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October 27, 2017, 04:35:23 PM
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This thread is very helpful to me as a Jr. Member. I am new of this job. I want to know more about of this. I really don't want to join a campaign that is scam. So, in order to aware that the campaign is scam, i will research it, read the previews of the company that i want to join and read the background of it. Reading this furom can help me to learn a lot and to get aware of scam campaigns or a scam sites.

Usually, if there will be a low investment and has a high returned with a short period of time, that will probably a scam.
As far as i know, HYIP site has so many scam. Some of them will hack your account and and has a virus to access ypur data. Watching out for the red flags can also be helpful to get awared of scam sites.

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October 28, 2017, 03:19:59 AM
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The article is vey informative and like it. Hope many would be aware by this scams because there are really fraudulent people that are not contented with what they have and always try to lure other people in the wrong doings they know. Last time here in this forum also I myself encountered a  phishing attack by one of a newbie member and it was sent to be via email but as I was aware it was totally a phishing ones because as I open the email it directly try to open a new window of bitcointalk.org domain and requesting of my Username and Password hopefully I know that it was phishing site bu to those that unaware hope they read the article right here it is really a helpful one.
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October 28, 2017, 03:40:43 AM
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I was once been victimized by such scam cloud mining and investing in that is the most regrettable mistakes I have ever done. But “experience is really the best teacher” and it makes me a better observant to those kind of sites offering something beyond the bond of reality.

I will not point all “cloud mining sites” but after those incidents I have never or will never be going back on those days. Time can only tell if this traumatic experience be healed or last for a lifetime.
Most of the proposals of cloud mining is a fraud. But you must admit you are to blame for that fall for their bait. If you are offered very favorable conditions to strangers then this is definitely a Scam. The best way to protect them is not to be greedy and to use only approved sites. But remember that the website is also tested through time may be a Scam.

You were in some point and I have accepted that I am also to blame to my situation at that time. But maybe because at that time scamming is not as dominant as now and most of high ranking now will tell you, at that time “hashocean” is one of the best and turn shutdown and bring all the investments. It was good for me before it happen and whatever we argue now, it won’t bring back what is already been gone.

I’m sad I have passed those obstacle but maybe I’ve learned the lesson and more matured on taking precautionary actions next time.
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October 28, 2017, 03:46:44 AM
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There are so many scam related to bitcoin and other digital currencies but the most important thing is that you must use your senses when making transaction with third party. people get scam this days through Ponzi schemes like HYIP which have seen a trenmendious rise in BTC being used as payment processor. the only solution to this is to keep off from ponzi scheme. also people get scam when they want a particular services to be rendered. there are also many gambling related scam associated with bitcoin

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October 28, 2017, 08:02:19 AM
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It's hard when you are still a newbie to crypto and very naive. I think anyone had experiences of being scammed like I do. When I got scammed, it made me very careful and I always double check everything and read other reviews first before trying any site or application.

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October 28, 2017, 08:40:43 AM
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It's hard when you are still a newbie to crypto and very naive. I think anyone had experiences of being scammed like I do. When I got scammed, it made me very careful and I always double check everything and read other reviews first before trying any site or application.
A lot of positive feedback it can also be a sign of a Scam. You can't determine linked accounts advertise the project or not. Politicians have long used a network of bots to promote their ideas. That prevents the crooks to do well? Anyone can fall into the trap of scammers. It is a pity that because of this, many good projects have no chance because they do not believe.



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October 28, 2017, 03:20:29 PM
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I think the best way to forestall Bitcoin-related scams is to be mindful of the sites you click on. I think it is pretty obvious to suppose if such site is a scam just by looking at it ordinarily. There is no hard-and-fast rule in making sure that you are not clicking on sites that are scams but just be wary when the site was sent/given to you by a person you do not know, by someone you know but hardly communicated to you about other things, and by someone who is a total stranger in a sense that you do not know the latter nor the latter knows you.

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October 28, 2017, 07:37:00 PM
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Remember, scammers are always two steps ahead of you. They are so creative to make the new way to scam others. One way not to be scammed is to be careful not give your personal information to others, be cautious about personal surveys like what is your digital wallet, how much bitcoin do you have or any question that is not directly pertaining to your personal information, but the truth is it leads to your personal info.

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October 29, 2017, 10:29:25 AM
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Remember, scammers are always two steps ahead of you. They are so creative to make the new way to scam others. One way not to be scammed is to be careful not give your personal information to others, be cautious about personal surveys like what is your digital wallet, how much bitcoin do you have or any question that is not directly pertaining to your personal information, but the truth is it leads to your personal info.
I agree with you 100% but I can tell you more. If you are in the area of interest fraud professionals then you will become their victim. You can avoid big losses. But to protect yourself from them is impossible. You need to keep your money in different places and never make a big investment even if the project seems promising and safe. If you decide to invest then start with small amounts that do not mind losing.



