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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Plagiarized Witepaper - Finoxio on: May 30, 2022, 05:59:05 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing whitepaper
Suspect's Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3449501
Suspect's Website: http://www.finoxocoin.io/ | archived
Suspect's ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5400517.0 | archived
Suspect's litepaper: https://www.finoxocoin.io/litepaper_FINOXO%20linked.pdf | archived
Plagiarized Documents:
At least these three:
[1] https://coinguides.org/bep2-bep20-erc20-the-difference/
[2] https://www.smartmoneymatch.com/articles/A-Complete-Understanding-Of-The-Tron-%28TRC-20%29-Token-Development-Process/3932#:~:text=A%20TRC%2D20%20token%20is,of%20the%20TRON%20virtual%20machine.
[3] https://cryptopotato.com/what-is-solana/

Additional Notes:
Given their litepaper is mostly images and graphs, it is not exaggerating to say that word-to-page ratio wise, their litepaper is heavily plagiarized. Even their abstract is "outsourced", although the original website seems to be already offline [see image 4 for this]
 
Some screenshot for easy view:

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Notifying the suspect.                                
2  Economy / Scam Accusations / Plagiarized Whitepaper - PolyBTC on: May 21, 2022, 09:09:07 AM
What happened: Plagiarizing whitepaper
Suspect's Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3477669
Suspect's Website: https://www.polybtc.net/ | archived
Suspect's ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5399524.0 | archived
Suspect's Whitepaper: https://www.polybtc.net/whitepaper | archived
Plagiarized Documents:
At least these two:
[1] https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/introducing-bnb-chain-the-evolution-of-binance-smart-chain-421499824684903436/
[2] https://inform.tmforum.org/archive/2014/06/rise-cryptocurrency/

Additional Notes:
And of course, to complete the scammer traits, they have this:

 
Some screenshot for easy view:

 

 



Notifying the suspect.
3  Economy / Scam Accusations / Cryptokool001 - Recycling their WP --plagiarized-- to rug-pull on: May 17, 2022, 06:29:49 PM
What happened: Either a seriously severe case of plagiarism and recycle, or rugpull, or both.
Suspect's Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3410072
Suspect's Website:

Suspect's ANN threads list: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3410072;sa=showPosts | archived

And this is the part where things get a tad bit more interesting. The suspect seems to recycle their whitepaper from the old projects to the new ones, which... the original WP itself is copying from other sources [see screenshot section below]. Basically, they create a project, abandoned it after a few days, and made another one, an exact copy, with different name. So if Cryptokool001 said they're just hired to be a CM, they did an extremely awful job of DD because they can't even spot plagiarized materials which an exact copy of the project they previously moderated. With that said, I think it is safe to rule out the old "I'm not part of team" excuse.

Second, rug pull. 2 out of 12 of their projects telegram group are no longer available, and the others were not so good, with months of gaps in between chat, all were only made by the team because they limit their members from writing on the group, most likely to prevent people asking something like this:

hello all

tell everyone this is a scam
we can't sell the tokens on pancakeswap after buying
these men are scammers!!


which wouldn't be too far fetched to think that the latest and the ones that is yet to come will also be a quick money grab before they abandoned their TG group. Departing from this opinion, I think I am not too harsh to the suspect if I raised a newbie-warning flag against them, and hopefully people will support to activate it.

Flag raised: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2963

Some screenshot for easy view:



4  Economy / Scam Accusations / Plagiarized Whitepaper - EcoPark Resort Group on: May 01, 2022, 10:27:49 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing whitepaper
in the spirit of being nice and non-judgemental bastard like santa, I'll follow the request of my previous scammer, err... alleged scammer, by changing some... wording
Suspect's Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3471374
Suspect's Website: https://www.ecoparkresortgroup.io/ | archived
Suspect's ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5396522.0 | archived
Suspect's Whitepaper: https://eu.docs.wps.com/l/sINXFj71My83jkgY | archived
Plagiarized Documents: Finextra article written by Charles X | archived

Additional Notes:
As the article was written by Charles X back in 15 November 2021, and this project itself was just created in less than a month ago, I think we can ruled out an excuse that they wrote the paper first and then copied by Charles. Neither they can say that Charles is part of the team and thus his published paper is used as a source, given they didn't even list the said blogger as their team.
 
