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March 05, 2019, 08:05:49 PM
Last edit: March 17, 2019, 05:36:44 PM by loquat8899
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What happened: Whitepaper plagiarized from  https://www.seyblock.com/whitepaper_v1.pdf

Scammer Website - https://stellargold.net
Whitepaper - https://stellargold.net/whitepaper.pdf
Archived - https://web.archive.org/web/20190304180923/https://stellargold.net/whitepaper.pdf

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ANN Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5111152.0
Bounty Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5113620..0



Another proof by Hellmouth42


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5111152.msg49907020#msg49907020



p.s. This is the first time I deal with this kind of situation, and I hope I didn't do anything wrong.
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March 06, 2019, 04:35:49 AM
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I will call this a cheap scam ICO they cannot even create a decent whitepaper so they are easily caught, they don't want to spend money to hire whitepaper creator because there is really no project to talk too that is why they just do copy paste if you are a newbie dev you will get caught cheating.



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March 06, 2019, 04:51:43 AM
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OP accusation look like valid to me. Wapinter again woke up with another shady project. Seems directly copy pasted from others whitepaper. I am not sure why still bounty manager don't try to research little bit before take any projects. Even they have old accusation about similar case. STELLAR GOLD name look like dubious to me.

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March 07, 2019, 06:04:51 PM
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A great effort to expose this scam project, i was a translator for their translation campaign but I stopped working after reading your topic. Thank you
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March 07, 2019, 10:11:45 PM
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p.s. This is the first time I deal with this kind of situation, and I hope I didn't do anything wrong.

You did good OP. Their bounty is closed as a result of your report and that's how their ANN looks:





I would like to double down on what Coolcryptovator said, that bounty managers, especially those with higher ranks, should do their due diligence before accepting to work for a project. I still don't understand the lack of interest to at least check for things like fake team members or plagiarized whitepapers (all huge red flags). Not to mention that it would only take them less than 30min to do it. But then again they like to complain and whine when they get -ve trusted.



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March 07, 2019, 11:21:02 PM
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I just wanna attach archive of their ANN, which I made for a hour before it was removed. I'm happy to see a lot of people, who posted in their thread about trust to such projects. Good that community can expose scams so fast.

https://archive.is/LNvVa

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March 08, 2019, 11:00:18 PM
Last edit: March 09, 2019, 03:57:26 AM by Stellargold_Dev
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Hello there am speaking on behalf of stellar gold and am here to post some proofs that may help you guys to understand who is responsible for this mess.

Proof 1:
As i know Bryan the one who is in charge of Seyblock.
here is the screenshot of my conversation with him.
https://imgur.com/a/kmyQ62E

and here is his username if anyone wants to contact him to clarify this conversation between me and him.
Telegram @megalith08

Proof 2:
As you can see the username he provide me with for the person who made the whitepaper for them i contacted him for whitepaper.

Here are the screenshots of that conversation.
 https://imgur.com/a/zBAzpa5
 https://imgur.com/a/caOeTMB
 https://imgur.com/a/HuWpi3X

proof 3:
you guys can check my icobench profile here
https://icobench.com/hamza-khan

As english is not my native language and thats why i can't write a good quality whitepaper thats why i hired him and you guys will be able to see in screenshots attached above i asked him that there are similarities in whitepaper with seyblock. But he replied that these are some stellar features which can be added to any whitepaper and secondly how it is different from erc20 can also be added.

Conclusion:
As you guys can see we have shown our whole team and you can verify that either team is real or not by contacting every single one of them. We have no intention of scamming anyone as we have shown our real faces behind that, and also you guys can contact seyblock person whom i contacted with for that person @megalith08 you guys will be cleared about that we are not scamming anyone.
I didn't know about that before that whitepaper can be written in native language and can be translated into english language later. If i know that before i will write whitepaper by myself in my own language and then forward it to an expert for translation.
Now its upto you guys. Hope you understand me.
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March 09, 2019, 01:39:26 AM
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We have no intention of scamming anyone as we have shown our real faces behind that, and also you guys can contact seyblock person whom i contacted with for that person @megalith08 you guys will be cleared about that we are not scamming anyone.

