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February 11, 2019, 04:07:40 PM
Merited by Avirunes (1), tvplus006 (1), witcher_sense (1), lovesmayfamilis (1), morvillz7z (1)
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What happened: WHITEPAPER = Blatant Plagiarism

Scammers Profile Link:
Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5099207.0  (active running)
http://web.archive.org/web/20190211155415/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5099207.0

Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5093110.0 (active running)
http://web.archive.org/web/20190211155427/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5093110.0

Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5091442.0
http://web.archive.org/web/20190211155439/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5091442.0

Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5091811.0
http://web.archive.org/web/20190211155450/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5091811.0

Bounty: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5104359.0 (Korean)
http://web.archive.org/web/20190211155542/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5104359.0


Website: https://www.sterlingsovereign.co.uk
Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20190211153824/https://www.sterlingsovereign.co.uk/


Domain name:  sterlingsovereign.co.uk  (source: https://hypestat.com/info/sterlingsovereign.co.uk )
Data validation:   Nominet was not able to match the registrant's name and/or address against a 3rd party source on 10-Dec-2018
Registrar:   GoDaddy.com, LLP.  URL: http://uk.godaddy.com
Registered on: 10-Dec-2018
Expiry date:  10-Dec-2019

Last updated:  10-Dec-2018

Their whitepaper is plagiarized. And why do they need two Bounty threads?

Whitepaper: https://www.sterlingsovereign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/edited_white-papaer-2.pdf
Archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/20190211153812/https://www.sterlingsovereign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/edited_white-papaer-2.pdf
Also saved here: http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/edited_white-papaer-2.pdf

They copied their whitepaper from this other project: https://travelblock.io/documents/white-paper.pdf


Domain Name: TRAVELBLOCK.IO (source: https://hypestat.com/info/travelblock.io )
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Updated Date: 2017-12-20
Creation Date: 2017-10-16
Registry Expiry Date: 2018-10-16


DOCUMENTS: First we would like to ask them to provide evidence of such document:




WHITEPAPER: Here are a few images of their plagiarized whitepaper :






More images of plagiarized pages here:

http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl5.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl6.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl7.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl8.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl9.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl10.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl11.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl12.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl13.JPG
http://icoethics.com/imgs/sterlingsovereign/pl14.JPG


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February 11, 2019, 07:20:19 PM
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Damn you, this was supposed to be my come back thread.  Grin

I found those idiots last week, this guy was reported for shitposting by iasenko and while searching his posts found one that was copied from Investopedia which later lead me to SterlingSovereign.

I'm pretty sure their team is fake, got only 96% match on the girl but c'mon, does these two look like John Sherlock and Tony Hunter? lol



Also, Liam Taylor's LinkedIn description is copied from another guy:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/liam-taylor-267b29177/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamed-mkirchel-18b74956/

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February 11, 2019, 07:35:57 PM
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Damn you, this was supposed to be my come back thread.  Grin

I found those idiots last week, this guy was reported for shitposting by iasenko and while searching his posts found one that was copied from Investopedia which later lead me to SterlingSovereign.

I'm pretty sure their team is fake, got only 96% match on the girl but c'mon, does these two look like John Sherlock and Tony Hunter? lol

lol.. sorry, I know we have done this a few times in the past (posting ahead of you)   Roll Eyes  - send us message on what you are working on and will not interfere  Smiley
3 (us) people researching is faster than 1.  Smiley  Please come back we all miss you.

The team has an interesting names (lol), cant prove they are fake, but we did prove they have a fake whitepaper.

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February 11, 2019, 07:56:39 PM
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lol.. sorry, I know we have done this a few times in the past (posting ahead of you)   Roll Eyes

It's okay I was just joking. Wink There's plenty for everyone, haven't noticed any shortage of scam ICOs being posted here.

Truth is I was too lazy over the weekend, thought I'd run these pictures again and find a match (will do it anyway).

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February 11, 2019, 10:26:01 PM
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It's okay I was just joking. Wink There's plenty for everyone, haven't noticed any shortage of scam ICOs being posted here.

I know, I was joking too. But it appears that are fewer scams posted on this forum. Looks like scammers are just listing their tokens on EtherDelta + using other social media, and avoiding posting on this forum. Maybe because they now know there are a lot of scam hunters searching for them on this forum. Or maybe it is just because it is winter and they are hibernating.  Cheesy

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February 12, 2019, 07:37:32 AM
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Oh thats scam !! Good job man
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February 12, 2019, 07:39:52 AM
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And why do they need two Bounty threads?

I think it shouldn't be a problem if bounty threads have different type of campaigns. Like in this case one is a bounty thread and other one is an airdrop thread so that shouldn't be a problem but the other two airdrops should be removed as IMO they could have been carried those campaigns by editing and adding that to the earlier one.

Just report them to moderator. Mprep will definitely find a solution for it.

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February 12, 2019, 03:02:34 PM
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Luckily for me, they chose me for translation work. After reviewing the project, I rejected their offer.
And now I discovered they are a scam ICO.
Thanks ICOEthics.

I have also tried using your method to detect suspicious signs. I do not believe in the image of CEO and some other people, but I am not professional enough to find enough evidence, so I used the feeling to judge this is a scam project. I was right.
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March 02, 2019, 06:28:32 AM
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I didn't know this project was a scam.I'm sorry.
I'll get rid of the White Paper and the Bounty right now.
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