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July 15, 2018, 03:17:19 PM
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What is this MeFy you speak of?
MeFy is yet-another-medical-blockchain-to-change-the-world(tm), its ANN thread can be found here.

So what is the problem with it?
Well, apart from the shameless incorporation of literally every ICO magical fairy-dust buzzword you can think of (Blockchain, Smart Contracts, AI, IoT), coupled with shockingly poor proof-reading of their ANN graphics, the OP of the MeFy threads, lowbander80, is a liar and a fraud.

Whoa, hold on there! That's very strong language to be throwing around in public, care to explain?
Absolutely, but part of the evidence will be presented in the 'investigations' forum section as it involves personal information, albeit that of a person who already has been reported on in the press, so it might not even warrant being put in that section. I'll look into the rules in that regards.

What issues have you found with this ICO in general?
First up, the MeFy.io domain was only recently registered in April and they posted up their ICO thread in May:

Highly suspect red flags on this yet-another-medical-blockchain-ICO:

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Plus, as well as the rushed nature of this ICO, the owner of MeFy, Sanjay Sinha, also happens to be involved with a blockchain lottery ICO:

Sanjay seems to like ICOs so much he's got two on the go at the same time:

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Busy guy, but that doesn't prove wrongdoing per se.
No, but the speed at which they have put together the ICO and sought to launch into its token pre-sale, along with the owner being involved in another ICO is a red flag from the outset. The major issue is the fact that at least one member of their team has been proven to not be who he claims to be and that all the evidence points to him being somebody who has already been charged with fraud by US authorities.

How connected to this ICO is this person?
Asides from the fact they are the OP for the MeFy ICO and bounty threads, he is listed on their website as being their 'Blockchain Advisor'
www.mefy.io

I am Mark Haynes I run a full software company with other C++ devs that have blockchain experience and code in Solidity...I am an MIT grad and also have a degree from Johns Hopkins all in Maths

Ok so forum user lowbander80 voluntarily cited his RL identity for the purpose of asserting his place on this project's team. This means his information doesn't have to be limited to the investigation forum, sure, but where's this evidence of lies and fraud you spoke of?

Well, the thing is, lowbander80 is not Mark Haynes. I have no idea whether a Mark Haynes even exists, but he sure as shit is not lowbander80. No, lowbander80 is somebody else entirely. But before we get to that, let's establish how we know that lowbander80 is lying about being Mark Haynes. Again, because we are posting evidence to show who a user is not, as opposed to who they are, this information can remain, and should remain, in the 'scam accusations' forum.

At the outset it was suspected that lowbander80 was not the original owner of the account. That the account was either bought or stolen and was dishonestly being used to misrepresent itself as a long-standing forum member in order to add legitimacy to the ICO being promoted, a common tactic amongst scammers:

Do you have an explanation for the discrepancies regarding your posting in Greek when the account was made vs. not doing so now.

Do you have an explanation for your statement about not being Greek vs. the one where you said you live in Greece?

I'm inclined to think you bought this account, but before leaving a neg on you I'd like to hear what you have to say.
I did live in Greece but I am not Greek I read and write 5 languages fluently and another two verbally.

Even the fact that the forum had flagged the lowbander80 account as having recently changed its password and email was explained away in order to insist it was not an account being run by a new owner:

My email and password changes about every couple of months that is called a security protocol.

In fact, there are some elements to this which serve to suggest the lowbander80 account is, indeed, operated by its original owner. Up until recently his profile contained references to both a website and a skype account it was the owner of:

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Why was the skype handle 'bitsintheclouds' and the globalcryptotimes website in the profile 'up until recently'?

He removed those two elements from his profile when questions about sites they are linked to began being posted:

he did ask me if I would answer any questions regarding the app support via his skype but never heard from anyone again. So really don't know much about it now.

His skype? So why is your skype the contact for the platform?

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Also, the whois data doesn't equate to your claim towards having sold this domain 20 months ago:
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Domain Name: BTCEXCHANGE.PW
Registry Domain ID: D47201360-CNIC
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2018-05-30T09:33:54.0Z
Creation Date: 2017-04-24T19:42:03.0Z

Except, while he weakly claims to not be the owner of the bitsintheclouds skype handle now, he was only recently advertising his signature space for rent and asking people to contact him on that skype handle:

I'm auctioning off my signature. I will make on average around 50 posts per month for winner...WILLING TO DISCUSS THINGS ON SKYPE    bitsintheclouds

Starting bid 0.01

Hang on, so you're saying he has recently tried to claim that the bitsintheclouds skype address isn't his and he's now removed it from his profile? But then that would only serve to show he is lying about the status of the lowbander80 account, yes, so why would he suddenly try and throw himself under the bus on that point?

Because the bitsinthclouds reference leads into a rabbit hole which reveals so very much more than issues concerning a simple sketchy ICO.

