Petersburg office but an invalid address are indicated on their website for 2 months already (Лигoвcкий пp., 50, кopпyc 13, oфиc 28) and they refuse to tell the current address when calling the phone.

You can see that on the main page there are news about Guarda, BTG explorer and other crypto related articles. [BACKUP]


I'm sure that Evercode Lab is developer of ChangeNOW. I am sure that this exchanger is created and managed in the Evercode Lab office. Another option is simply impossible if both founders of Evercode Lab(before 2018-08-15) are at the same time a CEO and Lead Developer of ChangeNOW.


Thus, I come to the conclusion that the new founders of Evercode Lab(since 2018-08-15) are also owners of ChangeNOW. And these owners, as you understand, are the founders of Atomic Wallet and Guarda Wallet. Or more simply, all these services belong to the same group of people.




The Problem


It seems that these services(ChangeNOW, Changelly, Atomic Wallet, Guarda) have no supporters left here. And they just decided to ignore the problem questions on this forum

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.540 ChangeNOW (last related post on September 19)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1435275.360 Changelly (last related post on October 3)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4437510.100 Atomic Wallet (last related post on October 2)


I also want to note that the last response to my emails from ChangeNOW was on July 19. You read it right. They took my money and gave me in return almost 3 months of absolute ignore.

I also sent dozens of letters to these addresses in the last month:
hello@atomicwallet.io
hello@guarda.co
hello@evercodelab.com
ceo@guarda.co
ilya5800@gmail.com

I have not received a single response.

The only ones who answered sometimes was support@changelly.com. But all their standard answers were actually: "get out of here loser" (it was just written in other words)



As I understand, these people are trying to wait out this hype and hope that in about six months all this will be forgotten.  And then they will continue to selectively get extra money.

I think that these people feel very comfortable with my money and I can do nothing. Atomic Wallet(co-founder of this company are also co-founder of Evercode Lab, the developer of ChangeNOW) calmly conducts his bounty campaign here. They simply ignore my simplest question about the reason for refusal in refund.
And they are sure that everything will be gradually forgotten, and everything will be fine. This is cynicism, It's just disgusting.








An amendment to the fact that they returned the money after 3 months (If they really returned it. I can't check this at now) [They returned it on 2018-10-13]

In recent weeks, nothing new has been happened for ChangeNOW. Everything was absolutely the same as in recent months. My assistants distributed links to my topics and informed people about the situation.

The only thing that was added was that in recent weeks, Changelly, Atomic Wallet and Guarda began to be together with the ChangeNOW in most of messages. Also, many of you have seen the red banner dedicated to Changelly.

I am sure that this St. Petersburg group analyzed the situation and was frightened that if the shadow falls on all their services, they will lose much more than 100 BCH. And only because of this fear, they decided to return the money to me. I am sure of it so much that I can bet 100 BCH.
So do not be idiots and do not think that they have corrected and decided to be honest. They are just pathetic cowards who were afraid of losing more than they stole from me.


My conclusion: All of these services are scammers and I believe that such people have no place in the crypto world, they disgrace it and lower the trust of cryptocurrency. Do not work with them or support them.
2  Other / Meta / Why do scoundrels enjoy the fruits of democracy and freedom? on: October 08, 2018, 03:17:23 PM
Probably someone knows me thanks to the red ad banner and topics about ChangeNOW/Changelly/Atomic Wallet



It seems that these services have no supporters left. And they just decided to disappear from this forum.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.540 ChangeNOW (last related post on September 19)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1435275.360 Changelly (last related post on October 3)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4437510.100 Atomic Wallet (last related post on October 2)



In fact, there is the last question that no one wants to answer:
Earlier, you explained the impossibility of returning the money without documents to me because you are afraid that my money was stolen and you are afraid that you may have problems with Europol.

But as soon as it became known, you immediately disappeared from the forum:
At the same time, I was a customer of Changelly[actually parent of ChangeNOW, as it became known later] and have whitelisted account there and exchanged hundreds of bitcoins in recent months without any kind of KYC. (it's funny but they gave me whitelisted account after ChangeNOW's scam!) The fact is that I have 5-year-old crystal clear coins, so it never aroused suspicion from anyone.

What is the reason to refuse me in refund? After all, you can no longer lie about the fear of Europol. Then why do you keep my money for 3 months?

As I understand, these people are trying to wait out this hype and hope that in about six months, all this will be forgotten.






This forum does not ban scammers, there is no "court" here. And thanks to this, you can do anything and be sure that after a while everyone will forget everything and you can safely continue to work.


I am even sure that they hope that after some time, when I leave this forum, they will write to relevant users and ask them to remove this feedback:





I understand that this forum is designed to minimize the mistakes of the administration and moderators (in the case of bans).
And you can tell me that users have to decide with whom to work and with whom not. This works great when we are dealing with some kind of large-scale fraud, when many people have suffered (many victims make a lot of noise).

But this does not work when we have a selective scam:
The crook made one crime. Then he waited, looked at the reaction, and then continued. They does everything so as not to cause much noise. Just ask yourself where the money of people who have not passed KYC? This is a profitable business to return to it again and again. Just google how much such cases Changelly have; someone even created a site http://www.changellyreview.com/ - and everything is the same there: fear of stolen money, interpol, etc.

And now we see a situation in which these people are trying to get the next extra money(my 100 BCH). And of course it will never end. They just hope to wait out all this and then continue.

