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January 29, 2018, 01:33:45 PM
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i don't think this was a funny story. sad to read that people got scammed. yes, its better to check before investing in something, but this people get scammed and this is not funny for me. sorry to say it.
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January 29, 2018, 01:42:57 PM
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I have not seen their coin, but my friend has, and he tells me it is a collectible. The thing is, that the couple only got in touch with my friend after they "faced trouble selling the Bitcoin". They're the kind of rich, snooty couple who would've bragged about their "achievement" at some party had they managed to sell it off successfully.
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January 29, 2018, 01:47:24 PM
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Your friend is cheating on the other couple with a huge amount of money, I do not think it's a joke but it is a serious scam as he is taking advantage of those who do not have bitcoin knowledge to cheating on them. I know quite a few of these cases when investors are unaware of bitcoin and they only invest in referrals, which is very dangerous, so learn it thoroughly before making a decision.
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January 29, 2018, 01:52:43 PM
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stupid people investing in bitcoin, making the wrong speculation, selling low in panic and saying BITCOIN IS BAD - the funniest for me.
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January 29, 2018, 01:56:36 PM
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LOL, it is funny. This is why we need to have a wide research on what we are investing to. We have an acronym saying DYOR, meaning Do Your Own Research. They should've researched first about bitcoin in order for them to not be tricked or not got dwell by their own emotions.

These kind of stories are funny to hear but, my suggestion is that. If we heard something like this or a friend is asking for help in crypto, don't lead them to a way for them to fall. Teach them the way to got up.
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January 29, 2018, 02:01:18 PM
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Okay...so I have a funny Bitcoin story for you which I heard from a friend.

A middle-aged couple bought 1 BTC for a 1000 USD recently. They were happy beyond what can be described in words at the good deal they had got. So they got in touch with my friend to ask him about how they could sell it. He sent them the links to various medium articles and blogposts on how to buy and sell bitcoin. The couple got in touch with him again and told him that they had failed to sell the bitcoin. So my friend went and met them. They then "showed" him their bitcoin. It was a plastic coin with the Bitcoin symbol on it!

Maybe the private key is engraved on that coin. If not, then its a total scam. They are the victim of their own ignorance. If you want to invest on anything you must know what are you going to invest.

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January 29, 2018, 02:24:14 PM
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The funny bitcoin story, many funny bitcoins like you are just like this in scams because when you're a scam you can laugh at it instead of the problem. because when your prinoblema is still inactive and never lose your lost money. and it's also funny when you're posting and thought you'll earn it by posting just (lol).
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January 29, 2018, 02:25:59 PM
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Dont worry for Laszlo Hanyecz,he was one of the first miners and he sold and hodls a lot more than 10000k btc. And he does understand that his first purchase is a part of history now and the value of his current stash is higher thanks to him.Maybe if he didnt made that first purchase who knows what would history look like.....
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He holds more than 10 millions bitcoins? What a lucky man!

Sadly, Laszlo himself claims that he spent all of his btc on pizzas and that he never managed to accumulate any significant holding after that. See his latest posts from 2014 in his profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=143;sa=showPosts;start=0



OP: I refuse to believe your story is true.



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January 29, 2018, 02:30:01 PM
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The funniest thing that happened to me is the first time I have my own local exchange wallet where in there is a buy and sell option and they have difference, I thought that there was just an error with my wallet so I kept refreshing it and when it is not yet equal I told my godfather why there is an error with my wallet and he just laugh at me.
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January 29, 2018, 02:35:29 PM
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Those "collectibles" are not really safe for trade, anyway, are they?  

I mean, even if the seller can show the physical coin's address has a balance, if they are engraved with a private key, then the seller could sweep the wallet after the sale, right?  Not to mention the creator may have kept records of the private keys engraved and waiting for a balance to sweep, as well.

What am I missing?
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January 29, 2018, 02:40:17 PM
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Okay...so I have a funny Bitcoin story for you which I heard from a friend.

A middle-aged couple bought 1 BTC for a 1000 USD recently. They were happy beyond what can be described in words at the good deal they had got. So they got in touch with my friend to ask him about how they could sell it. He sent them the links to various medium articles and blogposts on how to buy and sell bitcoin. The couple got in touch with him again and told him that they had failed to sell the bitcoin. So my friend went and met them. They then "showed" him their bitcoin. It was a plastic coin with the Bitcoin symbol on it!
I see nothing funny in this story. Elderly people find it very difficult to keep up with the changes in the modern world. They are like children. Scammers took advantage of this and tricked them. What's so funny? If their place were your parents or grandparents you laughed too ? Maybe it was all of their savings. Never laugh at someone else's grief.

thank you Kronos21 for making that comment. I was reading through the thread and I was horrified to see everybody saw it as a funny story.

