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August 20, 2012, 06:41:41 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...
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August 20, 2012, 06:42:09 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...
and some guy pirate ?
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August 20, 2012, 06:43:11 PM
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No.

If it is, stop doing business with scammers.
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August 20, 2012, 06:48:22 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...

have you heared about selective perception?

Also are you speaking about dollar or bitcoin?

don't let me make you question your assumptions
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August 20, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
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Yes it is a scam. Quickly uninstall bitcoin before it's too late! Luckily you are smart enough to discover the truth!  Shocked

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Oh you mean the SAME things that exist with dollars or euros?  Roll Eyes

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August 20, 2012, 06:51:18 PM
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Yes it is a scam. Quickly uninstall bitcoin before it's too late! Luckily you are smart enough to discover the truth!  Shocked

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Oh you mean the SAME things that exist with dollars or euros?  Roll Eyes

why are forum members supporting the scams?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74046.0;all

is it just because they find it funny that people get tricked or what?
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August 20, 2012, 06:54:40 PM
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The good news is the Bitcoin network itself has not been hacked in anyway yet.

The human factor (greed, ignorance, stupidity) is the reason of this scams, not bitcoin itself. It could have been done with dollars instead.
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August 20, 2012, 06:59:16 PM
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We are here for the lulz  Cheesy

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August 20, 2012, 07:03:09 PM
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The good news is the Bitcoin network itself has not been hacked in anyway yet.

The human factor (greed, ignorance, stupidity) is the reason of this scams, not bitcoin itself. It could have been done with dollars instead.

Ah!!! It's just like real money then (don't know if that's good or bad  Cheesy)
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August 20, 2012, 07:14:29 PM
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Yes it is a scam. Quickly uninstall bitcoin before it's too late! Luckily you are smart enough to discover the truth!  Shocked

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scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes
Oh you mean the SAME things that exist with dollars or euros?  Roll Eyes

why are forum members supporting the scams?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74046.0;all

is it just because they find it funny that people get tricked or what?

It is not just forum members but the forum itself!!!1   That is a part of the New to Bitcoin? Start here! thread!   Shocked

You've exposed a major conspiracy my boy!  Keep up the good work and you may be asked to work with Phinnaeus Gage.  He is no doubt getting ready to start his next big attention grabbing witch hunt.    Cheesy
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August 20, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
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Yes it is a scam. Quickly uninstall bitcoin before it's too late! Luckily you are smart enough to discover the truth!  Shocked

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scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes
Oh you mean the SAME things that exist with dollars or euros?  Roll Eyes

why are forum members supporting the scams?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74046.0;all

is it just because they find it funny that people get tricked or what?

It is not just forum members but the forum itself!!!1   That is a part of the New to Bitcoin? Start here! thread!   Shocked

You've exposed a major conspiracy my boy!  Keep up the good work and you may be asked to work with Phinnaeus Gage.  He is no doubt getting ready to start his next big attention grabbing witch hunt.    Cheesy

you're just continuing mocking me and trying to belittle me because one of the scam sites is yours..
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August 20, 2012, 07:26:30 PM
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Yes it is a scam. Quickly uninstall bitcoin before it's too late! Luckily you are smart enough to discover the truth!  Shocked

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scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes
Oh you mean the SAME things that exist with dollars or euros?  Roll Eyes

why are forum members supporting the scams?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74046.0;all

is it just because they find it funny that people get tricked or what?

It is not just forum members but the forum itself!!!1   That is a part of the New to Bitcoin? Start here! thread!   Shocked

You've exposed a major conspiracy my boy!  Keep up the good work and you may be asked to work with Phinnaeus Gage.  He is no doubt getting ready to start his next big attention grabbing witch hunt.    Cheesy

you're just continuing mocking me and trying to belittle me because one of the scam sites is yours..

I am mocking your action of joining a forum and the first thing you do is start accusing people of being scammers, and supporters of scammers, without showing the least bit of evidence to support your claim. Is that a nice way to treat people? 

What, did you try one of those free bitcoin sites and get upset when it didn't pay you instantly?  You know you may have to wait a while because a lot of those sites only payout once a day or so to save on transaction fees.  Show a little bit of maturity and investigate things a little bit before freaking out and throwing around accusations.

And no I don't run any of those free bitcoin sites. I just maintain the thread. 

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August 20, 2012, 07:29:13 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...
Everywhere you see money you will see those things. If you look harder you will also see honest people doing good work.

The gospel according to Satoshi - https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Free bitcoin in AFRICA - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2710325.msg27720734
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August 20, 2012, 07:34:39 PM
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isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...

Yes... BitCoin is a fraud, but dollars, euros, and "pounds" are legit.

http://mises.org/daily/3229
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August 20, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...
Every single scam, untrustworthy person, hack, and pyramid scheme you're referring to, had exactly ZERO to do with Bitcoin.

Bitcoin just happened to be the chosen currency in these particular situations. Exactly the same scams, ponzi schemes and whatnot can be found for any other currency.

However, without a shadow of a doubt, by far the two biggest scammer currencies are the Euro and the Dollar. The shit they (=greedy bankers) get away with is unbelievable, yet somehow people and governments keep falling for it.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
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August 20, 2012, 10:14:54 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...

Hey, you expect people that don't know you (and probably don't really care about you) to give you money in exchange for… nothing?! And if it doesn't work out immediately you think a conspiracy of the international scammer organization just made up bitcoin to make YOU waiting in front if your PC for free money?
I never been to a faucet site but I reckon these sites just want promote bitcoins and will have fixed payout limits, and yes, envtually will just shut down because their sick of rude emails from users that don't see cash immediatly.

Go and use your time, bitcoin is money, go and buy it for money.
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August 20, 2012, 10:26:28 PM
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everywhere I look I see scam sites, untrustworthy people, hackers and pyramid schemes running riot,

isn't this whole bitcoin thing just a trap? I don't really see why you'd want to be part of it...

Hey, you expect people that don't know you (and probably don't really care about you) to give you money in exchange for… nothing?!

I  don't think it's totally crazy that someone would give away 1/10000th of a cent.

I never been to a faucet site but I reckon these sites just want promote bitcoins and will have fixed payout limits, and yes, envtually will just shut down because their sick of rude emails from users that don't see cash immediatly.

It seems like YOU don't find that so far fetched either, despite your contradictory statement..

And if it doesn't work out immediately you think a conspiracy of the international scammer organization just made up bitcoin to make YOU waiting in front if your PC for free money?

it's not "immediately", I waited 24 hours, but yes I do think it's a "conspiracy" in the sense that together they say they'll do one thing and yet don't..
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August 20, 2012, 10:32:30 PM
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I  don't think it's totally crazy that someone would give away 1/10000th of a cent.


Why do you spend your electricity and time with trying to get 1/10000th of a cent anyway? Even the worst job in North Korea will earn you more in a minute than that.

Again, if you want coins, go and buy them.
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August 20, 2012, 10:44:38 PM
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I  don't think it's totally crazy that someone would give away 1/10000th of a cent.


Why do you spend your electricity and time with trying to get 1/10000th of a cent anyway? Even the worst job in North Korea will earn you more in a minute than that.

Again, if you want coins, go and buy them.

I just wanted to try sending a coin between addresses and see it show up on the block chain :/
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August 20, 2012, 11:32:36 PM
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It's a brand-new and unprecedented type of currency and investment -- anytime there's this level of innovation and disruption there's going to be scammers looking to taking advantage.  It's like the wildwest.
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