I understand that it can be very bad if the administration gets the right to judge people and ban them, but what is now - it looks very unfair: if you are the only victim, you will still lose.



Perhaps a paid troll will appear here and will scream about the fact that I sent them fake jpg files 10 times
3  Economy / Scam Accusations / matej krkic - full time troll of ChangeNOW scammers or just a cheap whore on: October 04, 2018, 10:28:55 PM
3 months ago this topic was created

ChangeNow.io (Evercode Lab) - Scam. Illegally holding of 100 BCH (11 bitcoins).



And after a while the person with the name crazy_elky appears. As you can see, he immediately begins to insult me. Carefully look at my topic, There was not a single person who would allow himself such rudeness.

Man I really hope police will get you and I hope changenow will go to europol with your documents. You are trying to threat the legal service who've frozen your money cos you are scammer

P.S.
Hey guys from changenow, I'm one of the first crypto adopters (created and invested in lots of worldwide known services) and I will be happy to donate some money to get this scammer to the prison. I also can provide you with any coverage needed as I have good connections all over the world (including Russia).
Please PM me for details.

All crazy_elky messages backup1 backup2


And then I saw my trust


For 3 months of communication on the forum, I received only two negative reviews (to be more precise, I received 2 more from Changelly and Atomic Wallet, but they got scared and deleted it).
These 2 reviews were made with a difference of only 1 day. And they equally accuse me of being a scammer.




All matej krkic messages backup1 backup2 backup3 backup4 backup5 backup6 backup7 backup8 backup9

Do you see this gap? January 31 - July 30
https://i.postimg.cc/Lscpwxw2/Screenshot_from_2018-08-09_19-04-21.png

The problem is:
crazy_elky profile:
Date Registered:    January 30, 2018, 02:16:46 PM

And the 2nd problem is
crazy_elky latest post is on: August 01, 2018, 09:12:37 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1776263;sa=showPosts


And then matej krkic immediately started writing in my topics (August 01)
> You can't ask for KYC if your client is not transacting with fiat, return their coins.

Why do you think so?
By using the service in internet you accept their terms of use. In terms of use of this exchange aml/kyc procedure is metioned. It's a regular practice in crypto nowadays used for fighting against scammers.

I guess this guys is not the first to pass changenow aml/kyc but the only to complain. I don't understand why


He started to advertise ChangeNOW long ago

Hello.

What guys do you think about changenow exchanger? Seems they are young and I don't know if they are trusted or now.
Can anybody share some experience with them?
You do not think that he really created a topic just to ask about the exchanger?


He also advertised another product of Evercode Lab (developer of ChangeNOW, for unregistered): https://evercodelab.com/ru/projects/btg-explorer (backup) (you can see also a mention about Guarda Wallet there)

This site does not work.   Until they fix it I would be wary about entering any information on it.

So for now:  Scam.

I've searched several addresses I know were there at the time of the fork, and it doesn't find any of them.

-B-

You can check your addresses at https://btgexplorer.com It works fine with old btc addresses.
https://btgexplorer.com/ seems more interesting






And then another account appeared: Vizefog

All Vizefog messages backup1 backup2 backup3 backup4

He, like other accounts, followed me around the forum. In whatever topic I wrote, surely one of them would appear.

And everywhere the same thing. The same insults, the same accusations, the same style of messages. Just look carefully at all of their messages and you will have no doubt that this is the work of one person.



Dear Mr.Scammer, why do you think that it is illegal to create crypto services in Russia? Do you have any legal opinions?
I personally have lots of connections with russian crypto services and russian lawyers. It's not illegal at all.

>They are related to you, because you and changenow are one and the same. You work for them, or should I call you Roman Lapin, just the same way you assume I am the OP?

LOL, you forgot to take your pills today =)))

I'm fighting against you, Mr. ni23457 for the bullshit he is sending to me in PM. Should I publish it here?
haha, I'll pay lots of money to see your face when the interpol will come, Mr. Scammer =))

By the way, why don't you go to these guys, because you say that you know where they are. Oh, Mr. Shadow is scared !!! He wants to be anonymous, that is the reason for sending a fake twice.
What justice are you talking about? You created the problem by sending a picture from Google. Relying on my experience, I will say that as soon as I start hearing about justice, it means that someone is trying to deceive me. Do you understand, Mr. Zorro?
You was wrong. I'm Mr. "fuck you all" =)))






Some of you ask me what the problem is? The problem is that this behavior turns any discussion into crap. Normal people do not want to communicate in such an environment and bypass such threads side. And these trolls do it intentionally.



As you can see, this person does not need my answers. He is on this forum solely to repeat the same thing, accusing me of being a scammer and turn any discussion into crap.

If you look carefully at the messages of these accounts, you will see that almost all of their recent posts relate to my topic. They are here only to insult me and protect ChangeNOW.

Official representatives of ChangeNOW do not write here for more than 2 weeks, as they are ashamed. But this their employee feels pretty good. I really hope that authoritative users will reward this hero(crazy_elky, matej krkic, Vizefog) with fair feedback reviews.



