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August 20, 2018, 01:06:33 PM
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https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2018/08/bitcoin-millionaire-tricked-into-exchanging-2-3-million-btc-for-forged-bank-notes/
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August 20, 2018, 07:49:14 PM
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Why would you be trading 2 million euros worth of crypto for bank notes in a hotel room? There's obviously shady dealings going on here - money laundering, drug money, or something similar.

Still, apparently one of the two scammers has already been found and arrested by police, so their scam didn't exactly last long.  Grin


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August 23, 2018, 02:05:34 PM
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Why would you be trading 2 million euros worth of crypto for bank notes in a hotel room? There's obviously shady dealings going on here - money laundering, drug money, or something similar.

Dealing with that amount is illegal.
I don't know if he had a fiscal residency or not but either way he was limited to 10 000 euros.

So, if the article is real (as I've seen thousands of fakes who are written just for clicks) he probably has only slight to 0 chances of getting his BTC but he will probably also be in trouble because of this whole deal.

I'm always amazed at how the hell can some guys run a successful company and at the same time be this stupid.



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August 23, 2018, 02:18:40 PM
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There is just no way to verify if this actually happen but that crypto guy there must be as stupid to get involve in such dealing. If he needs 2M Euros why didn't he deal multiple times with someone from localbitcoins but its much safer to do it on an exchange. Its certainly not the future of BTC scam, scamming online is more creative and cleverer than that.

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August 23, 2018, 02:29:05 PM
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I'm always amazed at how the hell can some guys run a successful company and at the same time be this stupid.

sometimes all you need is luck not wisdom, that is why you sometimes see dumb idiots having more money and being successful. of course idiots will never remain successful because luck runs out and their stupidity leads to things like this and they go back to being dumb and poor!

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August 23, 2018, 02:47:36 PM
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He asked for it, and sadly for him, he didn't see it coming. If he wanted to offload $2.3-M worth of bitcoins, he can do so by offloading it little by little or doing it through LBC or any other exchanges that is registered in SEC. Perhaps the guy just wanted to avoid taxes and trade fees which I think wouldn't be a problem if he chose to do it little by little or have arranged it formally through a registered intermediary. Sometimes, people trying to save some pennies end up losing dollars in the process, and unfortunately, this is what happened to the guy although one for the perpetrators of the crime has since been nabbed.

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August 23, 2018, 03:17:00 PM
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It made me think of the offer that someone gave me a few years ago. After demonetisation of high-value currency notes in my country, someone asked me that he is willing to pay 30% commission but he will use cash (which was banned but still accepted in banks), he wanted to buy 1K bitcoins with it. Having high valued cash is normal in my country but again, it is illegal so I rejected his offer.

In this case, greed is responsible for everything that took place in the deal. Bitcoin is not illegal in most of the countries so I don't see any reason for hiding crypto trades.

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August 23, 2018, 03:17:59 PM
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$ 2.3 million is a huge amount of money!!! I have never imagined such a large amount of money, especially in transactions. I would not say that the incident was an engineering, but I think it's strange. hopefully it will be a valuable experience.

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August 23, 2018, 03:20:41 PM
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At the very least, with this incident. Can be a lesson for us, so that we are more careful in our actions


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August 23, 2018, 03:22:15 PM
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This is why you just use a reputable exchange do an otc and pay your damn taxes. Losing an amount to the government is much better than all to some scammer.














 

 

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August 23, 2018, 03:25:53 PM
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I'm always amazed at how the hell can some guys run a successful company and at the same time be this stupid.
Probably a good number of people who run successful companies only became successful because the company is only inherited by a predecessor.

This is why you just use a reputable exchange do an otc and pay your damn taxes. Losing an amount to the government is much better than all to some scammer.
Pretty much. Also taking into consideration all the fines and fees and taxes you'd have to pay if ever you get caught. I'm pretty sure doing something shady with that big of an amount would be difficult especially with the likelihood of the government watching you.

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August 23, 2018, 03:27:42 PM
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This is some high level of profiling scam activities that could happen to anybody because I won't want to conclude  that he was greedy neither was he not aware of some amateur scam activities because for him to have held on until this day is a testimony that he must have seen and read about several ways of scamming people out of their hard earned resources. This is pure target operation that they know he had the amount of bitcoin they are looking and because an ordinary individual will not be going every where with mercury light to detect fake currencies.

The take out is for everyone to be more careful as people are getting wiser in the art of robbing you, you also need to be smarter in keeping yourself safe. You don't go about announcing that you are a millionaire just by being lucky to invest at an early period to the shame of those who have worked several years but could not get a fraction of what you have just for that same reason. One need to also carry people close along because the more people you involved in the 'deal' the more likely for you not to get scammed as at least someone might be able to see through and finally, if its too good to be true, its likely to turn out bad.
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August 23, 2018, 05:09:51 PM
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He is a goddamn millionaire! WHy didn't he buy the necessary equipment to check the money during the deal? WHy didn't he hire a one-time guard, so that he can be safe in case the deal is scammy? This is very weird behaviour with huge amounts of money. The robber was found later in Cannes, though, but I don't know whether the victim got the money back, since operating with such huge amounts of  money without paying taxes and proving the source of money seems illegal to me. There was a similar story with a Ukrainian buying bitcoin for a million hryvnias (27 times less than in USD) and not receiving bitcoins. I think people should not perform transactions with such huge values and smaller amounts can be simply transferred via various exchange websites.

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