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May 14, 2018, 05:44:35 PM
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I just wanted to be sure that metamask has not got it all wrong from the warning am getting because I have used https://www.privcoin[dot]IO several times without problems and want to be sure that my devices are clean from any phishing attempts from this site.

Has anybody been comprised by the named site?

Just incase you not familiar with https://www.privcoin[dot]IO they are....or is it were a Multi Coin Mixer platform that were bidding to be the next big mixer after bitmixer.io Roll Eyes
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May 14, 2018, 06:41:32 PM
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I don't know why metamask filtered them as phishing link as it prompts on my screen that warning as well when I visited their site, and AFAIK there's no one issue scam report or even phishing report to them on their ANN thread or review thread

ANN - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2178547.0


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May 14, 2018, 06:51:52 PM
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This is the reason why it got blacklisted:

"Hi, I've blacklisted the domain as we had many reports on Etherscan and EtherScamDB about coins not being sent back.

I will be investigating it more before considering a whitelist."

It got requested in this commit: https://github.com/MetaMask/eth-phishing-detect/pull/1586
And where he explains the reason: https://github.com/MetaMask/eth-phishing-detect/issues/1598

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May 14, 2018, 07:45:02 PM
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This is the reason why it got blacklisted:

"Hi, I've blacklisted the domain as we had many reports on Etherscan and EtherScamDB about coins not being sent back.

I will be investigating it more before considering a whitelist."

It got requested in this commit: https://github.com/MetaMask/eth-phishing-detect/pull/1586
And where he explains the reason: https://github.com/MetaMask/eth-phishing-detect/issues/1598
This reply do clarifies at all. Been wondering at first why having that kind of prompt where Privcoin do have still pending issues why metamask decide to flagged it as a phishing link. Being blacklisted is on their control and we cant do anything about it if metamask decide to do such thing. Resolve issue first before the blacklisting would really be removed. Thanks for the share up of links, a good preference to look out.


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May 14, 2018, 09:13:30 PM
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It's clear this service has never even tried our service before blacklisting as they are completely wrong.

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May 14, 2018, 09:36:56 PM
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thanks TryNinja for that prompt answer

It's clear this service has never even tried our service before blacklisting as they are completely wrong.
Probably you could visit the github section to clear your names out, hope its not sabotage from competitors or some customers...

All the best PrivCoin!
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May 14, 2018, 11:21:11 PM
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thanks TryNinja for that prompt answer

It's clear this service has never even tried our service before blacklisting as they are completely wrong.
Probably you could visit the github section to clear your names out, hope its not sabotage from competitors or some customers...

All the best PrivCoin!


One of our users has already posted and they will either remove us if they are a legitimate blacklist or they won't. Nobody from their site attempted to contact us to resolve any issues or address any complaints.

We currently have over 2,000 ETH in our reserve. There is no point to scamming 40 ETH and some tokens as they accuse us of doing in their Github.

Almost all of our customer requests fall into one of the following categories:

* Sent too little coins
* Sent too much coins over our limits
* Didn't see our transaction to their wallets for some reason
* Used a contract for ETH receiving
* User didn't pay enough BTC fee to confirm fast
* Sometimes we broadcast a transaction and the network drops it. This is the only one that's partially our fault and we fix those very quick when they happen rarely.

If any user has an outstanding support request and isn't satisfied yet then send an email and I will keep a personal eye on them for the next 48 hours as opposed to a rep.

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May 15, 2018, 04:48:46 AM
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thanks TryNinja for that prompt answer

It's clear this service has never even tried our service before blacklisting as they are completely wrong.
Probably you could visit the github section to clear your names out, hope its not sabotage from competitors or some customers...

All the best PrivCoin!


One of our users has already posted and they will either remove us if they are a legitimate blacklist or they won't. Nobody from their site attempted to contact us to resolve any issues or address any complaints.

We currently have over 2,000 ETH in our reserve. There is no point to scamming 40 ETH and some tokens as they accuse us of doing in their Github.

Almost all of our customer requests fall into one of the following categories:

* Sent too little coins
* Sent too much coins over our limits
* Didn't see our transaction to their wallets for some reason
* Used a contract for ETH receiving
* User didn't pay enough BTC fee to confirm fast
* Sometimes we broadcast a transaction and the network drops it. This is the only one that's partially our fault and we fix those very quick when they happen rarely.

If any user has an outstanding support request and isn't satisfied yet then send an email and I will keep a personal eye on them for the next 48 hours as opposed to a rep.

Really nice to see this kind of quick response from the owner/developer itself. I have notice Privcoin since its inception in the cryptoverse because you used to have a signature campaign here isn't it? But may I suggest that you contact them directly and try to resolved the issue. You already built your reputation and a simply email or tweet will not hurt you. Their might be others wanted to destroy your name and don't give them a chance. Reaching out to MetaTask will be a good thing, IMHO. Goodluck to Privcoin.

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May 15, 2018, 01:58:14 PM
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A copy of the email sent to MetaMask for full transparency from our official support email:


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Hello,

Your service has incorrectly and improperly listed privcoin.io as a scam site

As you can see, the users that noticed have used our service and think otherwise:

https://github.com/MetaMask/eth-phishing-detect/issues/1598

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3805294

I can say that nobody from your site has ever tried us or you would have never listed us to begin with. There are no scam reports on the internet, there is no proof of any scamming anywhere that you can show. We provide a cryptographically signed letter of guarantee so that our users can prove if we scam them.

Sometimes something will go wrong like dropped transactions on the ETH network but 1 email to us will resolve it so if you can show an email contact attempt AND an unfulfilled letter of guarantee then we'll accept the blacklist.

The scam address we are accused of owning is https://etherscan.io/address/0xa3e785ee490e1102fe32512973c96Dc7DC876348 but we clearly do not deal with tokens and think all EC20 tokens are worthless.

It somewhat describes the integrity of the blacklist in the way that nobody tried our services with $10 worth of crypto before listing us as a scam but a swift removal and whitelist would go a long way to restoring that.

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May 30, 2018, 04:21:18 AM
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I have friends who use this service with no problems.

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