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August 26, 2018, 10:49:08 AM
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What happened: ICO raised funds - website down and no communication with investors.

Domain and twitter accounts suspended. EDIT: Proven fake team members

This accusation has been raised based on a report from an investor here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4713497.msg42561032#msg42561032

Scammers Profile Link: PORN_coin

Website: https://porn-x.com/ <-- domain suspended https://pornx-official.com Archived: https://archive.fo/afwYz

Announcement thread(s): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2170735.0 Archived: https://archive.fo/yJt2H

Advertising thread:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3033874.msg37460554#msg37460554 (icocalendar.us also promoted another proven scam)
Archived:
https://web.archive.org/web/20180826081733/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3033874.0
https://web.archive.org/web/20180826081817/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3033874.20

Bounty thread(s):https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2375309.0 Archived: https://archive.fo/QLsiQ

ICO Bench supposebly KYC verified the team members:
https://icobench.com/ico/pornx
Archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20180826104627/https://icobench.com/ico/pornx







The main guy "selling" the project was Marcello Milteer

Bubbled - Advisor
Algebraix Data - Team member
PORNX - Advisor
https://youtu.be/wlc_DiDFHqI












Unfortunatley, PORNX is a well made scam! They don't answer in ours emails and there are no updates the lasts 40 days. Many people have lost their money but I don't understand why they didn't bother to make a topic about this. I have already informed FTC and SEC about this project and the participants  - inside (PORN_coin member, etc.) and outside(team members, advisors who promote it etc.) of this forum - as 'Suspected Security Fraud or Wrongdoing'. They are aware of the situation since the 8th of July. Progress has be made so now I can speak publicly. Although I have discovered this fraud, PORN_coin member is still uses his account in this forum nearly every day (his IP can be found somehow)! Community must be causious about this person!
I'm open to personal messages from people that they want to help me or learn more details. I will keep you informed.

[UPDATE 21/7]
I have already contacted a lawyer and as he advised me I sent an email to the only one verified person that promoted this scam project named 'Marcello
Milteer'. Here is what I have writed to him:


""Hello,
My name is ******* and I am an early investor of PORN_X ICO. Unfortunately, this project is a well made scam and you have participated in it, although you worked as an advisor. Acording to their site: https://porn-x.com/ you promoted this project and you said that you are very excited about this' etc. People including me trust your reputation and invest in this project. As a result, I have lost 1k dollars in this fraud. You may think that this is a small amount of money but for me is a month salary. I want to inform you that I have already informed FTC and SEC about this project and the participants of it(team members, advisors who promote it etc.) as 'Suspected Security Fraud or Wrongdoing'. They are aware of the situation since the 8th of July. Progress has be made so now I can speak publicly. I have contacted a lawyer and I want to inform you that -for now- you (Marcello Milteer) are the only person we have confirmed you identity. I am preparing a legal remorse for you and acoarding to my lauyer I can accuse you because you promoted frauds by taking advantage of your reputation. I will not withdraw prosecution until I get my money back from you or generally from someone involved in this project.""


On comming days I hope to find other members who have involed in this well-made scam

[UPDATE 23/7]
I have already contacted icobench.com, coincodex.com and altcointoday.com about this scam that theυ had promoted in the past. Until now, none of the three answered me.

[UPDATE 26/7] Marcello Milteer, advisor of PORNX project answered my email!

"Hey *********,

Sorry about responding late. I emphathize with you. I really do, but please don't come at me like I am a criminal. I want to assure you that I only had one encounter with the Porn-X team, to make a video read from a script to receive PORN tokens. At the time I thought they were legit because they were using the lightening betwork. I hadn't kept up with the project since the time I made that video in Feb. and learned it was a scam (I assume it is a scam because the team disappeared). I am writing you back to let you know that some team members are hired. They don’t own the project and the funds don’t go into their pocket. I want to raise this point so that in this situation, I'd like to co-operate with you to uncover the real perpetrators. I will try to reach out to the team to get any updates and relay back to you. But I have no affiliation with this project and received no money. I'm sorry you fell for a scam. I fell for it too. I am working with YouTube to remove my endorsement because hey used my name ad face without permission. I am also advising a few other projects and you really don't know if everyone has the best intentions. I hoping the ICO scams came to a halt soon. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you, but s someone who isn't associated with the project,there isn't much I can do for you."

As you can see, he admits that this project is a scam and they fooled him! From his email I undersand that after September, he didn't even bother to check if this project is active. From the other side, PORNX team update their telegram group the last 3 days as one member of this forum informed me.

