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August 14, 2017, 01:10:18 AM
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EDIT: User has messaged me saying that they have removed all links, claiming they "didn't know".

I'm still a little bit suspicious due to the timing of the posts being so close to the creation of the fake GitHubs... And also the hiding of the fake link behind the official link using URL tags in one post...

Will set my trust to Neutral


What happened:
The user mayback1980 has been spamming all the threads in the Electrum subforum claiming that the official ElectronCash github (https://github.com/fyookball/electrum) is fake... and claiming that some random github repo (https://github[dot]com/electroncash/windows-linux) is the only trusted source. The repo they are spamming was only created on 12 August! Roll Eyes

In addition, the latest commit to this repo effectively breaks the entire codebase by changing all the '.' characters to ','

The binaries are most likely backdoored or malware designed to steal seeds/keys and/or coins off users attempting to get their BCH coins.


Scammers Profile Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=559474

Reference Link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2059213.msg20844002#msg20844002
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2062016.msg20844024#msg20844024 - EDIT: Post Removed
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2077793.msg20844060#msg20844060 - EDIT: Post Removed
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2082563.msg20844106#msg20844106 - EDIT: Post Removed
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2085691.msg20844229#msg20844229 - EDIT: Post Modified

Here you can see a quote of scammers original message that was trying to hide the scam link BEHIND the url for the official ElectronCash client.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2085139.msg20839738#msg20839738


Amount Scammed: Unknown
Additional Notes:
Link to fake repo: https://github.com/electroncash/windows-linux <-- NOTE: THIS IS FAKE - BEWARE!
Original fake repo: https://github.com/electrumcash/windows-linux <-- NOTE: THIS IS FAKE - BEWARE!

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August 14, 2017, 02:43:04 AM
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Is there a way to have the fake github removed? This is a pernicious scam and should be removed and contained asap. It's the kind of scam designed to steal a lot of coins.

And this scammer... why is he not red tagged yet? He is so bold and brazen, shamelessly advertising this fake site while condemning the real link.

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August 16, 2017, 07:32:36 PM
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Is there a way to have the fake github removed? This is a pernicious scam and should be removed and contained asap. It's the kind of scam designed to steal a lot of coins.

And this scammer... why is he not red tagged yet? He is so bold and brazen, shamelessly advertising this fake site while condemning the real link.
Account tagged.



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August 16, 2017, 08:00:03 PM
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Next time use a service to archive the posts, such as: https://archive.fo/. I'd expect you to know this by now.

Tagged.


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August 17, 2017, 07:39:47 AM
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ahh, so he was knowingly spreading that crap around!

Is there a way to have the fake github removed? This is a pernicious scam and should be removed and contained asap. It's the kind of scam designed to steal a lot of coins.

for future references use this link https://github.com/contact/report-abuse to report these types of stuff to GitHub. the other repo is already removed the new one is still there though.

p.s. the funny thing is the name of the scammer is TheBIueMatt which is abusing the known and trusted Matt Corallo aka https://github.com/TheBlueMatt

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August 17, 2017, 05:15:25 PM
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i removed all links, i saw them posted many times many places... so i believed they was right links

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August 17, 2017, 05:23:04 PM
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i removed all links, i saw them posted many times many places... so i believed they was right links
I'll let the community make a decision on this one. Please refrain from sending me any further messages about it or you will be blocked.


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August 17, 2017, 05:55:05 PM
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i removed all links, i saw them posted many times many places... so i believed they was right links
Just so you know,I have your entire Dox from one of the conversations we had.If not the entire Dox,I have your  picture and location details which I know are precise.I'm also aware of your other career details.If you don't stop spreading links or somehow managed to scam the amounts,I'll hand over details to anybody willing to take a legal action against you.You don't want to risk your career over this mate.


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August 17, 2017, 10:44:28 PM
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Updated topic as user has messaged me saying that they have removed all links, claiming they "didn't know".

I'm still a little bit suspicious due to the timing of the posts being so close to the creation of the fake GitHubs... And also the hiding of the fake link behind the official link using URL tags in one post...

Will set my trust to Neutral

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August 18, 2017, 12:35:17 AM
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I doubt he didn't know. Granted he really didn't, ignorance is rarely an excuse when certain things don't add up. Like, yes, the timing of posts correlating highly with the creation of the fake link. That alone is a very damning factor. Am I (and others) to be led to believe that he, by pure chance and a stroke of luck, stumbled upon the fake link on the day it was published, then immediately and conveniently launched a coordinated campaign here in defense of that fake link?

User was tagged and now he claims he "didn't know". How convenient for him to negate all knowledge of and association with those links after realizing his aggressive attempts to denounce the real github link wasn't winning him any support.


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August 21, 2017, 10:51:05 AM
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i removed all links, i saw them posted many times many places... so i believed they was right links
You've marked us as "scammers":


At this point you can forget about people believing your story and your ratings being removed.


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August 23, 2017, 09:21:03 AM
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Think you are jumping the gun on this one tbh.

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