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1  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:




2  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:


3  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 )
4  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:



5  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:



6  Economy / Scam Accusations / Comet Finance, Scam Alert. Beware of Projects Launced by David Godson on: October 18, 2020, 07:18:37 AM
Comet Finance is a project that announced itself on 12 October 2020 and less than one week later, they severed any means of communication, their website is no longer accessible and their telegram channel is deleted, a clear indication to scam.

Right after Comet, the very same user launched another project named Thou Finance, with the same characteristics, which also evidenced by CaVO32 which led me to believe that it, alongside with any future project launched by this user, will face the same result.

It might be wise to also mention that this user was awaken from their 2 years long absence, possible lead to a bought or hacked account.

Scammer Profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2298670
Thou Ann: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5282435.0 | archive
Comet Ann: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5281623.0 | archive

flag type 1: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=2396

Several screenshot for easy view:






Update:
I'm removing Thou from this accusation in light of recent defense by one of its community manager, where cabalism13 stood and vouched for Thou, explaining that David Godson was hired as a thread manager by Thou and are not part of the team, thus his previous bad project with comet and suspicious activity should not be associated with Thou. | archive
7  Economy / Scam Accusations / [VIRUS] ToHelpCoin Wallet Infected with Trojan on: September 26, 2020, 10:34:48 AM
What happened: Wallet scan comes with some red flags

Scammer profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2858382
Announcement thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5278259.0
Archive: https://archive.is/yOMkp
Suspected wallet link: https://tohelpcoin.tech/xthwindows.zip
Scan result: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/48100ca6919684b99171ae77c16b301ce1666511b0aa26dd42568110d7913cea/summary
Screenshot of scanned result:


Additional notes:




In addition to the infected wallet, their project sounds shady, imposing as a charity and donation body to help covid-19 victim
8  Economy / Scam Accusations / Nutshell Exchange - Possible Scam with Fake Team Profile on: September 21, 2020, 12:20:26 PM
What happened: Nutshell exchange is very likely a scam project, for these reason I posted below:
1. No team detail other than project leader using fake profile
2. Ann thread and bounty were sprinkled with perhaps copyrighted materials
3. Allocation for bounty was almost illogical, 50% of total supply, which very likely resulting a major dump

Scammer profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2840382
Announcement thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5271602.0 - https://archive.is/FGudD
Bounty thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5271958.0 - https://archive.is/izGHE
Reference:
Article stating Harold Whistler is the team leader: http://xks6x.mjt.lu/nl2/xks6x/xhur.html - https://archive.is/QSNJ0
Articles written by Harold W.: https://wiki.nutshell.exchange/collector/pages.action?key=NW&src=breadcrumbs-collector - https://archive.is/NRw2s
Profile picture: https://wiki.nutshell.exchange/plugins/servlet/mobile?contentId=1998856#profile/admin - https://archive.is/liekQ
Original picture: Michael Emmerson's role as (literally) Harold Finch a.k.a. Harold Whistler - https://archive.is/4SBK0

Several screenshot for easy view:

 




9  Economy / Scam Accusations / ChainSaur - Virus detected on their Wallet + possible bumping service on: September 13, 2020, 07:23:42 AM
What happened: Wallet scan comes with some red flags

Scammer profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1038373
Announcement thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5275064.0
Archive: https://archive.is/F4wFo
Suspected wallet link: https://github.com/chainsaur-project/Chainsaur-Wallet/releases/download/1.1.0/chainsaur-gui-w1.1.0-windows.msi
Scan result: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/81f6dafca3ab9dced3b4e35d131bf7945635f50cef633f16bb30d73158a6dc88/detection
Screenshot of scanned result:


Other than that, their thread is likely using bumping service as the posts that filled their thread mainky came from two users. Xandry had highlighted this issue

osyduck and podlodkin are you both from some bumping service or connected with topic starter? Every stupid question that you asked can be easily found on their website.

