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April 08, 2013, 12:28:04 AM
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Spotted this one of the BFL threads but I reckon it needs its own discussion.

Did BFL start a new company?

GX Mining LTD
http://www.gxmining.com/

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Obvious scam, right?. They claim to have 500  units "in stock and ready to ship".

Web design is copied from BFL



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April 08, 2013, 12:32:57 AM
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I just found it too, what is this scam? and is BFL behind it?
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April 08, 2013, 12:36:00 AM
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Well I doubt BFL is behind it. If I had to guess it's a run of the mill ASIC scam: con some greedy nerds into parting with their BTC for a completely fake product, then take down the website.



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April 08, 2013, 12:37:50 AM
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Well I doubt BFL is behind it. If I had to guess it's a run of the mill ASIC scam: con some greedy nerds into parting with their BTC for a completely fake product, then take down the website.

+1 It's still a pretty bad scam because i'm pretty sure that most "nerds" buying asic would know what a bfl products look like  
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April 08, 2013, 12:43:14 AM
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I just found it too, what is this scam? and is BFL behind it?
Take a look at the registration information on both domains. They don't appear to be connected.

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+1 It's still a pretty bad scam because i'm pretty sure that most "nerds" buying asic would know what a bfl products look like
Sadly, I'm sure a few fools will fall for it.

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April 08, 2013, 12:43:34 AM
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Their address is a rent-an-address, from this website:
http://www.companiesmadesimple.com/company-services-registered-office.html

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Registered Office FAQs
What is Companies Made Simple’s Registered Office Service?
Companies Made Simple provides a London based registered office for limited companies at:
145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PW
Using this service your company will be registered at our address and we will forward on all your company’s statutory mail. The service is renewable annually and a reminder will be send to you via email.

They did not even make an effort to make up a picture of the back side!

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April 08, 2013, 12:44:57 AM
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Bitpay needs to shut that down asap.

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April 08, 2013, 12:47:11 AM
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http://www.gxmining.com/faq.php

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Is your GX-100 in stock right now?

Unlike our competitors our machines are in stock and ready to ship immediately, only whilst stocks last..
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April 08, 2013, 12:48:01 AM
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http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//compdetails

Company Details

Name & Registered Office:
GX MINING LTD
145-157 ST JOHN STREET
LONDON
ENGLAND
EC1V 4PW
Company No. 08471252
   

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 03/04/2013

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC):
None Supplied
Accounting Reference Date: 30/04
Last Accounts Made Up To:  (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)
Next Accounts Due: 03/01/2015
Last Return Made Up To:
Next Return Due: 01/05/2014
Mortgage: Number of charges: ( 0 outstanding / 0 satisfied / 0 part satisfied )
Previous Names:
No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years.
UK Establishment Details
There are no UK Establishments associated with this company.
Oversea Company Info
There are no Oversea Details associated with this company.

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April 08, 2013, 01:00:22 AM
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http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//compdetails

Company Details

Name & Registered Office:
GX MINING LTD
145-157 ST JOHN STREET
LONDON
ENGLAND
EC1V 4PW
Company No. 08471252
   

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 03/04/2013

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC): SCAM FOOLS OUT DER BTC!
None Supplied
Accounting Reference Date: 30/04
Last Accounts Made Up To:  (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)
Next Accounts Due: 03/01/2015
Last Return Made Up To:
Next Return Due: 01/05/2014
Mortgage: Number of charges: ( 0 outstanding / 0 satisfied / 0 part satisfied )
Previous Names:
No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years.
UK Establishment Details
There are no UK Establishments associated with this company.
Oversea Company Info
There are no Oversea Details associated with this company.

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April 08, 2013, 01:03:06 AM
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Nature of Business (SIC): SCAM FOOLS OUT DER BTC!
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April 08, 2013, 01:05:41 AM
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They even have Google advertising!

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April 08, 2013, 01:13:26 AM
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They even have Google advertising!

Report them to Google. They will lose their AdWords, get dropped from search rankings, and labeled a "dangerous site" in chrome malware protection Wink

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April 08, 2013, 02:01:04 AM
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"Act quickly to avoid disappointment." More like, "Don't act to avoid disappointment."
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April 08, 2013, 02:03:53 AM
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Somebody(s) sure is taking a lot of time to make their sites look so impressive.
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April 08, 2013, 02:28:09 AM
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Found out about this via google alert for "bitcoin"

https://news.google.ca/news/story?ncl=http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/04/07/game-changer-gx-mining-ltd-launch-100-ghs-asic-bitcoin-miner-gx-100&hl=en&geo=ca
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April 08, 2013, 02:42:32 AM
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They are confident enough to post an address and phone number... Anybody in London willing to walk up there and check it out?
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April 08, 2013, 02:49:20 AM
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I called the number, 0844 567 0050. It's not in service.

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April 08, 2013, 03:12:43 AM
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I know all these mining suppliers seem obvious to people here, but I see people on IRC all the time who are apparently finding them credible... considering how cheap setting up a website is its no wonder a lot of people try to scam.

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April 08, 2013, 03:29:13 AM
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If you click the Bitcoin cart checkout the page at bitpay says not found.

It use to work, but I did drop an email to Bitpay.  Maybe they looked it into it as I suggested.
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