Just check my topics and then compare the number of messages left by official representatives with the number of messages left by these "independent" users

crazy_elky - 16
matej krkic - 93
Vizefog - 72


ChangeNOW - 5
Polina_ChangeNOW - 27

I think it's disgusting when companies hire people who pretend to be just users and try to impose their paid opinion on other gullible people. I always admitted that my friends helped me(not at this forum), but I am just a customer(an individual) and I can afford it. Serious companies should never allow themselves to be like that.
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / CHANGELLY - Illegal exchanger from RUSSIA with FAKE team on: September 21, 2018, 02:03:23 PM
TO MODERATOR: THERE ARE NO NAMES AND PERSONAL DATA. JUST LINKS TO PUBLIC PROFILES(https://www.facebook.com/zuck is not personal data. It's just a public link). SO DON'T MOVE THIS TO INVESTIGATIONS. ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD SEE THIS TOPIC. I ALSO ASK USERS NOT TO POST ANY NAMES HERE.


Changelly may attempt to confiscate your funds [BACKUP]
[Call For Changelly Victims] TELL YOUR STORY - see post [BACKUP]
Changelly failed transaction for 3 BTC (~ $20k) STOLE MY MONEY? [BACKUP]
Suddenly changelly requires a KYC / AML procedure. But how do I proof ownership of my coins?? [BACKUP]
Changelly is pure fraud please be aware [BACKUP]

I found these examples in minutes of searching. Maybe they returned the coins to someone. Perhaps one of these people is even a criminal and has dirty coins.

But what right does this bunch from St. Petersburg have in order to appropriate other people's coins?

They are not a court, not a bank or even a real legitimate exchange(they even keep the address of their office in secret). It's just a bunch of guys who bought an offshore company in a far country and run their business from Russia, from a country where cryptocurrencies have a controversial status and no Russian legal authority controls their activities.

Someone will tell me that they send all this blocked coins to some Europol. Do not be children. Even if in 1 percent of cases they worked with some kind of Europol, then in 99% of cases they left the coins for themselves.
Just look at my case. Why does Europol need my coins, even if they themselves have no questions about purity of my coins?

It is absolutely clear that my coins will remain with them and they will use it, as well as all other coins from other cases. It's just a hunt for big deposits with the help of KYC story. If people exchange hundreds of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency, then it is clear that many of them want to do it anonymously. But these Russian businessmen understand this and use this fact in their own interests.

Obviously, traveling around the world and fooling people at conferences costs a lot of money.

If they simply donít like someoneís coins, they should return it to the senderís wallet. If they are absolutely sure that this coins has been stolen, then they should immediately report this incident to the police. They do not have the authority to freeze it (because they are NOBODY). If someone keeps criminal money, he is a criminal himself.





PREFACE


A week ago this investigation was published
Russian Changelly, Atomic Wallet, ChangeNOW, Guarda, Ink.one, Evercode Lab (for unregistered users)
It tells about the close relationship between these companies.

One of these companies ChangeNOW, which in my opinion is just a part of Changelly, is illegally holding my money for several months. At the same time, I was a customer of Changelly and have whitelisted account there and exchanged hundreds of bitcoins in recent months without any kind of KYC. (it's funny but they gave me whitelisted account after ChangeNOW's scam!) The fact is that I have 5-year-old crystal clear coins, so it never aroused suspicion from anyone. But their child(ChangeNOW) was too stupid and did not understand this, and decided to clash with bitcoin pioneer.

I turned to Changelly and asked for help. I am absolutely sure that Changelly has absolute power over ChangeNOW. If Changelly demanded to return the money, ChangeNOW would return it. But they ignored me.

Therefore, there was the topic-investigation and comments in many places.

And Changelly began to protect its child:

BACKUP
They began to repeat the same thing as ChangeNOW.

They began to spread the lie that I am engaged in document forgery(a serious crime). Although they know perfectly well that I just sent several JPG files (to absoulutely anonymous people which always advertised themselves as an anonymous service: Google, their own topic). There is no country in which JPG file could be a document, so I have the right to send any JPG files. This is not a violation of any law.
My nitpicking may seem ridiculous to you. But it's not so funny when you are accused of forging documents. Most people imagine that I took a real paper passport, re-stitched the photo, changed the text, and so on. But it's not, I just sent JPG file from Google.images to some anonymous site. And no one has the right to blame me for what was not. All they can blame me is that I sent images that they did not like. But they are play by these words to show people that I am a criminal. A self-respecting company can not use such manipulations.


Also Changelly and Atomic Wallet(another Changelly's child) began to protect ChangeNOW together (agree that only very close companies will do so):



later they got scared, deleted the feedback and began to deny that they left it.



We are wondering how exactly we protect these services and where our so-called feedback was left as none of these actions have ever been done.

They try to explain to people that I'm liar and that feedback screenshot is a fake.






ILLEGAL EXCHANGER CHANGELLY


Changelly accuse me of sending fake pictures and screenshots. So let's talk about REAL FAKE.

They always say that they are located in Czech. But this is a lie. Changelly is located in Russia and is controlled from there.




