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This is essentially for those who are new to the space, that they do not fall prey to cheap scams. The above ad seem to be very popular on facebook, a mimic, requesting you to fill the form and make some deposits to claim your rewards. That's is the scam part. The legit site is https://www.coinmama.com/ and NOT coinmama.com.ru. I am sure those who made deposit will not get anything  out of it as it obviously mimicking another popular site. Just be careful.
Any contrary opinion is welcome for discussion pls.


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Damn! Any airdrop asking one to pay is scam. Also, I usually advise crypto enthusiasts, don't just click any random site you come across,  some will even install spyware to your device. Some sites will ask noobs for private key or keystore, in a bid to hack their wallets. Let's be guided please.

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June 23, 2019, 10:04:44 PM
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Sometimes, some of these airdrop might not ask you to pay directly, but that you should login your wallet through your private key, which is most times scam.
Some people have fallen victim of something of that nature, before they could learn their lessons.
We should not all wait until that happens. A post like this from the OP, can be of great help to lots of people.

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June 23, 2019, 10:08:28 PM
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Always be vigilant and don't fall for such giveaways. Check and validate if its from the official account of the exchange.
This happened many times and they will even ask you for a deposit but sadly your money won't be deposited back to you because their main purpose is to scam depositors. Avoid such phishing sites.



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June 23, 2019, 11:36:39 PM
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That's why I always bookmark the crypto related important sites on the browser and I never use Google for finding the exchange. Google can be uses for advertising the scam phishing sites and so many people are trapped there easily thanks to Google...
I wonder how google allows that,they probably have the best AI to easily sieve out phishing sites and warn users of such potential risks.Somehow they don't.It is sad really

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June 24, 2019, 02:09:34 AM
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It's a new register domain which age only 1 month, "$500K XLM giveaways" - can't trust at all.
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I never believe the advertisement from facebook, scammer not only target on cryptocurrency, normal shopping ads also can't trustable. This ads target is cryptocurrency newbies, they don't know it's real or fake. I'm advice newbies learn basic cryptocurrency knowledge before investing, if not you will loss more than that.
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That's why I always bookmark the crypto related important sites on the browser and I never use Google for finding the exchange. Google can be uses for advertising the scam phishing sites and so many people are trapped there easily thanks to Google...
I wonder how google allows that,they probably have the best AI to easily sieve out phishing sites and warn users of such potential risks.Somehow they don't.It is sad really

They just have to pay the money to get that advertising spot and nothing else. Google doesn't reviews nor they do in case of applications in Play store. The only way is to find them and send a report if you find something suspicious or malicious.

You can't do anything about it nor they will do anything to change it as long as they are making quick bucks.

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June 24, 2019, 03:29:27 AM
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I often find sites like that and I also often remind some of my friends to always be careful when looking at airdrops like this, and I also advise friends to participate in airdrop on bitcointalk

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June 24, 2019, 08:08:47 AM
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This is very illogical in the first place.
You want to get the airdrop which is usually small amount, and must send coin first ? Then the airdrop reward will be minus!
This phishing is worse than the one who ask your private key to receive airdrop.

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June 24, 2019, 08:40:09 AM
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Good post ,this phishing ideas have been around for years and I bet many newbies know nothing about it, before you click on any links make sure its from the right source ,learn to use google ,if you are good with google you will easily detect fake phishing links

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June 24, 2019, 11:52:35 AM
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That's why I always bookmark the crypto related important sites on the browser and I never use Google for finding the exchange. Google can be uses for advertising the scam phishing sites and so many people are trapped there easily thanks to Google...
If you surf the Internet a bit, bookmarks are a good solution. Otherwise, you should be attentive to bookmarks as well. There are quite tricky scripts that replace the links in the bookmarks with something else. Crypto is a difficult environment, we need so much attention to not get caught.

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That's why I always bookmark the crypto related important sites on the browser and I never use Google for finding the exchange. Google can be uses for advertising the scam phishing sites and so many people are trapped there easily thanks to Google...
If you surf the Internet a bit, bookmarks are a good solution. Otherwise, you should be attentive to bookmarks as well. There are quite tricky scripts that replace the links in the bookmarks with something else. Crypto is a difficult environment, we need so much attention to not get caught.

I guess we should be vigilant always on every sites that we visit. Additionally we could install add ons on some browsers that monitors the integrity of sites we visit and could give us an early alarm if possible. Also, if we see news that seems too good to be true then we must investigate further  and conduct DYOR to avoid being scammed.
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June 24, 2019, 01:07:29 PM
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I think the first foremost, avoid free and cheap offers
Then you need to bookmark the websites you visit often and also be watchful
Dyor and don’t be in a hurry to trade your tokens
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June 24, 2019, 01:17:48 PM
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Thanks for the fair warning you have given to the community. Yes, I agree that there are a lot of phishing sites out there, so people should really do their due diligence before clicking or sending any info on the webs as you might be another statistics on the growing list of victimise by those scammers out there.

Just for clarity though, this is the phishing site,

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coinmama.com.ru

And kindly remove the link in your post, or replace it like coinmama[dot]com[dot]ru so that no one will accidentally click it. Thanks.

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June 24, 2019, 01:31:10 PM
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I think there will be no opposition in your post OP.  It's been a practice of this scammer to use phishing site, and this kind of tactics to acquire BTC or other altcoins for free.  Thank you for keeping us informed about this kind of scam.

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June 24, 2019, 02:03:18 PM
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Someday you wake up and see a website that advertises that you will get $ 500k free XLM? If it can easily come to you, then I am sure it will be unfair for everyday hard workers to earn $ 10 in this market. I believe that free things come with scams and trash.
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June 24, 2019, 02:13:11 PM
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Phishing sites or links are very scattered everywhere. If the site or project is successful, of course there will be people who will imitate it and ask people to make shipments or payments. I have often found that and now it is indeed very important to look carefully at the website address or something else.

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June 24, 2019, 02:36:26 PM
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Thanks for the reminders But the sad truth is the scammers was still using a rampant scamming method like duplicate and copycats sites and its not new in the crypto-space. But many was still victimized by this cheap method of scamming activities, thats because some people has not learned how to compare the bogus and the legit one.

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June 24, 2019, 02:38:41 PM
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Scammers are everywhere and this is sad guys. I am getting tons of emails and telegram notifications to contribute some ETH to get special rewards. Never trust such guys and always check the website of a crypto service.
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June 24, 2019, 03:30:09 PM
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Only greedy and naive people will fall for such scams, there is not free launch anywhere, no one will give you such amount of money for free just for doing nothing, even bounty hunting doesn't pay such amount, people should be careful not to part with their hard earned money to phising sites and online scammers

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