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May 29, 2017, 11:21:49 AM
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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.
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May 29, 2017, 12:05:36 PM
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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.
Bitcoin doublers and 20% interest daily are a sure ponzi and scam programs,they are good in manipulating their payment their is not backup business and they only rely from funds coming,and when it stopped it's over for them,so better stay away from this kind of programs or scheme.

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May 29, 2017, 12:17:19 PM
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most would be online stockvels that use BTC. 2. fake cloud mining. 3 would be through ICO and many other.

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May 29, 2017, 12:45:09 PM
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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.
HYIP sites scam when they have collected decent amount they are wanting for. They used to kill or either make pay out pending for late investors. They keep promising and you can observed it. Thus, always keep away from something which you think is not true to make happen, always check how it works.

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May 29, 2017, 01:35:19 PM
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Probably. high-yield investment program (HYIP). Its proven and tested. A lot of victims of this scams are mostly bitcoin noobs. Example of these are: doublers, cloudmining(not all), and even faucets. Don't trust them. Even if you searched good hyip on google. No guarantee that they are legit and paying. Better trade your btc for altcoins.

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May 29, 2017, 01:38:41 PM
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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.
There are lots of it and if im making a list then it would really takes time.I do only mention the common things, Bitcoin HYIP and doubler Ponzi scam sites which do promise too good to be true returns on a short period of time and these things are definitely scam so stay away and also to Ponzi scheme cloud mining sites,there are still lots of people do fall on this thing because they are blinded by those site claiming that they do cloud mining even if they arent.

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May 29, 2017, 01:40:46 PM
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The common scam attempts through bitcoin is the investment schemes with doubling and tripling of bitcoin instantly in 24 hours time or within a very short time period. Others which includes the chain schemes which function through referrals and goes of in a short scamming the participants.

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the most common scams are places where you are promised returns that are not achievable using proper business practices
would you trust a bank that offers you 1250% annual profit?
why do you fall for 4% daily income FOREVER or similar scam ads
ponzi,doublers,most of the cloud mining,some  of the ICO-these are the most common scams in BTC and altcoin realm
if you are not sure,always google "companyname scam?" or check http://badbitcoin.org/ to see if your favorite 100500% daily site is already listed there

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May 29, 2017, 05:11:53 PM
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Bitcoin doublers.
Insane dayly interest ponzi
Some (or in some opinion most) ICO
The more recent pump groups

The "too good to be true it probably is"method is always one to keep in hand.

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-Cloud mining, excluding Hashnest, Genesis Mining (shady) and Hashflare.

-"UK registered" companies

-Online wallets which claim to provide anonymity

-Phishing for blockchain.info wallet users (and sometimes other users)

-Any Bitcoin mining software which is supposed to be for your PC

There are many more and the obvious Ponzi scams, but I'm basing this on the assumption that you're not an idiot.

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The newest one on this forum and social media now is: A link will be post and a word like get 0.1bt free from cloud mining and when you click the link you will see the site searching until you will see 0.1b send to your wallet, send 0.019bt for confirmation fees to a wallet display if not your wallet will never be created. Please be careful.


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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.
Multiply your bitcoin is not as common as other HYIP: invest your money and earn revenue everyday. LOL. I do not know why there are too many people keep believing in this stupid things

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And how to they scam ? (Apart from the obvious- phishing.)

I read things like "multiply your bitcoin" and "free bitcoin". Sounds very dodgy, I stayed away. I'm surprised they can convince people to get involved.

There are many types of scams present in the online market so remember one golden rule while investing. If you see any program is offering your profit percentage for investing your bitcoin with them, simply stay away, because they are called ponzi. They will give you interest for first few days, and then they will just disappear. Ponzi is the most common type of scams in online industry.

Also if any program tells you to double your bitcoin in few days, avoid them more because here you win't receive a single dime back. They will run away with your entire invested amount.

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May 29, 2017, 07:36:20 PM
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"Click here to claim your free Bitcoin", "9999% after 20 days", "$4000 daily working at home"... There are many captivating titles which make you be attention on that and start imagining how good would be your life if you join a scheme like that.

There is the method which shows you texts and more texts to read, like a tutorial, everything worthless... In the end they will just ask you some money like any other scam attempt. The scam schemes innovate themselves always from time to time, so it's hard to classify them with 100% sure sometimes.

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May 29, 2017, 08:06:55 PM
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-Cloud mining, all of them. You'll never ever get your ROI unless you lure some miserable people in like yourself. (called referrals)

-Obvious bitcoin doubling ponzi schemes. (Just take a look at investor based games subforum.)

-Newbie accounts asking for loans without a valid collateral. (A true classic, they always need money for some urgent shit.)

-Web script sellers... They claim to sell online exchange/gambling scripts. They never work or even if they do, they probably have backdoors.

-Bitcoin fund managers. obvious... (check securities subforum)

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the most common scam that we can find everytime is HYIP/ponzi site that covered with cloud mining and it would never end since a lot of people only think about how fast to get profit without do anything

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May 30, 2017, 02:11:24 AM
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It gets me annoyed when I see "earn forever" because for me its the top criteria of a scam. If there is a list of taglines of scam it should be on the top one.

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May 30, 2017, 02:41:08 AM
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The biggest one I've seen is the whole claiming to get hacked story.  That seems to happen quite often on this forum, and there's no good way to prove that you weren't hacked.  It's a complete dick move.  And certainly there are the fishing schemes and impersonation of trusted members.  There are so many scams out there, it's crazy.
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May 30, 2017, 02:43:32 AM
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Bitcoin doublers or where you pay btc and get interest rate by a website. All scams.
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May 30, 2017, 03:00:26 AM
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The most common scams in bitcoin are the doubler sites that promises you to double your coins in 24 hours but never pays you anything in return and people who are new to bitcoin are those who surely gets attracted to those sites hoping to double their coins in quick time but end up loosing everything.
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