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October 29, 2017, 11:26:08 AM
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Remember, scammers are always two steps ahead of you. They are so creative to make the new way to scam others. One way not to be scammed is to be careful not give your personal information to others, be cautious about personal surveys like what is your digital wallet, how much bitcoin do you have or any question that is not directly pertaining to your personal information, but the truth is it leads to your personal info.
Surveys isnt bad as long you are not disclosing the most important informations regarding on your identity or any keys that would let them access your wallet or other things. They are always evolving creating new ways of scamming.If it seems that their methods are already been known then they will create another new one which isnt familiar to the public but we can actually avoid these stuffs if we are really serious on researching on things and keep on reading on the latest updates on possible new scams that do exist recently for you to be aware.

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November 01, 2017, 08:05:13 PM
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Just always alert and consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam, trust no one, know who you're  dealing with take time to do more research. Do not open any suspicious pop- up windows or email just delete right away. Always keep personal details,mobile devices,personal computer make sure to keep password and pin and do not connect your device in public place because scammer or hacker they can get a personal information. 
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November 02, 2017, 03:09:28 AM
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Well Before engaging ourselves into higher level of thinking we must know first the basic of what we are going to do and also learn fundamentals.
Bitcoin is known as more precious than gold and silver, and if anybody talks about money there always come greedy person (scammers) they always take advantage to the person who is not yet knowledgeable about bitcoin so that is why there is always many person who get scammed.

Before Entering into trading and investing we should be able to discern if the site or person whom we are going to deal with is a trustworthy site or person, basic technique to distinguish scammer in this forum is their rank and trust feedback.

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November 05, 2017, 02:44:16 PM
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There is actually no particular way to deal with the scams . You just need to be very sure and attentive before making a deal . The scammers provides with very attractive and hard to refuse offers and return values which is the main reason why one gets caught by the scams . Also before trading make sure you trade the amount in parts so that you are sure that it is a scam or not .  There is just a need to be extra careful , smart and less acquisitive in order yo save yourself from scams.


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November 06, 2017, 12:06:32 PM
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Remember, scammers are always two steps ahead of you. They are so creative to make the new way to scam others. One way not to be scammed is to be careful not give your personal information to others, be cautious about personal surveys like what is your digital wallet, how much bitcoin do you have or any question that is not directly pertaining to your personal information, but the truth is it leads to your personal info.

Yes, they are very dangerous and really knows how to hide themselves from a deeper look. And they will also used fake reviews to make their site looks legit and suckered you in making a investment of them. Later on heaven will fall on you once you discover that you have been scammed and they took all your money. That's why I no longer invest because I have been scammed before specially at the beginning of my bitcoin journey. So you need to be careful out there. A lot of wolves prying on unsuspecting victims.

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November 07, 2017, 06:28:40 AM
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The first I encountered and still exist are hyips, doublers and profit sharing sites. I was once a victim of these kind of things but now I ignore them right away. The best protection is always awareness.

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November 10, 2017, 08:47:39 AM
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The most popular scam in the crypto world are ICOs. They have scammed millions and millions of dollars already and many of them are still existing up until now. I protect myself by not investing in any of them.
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November 10, 2017, 09:10:30 AM
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Scammer is always there but if you have knowledge you can defense yourself for them for now I have no encountered scammer in any of my account
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November 10, 2017, 10:17:12 AM
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The most popular scam in the crypto world are ICOs. They have scammed millions and millions of dollars already and many of them are still existing up until now. I protect myself by not investing in any of them.

That's why bitcoin consider as risky investation so you must think very carefully before try to invest on bitcoin.
But for now bitcoin show a great value it means that bitcoin demand's getting greater from time to time especially when bitcoin will reach another fork at November mid.

So if you want profit, there will be a risk upon it !

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November 10, 2017, 10:23:14 AM
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Don't you think that exchanges should also be put into the list of scammers? I know they have nothing to do with this, but we really don't know what cooks behind the scenes while they declare "hacks" or "DDoS attacks" there. Putting our funds on exchanges is a real danger, and should be added as a point to the article to complete it.

One more thing is that, some people are trying to scam us the old way, they send us something like "You have won XXXXXX USD and we are going to pay you in bitcoins in order to protect your privacy and save you tax." Then they ask for some Bitcoins from your end and/or your personal data (which they will misuse for their own scam purposes), never fall for such bullshit lottery schemes that ask you to claim your winnings.

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