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March 19, 2019, 03:58:24 AM
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Screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/eFXPkiw.jpg

What happened:
A friend jokingly showed me this obviously fake online store claiming to sell "new generation of Endothermic Multi Algorithm CHIP" miners (I kid you not - that's the exact wording they used). Everything about the website is 100% fake and a scam. Every photo, every terrible Photoshopping job, every "team" picture (can be reverse image searched and found on stock photo websites)... everything. The wording used on the website sounds like bad Chinese English... and I can only speculate where this website originated from.

Scammer's Website:
www.OnMiners.com

Amount Scammed:
Pricing tiers for the badly Photoshopped images of rack mount servers with their logo on it - are ranging from $4500 to $30,000.

Payment Method:
On the website, they claim to accept only "Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum." (I wonder why...)

Additional Notes:
We should also take note that they paid to post a "company review" article on the Financial Post:
https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/press-releases-pmn/business-wire-news-releases-pmn/onminers-changing-the-game-in-cryptocurrency-mining

And from the looks of it - they paid some people on Fiverr to create a generic promotional video for their one month old YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQkXBpu3-jc


SEO keywords: OnMiners - OnMiners.com - Scam - Scammer - Fraud - Fake Miners - Fake Mining Rigs - Fake Team - Fake Store - Fake Endothermic Chip
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March 19, 2019, 05:15:02 AM
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All of the team members of the project are faked by using stock images from a paid website here


OneMiners CEO:


Copied From:


Source: https://www.shutterstock.com/ja/image-photo/middle-aged-asian-business-man-studio-699374425


I don't think there is need of listing other faked team members as just the CEO is fake makes the whole thing spammy.
Still, I have archived the page here.( archival )

One more interesting thing is they rather have a physical address listed on the website, along with phone number. Hope this can help in tracking and stoping the scam as the amount you listed they scammed is more than enough.

Location
Rue Glesener, Luxembourg 1631
Phone
+352 27 86 68 43
+352 27 86 12 84
Email
General Enquiry:
contact@onminers.com
Media:
press@onminers.com ( archival )
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March 19, 2019, 08:42:15 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQkXBpu3-jc&feature=youtu.be



Who the hell are those two guys?


One more interesting thing is they rather have a physical address listed on the website, along with phone number. Hope this can help in tracking and stoping the scam as the amount you listed they scammed is more than enough.

Location
Rue Glesener, Luxembourg 1631
Phone
+352 27 86 68 43
+352 27 86 12 84
Email
General Enquiry:
contact@onminers.com
Media:
press@onminers.com ( archival )



Scammers are experts at lying.

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Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Registrant City: Panama
Registrant State/Province: Panama

http://whois.domaintools.com/onminers.com

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March 19, 2019, 10:16:45 AM
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Thanks for putting it out there. One of the most commonly asked questions on service discussion is probably whether a company selling mining rigs is legit or not.

The fact is that, if it's not well known, and it doesn't have a verified team and product that is behind the company, any company that claims they are a "reseller" or manufacture their own mining rigs without actual physical product proofs is very likely to be scams. Even if they're not, it's probably best to not take the chance and have to find out the hard way.

There is no doubt that in this case, they paid media to put coverage about him. Remember that paid coverage doesn't equal trustworthiness, because a lot of scams use this same tactic. Their poorly designed site is a telltale as well.

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March 20, 2019, 09:26:18 AM
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Office looks good on the about page
https://www.onminers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/on-miners-front-desk.jpg
https://www.officelovin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/norbella-office-2.jpg
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March 20, 2019, 12:57:36 PM
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Office looks good on the about page
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Good job OP for finding this scam. And also Good Job Fjordpower for finding the office pictures.

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March 20, 2019, 01:02:51 PM
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Thanks for your share dude! I hope it will prevent users to be scammed by this sucker / s - hopefully no one will buy their shit and they have payed more for creating this scamshit as they will receive Angry
scammers are really creative.... why they dont try to make money with legit things Roll Eyes

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March 20, 2019, 04:05:11 PM
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kudos you really did a great job here, that office photoshopped is quite hard to trace, you can trace the profile of people, but the office is something else, just one look and you will see that they are legit, they even had videos for promotion which I believe are hired from Fiverr or similar sites.

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March 20, 2019, 04:23:43 PM
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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190318005779/en/
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We should also take note that they paid to post a "company review" article on the Financial Post:
https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/press-releases-pmn/business-wire-news-releases-pmn/onminers-changing-the-game-in-cryptocurrency-mining
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nice find op, a scam promoted by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, who'd've thought it

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