Some screenshot for easy view:











Notifying the sca... suspect.
5  Economy / Scam Accusations / XCavator - Multiple Red Flags - Plagiarism, Fake Credential, Worrisome Tokenomy on: April 27, 2022, 07:46:43 PM
What happened: The project raises several red flags, as listed on the thread title and which will be described in more details in sections below

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3461862
Scammers Website: https://xcavator.co/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5392519.0 | archived




First Red Flag: Plagiarism
Plagiarized Documents: Whitepaper | archived
Original source: Several, as listed below, but kindly check section 4, the image section for easier view
[1] http://enkwallet.com/ and https://cryptonmr.com/?page_id=280/
[2] https://support.nominex.io/en-us/article/47-what-is-monero
[3] https://genesisdigitalassets.com/the-challenges-of-industrial-scale-bitcoin-mining/




Second Red Flag: Faking credentials, owning other project's KYB --Know Your Business-- as their own

G O O D N E W S !!

𝐀 𝐍 𝐎 𝐓 𝐇 𝐄 𝐑    𝐏 𝐈 𝐋 𝐋 𝐄 𝐑    𝐎 𝐅    𝐒 𝐓 𝐑 𝐄 𝐍 𝐆 𝐓 𝐇    𝐀 𝐂 𝐇 𝐈 𝐄 𝐕 𝐄 𝐃

XCAVATOR Has Successfully Completed “KNOW YOUR BUSINESS” By AUDIT RATE TECH

NOW INVEST FREELY IN 𝐗𝐂𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐎𝐊𝐄𝐍

PUBLIC SALE LIVE: xcavator.co/ico/


[...]
[archived]

Alleged Document: Project KYB Report | archived

If you actually checked at the document, though --see appendix [4] on section 4, it looks like a very poorly made "official certificate" with a QR that will redirect you to this link --edit: the link automatically redirect to the certificate, so I'll paste the link manually, https://me-qr.com/d4NLr as well as adding appendix [5] to maintain fairness-- I've tried both with my phone's QR code reader and online QR code reader, just to be sure, and both bring us to the same page, so it is safe to say the QR code --nor the certificate-- belongs to them. The link itself will redirect us to a detailed certificate issued by Smart Contract Security Audit for Mocking Metaverse additional note: I didn't check both the certificate issuer or the mockingmetaverse project as both are not the points of interests here.




Third Red Flag: Holding and have control of the rest of the token "to be sold manually when the market condition is suitable"

[...]

You are right as the team will have control over the rest of the total supply. As per the demand of our project we cannot automate the release of our tokens. Firstly we cannot be assured of the availability of the latest mining equipments. As we will be using all the funds from the sale of tokens to setup mining infrastructure, if we will automate the release and at that time miners are not available then the mining power per token will go down as the mining power will be less in comparison to our token holders. Also as all other projects hold supply to provide sufficient volume on different new exchanges we also will be doing that.




Some screenshot for easy view:

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[5]





Notifying and inviting the accused to answer and defend themselves here
6  Economy / Scam Accusations / [Fake Team Profile] - New Ukraine Coin on: April 18, 2022, 07:26:16 PM
What happened: Fake team profile

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2610761
Scammers Website: https://www.newukrainecoin.com/ | archived special thanks to SRF10 for suggesting this web archiver few months ago, as waybackmachine and archive.today seems couldn't archive it properly
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5394467.0| archived
Scammers Whitepaper: https://www.newukrainecoin.com/_files/ugd/61619b_58ad006e3c6c4284bb925dfb6da80b5b.pdf | archived

Ok, this is kind interesting as these three people appears on so many projects across the internet, each with different roles and names, which kinda reminds me of Johnny Sins. For example, they're featured on MERF1 in Philippine, A photographer2 in Georgia, a one Patrick Oates Insurance agent3 in Wisconsin, a mining company4 in Indonesia, a climate justice and feminist heroes5 in Malaysia, a public forum and citizenship6 (?) not sure about this, they're now Puerto Rican, though, and many more that I am somewhat think those pictures must be a template from a website builder.