Let's check a few tweets from Changelly's official twitter
https://twitter.com/Changelly_team/status/1042051000054571017 BACKUP
https://twitter.com/Changelly_team/status/1040680699454529537 BACKUP


And here are the people we see:

CEO (since September)
https://twitter.com/ilyabere BACKUP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilyabere/ BACKUP BACKUP 2
REAL PAGES WITH ANOTHER SECOND NAME
https://www.facebook.com/ilya.berezovskiy BACKUP
https://vk.com/berezovskiy BACKUP


Head of Marketing
https://twitter.com/GalaChangelly BACKUP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gala-grigoreva/ BACKUP BACKUP 2
REAL PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/galina.grigoryeva BACKUP


Director Of Public Relations
https://twitter.com/kolesovaalex BACKUP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashakolesova/ BACKUP BACKUP 2
REAL PAGES
https://www.facebook.com/alexanderakolesova BACKUP
https://vk.com/alexanderakolesova BACKUP BACKUP 2


The Head of Business Development. Token Listing
https://twitter.com/RosebrookAnna BACKUP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/annachangelly/ BACKUP BACKUP 2
REAL PAGE WITH ANOTHER SECOND NAME
https://vk.com/permyakova_anna BACKUP BACKUP 2


Founder and former CEO
https://twitter.com/gladkos BACKUP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gladkos/ BACKUP BACKUP 2
https://www.facebook.com/gladkos BACKUP 2012's BACKUP (another second name)
REAL PAGES WITH ANOTHER SECOND NAME
https://vk.com/gladkos BACKUP BACKUP 2 2013's BACKUP
http://web.archive.org/web/20180928204320/https://www.google.com/search?q=gladyshev+changelly


You will laugh, but the founder of the world-famous company deleted his page after yesterday's email
https://web.archive.org/web/20180921083918/https://vk.com/gladkos?2 Yesterday's BACKUP
Is 100 BCH really worth it? Of course, this is worthy of the world-famous service' founder.





I tried to find the others, but apparently the names have been changed so much that it is extremely difficult to find them.
Nevertheless, the people listed above are the key persons of the company.

They claim that they are in Prague. But their real pages indicate that they are in St. Petersburg.

You see a lot of people in their office. They proudly call themselves a Czech company.
https://twitter.com/gladkos/status/1039511463583342594 BACKUP

Let someone turn on the camera, record the office and employees(not a single person, but at least a two-thirds of those who are in the photo including few key persons) and go to Prague's street and record a few cars. I will immediately apologize and remove this topic.






1)
Otherwise, I just do not understand how anyone can take this service seriously. They travel around the world, look for partners, pretend to be a Czech company and are represented by fake names.
Just tell me if it's possible to trust the money to such people?
I'm just wondering what names are indicated on their badges at the conferences. Real names or fake names? It seems to me that a badge is more a document rather than a jgp file.


2)
I'm sure that all their customers risk money.
Why do these people pretend and change their names? In Russia, cryptocurrencies do not have a legal status. There is no legislation about this.


Moreover, the authorities's official attitude to cryptocurrencies is extremely ambiguous. Some authorities call for everything to be legitimized. Others require strict punishment of people employed in the crypto business.


A letter from the Central Bank of Russia on the use of private "virtual currencies" (crypto currency)
https://www.cbr.ru/press/pr/?file=04092017_183512if2017-09-04T18_31_05.htm
Quote
...
Crypto-currencies are issued by an unlimited circle of anonymous entities. Due to the anonymous nature of the issuance of crypto-currency, citizens and legal entities may be involved in illegal activities, including legalization (laundering) of proceeds from crime and financing of terrorism.
...


A letter from Russian Federal Tax Service
http://docs.cntd.ru/document/456022863
Quote
...
In accordance with the information message of Rosfinmonitoring posted on the official website of www.fedsfm.ru, the use of crypto-currencies in transactions is the basis for considering the issue of classifying such transactions (transactions) as transactions (operations) aimed at legalization (laundering) of proceeds received by a criminal way, and the financing of terrorism.
...


Due to the lack of legislative and judicial practice, the work of cryptoexchange can be attributed to illegal banking. This will depend solely on the considerations of the state investigator or prosecutor. It is worth noting that the application and interpretation of laws in Russia is extremely floating and unstable.

https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3401649
Quote
...
The Russian Interior Ministry reported on the detention of three people in Kostroma Oblast, who, as stated in the department, "carried out illegal banking activities by using one of the international payment systems and a site for the exchange of bitcoins." They are charged under part 2 of Article 172 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal banking activities committed by an organized group), the maximum penalty for it is seven years of imprisonment.
...


Therefore, it is somewhat dangerous to engage in crypto business in Russia. At a time when your transaction has been delayed for some reason, people in masks can break into the exchanger's office and your money will likely become material evidence for years to come.

You can never be sure that these masked people will not come to them because of illegal banking activities or non-payment of taxes.





It is also worth noting that in Russia you can not organize a large illegal business without bribes. Therefore, it is likely that some of the proceeds go to corrupt officials. So many of you probably support corruption in Russia.
I do not claim this, I have no proof. I'm just saying that you can not have a big shady business without bribes. Perhaps this company is an exception. I don't know.



PS: For those who think they are from Belize or Malta. This is an offshore zone in which you can absolutely anonymously buy a company. Price for Belize company is about $1000, price for Malta company is about $3000. Such a company does not give you any rights in your own country. I mean, you can not buy a company in Netherlands and then sell drugs from the Arab Emirates. That is, you should always conduct activities in accordance with the laws of your country. Offshore companies are mostly bought to minimize taxes and hide real business owners.
5  Economy / Scam Accusations / ChangeNOW.io Evercode Lab - Scam. Defamation. Abuses. Threats - Russian Business on: September 04, 2018, 10:46:47 AM


I created a separate topic, because this problem has nothing to do with money, it's about culture of "business" - classical "Russian Business".

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1307188 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2286031
Reference Link: https://changenow.io/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.0
Additional Notes: I advise you to not deal with this user.



