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501  Economy / Web Wallets / Re: FreeWallet.org Scam - Millions stolen on: October 13, 2017, 04:17:49 PM
Major scam was started by freewallet.org

Over 7 million stolen from users

Beware.. do not use it for anything

This is the scammers wallets: https://etherscan.io/address/0x11b85b4e2fadaebe04a251377aa35b9be3c785f0

So, how much exactly was "stolen"? And from whom? If you read the original thread on Reddit, you'll see that there's not a single person who actually lost money with Freewallet! The reason our users got worried is because they checked their wallet balances on the blockchain explorer and found out the funds aren't there. However, the address displayed in the app is a so-called "hot wallet" used for receiving transactions. We consider keeping the funds there as well as storing private keys locally a risk because if the access to your device is compromised, it would give a hacker an opportunity to steal your assets.

That is why after our user receives a transaction, the funds are moved to the cold storage. Whenever he/she needs to make a transaction, the funds are transferred from the cold storage as well. Their actual balance is displayed in the app; what people see on a blockchain explorer is most likely an intermediary transfer of funds in/out of the cold storage (and our users aren't charged with any fees for such transactions). That's exactly what it was: rebalancing between different cold storages. Not piping our users' funds to an outside source.
502  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: FREEWallet.org SCAM ( Don't use any of their iOS or Android APP) on: October 13, 2017, 04:08:32 PM
Found this on Reddit. No idea if this is the correct category but apparently FreeWallet.org is redirecting everyone's payments to their own personal wallet.

https://etherscan.io/address/0x11b85b4e2fadaebe04a251377aa35b9be3c785f0

So far $8 million stolen.

They also have a Bitcoin, Dash and Monero wallet. Their website seems to be professionally done so it seems many people are affected. If you use this wallet, immediately withdraw any funds.


People love catchy headlines! $8 million stolen... oh wait, it was $7 million... oh wait, but from whom? If you read the original thread on Reddit, you'll see that there's not a single person who actually lost money with Freewallet! The reason our users got worried is because they checked their wallet balances on the blockchain explorer and found out the funds aren't there. However, the address displayed in the app is a so-called "hot wallet" used for receiving transactions. We consider keeping the funds there as well as storing private keys locally a risk because if the access to your device is compromised, it would give a hacker an opportunity to steal your assets.

That is why after our user receives a transaction, the funds are moved to the cold storage. Whenever he/she needs to make a transaction, the funds are transferred from the cold storage as well. Their actual balance is displayed in the app; what people see on a blockchain explorer is most likely an intermediary transfer of funds in/out of the cold storage (and our users aren't charged with any fees for such transactions). That's exactly what it was: rebalancing between different cold storages. Not piping their funds to an outside source.
503  Economy / Service Announcements / Bitcoin Wallet by Freewallet on: October 13, 2017, 03:23:59 PM
Hi everyone,

We'd like to introduce our Bitcoin wallet. Some of you might have used it already, other might have heard about us. Freewallet is a simple mobile app designed and developed by Freewallet team for storing, sending and receiving BTC. There are versions for Android and iOS available, the web-based wallet is currently under development. All Freewallet apps are free to install and use.

Features:
  • Login with Email, Facebook, Google+ or a mobile phone number;
  • Restore your wallet from any device;
  • Send BTC to almost any altcoin address right in the app;
  • Top up the wallet with almost any coin and receive BTC;
  • Coins are stored in the cold storage for extra security;
  • Direct link to the BTC block explorer in transactions details;
  • Instant off-chain transfers among Freewallet users with no fees applied;
  • Real-time BTC price and charts;
  • Balance in fiat currencies;
  • PIN code and Touch ID;
  • QR-Code Support;
  • Optional multisig email confirmation for all transactions;
  • Email notifications about balance changes;
  • Share your wallet address via Twitter, Facebook, email and more;
  • Multiple language support including Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Hindu and more;
  • Friendly and resourceful customer service;
  • Simple and beautiful interface.

Our website: https://freewallet.org
Link to the app page: https://freewallet.org/currency/btc
Support Center: https://freewallet.org/support/

About Freewallet

Freewallet is a professional contribution to the cryptocurrency community. Our mission is to bring simplicity to the future of money allowing users to familiarize themselves with popular cryptocurrencies. There are currently 22 apps for Android and 10 apps for iOS available including ETH, XMR, BCC and other monowallets, Multi Wallet for managing multiple coins in one app and Token Wallet for storing, sending and receiving 80+ supported ERC20 tokens.

You can join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/freewallet.org) & Twitter (https://twitter.com/freewalletorg) to keep an eye on our announcements and updates.

If you have any questions about our wallet & services or have any requests, feel free to post them in the comments!
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