Some screenshot for easy view: :
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5.
6.

Additional notes:
I think, at this point and sadly, it became a rule of thumb that a project using Ukraine as one of their aspect --be it a pure donation project which actually only distribute a tiny portion of the total fund to Ukraine, or project with working features like this-- should be approached with caution as mostly are scam projects from people with zero morals and ethic who tried to reap benefits from other's suffering.

A note that I think worth considering though, for anyone who actually really interested and moved to donate to Ukraine through crypto, I would suggest to use Binance's Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund as the fundraising is --yes, is, it's still ongoing-- hosted by a very reputable crypto organization with a --IMO-- transparent fund distribution and unless I am mistaken, the entire 100% of the fund raised are allocated to those in needs, no 80% investors bullshit, or 19% transaction fees are for the refugee, or anything like it.
7  Economy / Scam Accusations / TacaliCoin - Project with Zero Purpose and Goal on: April 15, 2022, 07:02:29 AM
What happened: Raising a project with no clear goal and product or service, with a sole purpose to crowdfund their own business. What business? Well... that's a funny question, see below evidences for a better insight.

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2779504 as well as his original account, this one is made for ban evasion
Scammers Website: http://tacali.space/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5392317.0 | archived


Newbie Flag raised, kindly support only if you're agree with my opinion stated below: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2943

Additional notes:

I'm not sure if we can consider the project as a scam and thus, if this board is the appropriate board. However, due to the nature of the project and the "dev" themselves --ban evasion, death threat, witch hunting of "gang", and other questionable behavior-- I am leaning toward a possibility to money-grab. The nature of the project itself violated the rule of "no-begging" as they're basically begged to be funded to do their business, which has no clear purpose or tangible --and intangible-- product, unless we considered crowdfunding someone to build a multidimensional company that works in health, franchises, production and distribution, and other sectors, not to forget to be as successful as Musk and Bezos, thus allows the holder to be employed in space is somewhat... realistic.

[...]

I am using TACA to crowdfund for my own business needs ( you donate when you exchange your crypto to TACA if it goes to my wallet)
People will be able to use TACA  to get loyalty points if i have success to build my business vision.
[...]

8  Economy / Scam Accusations / Haptic - Plagiarizing Medium Article (essentially their WP)... with slight adjus on: April 01, 2022, 11:03:44 AM
What happened: Plagiarizing their published Medium article which essentially works as their mini whitepaper

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3453444
Scammers Website: https://haptic.finance/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5390207.0 | archived
Plagiarized Documents: medium page | archived
Original source: "The Homogenous Properties of Automated Market Makers"

Additional notes:

They seems to prefer discord as their means of communication. Being not a discord guy myself, I can't check how's the discussion happened there. Their official telegram is effectively non functional with zero update since the creation date, though. Same fate happened to their website which literally lacking of any useful info. No company profile, no team, just a page listing their social media.


Some screenshot for easy view:

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Edit: notifying and inviting dev through their ann thread
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / Stabila - Plagiarizing Documents from Many Sources on: March 21, 2022, 08:10:58 AM
What happened: Plagiarizing documents --not their WP, other documents (plural)-- from different sources

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3425174
Scammers Website: https://www.stabilascan.org/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5379020.0 | archived
Plagiarized Documents:

Maybe they learned from their past action, their WP is actually rather clean. However, other documents of their project are not. Below is the list of documents available on their website which are copying content from others' work.

Brand Assets - Plagiarizing "Stablecoin Evolution and Market Trends"
Stabila Documentation - Plagiarizing Tron's Documentation
Stabila Asset Tokenization Plagiarizing 10XTS Article about Tokenization
Banking blueprint - Plagiarizing "Banking Blueprint for the Crypto World" by Arun Ghosh
Stabila for banks - Plagiarizing BCG's Article by Zubin Mogul

Additional Notes: Stabila is a child company of Moneta, a project with a plagiarizing history. In the past, upon being outed that their WP is stealing content, they defended themselves by saying that they hired content writer, and that some members are blackmailing them into paying some sum of money or else... well, they never shows the concrete evidence --screenshot and anything-- to backup their claim. Instead, they went full witch-hunt mode accusing and tagging anyone that stands against them.

