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February 10, 2017, 07:51:43 AM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

it is actually easily evitable! you just have to use your brain and think before taking actions.
in my 30 years or so I have never been scammed, and never lose any money ever. and in the past 3-4 years that I have been using bitcoin I have never lost a single satoshi apart from gambling which is understandable.

the first rule is not trusting something that looks too good to be true. as simple as that.

second rule is doing extensive research about that "legit-looking-service". you can use the forum or google to search for all these things and find out what others have to say. and in the end it is up to you to find out if there is any shady business going on behind the scenes that nobody saw before.

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February 11, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
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If the website or service provider has no contact details whatsoever listed on the site, it is not a definite indicator of fraudulent intentions but it is a red flag.
Criminals will usually attempt to convince you to act quickly to avoid missing big profits or high returns.
Yes, the other people include me use scamadviser.com for detect the scamers,
it can gives the informations about the website.
It is not 100% accurate but at least there are info about the age of website,
estimation of website and other.
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February 11, 2017, 08:00:45 AM
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the very first scam indicators for me is the unusual big deposit required and sthe shady website, you can tell it easily

also another big one is the promise of an huge returnment which is 100% impossible in any case

but beaware scammers are ebcoming mroe intelligent, i see new hyp promising low return and scamming you after many months, when you start to deposit big amount, they first build the trust with you and then they scam you in the end
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February 11, 2017, 10:29:40 AM
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Scammers are getting smarter day by day and they are inventing new techniques to scam us. There is no single modus oprandi but the intention is only one i.e – to loot as much as they can. I think finding scammer is not so difficult, as their behavioural analysis would give a quick hint about their intentions. Alternatively, if you are getting much much more than that of other deals then it is the first warning of getting alerted.

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February 11, 2017, 10:41:18 AM
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Thank you all for the useful information! The main thing I grasp from this thread is that scammers prey upon human emotion like casinos with gambling; so being calm, collected and analytical is the main approach to avoiding scams. Also nothing in life is free and always assume and prepare for the worst.
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February 11, 2017, 11:00:58 AM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

Scammers are everywhere there's large amount of people who are scammed during transition of bit coins you can't just google and trust every sites. 
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February 12, 2017, 06:28:32 AM
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If you don't want to be scammed, then do something worthwhile. Scammers are every were and they target are greedy people. Many people what to reap were they do not soils and because of this fell into the hands of scammers and evil people. Set an Investment principle for yourself, most schemes you see online are scammers and ponzi scheme.

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February 12, 2017, 06:47:32 AM
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If you don't want to be scammed, then do something worthwhile. Scammers are every were and they target are greedy people. Many people what to reap were they do not soils and because of this fell into the hands of scammers and evil people. Set an Investment principle for yourself, most schemes you see online are scammers and ponzi scheme.
Yes, the simple indication must be : anything out of practical.

In other words, no one will give away free money. If we come across any impractical money generation promises, they could be a potential scam. Their usual target starts when we get greedy, hence when we are staying protected then we can easily avoid them.
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February 12, 2017, 07:55:22 AM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

it is hard to detect scammed but maybe we can know the sign for getting scam and i think this forum is not the place to detect a fraudulent activity because many forum in out there have scam person too and not just in here. the solution for avoid scam is we need to read the review from other people about the service, we need to understand about the service and only use free money to buy that service.
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February 12, 2017, 09:07:50 AM
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If you don't want to be scammed, then do something worthwhile. Scammers are every were and they target are greedy people. Many people what to reap were they do not soils and because of this fell into the hands of scammers and evil people. Set an Investment principle for yourself, most schemes you see online are scammers and ponzi scheme.
Thats why scams do always exist no matter what because there are really some stupid greedy people who always feed them their own money because they do still invest on those ponzi hyip schemes that why they always got victimized on these scammers because of those greedy emotions.

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February 12, 2017, 10:00:28 AM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

it is actually easily evitable! you just have to use your brain and think before taking actions.
in my 30 years or so I have never been scammed, and never lose any money ever. and in the past 3-4 years that I have been using bitcoin I have never lost a single satoshi apart from gambling which is understandable.

the first rule is not trusting something that looks too good to be true. as simple as that.

second rule is doing extensive research about that "legit-looking-service". you can use the forum or google to search for all these things and find out what others have to say. and in the end it is up to you to find out if there is any shady business going on behind the scenes that nobody saw before.