Also, as well as the skype handle, the mention of the globalcryptotimes website connects to a twitter account which, even now, is promoting the MeFy ICO:
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Yes, yes, all well and good, but where's the evidence that lowbander80 is not, as he claims to be, this Mark Haynes?

While I'll save all the personal info for posting in the 'investigations' forum, I can show you that lowbander80 is also forum user coinmaster222 who, asides from their online history adding to the haul of evidence against the RL person behind both accounts, is also exposed as having ripped somebody off on a BTCJam loan.

Here lowbander80 is having trouble getting a youtube channel he bought transferred over to him so ends up posting a couple of email addresses of his in this thread:

lets try another please send invitation to ziftrsales@gmail.com think it wants me to sign in with my adsense account

Trouble is, he seems to have forgotten that he posted this email address a couple of years previously, as coinmaster222
Do you want to Advertise your coin or service on the highest paying doge faucet on the internet.Only open 2 days and had 270 users (some multiple times) first day.Once I move it on to my own server after the holidays at the latest I will also have another currency on same page offering high returns,get in before the spaces are filled.Approx $1 a day (0.0022)BTC or $25 dollars a month and your rate will be held as long as you are advertising but for non clients will be higher when the highest paying other currency on the net(not decided what it will be yet) joins the page..PM me or email ziftrsales@gmail.com .Not interested in using adsense its useless

Coinmaster222, by his own post, is an Alan, not a Mark:

I had my account hacked on 20 sept,actually had my computer hacked and lost a lot out of Cex.io whos 2FA did not work at login.when someone actually got me myself I told them I know nothing about it and took the advert down straight away.As for my account for sale I am more apt to dump it than sell it this forum has lost all its charm and credibility.The hacker is days away from being caught as Interpol are now involved as he tried to steal thousands from my account at Banx.io till Simon Dodds got the account frozen.
I now live in a hospice and sometimes glad I am away from people who just assume anything on here,as for you writing bad trust I can see the point of the guy who thought he was being ripped off but WTF is VOD sticking his friggin nose into it for.
Write as much red trust as you like I dont really give a shit I have more pressing matters in my life than worrying about that
Apart from the guy who was selling a knife,in nearly 3 years you will find no one that says I tried to rip them off,I am more likely to give you something for nothing as steal from you

Two of the emails between me and Police over Hack***********

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Thanks Alan.
 
I have passed the information to Action Fraud, who are an organisation who specialise in Fraud investigation on behalf of the English Police forces and they will then forward the details to the Met Police as the exchange is held in London. Action Fraud should email you with a reference soon.
 
If you manage to obtain any further details then please contact me and I will update them.
 
I won’t be back in until the 1st Oct but I will catch up with you then.
 
Anything else, then please contact Borders CID in my absence,
 
Nicola
 

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Ok, so lowbander80 is connected to the sparkpool @starfaucet twitter account which is currently promoting MeFy and you've proved that lowbander80 is also coinmaster222 who has skipped on BTCJam loans and is accused of trying to scam somebody for a couple of hundred bucks on this forum, what is all this about him not being Mark Haynes and, if he is not Mark Haynes, who is he?

Well the information I have posted here already can be clicked through to see that the RL name associated with the lowbander80 and coinmaster222 forum accounts is somebody else entirely, but I'm not sure if I can actually post it here in a machine-searchable sub-forum, albeit the fact there may be an exception in cases where somebody is already discussed in the media. But for now I'll leave it as it is and direct you to the 'investigations' forum thread on the subject of who lowbander80 is.

The 'investigations' thread about who lowbander80 a.k.a. Mark Haynes actually is can be found here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4679939





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MeFy Partners with Shivom to Foster Healthcare Data Collection and Accessibility in Developing Economies

As a step towards building the world’s most extensive database of DNA records and genetics profiles, MeFy has struck a partnership with Shivom. The MeFy platform will collect data through various sources such as MeFy Edge & Nano clinics and access to Hospitals’ databases. The existing IOT has 17 health parameters and the next generation release (2019) will have more than 60 health parameters. We expect to roll out approximately 1000 MeFy Edge clinics by mid of 2019.

Shivom’s data processing and analysis of genomics sequence data using cutting edge technologies will enable both the organizations to create the comprehensive database of genetic profiles. The impact of R&D integrated with MeFy’s health data and genomic data will open new doors for new drug development.

MeFy’s platform and the complete architecture on how data is stored and processed will help to identify rare diseases. More importantly the partnership with Shivom will help to create personalized treatment plans for the patients suffering from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer, diabetes and stroke (leading causes of deaths across the world).

The MeFy platform will be installed in hospitals and other medical institutions in India, and ultimately Africa, and Asia. Mefy is committed to utilizing the amassed data of patient records for integrating AI solutions to provide insights for  research, analysis, and development.

https://medium.com/@projectshivom/shivom-partners-with-mefy-to-foster-healthcare-data-collection-and-accessibility-in-developing-61411361103b
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