I was notified by miWana about Stabila's connection with Moneta. Thanks to their help, the project enters my radar and I re-investigate them. The second section of this post is a snipped quote of what I wrote on the other thread in response to miWana's information, I'll copy them here to add them to the investigation materials for the case of fake team on top of the plagiarism accusation.

The third section of this post is what I called as a happy coincidence. Given that they've been online for days after I PMed them --they should have noticed my message and choose to ignore them-- and they gave no response, I decided to dive into their TG to well... notify them and take a look around their community. What I find is probably what we can say as a shilling service.

Some screenshot for easy view:

Brand Assets:


Documentation:


Asset Tokenization:


Banking Blueprint


Stabila for Banks:


And in case the team tried to get away from this accusation using the old excuse of "we hired a content writer and they copied material without our knowledge", allow me to add this evidence stating that their CEO, Daniel Varzari, is the author of the document, which --if they still insist they hired a writer-- means their CEO lied by claiming a paper that he didn't write as his.






[...]
With that out of our way, I want to lay some foundation about how Moneta and Stabila is connected. Just like the link you provide as well as stated on Moneta's website and Stabila's whitepaper, Stabila is the child company of Moneta and teamed by the same people.



Several things that raised my concern upon reinvestigating them are:

1. The change of their office(s).
Although it is quite understandable for company to relocate themselves, it is quite uncanny for them to close all of their office on big cities --and country-- and move to a rather remote umm... town?



Something that's perhaps worth mentioning about the building where they're located, it is notoriously known for being listed as the address of a shady offshore trading company, at least that's the impression I get from reading the auto-translated review from people cross contries.

2. The lack of details about their team.
Moneta listed 9 people as their team according to their website, but from 9 of these people, I can only verify 3 of them as a real person, in a sense that their name and record is searchable outside Moneta, and all 3 are the higher ups. From these three people, only 1 acknowledged his empoyment with Moneta, the other two didn't mention Moneta on their profile. These person are:

1. Daniel Varzari
Out of the three people, Mr. Varzari is the only one that shows and declare his relationship with Moneta, which should help us decide whether the project is real or not --if the only one person associated with the project is not provable as a real person, then it will be justified to question the project's legitimacy. However, there is an article published --and written by himself-- on the website of other companies that he's been a board director of.



2. Igor Scvortov
Mr. Scvortov mentioned an employment with Paragon Capital on his LinkedIn, but not Moneta. However, sadly, if you try to access Paragon's website --I deliberately put the entire link here instead of shorten the link with bbcode for fair play-- http://www.paragoncapital.com/, the site will redirect you to a website called e-lease, which rather feels like that the site as well as the project itself has failed and the site is now used by other user.



3. Anastasia Kovaleva
With a little dig, I managed to get a means of contact with Ms. Kovaleva. Well, to be honest, she's very active on social media and has a lot of press published about her, indicating that out of the three, she is the most real person. Details about her is deliberately not served here to respect her privacy, because of that very reason. However, below is the proof of contact.



With all of the evidences I can gather in a day laid for public, the ball is now out of my court. I'll notify Stabila about this thread and hopefully they'll be able to clarify things. The way I see it, the easiest way to strengthen their credibility is by asking Ms. Kovaleva to reply my DM and vouch for them.




P.s.: hmm... that's odd, their ann thread as well as other threads they owned are all locked. It is also brought to my attention that the thread is tagged by GazetaBitcoin as thread that utilizes bumping service. I guess I don't have other way but to contact them via PM.

Edit: proof of notifying Stabila





So... what does their community think about their consensus network?






How about their decentralized feature?




So, overall, what do their community think about the project?


[note: the "valerstudio" username is a bounty hunter using the project's name and not Valerstudio's official tg handler]




Edit: notifying them via telegram as well, let's see if they'll come here or kick me out of their channel
Edit 2: they kicked me, LOL

10  Economy / Scam Accusations / IKIA - Plagiarizing Whitepaper Content From Many Sources on: February 10, 2022, 06:07:08 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing content from several sources for their whitepaper
Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3437630
Scammers Website: https://ikia.io/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5382611.0 | archived
Scammers Whitepaper: https://ikia.io/IKIA_whitepaper01.pdf | Not archived - Waybackmachine seems having an error today, I can't archive the PDF file. Other reliable web archiver that I usually utilize are not capable of archiving a downloadable PDF.