(1) Misleading

This "company" openly accuses me of forging documents:



I want to ask you what you imagine when you hear the phrase "document forgery"?

I think that when most people read this, they represent the fact that I took the passport, re-stitched the photo, changed the pages and so on. Such activities are criminal in any country and are punishable by imprisonment.
And this "company" is consciously trying to show to all people that I'm such a criminal.


But what really happened? I opened a Google images and sent them something like this:

There was no form in which I submitted my name, I did not even send my name by e-mail. I just sent the jpg file.

Let me remind you, I did not send it to Bank of America, nor to Bitrex, or even to the ShapeShift.
I sent this to a little-known anonymous website (without the phone, addresses and team's names) which for a long time advertised itself as an anonymous exchanger: https://www.google.com/search?q=changenow+anonymous
Also I want to remind you that from the very beginning I suspected that this is a Russian exchanger(because of support guy Sergey) and then all this was confirmed (for unregistered users)

Do you understand this manipulation? I did not forge documents, I sent a jpg file to them. I sent it because I did not respect this illegal group of persons from Russia and I did not take them seriously. And I did everything right, because all my assumptions were confirmed later.



(2) Defamation

This "company" sends out personal messages to users and secretly spreads lies.

Hello! We have just noticed that you have left negative trust feedback in our Trust ratings section.

We love the crypto community a lot and think that everyone in it should join forces to fight scammer. Alas, all companies working on the cryptomarket sooner or later run into scammers sometimes. Unfortunately, it is our turn now. The customer who sent us fake documents twice (ni23457) is now on a crusade to make our work as difficult as possible.
He's well aware that he's been caught forging documents and that his case is being investigated and now is trying his hardest to soil our reputation with the help of an army of paid shills, bots and fake reviews.
We feel really sorry for our customers and followers who have to trample through tons of libel produced by this person.
Nevertheless, we, being sure that we're in the right here, are determined to continue our investigation with regards to this person and are preparing an official plea to the legal authorities. We will keep anyone in the community who is interested updated with regards to the situation.

You can see more of our official position in the thread you've linked to as reference.

Considering all this, could you please remove the negative feedback?

I received this message from Changenow...

As you can see, they try to explain to the user that I'm a scammer. It seems that they are afraid to talk about it openly, but they do not restrain themselves in private messages.
They again try to convince him that I am engaged in forging documents (a serious criminal offense).
They even tell him that I did it 2 times. But this is not true. The second time 100% true photos of the passport and selfie were sent in excellent quality and resolution. They never told me that they do not like these photos. They were silent until July 19. That day I said that I know who they are and where they are and only after that they started talking about video verification. After this day they ignore all my letters. They have not responded to me for a month and a half.



(3) Abuses

The "company" has hired people(at least 1 man) who rudely spoil all the discussions about ChangeNOW.

last posts of matej krkic
last posts of crazy_elky
last posts of Vizefog
last posts of Reddit Andy_Cooper

I'm sure that all these accounts belong to one person, because the message style is the same. Nobody will create dozens of messages daily for free.


As you can see, these accounts constantly accuse me of stolen money.
Why did you steal bitcoins?
If you look at these pictures, you will understand that I have answered this many times, but they do not need an answer. They need to continue to spoil the discussion.




Someone might say that I also hired people. Yes (but not on bitcointalk). But all they do is just spread the information from this topic. They write about the fact that this "company" stole money and it's true. Because they are not a bank, they are not a legal company, it's just a group of Russian people. And if this group of people appropriates another's property and does not return it for two months, then this is theft.

And the second. What I(an individual, just a user) can afford, a self-respecting company can not afford. Millions of people can write nasty things about Apple and Microsoft, but Apple and Microsoft will never write nasty things about an individual.



(4) Threats

I registered a new mailbox 2 months ago  when that problem occurred. It was a mailbox in which all the letters were from this exchanger only.
As I said, they have not sent me anything for a month and a half.

And a week ago, when the situation became particularly heated, I received several letters from an address I did not know.

These letters mentioned some name and a region in which the exchange was started. That is, it could only be the one to whom customer data is available (IP address of user who started the exchange).
This man wanted to threaten me. But I have nothing to fear, because I have everything by law and I have enough money to protect myself from any criminals.

It is impossible to give you any proof, because even if I give you a login-password from my email, there will always be someone who will say that I myself sent those letters.





Can you imagine that some company from States or Europe would do something like that?
Maybe Bittrex or ShapeShift?


The problem is that these companies operate within the law of the country in which they are located. They can never leave themselves an extra dollar. Because sooner or later the state can ask them about the legitimacy of appropriating this dollar.
Therefore, these companies will never lie, hire trolls, send strange letters. They do not make sense to arrange these performances because they still can not keep this money to themselves in the end.


But these Russian businessmen understand the reality differently. Just their logic is different. They believe that the paper of an offshore company, bought for $ 1000, from the dirtiest and cheapest offshore zone(Belize) will allow them to do whatever they want. And thanks to lawlessness and disorder in Russia, they can hope that all the money blocked by them will eventually remain with them.
1. create the impression of an anonymous exchanger https://www.google.com/search?q=changenow+anonymous
2. demand documents from each large deposit
3. 9 will send documents. 1 refuses
4. profit
Unfortunately for you, the residents of the States and Europe, this high-yielding scheme does not work. If you leave this money to yourself, then you can go to prison.



