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May 26, 2018, 05:22:06 PM
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Never happened to me but I believe you. People are trying really hard to scam people into giving them free cryptos. I don't know if you ever noticed the Eth giveaway scam on Twitter. What is so alarming is that people actually fall for these scams. Please be careful out there guys/girls. There's a lot of money to be made in this space but there's also a lot of money to be lost. Stay safe! Hope my comment helped! Please give me some + merit if you found my comment useful Wink

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May 26, 2018, 05:30:37 PM
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Sounds ludicrous to me.

I really can't imagine some Indian scammer reading 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa out loud to some innocent granny and her successfully noting it and sending it from her encrypted cold storage.

It's probably starting with a phone call, but then they convince victims to continue communication via email and then give them instructions how to buy cryptocurrencies on exchange and send them to scammers. But I don't think that this scam can become widespread, because scammers prey on naive and technologically inexperienced people, usually the elderly, and using cryptocurencies would probably be very hard for them, so scammers would have to put a lot of time and effort. It also makes their story less sound when they tell people to purchase some "bitcoin" rather than just pay them directly form bank account. So, overall they are reducing their chance to succeed in order to gain some degree of protection against prosecution if they will manage to hide their transactions.

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May 28, 2018, 12:00:22 AM
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Is it so? I never had idea about this. But, if happen them people should take necessary steps regardng its security. So, be careful with your every step.
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May 28, 2018, 12:29:40 AM
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Then we should avoid ourselves from being scammed by them by not accepting any offer they make. Do not just fall to their sweet words with instant ROIs that they promise, stay focused and be safe.

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May 28, 2018, 06:36:09 PM
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No, it hasn't happened to me yet but I heard a lot of such stories. This is a very scary situation. Everyone should be careful enough and never fell into such trap. Don't give a single penny until you are sure that it is not a scam. Ask for proof and then proceed.
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May 28, 2018, 06:54:45 PM
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I have found that in recent time btc phone scam has been increased a lot. Scams call people and pursue people to pay taxes and bills by btc or any altercoins. Even some asks to invest in fake coin also. Mainly the scam group target people over phone.

Has it been happened with anyone??


Never heard of it, but it looks strange to me. People are normally very suspicious about crypto, so I wonder how they target their victims. If they call someone that doesn't know what crypto is they wont really be able to do anything. If they target someone that knows what crypto is but hasn't invested yet, it's probably because it's a septic, so I don't know how they will scam them.
People that are usually cheated in crypto, are the ones that are actively searching for "get rich quick" schemes, so they are victims of their own search. I really don't know how someone can get scammed in crypto over the phone.

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May 29, 2018, 05:33:26 AM
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Actually such type of news is new to me as I have never heard of this, IMO, clients can undoubtedly keep away from telephone tricks in light of the fact that the vast majority will be watchful on the off chance that they get a call from an obscure number. I think there is something wrong in your understanding or others.
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May 29, 2018, 05:43:52 AM
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Just be careful when someone   call you for business you did not ask or apply for.  Just remember that good things never comes easy. Buy your bitcoin from popular, reliable trusted and reputable exchangers.

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May 29, 2018, 05:49:37 AM
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never heard of it till now the battling issue to this scam people need to do lot research and study regarding joining ICO and using their email (the one that they using) to sign up many site on the internet they can use your identity to scam others and might lead operative to your house if your not careful enough.

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May 29, 2018, 06:21:09 AM
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A most likely scenario I could think of is scammers phoning random people to do a small survey. In this survey they might include a question that relates to Crypto currency investments. <Example : Have you invested in Bitcoin before?> If the answer is "YES" then this person will become a target for these scammers.

I get regular phone calls from so-called Telemarketers and a lot of them will try to get as much information as possible from you, to sell whatever they want to sell to you. <Because they are trained to cover all answers that you give>

The scammer could just mask his fishing tactics as a normal telemarketer call.  Roll Eyes

It is like these Microsoft support calls, where they call you to tell you that your computer is infected with a nasty virus. When you respond and tell them that you are running some Anti-virus, then they already know that you own a computer and if they break into your house, then they know what to look for.  Roll Eyes

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May 29, 2018, 06:26:07 AM
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This is happening to regular bank users from long time now, they call and ask you your debit card details and just purchase things from online shopping websites. I feel the KYC procedures are not even required for ICO's, if they ask for non US people to comply with their status then its ok to continue.

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May 29, 2018, 08:45:06 AM
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did not happend with me yet, but if something happens with anybody, they should stay away from these, and having the clear knowledge about cryptos will help us to stay save from all these.
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May 29, 2018, 08:49:09 AM
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This is what will make haters of bitcoin to intensify their campaign against Bitcoin. The other day I read that in South Africa kidnappers are asking the family of their victims to pay them in bitcoin. What a calamity? Bitcoin was not meant to be used for evil. Thanks for informing us about the phone scam. Every one should be careful.

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May 29, 2018, 08:54:07 AM
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I have never heard of it, but it is very possible, because not a few people who already know the digital currency and maybe many people are also using it to do a scam Roll Eyes
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May 29, 2018, 08:54:52 AM
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I have found that in recent time btc phone scam has been increased a lot. Scams call people and pursue people to pay taxes and bills by btc or any altercoins. Even some asks to invest in fake coin also. Mainly the scam group target people over phone.

Has it been happened with anyone??



Well, I just heard about this from your discussion.
I think you should be more selective and not directly believe it. there are many ways scammers do their tactics for cyber crime. and this needs to be beware for all of us.


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May 29, 2018, 09:08:56 AM
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Nobody can cheat us unless we are ready for that.  Our greed to get money without efforts makes of prey of killers.  If someone offers something free just beware of him just think why one will pay something to you just for free. 
If someone asks some personal data over telephone; never disclose him anything.  I have seen cheaters; calling the customers of Banks telling them that your ATM card will get blocked and you will not be able to use it anymore.  The customer if discloses the numbers written on the card and password then definitely his account balance is looted in minutes; even without password they do online shopping and pay bill using the card of the prey. 
So never disclose on phone; just ask them to send mail from company's registered mail if they have some issue.


I think it's not happen to scam in phone unless I'm harmless..because bitcoin is decentralized digital currency so it's means no body can scam. But I'll  be knowledgeable at what I invested.
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May 29, 2018, 10:44:27 AM
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Well,  I never get those kinda scam,  but I've got another kinda scam like fake website of bitcoin forum even fake website of my wallet too. So I need to be looking at the link in the near future to avoid those scam, it might be worth it also for you guys.
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May 29, 2018, 11:01:45 AM
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I have found that in recent time btc phone scam has been increased a lot. Scams call people and pursue people to pay taxes and bills by btc or any altercoins. Even some asks to invest in fake coin also. Mainly the scam group target people over phone.

Has it been happened with anyone??


I have never experienced this nor might happen to me and this issue are new for me i never heard some news like this but people always make a way to scam people and get easy money especially nowadays the demand of bitcoin is increasing and many people involve in crypto.
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May 29, 2018, 07:40:15 PM
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I haven’t heard of any such incidents yet. But after reading this post, I will be conscious from now on. As the popularity of cryptos are increasing, so are these scams are also increasing.
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May 29, 2018, 08:07:19 PM
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if someone call me and say ''you can pay your taxes via btc sir Smiley '' i'm laugh to my ass off.
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