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August 21, 2012, 01:09:47 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.
yeh and plenty bandits out there ..
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August 22, 2012, 12:59:40 AM
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To summarize the summary of the summary, people are a problem.

Any system that people think they can use to gain some advantage over other people is going to have some issues to work out. Bitcoin just doesn't have much of a legal precedent that people can use to deal with scammers/etc as easily.
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August 22, 2012, 05:54:09 AM
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its stilll the wild wild west........ yeeeeehaw
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August 22, 2012, 01:50:43 PM
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sell sell sell  seems to be the mantra  , btc  down again today  Huh
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August 22, 2012, 04:15:57 PM
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I'm a scammmmmmmmmmmmmer!!! lol Shocked


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August 22, 2012, 07:50:28 PM
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Lol, I've wondered the same thing I must admit, or at least, should I say I have wondered if Bitcoin itself is the product of a MAJOR international scam, create a currency thats cool - wait for it to get big - "we'll have that thank you very much".... The bad people of the world could of created it, drug cartels, hackers, NWO, Govn, CIA etc, however its out there now - what happens with it could be out of there control.

However, I'd like to believe that the whole crytocurrency thing "could" be the start of something awesome to happen to mankind (for once).

And for that, I'm willing to give it attention and hope for the best.
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August 23, 2012, 08:33:08 AM
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Bitcoin is awesome, I've got a cool business enabled by Bitcoin.

Because Bitcoin is so awesome people want to get you to send them to them so they can keep them or sell them to other people who think they are awesome. Don't send them to these people.

Play Bitcoin Poker at sealswithclubs.eu. We're active and open to everyone.
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August 23, 2012, 12:45:42 PM
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It is fascinating and unbelievable to me how gullible many users are.  I thought people with bitcoins must more technically savvy and that would make them financially savvy, but it turns out those two things are totally decorrelated.
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August 23, 2012, 02:11:19 PM
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It is fascinating and unbelievable to me how gullible many users are.  I thought people with bitcoins must more technically savvy and that would make them financially savvy, but it turns out those two things are totally decorrelated.
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If you find yourself saying these sorts of things you should stop investing and start reading about investing.

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August 23, 2012, 04:11:21 PM
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Scammers are everywhere, it doesn't depend on the currency or technology used. There has been a lot of ponzi schemes in the past and a lot of stupid people have lost their life savings trying to get easy money. Stay away from scammers and use bitcoins wisely.
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August 23, 2012, 04:24:30 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?

Which one of those sites do you think is a scam? Can you be a little more transparent?
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August 23, 2012, 04:37:45 PM
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Seals certainly isn't.  But that doesn't mean you won't lose money on the site now that a few real poker players have discovered it. My skilled friend has 150% ROI there, put in 175, now up to 450BTC just from playing.  I am down 70  Undecided
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August 23, 2012, 05:22:20 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

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August 23, 2012, 05:30:43 PM
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It is fascinating and unbelievable to me how gullible many users are.  I thought people with bitcoins must more technically savvy and that would make them financially savvy, but it turns out those two things are totally decorrelated.

Some of those same technically savvy individuals can't even paste together a decent website, let alone have a rudimentary command of the English language (their mother tongue) to populate said site with coherent content.

Case in point, to use as an example, my brother-in-law is one of the best hand-tooled leather producers in the world, but his various sites suck grande.

~Bruno~
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August 23, 2012, 05:31:01 PM
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scary world out there homies
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August 23, 2012, 05:41:24 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...
Bitcoin itself isn't a trap, what it is is unregulated - it lends itself to illegal activity, and as a result there's proportionally more shady activity than in other currencies.
Still, buyer beware. If you're financially savvy you have nothing to worry about.

It is fascinating and unbelievable to me how gullible many users are.  I thought people with bitcoins must more technically savvy and that would make them financially savvy, but it turns out those two things are totally decorrelated.
This.
There's a lot of incredibly gullible people on here dropping staggering amounts of money on people they don't know for projects they don't understand.

The words "due diligence" seem to be meaningless to some members...
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August 24, 2012, 12:50:36 AM
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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...
Bitcoin itself isn't a trap, what it is is unregulated - it lends itself to illegal activity, and as a result there's proportionally more shady activity than in other currencies.
Still, buyer beware. If you're financially savvy you have nothing to worry about.

It is fascinating and unbelievable to me how gullible many users are.  I thought people with bitcoins must more technically savvy and that would make them financially savvy, but it turns out those two things are totally decorrelated.
This.
There's a lot of incredibly gullible people on here dropping staggering amounts of money on people they don't know for projects they don't understand.

The words "due diligence" seem to be meaningless to some members...

Before anyone puts money in one of these schemes they should first do some fiat trading of front month options on a stock going into an earnings call.  Then they will learn how much it sucks to lose money on an investment you don't really understand.
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August 24, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
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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...

The non-digital world is rife with scammers, untrustworthy people, hackers, and pyramid schemes. It sees like everyone wants to rob you of your fiat money. Does this show a weakness in fiat? Do you trust your money less because everyone is after it? Of course not! You realize that people want it because, on some level, it's valuable. Why, then, would you blame Bitcoin for the bad behavior of those who use it?
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August 24, 2012, 09:31:39 AM
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Compared to normal currency i see no difference.
i get scammed by the government every day
atleast here i can blame myself for falling for mistakes
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August 24, 2012, 10:12:09 AM
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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...

well, there's really a lot of scam sites in the internet. not just people asking for bitcoin but any other types of money as well. pyramid schemes are also very popular in our traditional currency.

the truth is, people are gullible and get scam. no matter what currency you are using
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