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June 26, 2019, 11:10:52 PM
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We should share what we have experienced about the times we got scammed so that those who doesn't know about the scheme that the scammer used then we would be able to know and soon we will know what to do if someone is trying to scam you. We could also know what to do to increase our security.

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June 27, 2019, 04:18:58 AM
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We should share what we have experienced about the times we got scammed so that those who doesn't know about the scheme that the scammer used then we would be able to know and soon we will know what to do if someone is trying to scam you. We could also know what to do to increase our security.
Exactly, thats why I initially started this thread to give other people a chance to learn from my mistakes. Its worth the effort if at least a single person reads this and wont fall for a scam because of our stories.

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June 28, 2019, 07:36:35 PM
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Exactly, thats why I initially started this thread to give other people a chance to learn from my mistakes. Its worth the effort if at least a single person reads this and wont fall for a scam because of our stories.

Nice to hear that you try with this thread to protect other new users and give them the chance to learn before they fall into Scammers .
And yes exactly the same i am doing for warn people about Malware downloads and all kind of things thats happend to me , so they dont fall into the same misstakes i have done or got !
Keep that up  Grin

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June 28, 2019, 11:20:26 PM
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 #44

...I am very looking forward to your stories now!

I would be very happy to share "How I met my scammer story" but luckily I was never scammed.

There were multiple attempts to scam me and when I read these comments and stories above, I see that I had the pleasure of being tried with all these scamming techniques.
I got phishing links in the email (from fake airdrops and crypto giveaways), fake metamask and other wallets, obvious Telegram scams with OTC trading and many, many more.

In last weeks I see multiple attempts on Telegram to scam me from people who offer amazing earning opportunities.
When I talk with them about the details, everything looks fishy and suspicious that is why I don't understand, why these scams are successful at all?

Indeed, they offer a lot of money, but for shady things, like to open a bank account for them, or credit cards. They even send you the money, but in a few days, you will be in big trouble, when they wash money, with this bank account from Paypal scam or other OTC trade. Of course, they say that to this bank accounts, only withdrawals will be sent from crypto trading activities, but this is just nonsense. Of course, you have to hand over full access to account or credit card.

When I asked such a scammer: "If this is so wonderful business why don't you take all your friends and family to give them all this free money"
Scammer answer: "Already have and need more every day".  Grin Grin Grin

This is my rule number one: check everything 3 times and when you are finished, check again. Never click on links in the email. Never believe people in social media, when they are talking about easy money. There is no such thing as easy money.

PS
Op you should report all this spammy post in your thread. Is just hard to read.

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June 28, 2019, 11:40:25 PM
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I didn't get scammed yet but who knows ^^
Scammers are getting better every day and I'm always surprised about their strategies.

I'm using Telegram and the number of scammers is extremely high there but they are not very intelligent. I've enabled PMs so that legit people can PM me (although I would advise Newbies to turn it off in the settings if you don't want to be PMed by scammers). Sometimes scammers PM me when I'm joining a new shitcoin group or ask something in existing shitcoin groups and it's quite easy to spot that they only want my coins (I guess 95% of all random people PMing me are just scammers).
It's quite amusing sometimes which stories they bring up to scam people or to promote their pump and dump group. Recently I had some scammers where they tried to advertise trading tools or other trading content. When they ask me if I want to make money with trading my answer is always: "I don't like trading, I'm HODLing" and this picture fits very well:



Discussion finished.  Tongue

There are a few scammer strategies I had so far:

- pay money for someone from China where their money is stuck in exchanges because their account is frozen
- scammer pretending to be an admin of a shitcoin project PMing you if you want to invest
- scammer pretending to be an admin of a shitcoin project trying to "swap" your bought coins because they have issued "new" ones. (Just a method of the scammer to get your original ICO shitcoins)
- scammers promoting their trading tools / pump and dump groups or ponzis
- some scammers have PMed me if I want to purchase a video promotion for shitcoins (they thought I'm a shitcoin CEO)
...

Finally: better stay off if someone unknown PMs you, especially if you have to send money first on Telegram.


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July 07, 2019, 12:51:19 PM
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There are a few scammer strategies I had so far:
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- scammer pretending to be an admin of a shitcoin project PMing you if you want to invest
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Thanks for listing those strategies.
Especially the one quoted is still very common at Telegram. You constantly see those attempts in various bounty groups, this strategy still seems to be lucrative.

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You should try joining a telegram group of a top exchange and see what will happen.
In the space of a few minutes you will get PMed with 'Hi, has your issue been resolved'?
I assume they are just monitoring these groups and checking for new users who sign up. If a user joins a telegram group of an exchange he is probably looking for assistance with some issues and the scammers know this.

Report and delete the conversation is the appropriate way to handle this.   

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July 07, 2019, 09:52:55 PM
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@1miau
You should try joining a telegram group of a top exchange and see what will happen.
In the space of a few minutes you will get PMed with 'Hi, has your issue been resolved'?
I assume they are just monitoring these groups and checking for new users who sign up. If a user joins a telegram group of an exchange he is probably looking for assistance with some issues and the scammers know this.

