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March 11, 2016, 04:07:30 PM
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but i was quite suprised about how they find it profitable to attact faucet while paying for those captcha solvers. IF you don't give like more than 1000 sat that it will be loss for them. Keeping reward low with funcaptcha and setting referal commision so low may solve this bot attact. save from thiss attacks

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March 11, 2016, 04:10:37 PM
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I hesitated a while wether or not to post this message. Here it goes anyway.


I will soon be shutting down my faucet. I spent hundreds of hours coding it and I feel really depressed by the decision I had to made.
I enjoyed making making my site and -most of the time- enjoyed running and maintaining it.

Today I don't enjoy it anymore. I can't handle the bot attacks anymore. I got another bot attack today. I have some serious anti-bot measurements so luckily I didn't lose a lot of money.

The IP addresses used in the attack were all owned by "Trusov Ilya Igorevych".
More info about this company/man can be found here: http://www.port43whois.com/?query=5.189.204.12

This person/company has hundreds, perhaps even thousands of IP addresses, all over the world. A lot of them are NOT marked as vpn/proxy traffic by NastyHosts.
Some of you might know that NastyHosts is the standard security IP checker in the FaucetinaBOX script. It goes without saying that A LOT of faucets are currently being attacked and are losing money.



It hurts me to see that people here on this forum are offering/joining CAPTCHA services. Those who join probably don't understand that these services are used to bypass the faucets security measurements. Faucets will put up anti-bot links, additional captchas, ... but it has no use; The scammers will eventually win.

I always keep wondering: How many of the people that claim at my faucet joined these CAPTCHA services to earn something extra? All this just to make a few lousy dollars. It is stealing. Nothing more, nothing less. I start to believe that people who are interested in BTC will sell out for just a few lousy dollars. There are no more moral values in the BTC world. It makes me sick. I always believed in the kindness and honesty of others.

So, soon another faucet will dissappear. Does anyone care?
I already know the answer.



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If anyone is interested in buying my faucet: Open for all offers.

I'm sorry to hear that these things happen to you and the other faucet owners.It seems that some people specialize to rob from others and that it is almost impossible to stop them.I think you still should not give up,but I understand that everything has a limit.Perhaps in this forum should be forbidden advertising captcha service and to inform people for what that captcha is serve at the end.

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March 11, 2016, 05:58:18 PM
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I don't get it. Recently I have seen many faucets that have additional anti-bot measures. Like e-mail confirmation, simple anti-bot quizzes. Some of them  have more fun to solve than Funcaptcha   Wink
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March 11, 2016, 08:04:29 PM
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man that sucks i hope that doesnt happen to anyone
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March 11, 2016, 08:51:28 PM
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Thank you all for the kind words.


Adding additional anti-bot measurements will result in less real people claiming. I've seen it before. A lot of people are tired of clicking extra links, solving puzzles etc etc..

The scammers are ruining it for both sides: The ruin it for the faucet owners aswell as the honest players.



I too was amazed to see that I get scammed for a lousy 500 satoshi. Since the last attack came from the owner/company who owns thousands of IP addresses I can only assume that there are big "organised" teams behind this. Who else has access to that many IP addresses?

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March 11, 2016, 11:03:37 PM
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I too was amazed to see that I get scammed for a lousy 500 satoshi. Since the last attack came from the owner/company who owns thousands of IP addresses I can only assume that there are big "organised" teams behind this. Who else has access to that many IP addresses?

There are a few ways to get a hold of numerous IP addresses, one of these being controlling a botnet.  I doubt any sort of "team" would collaborate to scrape a few dollars from individuals faucets, it just wouldn't be worth the time.

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March 12, 2016, 08:37:08 AM
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I too was amazed to see that I get scammed for a lousy 500 satoshi. Since the last attack came from the owner/company who owns thousands of IP addresses I can only assume that there are big "organised" teams behind this. Who else has access to that many IP addresses?

There are a few ways to get a hold of numerous IP addresses, one of these being controlling a botnet.  I doubt any sort of "team" would collaborate to scrape a few dollars from individuals faucets, it just wouldn't be worth the time.


A botnet infected hundreds of servers from thesame company? People without "legit" access to thousands of IPs belonging to 1 company? Seems unlikely to me. Smells like an inside job.

It could be a 1 person operation.

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March 12, 2016, 02:28:35 PM
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How come I don't have issues on FG with bots?

Regarding captcha, that's nonsense.

Why would anyone pay 2 cents to solve a captcha, if he's getting < 2 cents?

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March 12, 2016, 04:08:31 PM
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How come I don't have issues on FG with bots?

Regarding captcha, that's nonsense.

Why would anyone pay 2 cents to solve a captcha, if he's getting < 2 cents?


Maybe you have but don't realise it?

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March 12, 2016, 05:40:57 PM
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How come I don't have issues on FG with bots?

Regarding captcha, that's nonsense.

Why would anyone pay 2 cents to solve a captcha, if he's getting < 2 cents?
Is your faucet users must signup with e-mail confirmation?
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March 12, 2016, 08:00:00 PM
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How come I don't have issues on FG with bots?

Regarding captcha, that's nonsense.

Why would anyone pay 2 cents to solve a captcha, if he's getting < 2 cents?
Is your faucet users must signup with e-mail confirmation?



Or better, do you allow VPN/proxy?


User signup won't solve anything. Read the "Micro Earnings" threads; Users hate signing up.
If a scammer has access to multiple IPs, he will also have access to multiple domains, email addresses, ...

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March 12, 2016, 08:24:50 PM
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How come I don't have issues on FG with bots?

Regarding captcha, that's nonsense.

Why would anyone pay 2 cents to solve a captcha, if he's getting < 2 cents?
Is your faucet users must signup with e-mail confirmation?



Or better, do you allow VPN/proxy?


User signup won't solve anything. Read the "Micro Earnings" threads; Users hate signing up.
If a scammer has access to multiple IPs, he will also have access to multiple domains, email addresses, ...
Make e-mail confirmation when user withdraw, I thought its best way to avoid bots and scammers.
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