[UPDATE 30/7] Last 12 hours I see some activity: https://etherscan.io/token/0xdc58e0e4d613a56edd6bd4dd095eaa1bed645889

[UPDATE 3/8] SEC has yesterday sent me an email telling that my report for 'Suspected Security Fraud or Wrongdoing' is under investigation. Good news

[UPDATE 5/8] Proof of my accusations:
Look Damian Lerner photos on Linkedin and Pornx site. Seriously, how we get scamed from these a***oles? They didn't bother to add the same person's picture.



[UPDATE 11/8] I'm preparing a lawsuit and I sent an email to Marcello Milteer, Pornx advisor about some information I need from him. Here is what I wrote:

Hello,
 
***** again, early investor of PORNX, etc. As I have informed you in a previous email I'm preparing a lawsuit but I need more information about you. As I can see in your Linkedin Profile you live in Austin, is this true? I'm asking because as my lawyer informed me every state in America has a statute setting time limits for when you can file certain types of cases. Marcello Milteer is your legal name? Of course once I file my lawsuit, I will give you legal notice as you are the defendant.
 
Thank you
 
 
 
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My previous email:
"Hello,
My name is ****** and I am an early investor of PORN_X ICO. Unfortunately, this project is a well made scam and you have participated in it, although you worked as an advisor. Acording to their site: https://porn-x.com/ you promoted this project and you said that you are very excited about this' etc. People including me trust your reputation and invest in this project. As a result, I have lost 1k dollars in this fraud. You may think that this is a small amount of money but for me is a month salary. I want to inform you that I have already informed FTC and SEC about this project and the participants of it(team members, advisors who promote it etc.) as 'Suspected Security Fraud or Wrongdoing'. They are aware of the situation since the 8th of July. Progress has be made so now I can speak publicly. I have contacted a lawyer and I want to inform you that -for now- you (Marcello Milteer) are the only person we have confirmed you identity. I am preparing a legal remorse for you and acoarding to my lauyer I can accuse you because you promoted frauds by taking advantage of your reputation. I will not withdraw prosecution until I get my money back from you or generally from someone involved in this project."
 
 
***
I have already open a new topic on Bitcointalk about my progress with this fraud and your participation of course: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2375309.3620
At least 140 people have read it so far.


[UPDATE 12/8] Today I will show you how scammers are trying to manipulate this topic and I'm sure they are trying the same with other conversations. As you can see below I'm looking topic: [AIRDROP][BOUNTY] ⚡️ PORNX PRE-SALE solutions based on Lightning network⚡️ and more specific this two members (page 182):



As you can see they are both online the second one answer almost immediately, and they have nearly the same activity. Let's take a look at their profiles.... Check their posts:
""#Proof-of-Authentication:

Join Telegram

Join twitter
 
Join facebook

Join Youtube Channel
""
""
Can a newbie participate in a bounty?
""
""
when distribution for bounty?
""

As you can see on your own they both have the same style of writing and they use the same phrases (probably they copy-paste them and change a few things). So what they are trying to do? They are encouraging people to look pornx's telegram profile and persuade them that this project is still active. BE CAREFULL !!!!

[UPDATE 13/8] I sent second notice to Marcello Milteer, Pornx advisor about the lawsuit I'm preparing for him. He does not yet answer me.

[UPDATE 16/8] I sent third notice to Marcello Milteer, Pornx advisor about the lawsuit I'm preparing for him. He does not yet answer me. I wil start sharing my story with the media (ccn, cointelegraph, altcointoday, cryptonewsasia, cryptopotato, cryptovest etc). Meanwhile I want to inform you that pornx site https://porn-x.com/ is down!

[UPDATE 17/8] Cryptopotato ask me to describe them my story briefly.


[UPDATE 19/8] New domain for our scam!!! https://porn-x.com/  https://pornx-official.com

I will keep you informed about any updates.

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August 26, 2018, 12:45:32 PM
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https://foundico.com/ico/pornx-project.html
https://archive.fo/BQfki



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https://icoholder.com/en/pornx-17650









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August 26, 2018, 03:23:43 PM
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This is yet another poorly executed scam.

Here is Colleen:



http://vkontakte.info/id269589661

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Damian Lerners' linkedin profile description is stolen from a 'find your job website'





https://www.pentasia.com/vacancies,chief-operating-officer-coo_4213.htm

the rest from here:

https://iqraeducation.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01dpm/
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Name is look like scam, porn coin  Grin . That means they exit with funds. There is any chance to catch team by help of icobench? since they had verified  KYC for team. I don't think it's possible. I don't think it's secure if team verify with icobench. They are just doing for money. Never care about investors, although they are not forcing anyone to invest.

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August 26, 2018, 06:58:32 PM
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This is yet another poorly executed scam.

Here is Colleen:



http://vkontakte.info/id269589661


So "verified" Colleen Rees is a profile picture stolen from Nikolay Novozhenin (Hикoлaй Hoвoжeнин)






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Good Job... Another "verified" scammer by ICOHOLDER.