Plagiarized Source:

There are many, some that I caught by random sampling are plagiarizing below sources:

1. https://astoken.co/Whitepaper.pdf
2. https://medium.com/@fatboynft/evolution-of-nfts-c7ed952c2603
3. https://moneytoken.eu/

Some screenshot for easy view:


 




11  Economy / Reputation / [INVESTIGATION] - Possible Alt-cluster of Shillers and Bounty Abuse on: February 07, 2022, 12:39:15 PM
I'm not sure if this is the rigth board, I've been undecided between accusations, reputation, or investigation board since I first stared my investigation of these accounts. Coincidentally, just when I'm about to create my thread and I looked around between the three boards, I saw Masulum made a similar-toned thread on this board, so hopefully this is the right one. Nonetheless, if this is the wrong board for my thread, kindly inform me and I'll move it to the more suitable board

I began to suspecing a foul play when I followed a thread managed by OddEvenBets.com and saw some people there are showing an excessive interests, so I begin to dive and dig further into their history and found that --for the past few month's posts and ignoring older ones-- their posts are limited only to the threads managed by OddEvenBets.com. Such coincidence is rather uncanny and deserve a tad degree of suspicion, so I compiled a table to get an easier visual on tracking which thread is posted by who, and I got this:



These users are posting on those thread and create a --presumably-- fake interests and supportive discussion like below, which will have a high possibility to mislead inexperinced users and newbies into thinkin that the project being discussed is very interesting:

I am looking for a new and potential project, so it will be difficult to get it listed on centralized exchanges. Do you have any suggestions for a project whose token is about to be listed on centralized exchanges? I want to hear your opinion.
Check out PKT which is listing on Bittrex soon. Not the Playkey shitcoin, but the new project called PKT Cash. I like the team and it is a mined proof of work coin, not a premined token.

Hello fellas, seems like I need your help. I want to go into the gaming sphere but there are so many projects. Can you advise anything new to follow because I want to participate at an early stage, to get a chance to win more rewards
Sure thing bro, now it is better to participate in metaverse systems. Just take a look at AffynOfficial, this is a mobile metaverse play-to-earn system and they have unique utility with the geo-based concept. The sale will be this month btw
Hmm, design looks cool, I like it. So as I got they will release soon and you will be able to purchase lands? It is interesting, I will check how to earn rewards while playing. Maybe I will purchase some tokens at the sale, min limit

To be sure that they're indeed are connected and I am not just paranoid, I dug into their addresses and found that they do transactions between each other. Not only that, while I searched for each of their address I also realized that they  frequently enrolled into same bounties, effectively cheating bounty by enrolling alts. Although I didn't spend time investigating whether these bounties are legit and/or also part of their shilling service or not, this is what it looks from bounty-side:



As for the proof of connection through transactions are as follows:

Bordijo to Nahratsak 88,732 IFEX
Bordijo to Kovinskii 425 JDC
Bordijo to Efarilino 425 JDC
Bordijo to Nahratsak 425 JDC
Bordijo to Paypolitan 425 JDC
Bordijo to Semehov 425 JDC
Semehov to Kovinskii 3.292 ETH
Kovinskii to Semehov 3.3 ETH
Kovinskii to Nahratsak 706 IFUM
Kovinskii to Nahratsak 2 ETH
Natrashak to Kovinskii 0.1 ETH
Natrashak to Paypolitan 850 IDEX
Natrashak to Paypolitan 0.02 ETH
Semehov to Pwaytoken 0.043 ETH



Their profile and addresses:

