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March 20, 2019, 07:05:07 AM
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Good morning,

a short warning from a mail scam in name of Bitmaintech.
She sell a Antminer S17-2 :-) and someone has sent the first coins :-(

https://docdro.id/JF2QTHR
https://www.blockchain.com/de/btc/address/1CaRHbXmEsJNeoQNMmooiDQ9QP5KX4oCGd

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Willi

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March 20, 2019, 09:10:29 PM
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Good morning,

a short warning from a mail scam in name of Bitmaintech.
She sell a Antminer S17-2 :-) and someone has sent the first coins :-(

https://docdro.id/JF2QTHR
https://www.blockchain.com/de/btc/address/1CaRHbXmEsJNeoQNMmooiDQ9QP5KX4oCGd

Best Regards,
Willi

More than likely they sent themselves that BTC, to make it look "legit".
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March 20, 2019, 09:40:11 PM
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a short warning from a mail scam in name of Bitmaintech.
She sell a Antminer S17-2 :-) and someone has sent the first coins :-(

Yes, we were talking about it in the kano pool thread, and i laughed at the "specifications" of this fake unit.

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March 20, 2019, 09:51:28 PM
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Yes, and funny. What forma power with 2 Chips  Roll Eyes

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March 22, 2019, 11:11:11 PM
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Jesus. I can't believe that people are falling for this.

It's so obviously fake. There is absolutely no reason that Bitmain would ever contact you directly with an unsolicited invoice asking you to pay for a heavily discounted unit, when there is absolutely no way that they were going to even identify who has paid and who hasn't (assuming that they are legit, which they are not), if payments are directly sent to a common bitcoin address.

All that needs to be done is some research and due diligence. People should look up the offer at least before sending funds to it. If there is nothing official that would suggest this offer is legit, then simply don't take the risk.

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March 24, 2019, 01:51:50 PM
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Good morning,

a short warning from a mail scam in name of Bitmaintech.
She sell a Antminer S17-2 :-) and someone has sent the first coins :-(

https://docdro.id/JF2QTHR
https://www.blockchain.com/de/btc/address/1CaRHbXmEsJNeoQNMmooiDQ9QP5KX4oCGd

Best Regards,
Willi
Thanks for the warning but I agree with the reply below maybe they are the one sending that btc to make it looks legit but we can't be fooled by that anymore its an old scammer trick and I don't trust emails like this easily and I always check where the email is coming from to avoid phishing and scams.

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More than likely they sent themselves that BTC, to make it look "legit".
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I encounter the same situation but it is on eth they send ethereum to their own alternate wallet but it can be easily tracked on etherscan.  Grin

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March 24, 2019, 10:10:09 PM
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Jesus. I can't believe that people are falling for this.

It's so obviously fake. There is absolutely no reason that Bitmain would ever contact you directly with an unsolicited invoice asking you to pay for a heavily discounted unit, when there is absolutely no way that they were going to even identify who has paid and who hasn't (assuming that they are legit, which they are not), if payments are directly sent to a common bitcoin address.

All that needs to be done is some research and due diligence. People should look up the offer at least before sending funds to it. If there is nothing official that would suggest this offer is legit, then simply don't take the risk.
Correct! They wont tend to make or sent out unsolicited invoice just for those discounts as you have said they wont even recognized directly or easily on which buyer do able to pay or not.

With those 3 transactions on the btc address given, it seems they are fake ones same as others presumptions, this is an old scammers technique sending out some funds just for anybody to believe
that they are legit.

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