If they don't do something about their verification process, soon they will be known as  " The largest ICOSCAMHOLDER"
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Tagged icocalendar.us and the PORN_coin accounts.  The latter is not only a scammer but a serious shitposter as well.  I get the feeling that pulling off a scam is just another revenue stream for him.

Good find.  I'm still a bit baffled how these morons think they're going to get away with falsifying their credentials and/or pictures.  They obviously think no one is paying attention.

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Good job!!! I have already opened a similar topic but I think yours is far better so I will continue to post my progress here. Wink 
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I have sent 4 emails to Pornx advisor Marcello Milteer but I don't think he will answered me at all:

"Hello,
 
****** again, early investor of PORNX, etc. As I have informed you in a previous email I'm preparing a lawsuit because you used your influence to convince investors to throw money at this scam ICO. Anyway, I need more information about you. As I can see in your Linkedin Profile you live in Austin, is this true? I'm asking because as my lawyer informed me every state in America has a statute setting time limits for when you can file certain types of cases. Marcello Milteer is your legal name? Of course once I file my lawsuit, I will give you legal notice as you are the defendant. If you dont't answer I will have to share my story with the media.
 
Thank you"

Has anybody managed to contact him? He is the only verified person of the whole scam.
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September 02, 2018, 07:24:24 PM
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Provocative tweet from Pornx advisor Marcello Milteer:
https://twitter.com/MojinCello/status/1024830670441537537

How far can he goes?
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Good job!!! I have already opened a similar topic but I think yours is far better so I will continue to post my progress here. Wink  

This thread was started based on the information provided by you.

Your thread was referenced here:
This accusation has been raised based on a report from an investor here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4713497.msg42561032#msg42561032

and here:

I've raised a scam accusation here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4959264.msg44701272#msg44701272 based on your reporting.

Because your post wasn't posted in the scam accusation section I made the thread here. It often helps having some experienced scam busters looking at the information.

Within a very short time morvillz7z had found proof of fake team members and The Pharmacist (Default Trust member)had tagged the scammers to warn others.

Information like this also often assists identifying similar scams due to similarities between different ICOs. It is great when victims of scams are persistent in making others aware. Awareness and holding scammers (and those that assist scammers) accountable might prevent others from the misery of getting scammed.

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September 06, 2018, 12:29:21 PM
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Provocative tweet from Pornx advisor Marcello Milteer:
https://twitter.com/MojinCello/status/1024830670441537537

How far can he goes?

Marcello Milteer made his tweets private so we don't have access to them. Of course he did not accept my follow request. If someone is following him please post the above tweet so people understand how far a scammer can goes.
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Interesting how the PRESALE - BUBBLED.IO  and  ALGEBRAIX  threads also suddenly went silent after I asked them for a comment.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3123790.msg44704783#msg44704783
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3162749.msg44705577#msg44705577


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Is BUBBLED able to give a statement about one of their advisors who is involved in an ICO PornX which is subject of a Scam accusation ?

Looks like the team has disappeared and is not answering their investors. Marcello Milteer also doesn't appear to be answering questions either.

PornX Team members "verified" by ICO sites have now been proven to be fake.

Twitter profiles and domain have all been suspended.

https://icobench.com/u/marcello+milteer

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Is ALGEBRAIX able to give a statement about one of their team members who is involved in the ICO PornX which is subject of a Scam accusation ?

Looks like the team has disappeared and is not answering their investors. Marcello Milteer also doesn't appear to be answering questions either.

PornX Team members "verified" by ICO sites have now been proven to be fake.

Twitter profiles and domain have all been suspended.

https://icobench.com/u/marcello+milteer



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September 25, 2018, 08:08:28 AM
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Interesting how the PRESALE - BUBBLED.IO  and  ALGEBRAIX  threads also suddenly went silent after I asked them for a comment.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3123790.msg44704783#msg44704783
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3162749.msg44705577#msg44705577


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Is BUBBLED able to give a statement about one of their advisors who is involved in an ICO PornX which is subject of a Scam accusation ?

Looks like the team has disappeared and is not answering their investors. Marcello Milteer also doesn't appear to be answering questions either.

PornX Team members "verified" by ICO sites have now been proven to be fake.

Twitter profiles and domain have all been suspended.

https://icobench.com/u/marcello+milteer

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Is ALGEBRAIX able to give a statement about one of their team members who is involved in the ICO PornX which is subject of a Scam accusation ?

Looks like the team has disappeared and is not answering their investors. Marcello Milteer also doesn't appear to be answering questions either.

PornX Team members "verified" by ICO sites have now been proven to be fake.

Twitter profiles and domain have all been suspended.

https://icobench.com/u/marcello+milteer




The truth is that when you see the word 'Advisor' you must treat him as a 'Promoter'. In other words, he get paid in order to promote a project. No advises at all.
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