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January 12, 2016, 10:35:36 AM
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Posting it here, because it did not yet find an entry on bitcointalk.

Scammer: Bithome.co
Bithome scams users by offering to "buy" Bitcoin with PayPal, Skrill, MoneyGram, Western Union and SEPA / Wire transfer. Also users can "sell" Bitcoins, NOT.

If you send any money, it will be gone and you will not hear back from them. In case of PayPal money is collected as "friend+family" payment and can not be charged back. PayPal fraud team is aware, but did not do anything about it for months (01/2016).

Additionally, the site uses Cloudflare and other technologies to cloak its origin. The contact address https://bithome.co/contact equals the one of bitin.co Scam.

References:
* https://www.reddit.com/r/BitcoinBeginners/comments/3ryanf/is_bithomeco_a_scam/
* https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=956142.0

I also created a corresponding entry in the bitcoinwiki (it was listed as service, now as scam):
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_To_Buy_Bitcoins_With_Your_Credit_Card

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January 24, 2016, 10:33:36 AM
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Lot of new infos about that Scam, i will update this thread in a couple of days. Feds are investigating already.

This is one of the Scammers money laundering contacts, maybe his Mumm or Girlfriend Grin

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Name: Ivelina Stancheva Ivanova
Location: Pleven, Bulgaria

Stay tuned.

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January 25, 2016, 10:29:56 AM
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Scammers Bitcoin Wiki (edit) account is now locked and the mass spamming for his service should stop Wink

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January 25, 2016, 10:34:11 AM
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are you sure they're using cloudflare?

http://iphostinfo.com/cloudflare/Bithome.co
http://iphostinfo.com/104.31.94.251

If i'm not mistaking, that should be their real IP, so you can track down their host and start a claim with them in order to take down the domain?
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January 25, 2016, 09:03:04 PM
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Yes, at least partially. I am currently spamming cloudflare and their hosting providers security team, so it might change soon. I don't want to reveal too much at this point, but take this as reference for the moment:
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       Hosting Provider:
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        FR-OVH-20150522

        Abuse Contact:
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        abuse@ovh.net



We have notified our customer of your report, and we have forwarded your report on to the responsible hosting provider. You may also direct your report to:

1. The provider where bithome.co is hosted (provided above);
2. The owner listed in the WHOIS record for bithome.co and/or;
3. The contact listed on the bithome.co site.

Note: A lookup of the IP for a CloudFlare customer website will show CloudFlare IPs because we are a pass-through network. The actual website is still hosted at the hosting provider indicated above. If the hosting provider has any questions, please have the hosting provider contact us directly regarding this site. Due to attempted abuse of our complaint reporting process, we will only provide the IP of bithome.co to the responsible hosting provider if they contact us directly at abusereply@cloudflare.com.

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January 25, 2016, 09:09:20 PM
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Also check the following shodan output:https://www.shodan.io/host/104.31.94.251

This scammer is a pro, but so i am. 

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January 26, 2016, 07:01:35 AM
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Also check the following shodan output:https://www.shodan.io/host/104.31.94.251

This scammer is a pro, but so i am. 

Good luck Smiley
OVH is a big dedicated server company, but i know from first hand experience they're still pretty responsive, so hopefully you can track them down.
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January 26, 2016, 10:24:47 AM
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From my first hand experience they are awfully slow. Do you have a first hand contact i can get in touch with?

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February 01, 2016, 09:37:09 AM
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From my first hand experience they are awfully slow. Do you have a first hand contact i can get in touch with?

I always contacted them trough their support forum, always got a respons on the same business day Wink.
Altough i do have to admit, speaking the same language as the support crew might have helped getting my questions answered quicker.
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February 01, 2016, 10:09:01 AM
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Thank you for your input, i am still on it. Requests are pending, seems they have a lot of stuff to do ....

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May 22, 2016, 10:23:14 PM
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I expereince the same with Bitxim. Their payment-option was paypal-friend, and they don't answer on any mail-address or 'servicerequest' on their 24/7 service...

I dont have editor-privs og the list, så if anyone could put them up as scammers - feel free Smiley
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May 26, 2016, 07:57:23 PM
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I can confirm, bitxim.com is scam. The money transfer over PayPal is done by directly sending money to a probably generated PayPal account (sales.([0-9]+)@bitxim.com), so PayPal is not able to help you. After sending 100 USD and 24 hours later, still no Bitcoins on my wallet or any email from bitxim.com. The PayPal transfer was accepted 20 minutes later, so plenty of time to send bitcoins.
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