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July 16, 2019, 06:45:02 PM
Last edit: July 16, 2019, 08:27:18 PM by Royse777
Merited by suchmoon (4), bones261 (2), LoyceV (1)
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Recently I am seeing people claims that they have thousands of Bitcoins stuck in their old wallet.dat files and they can not access because they do not know the passward.

Example:

wallet.dat 3050 BTC
http://archive.is/XtqmL
The user is selling their wallet.dat file.
Now I am selling my wallet.dat via openbazaar official desk

Hard drive with 1000+ BTC, totally inaccessible.
http://archive.is/FhcPT
User is selling the hard drive for 1BTC (buy it now price).
Starting price: 0.03 BTC
Increments: 0.005 BTC
Buy now: 1 BTC

I am pretty sure more people will follow them to create the same kind of topics.

These things simply do not adds up unless you connect it with scam attempts and truth is that this is indeed scam attempt.

If someone have a hard drive or wallat.dat file with 1000+ BTC which they can not access then they are not going to sell their dat files for one Bitcoin or less. They will physically find someone to resolve this, even if needed - they will travel around the world to find the right person for this job.

Please stay away from this kind of offers.

Edit:
Adding up this:
Thanks actmyname.

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July 16, 2019, 08:18:19 PM
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Been around for as long as the old tale of "profitable gambling script"
Even if the wallet files are legitimate... if the users are willing to part with it, then it means it's virtually uncrackable. Moreover, it doesn't mean that they don't have backups for when technology advances to a point where they CAN crack the password.

I know I would absolutely never give away my wallet files to anyone if I knew I had even the sharpest margin of getting into it.

Flag it up!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=462
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=463

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July 16, 2019, 08:26:39 PM
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Thank you. I almost forget about it. Supported the flag and also adding it in the OP shortly.

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Been around for as long as the old tale of "profitable gambling script"
Talking about this - I think very recently I have seen a guy who was claiming that he is a pro dice player and asking for money so that he and the inverters can make money or something LOL

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July 16, 2019, 08:43:57 PM
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Talking about this - I think very recently I have seen a guy who was claiming that he is a pro dice player and asking for money so that he and the inverters can make money or something LOL
I remember that thread. I decided to humor them for a little bit.

Here it is: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5164200
(that is also shady, of course)

Should we host a thread for "extremely improbable sales" for the items mentioned here (and similar items)?

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July 16, 2019, 11:57:16 PM
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This isn't any new kind of scam attempt. This has been around for a very long time. The hard-drive one seems different but the wallet.dat file was certainly around since forever. The advanced version of this scam is asking someone to recover their bitcoins and sending them a wallet.dat file along with a virus which after executing steals your bitcoins or gives the user access to victim's wallet.dat file.

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July 17, 2019, 10:15:52 AM
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This isn't any new kind of scam attempt. This has been around for a very long time. The hard-drive one seems different but the wallet.dat file was certainly around since forever. The advanced version of this scam is asking someone to recover their bitcoins and sending them a wallet.dat file along with a virus which after executing steals your bitcoins or gives the user access to victim's wallet.dat file.

My emphasis was in the hard-drive one though.

This is double win for the scammer:

They get money for selling the wallet.dat file
They also steal whatever you have in your system once you try to open the wallet.dat file.

Scammers are now on the moon before the Bitcoin to land there LOL

Here it is: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5164200
(that is also shady, of course)
I see this was funny like hell :-P

How does this sound to you?

I'm a professional mines player. I have made over 500 BTC from playing mines. I won't tell you how or show you evidence of my profit for numerous replies. Invest 0.1 BTC by making an account for me and letting me play on it.

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