I would easily think that the benefits of browsing on a single computer would outweigh the cost of the electricity used to generate the Bitcoin.
I did not think that and that is not the point I'm trying to prove (which I'm not doing a good job of doing).
I went there under the (mis)understanding that I could get BitCoins.
You believe (if I am correct), that it is not a scam. I assume that you have received BTC into your wallet(s) from them. Is this correct?
If so, have you done it lately?
Assuming this is yes to both questions, then that does not make it not a scam. It just means that you were paid. I suggest you get your BTC from them as soon as you can. Why? Would it hurt you to assume that I am right (just in case)?
I assume you have much more knowledge about BTC and websites then I do. Take that knowledge and go BCP's site.
Assuming you know nothing about BCP, however you still have your knowledge. You then decide*
that you wanted to use that site to generate BTCs for you.
Will you know the following?:
That when you get a payout (this is what it is called on their site), you can not transfer that to your wallet until you get at least 0.01 BTC.
That once you get to 0.01 BTC, you can not have any BTC transferred to your wallet because of fees. You may wonder why they are charging 0.01 since this was lowered with the newest BTC client.
If you know things things, then how would a less
knowledgeable person know this? Could you provide some links?
What could I do? I could take the owner of the site to court. The problem with that is the following:
-The amount of money in BTC (for the amount I was cheated out of) is worth is less then $1.00.
-It will cost at least $25.00 (my guess) to fill a small case claim.
-I will have to hire a P.I. to find the owner and pay to have them served. Not sure how much that would cost, however I guess it would be more then $25.00
-They would not show up in court and I would get a default judgement for $1. Hopefully the judge will also award me court costs.
Will I do that? No and this is why the scam is good. Very few (if any) people will do that for less then $1.00.
The scam counts on this. Keep in mind, that a penny (i.e., $0.01) is a small amount. Even with times being hard as it is, everyone can come up with a penny. As small amount of money that is, I would love it if everyone in the world gave me a penny. It would add up.
BCP is scamming people, a little BTC at a time.
That is wrong, even if they are not scamming everyone (assuming you are not being scammed yet
Set aside the reasons why it is not a good ideal to do this. Maybe it was because of a bet. Maybe you got drunk and/or stoned.