Yes. I agree with your First Rule. There's a lot of investment site that says it
will give you a return of 100%-130% in 5 days. I giggle and LOL when I
always see sites that promise that kinds of return. Recently, I joined a whatsapp
group of a new investment site just to see how this will pan out, so initially
it was giving investors returns to some of them are re-investing but guess what,
the site went offline and says they are doing some maintenance but unfortunately
it was too late for a lot of people it was a scam!!!. The "legit looking website"
is still up and still scamming as of now.


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February 12, 2017, 12:57:14 PM
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Promise of a big return is a huge indicator.

Sudden change in how things work is another indicator.
For example, most scammers try to build confidence then change the way they want you to send money, ask you to start communicating with a different account, etc.
Changing the deposit method, email address/ account name is a big red flag something suspicious is happening.

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February 12, 2017, 01:19:24 PM
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Wandering through Forum i found many cases where scam came from very trustful members, this only can be signal for you to be very careful, and not to invest everything you have and something you can afford to loose. Sometimes signals won't appear. Wink
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February 12, 2017, 02:08:09 PM
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Based on my experience, yeah, "experience", i was scammed almost a year ago by a company that is saying a 50$ per week earning, upon hearing that my ears clapped out of joy and never had a second thought of joining. After that they are gone and my 20$ is gone and nowhere to be found.

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February 12, 2017, 03:11:50 PM
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Based on my experience, yeah, "experience", i was scammed almost a year ago by a company that is saying a 50$ per week earning, upon hearing that my ears clapped out of joy and never had a second thought of joining. After that they are gone and my 20$ is gone and nowhere to be found.
I also had an experience by investing $15 as registration fee and by just doing data entry job that I can earn $100 or more depending on the data that I will make. But, I've been doing data entry for almost 12 hours but I just got $0.5 so I stop it already, is is such a waste of my time. But, thankful I was a victim because of that I met bitcoin.

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February 12, 2017, 06:18:37 PM
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As you have said, Scam is inevitable that it has become part of our lives I mean they are everywhere. Yes this is one of the good

source of information when it comes to tracking scams but just like I said it is one means there are other methods to gather and

confirm a information and it would be best to try it all since we are talking about money. Some scams are easy to spot but some

are not which is the scary part . What I'm doing always is to not get involve myself into suspicious stuffs and always doing my

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February 12, 2017, 06:49:01 PM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

Yes this forum is definitely a good place to find out which is a scam and not.  If someone offers something to you and you find out nothing about them here in the forum, that's probably just one of the scam attempt. so make sure they are here in the forum and had posted an ANN thread.

You see them everyday with new accounts in the forum offering investments that are too good to be true. Its not just investments actually, some are selling something else like digital products and so on. If they mentione about sending your BTC first, thats something to be alarmed.

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February 12, 2017, 06:54:16 PM
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Being scammed in one way or another seems inevitable, what are the clear indicators that a legit-looking service is actually a big scam of some sorts? Is this forum a good place for info to detect a fraudulent scheme?

Yes this forum is definitely a good place to find out which is a scam and not.  If someone offers something to you and you find out nothing about them here in the forum, that's probably just one of the scam attempt. so make sure they are here in the forum and had posted an ANN thread.

You see them everyday with new accounts in the forum offering investments that are too good to be true. Its not just investments actually, some are selling something else like digital products and so on. If they mentione about sending your BTC first, thats something to be alarmed.

Great to be here. Some told me to stay away from people with red trust but they also told me that some have red marks due to politics. But generally forum looks good and maybe not perfect but safe.



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February 13, 2017, 02:29:07 PM
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The best way to stay away from scammers Is that just trade with positive trust members.
Negative trust members are usually scammers. And even to trade with neutral trust members is risky. Anyone can be a scammer.
If a person says that he will give you the item first then you should be good at your part.
Very few people are there who agree to send first. If everyone be fair on their part, there will be no scammers.
But people have to cheat and earn money in a negative way.
No-one can change them. It's just that their parents have not taught them or brought up properly.

   
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February 14, 2017, 05:08:52 PM
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The best way to stay away from scammers Is that just trade with positive trust members.
There will be no guarantee that a trusted member will stay same. That is the reason we must always trade only through escrow. I have experience with one seller who was honest for first two dealing but cheated me for the third time when I sent him relatively higher amount than last 2 times. Escrow is the only solution.

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