Related links:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4647308.0
https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/8wsgir/changenowio_scam_fraudsters_have_stolen_100_bch/
6  Other / Meta / Forum rules are not interesting to anyone, even moderators on: August 28, 2018, 08:42:22 AM
Let's open this thread

Unofficial list of (official) Bitcointalk.org rules, guidelines
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=703657.0

What do we see in the first place?
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1. No zero or low value, pointless or uninteresting posts or threads. [1][e]

2. No off-topic posts.

3. No trolling.

Let's now look at this user's posts
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=307379;sa=showPosts

All his messages for the last month are in my topics and under my posts

40 messages from him for last month and absolutely everything with insults and repetition of the same questions.

Is this normal for this forum? Deliberate transformation of the topic into shit.



I also want to note that this has a particularly blatant form. To as much as possible shit on the forum, he uses several accounts at once

2 Russian persons leaving negative feedback within 2 days and only they do it. Why no one else needs this but only these two persons?
crazy_elky https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1776263


Also look at these interesting dialogues between fakes.
Zalaster https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2081838 (also from Russia)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.msg43821364#msg43821364

Vizefog https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2361566
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.msg44781498#msg44781498


They all equally accuse me of stealing money(BUT WHY? HOW COULD I STOLE IT (AT LEAST THEORETICALLY)?). When I answer them, they do not accept the answer, and start to repeat everything again.



What is the purpose of this? This is done so that by their flow of shit close everything. And no one wants to touch this shit because their normal messages will be hidden by a dozen of these crap.


I do not understand why does the moderator, to whom I send dozens of reports, do nothing?
7  Other / Meta / Moderators(Cyrus, hilariousand) do not responds. I do not know what to do. on: August 20, 2018, 06:20:17 PM
On August 17 my topic was moved to the Investigation section.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.0 ChangeNow.io - Scam. Illegally holding of 100 BCH (11 bitcoins)
Until then, it was in the Scam Accusations section.

The problem of the investigation section is that unregistered users and noobs can not see it. But, as you understand, everyone should know about scammers.


I'm sure that my topic was moved there due to the fact that I added the next paragraph to the bottom  of my starting post.

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They fled their office a week ago.
St. Petersburg, Ligovsky prospect, 50, building 13, office 28

And when someone calls +7 812 646-96-32, ... refuses to give a new address

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... is CEO of Evercode at now when ... is founder of Evercode(and CEO of ChangeNOW) but both work together. Evercode is developer of ChangeNOW
https://evercodelab.com/
EVERCODE LAB Ltd
OGRN: 1137847068017
INN: 7804502846
Legal address: St. Petersburg, Brianceva str, 7, office 613
Founders:
50% ... (Also this person is "Lead Developer, is a blockchain enthusiast..." (the information from NOW token WhitePaper ))
14.02.2013 , INN 471421285013
50% ...
14.02.2013 , INN 290131772518
CEO
...
22.02.2018, INN 471505717005

They call yourself a legitimate business. Why do they run away from the office and keep the new address a secret? What are they afraid of? After all, they have everything under the law and Russian police will protect them. So what is the problem?
(see full version here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4647308.0 - it is real Investigation topic with proofs)


As you see there was no personal data in it. I added the names of CEO and FOUNDERS of the REAL Russian company.
This is not private information. The names of the owners are public information that is freely available on the Internet. The CEO and owners of the company are always public figures.

But I did not even argue. I just took away the names.

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They fled their office a week ago.
St. Petersburg, Ligovsky prospect, 50, building 13, office 28

And when someone calls company's phone number the CEO of Evercode Lab( Evercode Lab is developer of ChangeNOW) refuses to give a new address.
https://evercodelab.com/

They call yourself a legitimate business. Why do they run away from the office and keep the new address a secret? What are they afraid of? After all, they have everything under the law and Russian police will protect them. So what is the problem?


I wrote a message to the moderator Cyrus and politely asked him to return my topic back. There was no answer.

Then I wrote a message to the global moderator hilariousandco. He replied and said that I should write to the moderator Cyrus and to the administrator theymos.

I wrote them. There was no answer.

I again wrote to the global moderator hilariousandco. There was no answer...

During the last three days I wrote a few messages to them. No one answered.



I do not understand. Is it really such a huge problem to bring the topic back?
I did not ask these people for something serious, complicated. I just asked to return my topic to where it should be. This is a couple of clicks for them.

I explained to them that this topic is very important for me and it is very important that it is visible to everyone on the Internet. Many resources refer to this topic.

For example this Reddit topic have 140 votes:
https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoMarkets/comments/97rqrf/changenowio_exchange_is_buying_upvotes_down/
Unregistered people go through this link and see nothing


I really do not understand this situation.

8  Other / Meta / Dear moderator of EXCHANGES it's impossible to tell users about scammers on: July 31, 2018, 09:53:40 AM
Dear Moderator please tell me why my post was removed


Quote from: Bitcoin Forum
A reply of yours, quoted below, was deleted by a Bitcoin Forum moderator. Posts are most frequently deleted because they are off-topic, though they can also be deleted for other reasons. In the future, please avoid posting things that need to be deleted.

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this platform removes restrictions of any kind by giving the users full control of what their funds,

Of course!  Grin
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.0 (ChangeNow.io - Scam. Illegally holding of 100 BCH (11 bitcoins))


Do you think that warning users about fraud is a flood?

