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June 15, 2018, 06:08:19 AM
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Hi All

Just a heads up, just received an email from - webmaster@bitmaintech.com.

This is Bitmains OFFICAIL email address.

There are many different types of software that are able to spoof and edit the sender's email address. The user is able to configure the domain name to send out emails to appear as webmaster@bitmaintech.com.

It has an attachment PDF to send BTC/BCH/LTC too.

Below is the actual email -


 

Dear  xxxxxxxxxxx,

Non-Public Limited time offer for registered users!

We are proud and happy to announce Antminer S11-1 Presale!

Also, as we promised, coupon will be activated for each Antminer S11-1 purchased.

Shipping date estimated:

First 1000  Antminers S11-1 purchased will be shipped on June 20-28.
Second 10000 Antminers S11-1 purchased will be shipped on July 18-26.


Public sale of Antminer S11- starts on 31 August with 2600$ price, while we offer you to reserve your Antminer S11-1 for best price now.

Don’t miss opportunity to get your Antminer S11-1 first!

Non-Public Presale expiry date is 10:59:59, 17th, June, 2018 (Beijing time, GMT+8).

Please find additional information about our offer in PDF file attached.

Customer details

User Name: xxxxxxxxxxx

Telephone: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Address

xxxxxxxxx

Thank you for choosing Bitmain.

Best Regards,

The Bitmain team


*** I SUGGEST ANY BITMAIN CUSTOMERS CHANGE THEIR EMAIL ****

Cheers and beware guys.


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June 15, 2018, 09:29:21 PM
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ummm... you are referring to the address that the email reply to address is set to?
This is not a program to spoof anything, that would be someone types in that address in the client.

The reply to or from address of any email cannot be trusted ever.

Go in to your mail client, and change the address to trump@whitehouse.gov. Nothing will stop you. People dont need to change their email address... that would not fix anything anyway.
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June 16, 2018, 08:05:20 AM
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ummm... you are referring to the address that the email reply to address is set to?
This is not a program to spoof anything, that would be someone types in that address in the client.

The reply to or from address of any email cannot be trusted ever.

Go in to your mail client, and change the address to trump@whitehouse.gov. Nothing will stop you. People dont need to change their email address... that would not fix anything anyway.


Just stating the EXACT reply i had from Bitmain, the scammers are STILL getting BTC, BCH, LTC now !!

One person on a FB group i am a member of sent enough for 30 units !!!!

Madness..
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June 16, 2018, 08:06:14 AM
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ummm... you are referring to the address that the email reply to address is set to?
This is not a program to spoof anything, that would be someone types in that address in the client.

The reply to or from address of any email cannot be trusted ever.

Go in to your mail client, and change the address to trump@whitehouse.gov. Nothing will stop you. People dont need to change their email address... that would not fix anything anyway.


Just stating the EXACT reply i had from Bitmain, the scammers are STILL getting BTC, BCH, LTC now !!

One person on a FB group i am a member of sent enough for 30 units !!!!

Madness..

How have the scammers had EVERYONES details from Bitmain is more concerning !!!

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June 16, 2018, 12:24:12 PM
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How have the scammers had EVERYONES details from Bitmain is more concerning !!!
Most likely, it has something to do with the "data breach back in 2017" (they informed everyone by email): SS link

On a side note: There's an "edit function" that you can use on your posts Wink

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June 16, 2018, 01:52:52 PM
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ummm... you are referring to the address that the email reply to address is set to?
This is not a program to spoof anything, that would be someone types in that address in the client.

The reply to or from address of any email cannot be trusted ever.

Go in to your mail client, and change the address to trump@whitehouse.gov. Nothing will stop you. People dont need to change their email address... that would not fix anything anyway.


Just stating the EXACT reply i had from Bitmain, the scammers are STILL getting BTC, BCH, LTC now !!

One person on a FB group i am a member of sent enough for 30 units !!!!

Madness..

was that a reply to a message, or a random offer to sell you a product? Like, was your text in that message and they replied to it? That would make it different.
If this was just a random message that you got offering to sell you something if you just send BTC to a random address, sane people dont fall for that. No matter what the reply address is.

They were compromised a while back and all the account email addresses were stolen. I still get 10 spam messages a week for ICO and new great deals on crypto.
I have gotten 14 of these domains suspended for spamming, so I dont know why they are still trying, but if you used an address with bitmain, expect it to be filled with scam attempts and ripoff ICO garbage
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