Well let me tell to everybody who considers it funny, that I do not wish you that, but every time you transfer your crypto funds to a wrong address, you forget your PIN or account password or you are robbed because your 2FA phone was hacked, it shows the level of your foolishness or that there are the same scammers in action as the scammers who took advantage of that poor elderly couple. You don't even have the excuse of being old and uneducated in the matters related to crypto.

And then you come to this forum with your tail between your legs and beg other members for help. Well, maybe you should consider your actions as funny too, don't you agree?

Just to be very clear: I can see nothing even remotely funny in that story of those scam victims.

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January 29, 2018, 02:42:14 PM
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there is nothing funny in this, this fraud is happening all over the world all the time, because of the lack of education of people, on the general excitement people stupidly believe scammers, without suspecting deceit.
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January 29, 2018, 03:08:05 PM
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Okay...so I have a funny Bitcoin story for you which I heard from a friend.

A middle-aged couple bought 1 BTC for a 1000 USD recently. They were happy beyond what can be described in words at the good deal they had got. So they got in touch with my friend to ask him about how they could sell it. He sent them the links to various medium articles and blogposts on how to buy and sell bitcoin. The couple got in touch with him again and told him that they had failed to sell the bitcoin. So my friend went and met them. They then "showed" him their bitcoin. It was a plastic coin with the Bitcoin symbol on it!

Where did this story happen? I have read on a newspaper that somewhere in Siberia some gypsies have been spottet selling material Bitcoins outside of commercial centers for 17$ each. So this couple has clearly over-paid it.
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January 29, 2018, 03:10:23 PM
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Where did this story happen? I have read in the news that somewhere in Siberia some gypsies have been spottet selling material Bitcoins outside of commercial centers for 17$ each. So this couple has clearly over-paid it.
Here you have the full story:
https://www.rt.com/business/405775-fake-bitcoin-sale-russia-gypcies/
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January 29, 2018, 03:20:52 PM
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All those who are scorning at me and other people who found the story are completely missing the point here. Because we know that there are scammers out there, we ought to be extra careful while doing our research before investing in anything about which we know so little. Isn't it? The couple probably has a lot of money and did not care much about that 1000 USD and that's why they threw it away like that without bothering to check with the internet or someone else before their purchase.
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January 29, 2018, 10:42:23 PM
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I don't find it very funny though I agree that knowledge is important in the process of adapting and coping with new things especially when it comes to technological development.

Also, people may be rich or poor trying to be IN is just the same. I think you have judge them way to early because at some point, we brag a bit and nothing wrong with that.
People are happy that is why we act like we are braging about it.
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January 29, 2018, 11:11:16 PM
Last edit: April 21, 2021, 08:37:48 PM by Quantumplation
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NOTE: This message was originally not posted by me, but instead by someone who compromised my account.  I have deleted the content.

NOTE: This account was compromised from 2017 to 2021.  I'm in the process of deleting posts not made by me.
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January 29, 2018, 11:22:45 PM
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It is a funny story but it is a sad story at the same time.
People invest their money but they don't know what is Bitcoin. We have to spread the knowledge and let people understand what Bitcoin means.
They invested 1000$ a long time ago, it is the equivalent of 11000$ at today's price!!!

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January 29, 2018, 11:23:37 PM
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Okay...so I have a funny Bitcoin story for you which I heard from a friend.

A middle-aged couple bought 1 BTC for a 1000 USD recently. They were happy beyond what can be described in words at the good deal they had got. So they got in touch with my friend to ask him about how they could sell it. He sent them the links to various medium articles and blogposts on how to buy and sell bitcoin. The couple got in touch with him again and told him that they had failed to sell the bitcoin. So my friend went and met them. They then "showed" him their bitcoin. It was a plastic coin with the Bitcoin symbol on it!

This is sad and not even one bit of it is friendly, how can you even get happiness by posting this story out here. It is never funny to be scammed and i feel your friend and you instead of mocking them down, help them find the guy who conned them and help them recover and had that been the story i would have given you a merit, have some decency and help them.

So you never heard of physical coins that explains a lot, it could be a real coin, go to collectible section look for a reputable guy to help you recover for them

I likewise felt sad after hearing about this story because the couple must have thought that they actually bought real bitcoin, and it's there's nothing funny about people getting scammed.

I have never heard about physical coins myself and I've always wondered where did bitcoin get it's logo or physique. Some people imagine bitcoin to be physical because they're used to something tangible and can't imagine something to be of value which does not have a physical appearance - which may have been the cause why the couple got scammed.

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January 29, 2018, 11:27:53 PM
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there is a young boy who is around his 20`s and has so many followers on twitter as well as his account is verified. The btc price was 15000 than and he twitted "I have found a fool and bought 1 btc which is 15000$ for just 2000$ by holding a btc in his hand" 
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