Bordijo 0x7f5889c07f310785648712a5075eccd333236043
Efarillino 0x519AF31E48b5369eF620CaE9a071c558f3ae27fa
GraphLinq Protocol 0x73F79C3D797055633eAAE3815EA791cc628649a1
Indacoin 0xBACc8802D9220fd2CEdeA6895c2B8fe9CE0bC03C
Kovinskii 0x6EBf583dA147887ae29C9E5A41dCe6fF80DD3358
krg-token 0xE64AB0063e8Bfc7E070331D0Ae67DA8A0AFFF663
Legasches 0x88358a49e2aA67D90f5782C5eADe459332EC4d33
Nahratsak 0x02A092F9fd80E9dD51cac1dc5BC69f42578f004b
Paypolitan 0x53198FD6C78d112CB9D1D6a321080E10e11B5cb1
Pwaytoken 0x79BC80b5FD39DbFCB1Fd070e91b19e48c750a708
Semehov 0x1C34d23367Ca0697417Fc15941593c6C717c8E98
torex.one 0xdA496b9f2A5E09F3E4f7E959505467e0d0B7f8D2
vetohov 0x2c1Fd7Cc04E059967947104E441a9f8fb88Fc9De
12  Economy / Scam Accusations / Paradox - Plagiarizing Content on: January 25, 2022, 03:56:11 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing content from several sources for their whitepaper

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1135023
Scammers Website: https://paradox.credit/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5376629.0 | archived
Scammers Whitepaper: https://paradox.credit/whitepaper | archived
Plagiarized Source:

https://blog.accubits.com/decentralized-lending-and-borrowing-with-defi-platforms/
https://www.taringa.net/mickael_mosse/how-does-lending-and-borrowing-work-on-defi-platforms_32jx3y/


Additional notes:
1. I just took two random section of their whitepaper and checked for plagiarism, which both happen to be. Other part of their whitepaper is probably also copied from other sources.

2. If I may be a judgemental asshole, seeing the quality of their site and the lack of team details, I am quite convinced that their project would also exit-scam their investors.

3. If the poster claimed the usual disclaimer that they posted only on the behalf of the team that hires them, I'd like to add this archive of their forum profile that associates themselves with the site.

https://archive.is/TzqPa

Some screenshot for easy view:




13  Economy / Scam Accusations / [WARNING] A Phising Site From a FAKE Telegram Account of Quickswap on: December 04, 2021, 03:55:40 PM
So, a short story before we begin, I was playing around Quickswap, a fork of Uniswap that runs on Polygon Chain, because a project I currently investigating was on it. It leads me to a Telegram group that poses as their official account, which --I believe-- their sole purpose is to lead the visitor to their phising site.

I am not an admin of Quickswap, or related to them, this thread was made to warn clueless users and members from a trap of a phising site on a telegram impersonating them.

If you type "quickswap official" on the telegram search bar instead from a search engine like google, you'll get a result as below.



Their telegram will looks quite legit, with a lot of members commenting and actively chatting, bot admin, a "chief admin", they even has a nice "star" on their name to strengthen their official-ness. But, if you look closer, you'll notive that those members has to be a bumping accounts or bots or fake users, given most were a "deleted account" or account without username, and if you scroll way back into their earliest date, you'll see that they only began to "talk" recently.



Anyway, let's say you're looking for their tg group because your transaction got stuck or you're facing some problem in swapping on their platform, stumbled upon this channel and you believe this is their legit channel, so you followed suggesstion of their bot because they said you have to try these steps first prior to PMing an admin --which, the admin himself is also a scammer.



Following their link will brings you to these sequences:



And that's it. You know what'll hapen next if you submit your private key into thier site. As the rule of thumb suggest: NEVER, ever ever ever, give your Private Key to anyone.

tl;dr: There is a fake Quickswap telegram channel which leads to a phising site. Quickswap official Telegram Account is @QuickSwapDEX, as informed in one of their tweet back in July which also acknowledged there are channels impersonating them:

14  Economy / Scam Accusations / BEWARE, TellorCrypto.com - SCAM | [newbie please read this] on: October 30, 2021, 05:31:24 PM
First of all, I think this fraudulence method won't fool anyone... or shouldn't. But given no warning seems to be made on this forum yet, and with current ETH uprising and --a rather unrelated topic-- I saw one or two newbie somehow managed to get scammed by someone whose account clearly flagged, I think it's better safe than sorry. So...

