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January 30, 2019, 07:36:57 PM
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ICO Name: VriCoin
Website:  https://www.vricoin.io
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5103984.0
Archived Site: https://web.archive.org/web/20190130185212/https://www.vricoin.io/
Archived ANN: https://web.archive.org/web/20190130185214/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5103984.0

Came across the announcement of Vricoin and went to their site for a quick evaluation only to find the site replete with grammatical and syntax error. No crime in that. However, when the content you're reading cannot make up its mind on something as elementary as "blockchain" and "block-chain", certain red flags start to flutter in the wind.

Decided to check up on the team and here's where it starts to get extremely colourful starting with the CSO, James Lee.

Who also happens to be onboard another badly worded and formatted blockchain project; Ian-coin


Of course, English is not everybody's first language - certainly not mine too. However, a look at partners for VriCoin and IanCoin begins to show certain similarities:

VirCoin Partners

IanCoin Partners


Of course, partnership is not an exclusive affair. The same with advisors - speaking of which, I decided to start digging into their advisors and turned up with the first fake profile. Meet DR, ROMAN SAMAREY

Problem is the good doctor is not a doctor, but poker player Oliver Blakey:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliverblakey/

My attention quickly went back to the rest of the team, where the features of an ANDREY VOLKOV just didn't look that Slavic at all

Turns out the real identity belongs to Taisei Hosino, a team member of Baasid, also on ICOBench


At this point, both the circumstential and concrete evidence points to a carefully selected blend of stolen and real identities to try and pass as the real McCoy

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January 30, 2019, 08:20:30 PM
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January 31, 2019, 03:33:46 PM
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January 31, 2019, 07:47:35 PM
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Great job mate, you just not only reveal this scam project but also saved a lot of investors too. Lets try to keep our forum clean together.
That's the plan mate. This forum has given so much to the community, time to give back to the forum

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