According to Stellar Gold (XLMG) pinned message on telegram, 3 of the 4 addresses given for purchasing XLMG belong to some random guy with a familiar name - megalith07.

Private Sale Of Stellar Gold (XLMG)




176YXE2wEdNrTrERnPgSP8zZEyfa4svdWj

0x6E372A901dEa0DCfc7fbfa584Ce65F29C2C3c7F0

LfLrrigAQya22LJJysvzJUCtH22UpPBabu

Call me stupid but why are you going to ask for money and have some random man addresses out there? It makes no sense...  Roll Eyes

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March 10, 2019, 07:49:32 PM
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Scammers never stop...
New Ann thread : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5119117.0
Maybe a new bounty thread too somewhere, will check
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March 10, 2019, 08:07:20 PM
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Thanks for all your supports and stronger proofs, Stellargold_Dev PMed me via telegram on Friday , he sent me those telegram screenshots and asked me to remove the accusation. Frankly, I almost believed him.
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March 11, 2019, 03:21:41 PM
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Shortly after my post about the pinned telegram message, their post was edited and google doc form left for purchasing their shitcoin has gone missing.

Once again, addresses given there belong to the person responsible for their whitepaper, which according to stellargold dev is someone they don't know. Funny coincidence, isn't it? Anyway, tagged them myself.

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I think that these two projects were created by the same person. I do some projects stickers. Bryan Solis from the Seyblock project asked me to make a set of stickers for them. He promised to pay well around, but in the end he paid me 3,000 SEY. Then he apologized that he was such a bad person. I have only saved correspondence in the telegraph with him. Please note that earlier the telegram account Bryan Solis was called megalith08.




Recently, Hamza Khan asked me to make a set of stickers for the Stellar Gold project. I first asked how I can trust him, he showed his page on ICOBench. And he answered me in correspondence on Linkedin. I started making stickers, even sent a few to him. He paid me 6000 xlmg. He also asked to make banners to attract investors to telegrams. Then I saw this thread and realized that it is also a fraudster. I deleted all the banners so that he could not use them.

I deleted the stickers in Seyblock and Stellar Gold, but continue to use them in the Seyblock chat as they were in their last used ones. The only thing I can do is to replace the stickers with the letter "SCAM".

I apologize if my actions led to the loss of funds by someone. I think that as an honest person I should have published it here.

 
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March 31, 2019, 12:06:57 PM
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p.s. This is the first time I deal with this kind of situation, and I hope I didn't do anything wrong.


@loquat8899 for a first timer you did a good job on your first scam accusation, however you did missed to provide a Archived copy of their ANN and Bounty thread which is usually a standard procedure to save the evidence. Luckily bubbalex have saved a copy of the original ANN thread before it got deleted, and the bounty thread is still left untouched so might as well save an archived copy for it. Not archiving the evidence will also lead them to delete their old one and create a new one without the incriminating evidence you have provided for their latest attempt just like what they did.

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March 31, 2019, 03:43:57 PM
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`snip`

I think you did well by posting here, clarifying a few things and adding some new facts.

If I may, let me give you a few tips if you ever decide to work with such projects in the future.

1. Always background check their names/telegram accounts here on bitcointalk or google. You could have easily found megalith07 and his alt account, and see that he was banned, hence not a trustworthy person to collaborate/work for.

2. Never agree to work and be paid with their worthless tokens. If it ain't BTC/ETH or any other well-known currency, it means in 95 percent of the cases that you ultimately get nothing. If they can't afford to pay you $20/$50 or $100, working for people like them is hardly worth it.

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March 31, 2019, 04:35:57 PM
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Good. As we say in Russia: bad experience is also an experience. I spent a lot of time creating stickers. I will listen to your advice and try to avoid such mistakes in the future. I think that investigative professionals will find something else that can connect these two projects.

 
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March 31, 2019, 05:09:02 PM
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Another scam project promoted by the unfamous Wapinter... When will he learn?

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