To anyone receiving a message from Tellor Crypto stating that you got 5 ETH to celebrate their launch and attract new users... yeah, if some things are just too good to be true, it probably is.

Here's the screenshot of the reward



Upon registering, you'll get an email from Anaclark198266@gmail[dot]com



And apparently, the code worked, it'll reward your account with 5 eth, and then come the (non)fun part, you'll be required to deposit 0.1 eth to "verify your account" according to EU law dated 15th of May, 2018, which for some reason, they feel the need to put a timer on the deposit time --lord almighty knows how long an eth transfer could take-- as well as hiding the address



Now, if the fact that you somehow got very lucky that you're randomly selected amongst millions of human being to win 5 ETH from an exchange you barely heard of before, the requirement to perform a deposit in order to withdraw itself should have warned you. But, if you insist in doubting the dislegitimacy of this site --because hey, they have a support button and a live member-chat that's very active, I don't think the member-chat themselves are real. Why? I offered them the reward, none responded, so they're probably bot. What real user ignored a free 20,000 USD? Well, not me.



And this is their support, which apparently "online", but never replied although it's still their working hour.

 



If, after all of this, you still think you want to deposit 0.1 ETH, please read the commonsense utilized by this trustpilot reviewer





I think, it's very possible that the site act in two ways, one they hope they can taunt you into depositing 0.1 ETH into the account, which I am rather sure you still won't be able to withdraw after depositing, and two, by stealing your email and password, because it is very possible that a user uses the same email address and password on every account they have, so the email and password you use on this site --which they store-- is very likely to be the same with the ones you use on binance, bitcointalk, etc,
15  Economy / Scam Accusations / Rottschild - plagiarizing content for their website - not Rothschild on: October 16, 2021, 04:18:24 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing content for their website, or perhaps it should better fits if I say they stole content from different sources

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3389002
Scammers Website: https://www.rottschild.com | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5365678.0 | archived
Scammers Whitepaper: TBA
Plagiarized Source: Images 1,2,3, and 4, see the section "screenshot"
Additional notes: one content (image number 3) was from a website that serves mockups and probably --emphasize on probably-- allows their content to be freely recycled, and image 1 seems to come from either Etsy or other free image template. However, image 2 and 4 seems to be protected. Number 4 were licensed to Ripple Junction. For whatever image licensing each pictures had, IMO those images are deliberately placed on their site to give a false sense of confident to clueless visitors that people on the images are the dev team snd that team were "revealed". Not to mention they infringe the name "Rothschilds" with a slight difference to borrow their reputation.

Some screenshot for easy view:
1.

2.
Source: https://elevateworkshops.com/store/I-Cant-Outwork-Racism-Mug-p228897161

3.

4.
Source: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Survey-Corps-Logo-Hoodie/128160718
16  Economy / Scam Accusations / Dalmatian Finance - Another DOGE hype project || Plagiarizing website on: February 08, 2021, 01:02:56 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing content for their website

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1014729
Scammers Website: https://dalmatians.finance/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5315527.0 | archived
Scammers Whitepaper: TBA
Plagiarized Source: http://corgitoken.finance/ | archived

Some screenshot for easy view:




17  Economy / Scam Accusations / Wallchain - Plagiarizing Content on: January 06, 2021, 07:44:04 PM
What happened: Plagiarizing content for their ANN thread - They don't have WP and website yet.

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2770259
Scammers Website: TBA
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5307255.0 | archived
Scammers Whitepaper: TBA
Plagiarized Source: https://magazinemi.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-the-internet-for-individuals-and-companies/
Additional Notes: As they don't have WP or website yet --they said they'll launch it soon--, there is no way to what extent they plan to plagiarize, or whether their published WP will contain plagiarism or not. Nonetheless, at the very least, this thread raised to point out the fact that the ANN contain an exact copy and paste paragraphs without crediting the author.