@podlodkin ^ see link above .. stop deleting my messages, this is a shit launch
32. Posting multiple posts in a row (excluding bumps and reserved posts by the thread starter) is not allowed.
10  Economy / Scam Accusations / Xmoneta - SCAM project that's reborn into CryptoFundBank. on: October 02, 2019, 07:10:28 PM
What happened:
Xmoneta was a crypto messanger project back in late 2017 that held their ICO and managed to successfully reached softcap on their first ICO. In spite of the raised fund, reasoning that the accumulated funding was inadequate to pay for their project due to the crypto winter from early 2018, they refused to pay their bounty participants by saying that payment will happen after ICO ends, and with that decide to revise their WP to add second ICO --which rather strange as they already got their softcap-- that span from September to December 2018. Later in December 2018, they re-revised their whitepaper, including a THIRD ICO that spans from January to October 2019, and said that payment will only given after ICO ends.

Earlier these days, when I checked back at their project, it changed into CryptoFundBank, a completely different project with same team members and new Initial Bank Offering (a fancy way to say ICO, it seems). Upon confronting them about this on both of their bounty and main channel on Telegram, they deleted all of my chats and blocked me from both channel. Their website at https://xmoneta.com used to redirect into their new site https://www.cryptofundbank.com/ but it seems they've edited the site after the confrontation. Nonetheless, it is still easy to see that both project run by the same person as they shared the same team.

Now, regarding the CryptoFundBank themselves, although I haven't thoroughly read them, it appears to me that they're running on ponzi scheme, promising a huge payment on tiered investment. I wonder if I should create a separate scam accusation for this or I can just combine both on this thread?

Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1384852

Reference Link:
Ann thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2670189.0
Ann thread 2: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3110372.0
New web page (CryptoFundBank): https://www.cryptofundbank.com/ - Archived
Xmoneta whitepaper (contain info about team): https://drive.google.com/open?id=17rmqrsIkvg1QKafcTSRcfdEf5U-TRN2_

Amount Scammed: My due amount was 3,500 USD
Payment Method: -
Proof of Payment: -
PM/Chat Logs: will add if necessary, I have screenshots of our previous telegram convo
Additional Notes:
Judging from their fishiness, I thought it will be wise to stress that this project will likely change their name and project field at anytime in the future, erasing traces and connection of their old scam project. Thus, for future reference of anyone looking for info about team and their previous projects, I would like to type some their name here manually so the result can appear on their search: Aivis Reinberg, Aivar Reinberg, Jevgenij Filipov, Austris Eglits
11  Economy / Scam Accusations / Honeybeeapp - ponzi scam and fake credential on: August 08, 2019, 08:19:59 PM
What happened::
Creating a ponzi scheme with fake details


Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=713039

Reference Link:
(Everything on archive)
1. Their thread https://web.archive.org/web/20190808201619/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5173710.0
2. Their address and license number according to site https://web.archive.org/web/20190808195620/https://honeybeeapp.online/contact
3. Address owner in real world https://web.archive.org/web/20190808200008/https://www.classicminers.com/?a=cust&page=aboutus
4. License registered company in real world https://web.archive.org/web/20190808201501/https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00474549

Amount Scammed:
0
Payment Method:
N/A
Proof of Payment:
N/A
PM/Chat Logs:
N/A
Additional Notes:

They state on their thread (archived #1) that their project was not a ponzi or MLM, yet they offer a tiered investment and referral of 5 to look for other "bee help".

They also put two fake credentials on their details according to their web info (archived #2)

One, their address 801 Glen Eagles Drive Fort Frances ON P9A X4S is an US address, not UK as they state, and it belong to a company named ClassicMiners (archived #3).

Two, they state that they're a UK registered company under number 00474549, while it is belong to a company named Miners that apparently runs on leasing real estates (archived #4)
12  Other / Meta / MatchBillion infested with bumping Alt to fake interests on their ANN and Bounty on: June 23, 2019, 08:18:52 AM
Topic:
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5118755.0
Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5122209.0

Their thread is infested with bumping accounts, feigning interest on the project. Like below


(archived)

An obvious question that should already been known by someone that's roaming around the thread everyday since day 1, let alone the fact that the info is already give on the OP.

