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What happened: Fake team profiles and profile summaries which have directly been copied from another existing project. It is also a ponzi scheme hiding behind an affiliates program

Thread Starter: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2381184
ANN: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5170456.msg52004848#msg52004848
Archived: http://archive.is/w0oB6

Bounty Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5170482
Archive: http://archive.is/JZGnb

SCAM Website: https://sbankwallet.org/
Archived: http://archive.is/AzAwa



FAKE TEAM PROFILES

1. Peter Carruthers


The image of the profile of their website is of another Peter Carruthers, an entrepreneur and blogger who was majorly based in South Africa and has nothing to do with Banking and Foreign exchange
- https://dianaheuser.com/south-african-business-culture-by-peter-carruthers/
- https://petercarruthers.teachable.com/blog
- https://petercarruthers.com/
- https://twitter.com/smallbizissues

This is the most recent picture of him i could get



The Other Peter Carruthers whose profile information was copied from is the founder of http://riverventuresgroup.com, https://www.bitminutes.com and https://www.p2pcash.com

   
- https://www.guild.im/peter.carruthers
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-carruthers-7447a614/

Plagiarized Profile info:


2. Lewis

 

Lewis on their website is a ghost but the profile information indicated is definitely not his.

Again, Lewis profile information too is plagiarized from https://www.p2pcash.com


  
Real Name: Kern Lewis
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/kernlewis

3. Maxine

And here is the funniest of all, Maxine is a female name of Latino origin but according to SmartBank, It's a man's name 🤣🤣🤣

 

Profile information was directly copied from http://smarttokenchain.com/management/#Management-and-Ownership



Real Name: Maxine Alagar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-p-alagar-74679439/



PONZI SCHEME MODEL

Different packages with "Guaranteed monthly" profits



Typical ponzi type of affiliate program




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July 31, 2019, 05:59:06 AM
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FAKE





REAL Juan F. Soto, Executive Director



http://gamalielofmetrochicago.org/?page_id=1622





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July 31, 2019, 05:59:47 AM
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Ponzi scheme - 25% PROFITS PER MONTH






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July 31, 2019, 06:13:13 AM
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Team names and experiences are taken from

https://www.bitminutes.com/docs/BitMinutes_White_Paper.pdf

https://www.bitminutes.com/team.php

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-p-alagar-74679439/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommeredith/





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July 31, 2019, 07:22:26 AM
Last edit: July 31, 2019, 07:42:53 AM by JeromeTash
 #5

Thanks for the input folks.

Not sure whether a flag is necessary in this case or tags/warnings will just do

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July 31, 2019, 08:06:04 AM
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A fake team is an indication that the project has something to hide.

Flag type 1 (support/oppose): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=527





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July 31, 2019, 08:24:05 AM
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A fake team is an indication that the project has something to hide.

Flag type 1 (support/oppose): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=527
Yes very likely their intention is not good in my opinion since they have tried to hide themselves. On the other hand its seems they are going to run ponzi scheme. And all of ponzi scheme has been turned into scam as we have seen previously. Left negative feedback and supported red flag as well. So newbie will aware about their scam attempt. 





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July 31, 2019, 08:37:16 AM
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Another project moderated by Nicole that I'm currently investigating, also adapt a ponzi scheme by tiered investment
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5162811.0

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Let me add to that, they are using fake photos to point to their company


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Another project moderated by Nicole that I'm currently investigating, also adapt a ponzi scheme by tiered investment
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5162811.0

I already highlighted SkyNet as a suspected since it's been analyzed
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HaCHVydpUN8jXfinj4BOktx0mTr4s5S-KQzpt8V0yhI/edit#gid=1197003446&range=K28:K35 

Also, that user "Nicole" has posted a new bounty today
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5170701.0

All his bounties are targeting the financial projects

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Nice work people - obvious scam. Tagged appropriately.

PIA went evil: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5203968.msg53160131#msg53160131 Unofficial & Uncensored SYSCOIN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4748031.0    Do not trust Yobit/HitBTC/BiteBTC/coinsbit/p2pb2b/Mercatox/C-cex/Poloniex/WEX/KuCoin/LiveCoin/TheRockTrading/Bitfinex/ADAB/Okex/TradeSatoshi/Gate.io/Changelly/Freewallet.org/crex24 scam exchanges or ICO's by known scammers like HashCoins/Ambisafe/Bountyhive - they WILL scam you! Use diligence & research. Buy coins, sell coins - don't invest in stupid shit. If your questions aren't answered - don't touch it.
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5170701.0
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UpBankCrypto Already Tagged as SCAM PROJECT

What happened: PONZI PROJECT - OFFERING UNREALISTIC AFFILIATE REWARD
Scammers website: https://upbankcrypto.com/
Archive link: https://archive.is/OBy1L
ANN thread link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5170700.0&fbclid=IwAR1vFe0Cq7MisMu3dJImD6rcS8RQbn9NCLg6jsZitReja2urHLfw91D9VfE
Archive link: https://archive.is/sYDos
Scammers profile link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2381184 (Already have a opened flag on this user)

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August 05, 2019, 09:25:41 AM
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New self-moderated topic [BOUNTY] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5172430
Archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20190805092608/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5172430





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August 05, 2019, 09:46:19 AM
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Lol, damn you're fast. I was just posting a warning on their thread and about to announce the emmergance of their thread here. The new BM account has a notification that it's currently woke up from a long sleep, probably a hacked or bought account. However, anyone feels their username familiar? I can't shake a feeling that I just recently read some posts made by such name, although the memory is very vague

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August 05, 2019, 11:29:34 AM
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Thanks for the alert.
Tagged and created a newbie flag incase newbies try to rush in to join the bounty campaign.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;flag=582

Basing on the post they made in 2018, these account seems to have been hacked and completely changed hands.

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