Report and delete the conversation is the appropriate way to handle this.   
Yes.  Cheesy

I've tried it once in a shitcoin ICO group when I was asking how to purchase tokens (just to see how many scammers would PM me). Surprisingly, there was no scammer PMing me. The only person PMing me was a confused Newbie who hadn't a clue how to purchase tokens...

Maybe the group was not big enough.  Undecided

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July 22, 2019, 04:31:40 PM
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Or even scammers recognized that you cant earn money with ICOs nowadays and left the Telegram scene  Tongue

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Last edit: August 24, 2019, 03:03:28 PM by efialtis
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Great thread! I know the feeling and hate it, really...

I have learned the hard way when it comes to "trading funds"... I ve been unbelievably stupid and it even happened twice... Despite the fact I like to think about myself that I am tech savvy and not naive...

Well, I havent been scammed by some new shitcoin stuff... I was scammed when I wanted to exchange paypal funds for BTC --> I sent the paypal money (friends and family) first to someone who seemed legit, had 20+ trust. After having sent the money, it appeared that the guy had two accounts which were very (but not exactly the same) similar... meaning that in the end I didnt do the trade with the account having several positive trades (must have been self-generated) but with the other one, created exclusively for the scam. I realized I was scammed right after I sent the money and suddenly did not hear back... Checked on the two accounts and saw the little spelling differences... The guy who contacted me and whom I was talking with had the username "Hynea89" - after we agreed on a trade, he used "Hyena89" and I didnt notice it... stupid me,  I know...

I must have been scammed for around 500€ online - not a fortune but still...

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Checked on the two accounts and saw the little spelling differences... I must have been scammed for around 500€ online - not a fortune but still...

Damn, thats a pitty! Thank you very much for sharing your story!

How did you get in contact with the scammer? Via an online forum or did you get contacted by him/her?

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August 24, 2019, 08:42:29 AM
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It is a very sad story when I was a novice and in my first months in the world of Bitcoin the first time I was scammed through the bot Talkram where they ask you to collect stars from the invitations of friends to buy mining cards but when you reach a certain limit they ask you to deposit on site and when you deposit is blocked
The second time, I had a friend from Australia who offered to help travel for $ 1500 from Bitcoin.
I bought and sent Bitcoin to him, but unfortunately he sent me a fake passport

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August 24, 2019, 11:14:42 AM
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Checked on the two accounts and saw the little spelling differences... I must have been scammed for around 500€ online - not a fortune but still...

Damn, thats a pitty! Thank you very much for sharing your story!

How did you get in contact with the scammer? Via an online forum or did you get contacted by him/her?

It happened on another forum: elitepvpers, where this guy contacted me... Fortunately not here at bitcointalk.org

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August 28, 2019, 04:33:40 PM
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There is this new ways people are been scammed through airdrops. The scammers will create their own telegram platform that bears the same name and logo of the legit airdrop platform. For you to be rewarded in their airdrop is by having up to 10 referrals. By so doing they will ask you to invest and have up to 50% bonus and there is every tendency that many will fall into their trap

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October 18, 2019, 03:04:24 PM
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I thought I have seen it all but turns out I was wrong...  Cheesy

This is not related to this forum but I really feel I have to share the story, its so amazing!  Cheesy

Well, there is another online forum where I hired someone to write two articles for me - unique content obviously bla bla. The lady requested upfront payment via paypal, I didnt feel comfortable but I thought okay, lets try.

I received the articles and they were so bad, it hurt really...  Cheesy I wrote her in private and she made excuses bla, called me a newbie who wants to scam her by saying the content suxx after having received it bla bla. I then posted my feedback in her sales thread and added that I am ready to post some of the content so others could verify what I am saying - not to get my money back but to warn others. When somebody wrote I should do that, I did. And now comes the best: The lady seriously replies stating that I am posting content that is NOT hers, I would just post any random content hahaha. She is so successful, having only satisfied customers and I am making up the story to save a few bucks, LOL. Best of all: Some so called client of hers joined the party, stating what a great writer she is and that I am lying, lol.  Grin

Why am I sharing this? Well, there is one lesson to be learned: Anything is imaginable online! And dont pay random "service providers" upfront, especially not via paypal f&f.  Cheesy Other than that, I am just wondering how this person must be feeling sitting in front of her computer, stating such complete bullshit, lying big time! For what is HER content, SHE wrote it...  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

That made my day really

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Interesting (though sad) story, thank you for sharing. I believe that everyone should be brave enough to tell about scammers who stole their money, but so many victims are ashamed of being so naive. But we all need to know how exactly scammers work.
Topics like this are emvery essential to be started for it will be of big help to beginners or the so called newbies. They say that experience is the best teacher. it is indeed for you will learn from it and will know first hand how things will end up once done. Learning fron your mistakes is smart but learning from other's mistakes is very clever and wise, you won't be needing to experience it first hand and no need to experience some loss. And this thread about "How I met my scammer" will be very essential for the crypto life the newbies will be having.

 
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