The evidence is very clear on their bounty thread on how the same accounts enrolling every day but never seems to finish the step by filling the google form as their name didn't appear on the spreadsheet (archived). Suppose they are real participants, it's strange how they don't seem to be bothered by the fact that their enrollment never get accepted, never showing any complaint or raise any issue about how they didn't get listed on the spreadsheet. It's rather obvious that the action is to bump the thread as well as feigning traffic on the campaign. Guided by the pattern of these bump-er(s), by leaving the telegram username field empty, it's easy to spot them

(

Below is the very possible list:
ApacheVIP
BRLand
Caricari
ChoLei
CocoBurg
DuckyFace
Equoboy
Fafabol
FairyTale
FO4R
Goar
Kaislayer
LleDPH
Norvelsbak
Sinetchy
TuPet

Given the multiple entry is surely bothersome, it is also interesting to point out how the bounty manager, Crypto Girl and Yatsan, didn't seems to be bothered by the repetitive entry, or showing any effort to inform these participants about their wrong entry, as if the BM are aware of these bumping accounts, which lead to a possibility that their silence means they're supporting the action.



Also, it might be interesting to point out how username sinetchy is posting on other ANN thread, NAYA, which open to another possibility that the ann thread is also infested by bumping accounts. Given their repetitive pattern and abnormal interest, it's actually quite easy to tell which users on the thread is a bumping accounts, although this case is perhaps should be for another thread at another time.

And, guess who also appear on the thread? Crypto Girl (the Bounty Manager) and FO4R.



Another thing that's probably interesting to raise is how Equoboy took a small hiatus from 17th August, 2018 to 22nd March, 2019 and his posts are focused entirely on Matchbillion's thread ever since, while previously on varying thread, lead to a possibility of a bought account.
13  Other / New forum software / Invitation Feature to Fight Against Spam Accounts on: April 04, 2019, 05:10:19 PM
Since Merit feature being introduced, I think there are a lot of improvements on better part of the forum community's overall posts, but IMO, it is not necessarily effective against spam accounts. There are lots of ICO projects suddenly flooded with "wow, what a nice project, will follow!" posts made by newbies with date-jumping post history, posted at every several minutes that serve as an bumping accounts. I tried to look for some examples to give a better understanding, but I can't give a good ones. Nevertheless, I think most of us know what kind of posts I mean.

Without any intention to blame anyone, I think the situation are caused by a rather simple steps to create new account. The bumping and spam accounts can roam freely knowing that if one of their alts being banned, they only need minutes to create a new ones. Even with IP restriction policy, where if someone signing up from a known abusive IP, there are ways to bypass the restrictions.

I had an idea, what if we introduce a way to sign up via invitation code?

It works much like membership on private torrent site where new members will have to have an invitation code to register. This registration code(s) can only be given by existing members in reflect to their rank (and in a way, by merit, as merit are required to raise rank) or by DT or mods, like

  • Full member has 2 invitation code
  • Senior member has 3 invitation code (and so on)
  • DT has 5 invitation code
  • Mods... well, in my concept, Mods are giving "invitation Giveaway" on certain events (again, much like those private torrent)

Or maybe there will be this special group like Merit-Source where they have steady flow of invitation code?

The idea is: if the registration is rather difficult, it will possibly contribute on minimizing creation of new accounts and account abuse.

To complicate thing, suppose such idea above is applicable, I think a system where we can track who registered with whose invitation code will greatly helps, as it means the existing members need to be carefully giving their code because it can be tracked back to them. Means, if Sergey00-Smiley who invited by Holydarkness do an abuse or scamming members, it is not impossible that Holydarkness will bear a consequence of his action, maybe he'll get a red trust for inviting a scammers? Or get a banning together with Servey00-Smiley?

The bad side, it might encourage irresponsible members to sell their invitation code, but if it was tied to their membership and traceable, with the dire consequence ahead if the one buy their code do an abuse they will also get consequences, I think most will reconsider before selling. And oh, also, it will greatly decrease the number of new members on this forum (which, essentially destroy the concept of open forum), but given the outcome, and the idea where Invitation-Source and Mods can give invitation(s) to those they deemed fit... I'd like to know what other think about this.

p.s.: apology if similar idea already proposed once, kindly point it to me and I'll delete this one. I can't find any, though. Also, will move to respective board if I post on the wrong board, this is the first time I use this board.
14  Economy / Micro Earnings / Any Game-Based Earning? on: September 27, 2016, 02:35:43 PM
A few months ago there were a game-based faucet called farmsatoshi where we grow our farm and earn satoshi by selling the products we gain from the farm, sadly it stopped paying. Is anyone know any game like that that still working and paying? Where we can earn but also enjoy spending time by developing our garden? If it is also web based (so we don't have to install them on our device) will be very good.
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