Well, but are these obviously paid(by future tokens) posts not a flood?

This is a nice project...... It is really interesting and i will tell my friends about it to help spread the word.

this platform removes restrictions of any kind by giving the users full control of what their funds, help them change them cryptocurrency to the best available rates while making sure all transactions are safely secured and this is exactly what users want.

9  Local / Бизнес / Расследование. ChangeNOW.io, Evercode Lab (Санкт Петербург) 100 BCH / 11 BTC on: July 22, 2018, 07:35:20 PM
SEE THE MAIN TOPIC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.0
10  Economy / Scam Accusations / ChangeNow.io (Evercode Lab) - Scam. Illegally holding of 100 BCH (11 bitcoins). on: July 07, 2018, 05:38:49 PM





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They returned my coins on 2018-10-13(after 3 months of illegal holding and 2.5 months of absolute ignore for all my emails).

But I ask all people who have left a negative feedback never to delete it.



The fact that they returned my coins does not mean that they are not scammers. You must understand that they would never have returned my coins if I hadnít organized this 3 month hype. Therefore, it is not their merit. This is exclusively my work (and of course the people who supported me here). And if you think the right thing to do with the feedback, then you can make a positive feedback to me, but in no case do not delete their existing negative feedback. Otherwise, this will not be fairness.

If you just delete your feedback, it will be a 100% signal that everyone can steal someone's money, then wait 3 months for everything to calm down, and then in case of failure simply return it and continue the business. It is not right.



In recent weeks, nothing new has been happened for ChangeNOW. Everything was absolutely the same as in recent months. My helpers distributed links to my topics and informed people about the situation.

The only thing that was added was that in recent weeks, Changelly, Atomic Wallet and Guarda began to be together with the ChangeNOW in most of messages. Also, many of you have seen the red banner dedicated to Changelly.

I am sure that this St. Petersburg group analyzed the situation and was frightened that if the shadow falls on all their services, they will lose much more than 100 BCH. And only because of this fear, they decided to return the money to me and change KYC-Refund policy (perhaps temporarily... until "Europol's" directions). I am sure of it so much that I can bet 100 BCH.
So do not be idiots and do not think that they have corrected and decided to be honest. They are just pathetic cowards who were afraid of losing more than they stole from me.


My conclusion: All of these services are scammers and I believe that such people have no place in the crypto world, they disgrace it and lower the trust of cryptocurrency. Do not work with them or support them.


I am very grateful to all the people who were in my topics. And I will send 0.01 BTC to every person who left at least 2 posts in my threads.



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Briefly:
Changelly, Atomic Wallet, ChangeNOW, Guarda are from the same city(St. Petersburg) and from the same group of people and these services protect each other

ChangeNOW is selective scammers which have as minimum 2 cases

And they cannot be anyone but scammers simply because of this:
Earlier, you explained the impossibility of returning the money without documents to me because you are afraid that my money was stolen and you are afraid that you may have problems with Europol.

But as soon as it became known, you immediately disappeared from the forum:
At the same time, I was a customer of Changelly[actually parent of ChangeNOW, as it became known later] and have whitelisted account there and exchanged hundreds of bitcoins in recent months without any kind of KYC. (it's funny but they gave me whitelisted account after ChangeNOW's scam!) The fact is that I have 5-year-old crystal clear coins, so it never aroused suspicion from anyone.

What is the reason to refuse me in refund? After all, you can no longer lie about the fear of Europol. Then why do you keep my money for 3 months?
From this it follows that they do not care about the purity of coins. They are only looking for an excuse for appropriating someone's coins and they are engaged in the hunt for big deposits with the help of KYC story.

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What happened: Illegal exchanger from Russia(the activities of such services are not legal in Russia) hold my funds and do all to delay the situation. They demand documents, selfie, videoverification. But I am not obliged to disclose information about myself to a group of persons who conduct illegal activities in its country. It's just dangerous... And all this happens despite the fact that they have always advertised themselves as an anonymous service: Google, their own topic
Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1307188 and https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2286031
Reference Link: https://changenow.io/
Amount Scammed: 100 BCH / 11 BTC / $70 000
Payment Method: BCH
Proof of Payment: Dear friends I don't want to publish my wallet address. However, fraudsters do not deny the problem(you can see this in next posts). But in any case, I can show my wallet to any moderator.
PM/Chat Logs: Again, fraudsters do not deny the problem. Of course I have a long long dialogue through email, but it's too big.
Additional Notes: I advise you to not deal with this user until this dispute is resolved.

Quick FAQ
Q: Can not you pass video verification because the selfie was doing another person?
A: If this were so, do you really think that I would not have the money to pay that person for the video call?

Q: So what is the problem?
A: The problem is that I do not follow the demands of suspicious persons from Russia who conduct activities there without any supervision by the state, and who run away from their office and change founders. I need that these people to just return my crystal clean 5-year old coins. I do not need their exchange and accordingly I do not want to go with them for any cooperation.

Q: Why 100 BCH?
A: It was only a first small part and I confused them with Changelly

Q: Why so much hate?
A: On July 6, they received a photo of the passport and a selfie. Then they told everyone that they were investigating. On July 19, I told them that I knew who they are and where they are and only on that day they suddenly decided to stop their investigation and began to ask for video verification (just check this topic). Thus I'm absolutely sure they are just pathetic scammers who wanted to steal a large sum of money.



