Bitcoin Forum
September 24, 2018, 06:49:08 PM *
News: ♦♦ New info! Bitcoin Core users absolutely must upgrade to previously-announced 0.16.3 [Torrent]. All Bitcoin users should temporarily trust confirmations slightly less. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: [WARNING] Potential SCAM ICO emerging soon, if not already out - CashTelex  (Read 182 times)
btcltcdigger
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728
Merit: 537



View Profile
August 10, 2018, 07:14:01 AM
Merited by The Pharmacist (1), Avirunes (1), marlboroza (1), coinlocket$ (1), morvillz7z (1)
 #1

So, TLDR;

Today I was approached by this "promise it's not fake" telegram account @MichelleJamess

Standard stock image picture of a white female at a laptop, nothing suspicious, right?

Flag 1:
- image is grainy, and looks like a stock photo



Does she look familiar?




Flag 2:
- conversation starts with "Hi Sir"

** now I know that this might just be manners on someone's part, as they're polite, but in crypto world, usually the use of "sir" is associated with certain groups of people

Flag 3:
- negotitation and their offer: "we're ready to pay only in our tokens, after the ICO ends"



** normally, this isn't any concrete reason to flag the project as SCAM, but in combination with others, it's a dead giveaway

Flag 4:
Their website http://cashtelex.com/ has all the buzz words that people want to see
- small soft cap
- backed by gold, silver, land, condoms, etc...
- kyc
- small price
- reasonably ok bonus

Which would be normal for a good ICO, except:
- their roadmap is silly and unreallistic
- they don't have any team
- half of the stuff on website doesn't work properly
- data on their website is inconsistent





So yeah, i'll leave it at that. Be warned, and DYOR before doing any investing



1537814948
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537814948

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537814948
Reply with quote  #2

1537814948
Report to moderator
1537814948
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537814948

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537814948
Reply with quote  #2

1537814948
Report to moderator
1537814948
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537814948

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537814948
Reply with quote  #2

1537814948
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1537814948
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537814948

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537814948
Reply with quote  #2

1537814948
Report to moderator
Hellmouth42
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 224
Merit: 105


View Profile
August 10, 2018, 07:33:57 AM
 #2

You are Bounty manager, thank you for this warning and your vigilance in trying to detect potential scams.
You have a big role to play in this domain.

Le Journal du Coin, Principal Crypto Media Français
 - https://journalducoin.com/
Tahiti-Cryptomonnaies, premier site d'information Polynésien Crypto et Blockchain - https://www.tahiti-cryptomonnaies.com/
btcltcdigger
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728
Merit: 537



View Profile
August 10, 2018, 11:46:39 AM
 #3

Update:

@MichelleJames is now @CryptoGeek11 on TG lol


morvillz7z
Full Member
***
Online Online

Activity: 182
Merit: 187



View Profile
August 10, 2018, 12:17:03 PM
 #4

Imagine every bounty manager do their due diligence to check projects thoroughly before accepting the job.

Big props to OP!
btcltcdigger
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728
Merit: 537



View Profile
August 10, 2018, 01:21:18 PM
 #5

So the saga continues.

Some time after I've posted this, i get pm'ed by their "official" admin claiming that he didn't know about the @MichelleJames, and that this is totaly not related tot he official team






I have no problem to admint that i made a mistake, so i told him to prove me wrong. If he does, i'll immediately update the post





He then proceeds to nicely ask me to do it. On a trust basis. But with what happened, why should i trust a random TG person PM-ing me. I could have as easily trusted @MichelleJames





And then indirect threats come to play. Suddenly there's a "mysterious" marketing manager who i have a personal vendetta against





Or is it just a bluff to get me to remove the post? After all, it takes some effort to build a website and some community around it, scam or not.





But only time will tell.



btcltcdigger
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728
Merit: 537



View Profile
August 10, 2018, 01:39:08 PM
 #6

When there's no more arguments, accuse the guy of blackmailing, right?  C'mon, that's gotta work




And the truth finally comes out



Srujan007
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 102
Merit: 1


View Profile
August 12, 2018, 10:02:23 AM
 #7

Great work by finding scams and keeping the community and bounties clean.Trusted bounty manager for a reason.
TruStory
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2
Merit: 0


View Profile
August 14, 2018, 09:29:04 AM
 #8

When there's no more arguments, accuse the guy of blackmailing, right?  C'mon, that's gotta work

https://i.imgur.com/UOsbVaa.png


And the truth finally comes out

https://i.imgur.com/MxPXZxG.png

I wounder what OP has to say about this...
btcltcdigger
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 728
Merit: 537



View Profile
August 14, 2018, 10:44:53 AM
 #9

When there's no more arguments, accuse the guy of blackmailing, right?  C'mon, that's gotta work




And the truth finally comes out



I wounder what OP has to say about this...

Everything i had to say is stated in this thread


lyfecoin
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 152
Merit: 1

Staker.network - POS Smart Contract ETH Token


View Profile
August 14, 2018, 01:03:15 PM
 #10

Really appreciate the OP for posting the info and exposing the ICO.
They claim that ICO is live and will be disclosing the team later.Big red flag.For sure it is a scammy ICO
I wish all the bounties and ICO announcements posted here goes through a basic vetting and checking process and only non-scammy ICOs are allowed to post their services/announcements

STAKER.network ] ━━ [ The Next Proof-of-Stake Smart Contract Token
] ⚁ 100% 1st Year Interest [ ━━ ] ⚀ Free Airdrops [
duke944
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 476
Merit: 253



View Profile
August 17, 2018, 03:16:25 PM
 #11

Thank you. You are a great bounty manager

████████████████████
████████████████████

███████████████████████
████████████████████████
███████████████
███████████
██████████████████████████
████████████████
█████████████
███████████████
████████████
█████████████
██████████████
███████████████████████████
█████████
████████████████
██████
██████████████████
██
███████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████
Sidera
Blockchain Technologies

✹ Decentralized Wearable Devices ✹ WEARING THE FUTURE ✹
―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――
➜ TELEGRAM ➜ FACEBOOK ➜ TWITTER ➜ REDDIT ➜ LINKEDIN
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!