Some screenshot for easy view:



Original source:


18  Economy / Scam Accusations / Moneta - Plagiarized Whitepaper on: December 08, 2020, 06:56:04 PM
What happened: Plagiarized Whitepaper

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2893780
Scammers Website: https://www.moneta.holdings/ | archived
Scammers ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5297833.0 | archived
Plagiarized Whitepaper: https://moneta.holdings/images/pdf/MONETAWHITEPAPER.pdf | archived
Additional Notes: I just strongly remember I've read the same sentence on appendix 1 somewhere, and googled the sentence. I didn't have plagiarism scanner that'll help outlining their entire copy-paste document, and although I spent a good two hours trying to find a decent one, none of the free version would help the entire 80+ pages of their WP... or maybe I'm just clueless, LOL. If anyone have a decent app or full account (or perhaps can share a site with full free scanning) please scan their WP as I am sure almost everything is plagiarized from several sources.

Flag raised: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2516

Some screenshot for easy view:

1.
source: https://www.paynode.com/2019/08/25/lost-in-transit-the-problem-with-international-payments/

2.
source: https://www.actuaries.org.uk/system/files/field/document/06-04%20IFoA%20response%20to%20HM%20Treasury%20Cash%20and%20digital%20payments%20in%20the%20new%20economy.pdf
(pretty much the entire of page 4)


3.
source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/207651/11.%20PE%20642.361%20Kiel%20publication-original.pdf
(again, pretty much the entire of page 8 )
19  Economy / Scam Accusations / NOMINEX - cheating hunters by delaying payment for THREE years on: November 23, 2020, 01:42:28 PM
What happened:

Nominex had their bounty back in August 2020 and ended by September. Listed on their payment rule is below:

Quote
Our bounty rewards are credited instantly - no need to wait for the end of the tokens distribution.

It was later revealed in their telegram channel that although these token were credited to each account directly, these token can not be moved, sold, transferred, traded, or any other thing other than used as a discounted trading fee. In other words, these payment token were as good as being locked or uncredited for onky god know how long.

Nominex themselves planned to distribute their token on April 2021, which later announce to adapt DeFi and move the distribution forward to an unspecified time around end of 2020. In spite of that, there is a new revelation that bonus token (which consist of bounty, daily demo trade, and real trade) will be gradually released proportionally for three years. Yes, THREE YEARS.

Bonus NMXs will be distributed during 3 years, each day.

It means, suppose you have 300 NMX (which roughly valued at the same amount of USD), you'll get 0.27 NMX or probably around 35 cent at best, daily, for three years. Assuming the dev didn't run away with the money or being left by their community and price crashed during the course of 3 years.

The unbelievably long duration were due to their concern that releasing bounty at once will create a huge price dump. Getting curious as a hunter that feel being cheated, I summed the total token distributed for bounty as stated on spreadsheet, and the total were 68,781 NMX against their total supply of whooping 200,000,000 NMX. That was a mere 0.035%, clearly can barely affect price, especially if they believe in their own community.

Confronted about this, they state that there are 7,000,000 bonus token. And although bounty were merely 1% from this total bonus token (and infinitesimal against total supply), they still insist on gradually releasing the bounty token due to the said concern.

Recently I heard about DEGO who withheld their bounty payment for 100 days. Well, this one clearly topped the case with 1,095 days

Scammer profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2704636
Announcement thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5197241.0 | archive
Bounty thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5269954.0 | archive
Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O1kQ7LxXDT80cUuzOZTu6Ck2WI3zvDeQkoySSv_sps8/edit#gid=0

Flag raised: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2491

Some screenshot for easy view:



20  Economy / Scam Accusations / GLG Global Lottery Gaming - Beware of Scam on: November 10, 2020, 04:15:20 PM
What happened: GLG raises some suspicions on several aspect of their project, as follows:

1. Their planned UI were a clear Photoshop from Uniswap, and a poor one, nonetheless as they're not even replacing HEX token with theirs.

2. They held private sale with google form.

3. Their token sale address were a personal address. Not a smart contract, a personal wallet address. (This one kinda funny)

Flag: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2476

Scammer profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2875126
Announcement thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5288130.0 | archive
Website: http://glgrewards.com/ | archive
The notorious google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L64boPbkYa7dPICTLYl0QI8qP8bogOxXLD1JzmkAIhs/viewform?edit_requested=true | archive
Their... "smart contract": 0x313aF5D86c9F5D822968E6A82341ec1465739e76 | link

Some screenshot for easy view:



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