INVESTIGATION TOPIC WITH THE INFO ABOUT SCAMMERS:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4647308.0 (ONLY FOR REGISTERED BITCOINTALK USERS)


https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/8wsgir/changenowio_scam_fraudsters_have_stolen_100_bch/ (for others)



UPDATE 2018-07-15

They still have not returned my funds. I remind you I sent all the photos they needed 9 days ago. They say that they are conducting an investigation. They themselves say that they do not know how long it will take. In other words, they say:
"We took your funds, and we will not return it to you until we want."

But what kind of investigation can be conducted by these anonyms for more than 9 days? Blockchain shows that I own funds for 5 years. The presence of many coins on my wallets indicates that private keys were not stolen. What else can they investigate? There is no doubt that they are just trying to find a way to leave this funds to themselves. I'm sure they just wait until we all shut up and everyone will forget about it.



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UPDATE 2018-07-18

They still have not returned my funds. I remind you I sent all the photos they needed 12 days ago. They say that they are conducting an investigation... in the time when blockchain shows that I own funds for 5 years. The presence of many coins on my wallets indicates that private keys were not stolen.


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UPDATE OF THE POST  2018-07-29


More than two weeks ago I opened ChangeNOW.io and tried to exchange 100 BCH for 11 bitcoins.
Why did I come to this site with such a huge amount? I confused them with Changelly, which I once worked with. And this was only part of the total amount of exchange.
After I sent BCH, the exchange was suspended and I was asked for a image of the passport and an explanation of the origin of the funds. I wrote my indignation to them. But when a man with a Russian name Sergey answered me, I tensed. If this is a service from Russia, then why should it establish the identity of a person with such a large volume of coins? What purpose do they have in the time when the transaction itself could not cause any suspicion (other than volume)? This is not for them to be formally protected from regulators, since in Russia it is not regulated by anyone and they work illegally. I decided that it was just a formality. I took an image with someone's passport from google-images and sent them. And also I explained the origin of the funds, although there is nothing to explain, everything is already visible:

1. There is only one incoming transaction(a few months ago) and one outgoing transaction(to ChangeNow.io) on the wallet.
2. The origin of funds on this wallet is my another wallet. This wallet was created 5 years ago(before bitcoin hardfork) and it replenished only once(5 years ago).
3. The presence of many coins on my wallets indicates that private keys were not stolen.


But after that they asked to send selfie with a passport. There was no way out and I had to make a real selfie with a real passport.
They accused me that I deceived them and now they will conduct an investigation. That was 2 weeks ago. All the days during these weeks they said that they are investigating this situation and can not say about the completion time
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.msg42029915#msg42029915
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4619534.msg42090568#msg42090568
The same thing was said to me when communicating by mail within 2 weeks. Do you understand cynicism? Absolutely anonymous people, without a company, addresses, telephone, working illegally, appropriated my funds and in fact declare that they will return it only when they themselves want it.

They said it until 2018-07-20. This is explained by the fact that on Thursday I told them that I found all the information about them: their names, phone numbers, office address. I said that the information about them will be published and then forwarded to the competent bodies of St. Petersburg, as they, having organized de facto anonymous exchange service of anonymous currencies (only I probably did not have the luck with my volume) brazenly violates the laws of the Russian Federation. After that they immediately wanted to communicate with me on video communication. And now they are blackmailing: "that's when you call us, then we will decide about your funds."

But I do not like this approach. Persons who conduct completely illegal entrepreneurial activities in Russia, trying to steal funds from those who feed them, have no right to demand anything to me. I will not please them. I do not worry about my funds, I'll return it in any case, it's just that I will not leave anything from their "business" and from their personal reputation.

Please understand me correctly. I do not gloat simply because they work illegally in Russia. It's just a convenient hook. But I would never used it if they did not try to steal my funds.
You, having at least six months from registering on the forum, think: what 2 weeks investigation can be carried out by a group of people doing their business illegally in the time when the blockchain shows that I own the funds for 5 years, and the presence of many coins on my wallets says that private keys were not stolen. What investigation? It's clear even for a fool, that this is a lie and an attempt to delay the time to the maximum in the hope that the person will fall behind and the topic will be forgotten.

I repeat, I have absolutely nothing against services that work in the shadow of the state. Not all states have perfect legislation. But if you work illegally and yet have no honor, trying to brazenly steal, then do not think that you will get away with it.



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UPDATE 2018-08-13

They fled their office a week ago.
St. Petersburg, Ligovsky prospect, 50, building 13, office 28

And when someone calls company's phone number the CEO of Evercode Lab( Evercode Lab is developer of ChangeNOW) refuses to give a new address.
https://evercodelab.com/

They call yourself a legitimate business. Why do they run away from the office and keep the new address a secret? What are they afraid of? After all, they have everything under the law and Russian police will protect them. So what is the problem?



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UPDATE 2018-08-21

What is most feared by the cowardly Russian scammers? EXACTLY! - Russian police and FSB!

Do you think that the change of office and the absolute hiding of the new address is something extra? Oh... On August 15 these pathetic cowards changed all the founders of EVERCODE LAB ltd. (OOO ЭBEPКOД ЛAБ; the developer of ChangeNOW)




MORE INFO in the investigation topic: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4647308 (ONLY FOR REGISTERED BITCOINTALK USERS)


https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/8wsgir/changenowio_scam_fraudsters_have_stolen_100_bch/ (for others)



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