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September 05, 2019, 04:13:00 AM
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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.
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There is no way to know for certain that the people presented to you on the landing page are genuine team members. In theory, it’s possible that the project in question is the first one they’re involved in, so you won’t find too much of a backstory for them. However, if all of them are virtually untraceable, that’s a good reason to have second thoughts.
So, what to do? Always check up every team member presented to you on the project’s website. Use TinEye or Google Images to see if the person on the picture is really what the caption says. Check all their social media profiles. See if they’ve been in the industry for a long time, or have posted anything relevant a year back. If you see that the team is completely inexperienced, and half of them even don’t show their real faces, that’s the red flag for you.   
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September 05, 2019, 04:58:49 AM
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There is no proper way to identify a transparent project team. Because if a group of scammers use homeless people to disguise their own identity, there's no way we can identify their scam attempt. Using photos of models and actors may have a sideline chance that at least some people would identify them, but that's not the case for homeless people! So there's no correct process to identify such scammers!

You can't believe the advisors as well. Because in most cases, these advisors are paid hefty money by the project team just to feature their name in the team. In majority of the cases, the advisors themselves don't know much about the project! That's one of the many reasons why ICOs have lost their credibility very quickly and IEOs emerged! 

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September 05, 2019, 05:16:51 AM
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They help the homeless people to get a few bucks but scammed the investor with a ton of bucks and does it look good?
it looks like this time with the launch of launchpads in various exchange site is helping it a lot.
It's even not possible to identify the fraud when that scammer was using the homeless people as fake CEO and many more. But strict validation from the expert will help a lot but this time it's impossible to reveal the true identity without creating a real meet up.
This time im only using reliable exchange site to identify the transparent project team.


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I think that there is no proper way to identify a transparent project team. The only way is to avoid any unknown development team, and take part only in projects that have famous personalities in the development team.

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September 05, 2019, 08:23:47 AM
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the problem is very difficult to identify transparency in the profile of the developer and the project team, in this case I am sometimes confused to distinguish it because most projects currently seem real, well maybe a good way for me to browse through the various sources available, and of course take the time to research them before joining .

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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.

Not really. Some people even prepare a story well in advance. Trust me it has happened.

People think, okay I have reputation and trust, let me just scam for one big project and retire with all the money. Maybe people hate me but I have a story prepared. Maybe a hack and exit scam. And look like I am trying to fix things for 2 years until everybody is tired,,, then I stay low for a few more years. When everybody forgets I enjoy my money.

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September 05, 2019, 08:55:24 AM
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Nowadays its really hard to point out if the project team involves frauds and scammers, not unless they will do international conferences and many blockchain events, and as what i have encountered in some of the projects, some developers were attending these events, and in this case, developers could me meet up and talk about the certain project they are doing.

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September 05, 2019, 10:16:31 AM
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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth.
This is known for many projects in the past. They really are desperate to ride the market by providing projects and tokens that will not have use case at all.

Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.
Seriously? they are taking advantage of the homeless people just for their selfish plans to make money out of their no use case tokens.

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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.

If they are paying homeless people with no other cost to gain from it then It is too good to be true, but I am not saying that it is a total scam but pay attention and take caution to it, If that is the case maybe they are just providing homeless with their charity work, But even though it is for a cause are we sure that the large percentage of it will be going to that homeless or it will be just a front.

Well, Anyway there is no other way for us to know if this certain projects are legit or not lets just be cautious because just like in my preview post there is risk in providing support for newly bounty project.

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September 05, 2019, 10:53:41 AM
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When I follow a project, I can go to their official Twitter, facebook, telegram, and of course their official website to learn about the project, or you can go to their actual office address according to the actual situation, when the project is publicity. We can go to the promotion address and check the quality of the project.

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September 05, 2019, 10:58:19 AM
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Yes, such methods are real. Actors, homeless people, alcoholics and drug addicts. Many do so. Some look for photos on the Internet and change them. In general, confirming the identity of the team is very difficult. Of course, if they do not participate in large conferences and are not public.

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I suggest if you want to identify the truth of the team, let alone use famous figures, then I use their linkedIn to contact them directly, or look for accurate information about them on various sites on the internet, if they really support a project they will definitely make a link or link just talking about the project.

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We have different ways to identify if a certain project is legit or not, my strategy is I only invest in IEO now since scams are coming from ICO.
I usually look more on the reputation of the exchange rather the team behind the project as for me, that's easy to do, when a project has an IEO in big exchange, usually, it makes me confident to invest on such project as I believe I'm being help by the exchange in determining if the project is legit.




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September 05, 2019, 11:42:02 AM
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Yes, monitoring the project team from all sides will help determine whether the team is serious or just filth trying to defraud the community.

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September 05, 2019, 11:58:40 AM
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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.

I encounter one developer using people on Fiverr and Facebook to be his CEO and part of the team because they know that if they are going to get picture from the internet they will easily get caught, that is why it's very important if you are looking for the team composition that they can do group photo or questions and answer via webinar so people will know if they are really part of the team.

Team composition is very important, if you are going to invest in one project, it's important that the developers can communicate, or even important to attend one of their events.


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September 05, 2019, 12:18:42 PM
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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.

This is why i always advice people to learn how to use google image search engine or other image search engines,they can quickly give positive results on stolen identity if you know how to use them,its pretty easy,all you have to do is insert the project ceo and the teams picture one after the other, ive revealed a scam project this way in the past

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September 05, 2019, 12:27:22 PM
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If the project is a scam, it would be really silly of its team to show their true identities. In most cases, they just find some pics online and use them as the images of their “Chief Financial Officers” or “advisors,” as was seen  in Empire Card who used a picture of French actress Sabine de Poncins, little known outside of France, as the portrait of their proud imaginary CEO Patricia Harrison. There have even been reports of Ryan Gosling “working” for a project as a designer under a completely different name.   
Some scammers are, however, way more intricate. They know it’s quite easy to reveal a fake pic so they just hire people to pose as their CEOs, CFOs, and so forth. Rumor has it that certain scammers even pay homeless people to pretend they’re leading a disruptive startup to a bright and radiant future. This fraud is much harder to call out, but at least those guys help homeless people in some way, so here’s your silver lining.

There are several projects where the developer team is separate and not in one office or place. It is difficult to identify the transparency of the project developer team and all we can do is research through social media that is sometimes on their website. But I think this forum several times dismantled the developer team whose profile took photos and other people's identities.

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September 05, 2019, 12:32:51 PM
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They are transparent if they can show the real face while doing a video explaining their projects, with so many scam projects now and in the past, the only option for this developers is to be as much as transparent as they can be, or they will not get funded at all.

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September 05, 2019, 12:45:13 PM
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We have different ways to identify if a certain project is legit or not, my strategy is I only invest in IEO now since scams are coming from ICO.
I usually look more on the reputation of the exchange rather the team behind the project as for me, that's easy to do, when a project has an IEO in big exchange, usually, it makes me confident to invest on such project as I believe I'm being help by the exchange in determining if the project is legit.

Your approach to determining a legit project is plausible, but you need to be mindful of the fact that some scam projects have a well spelt out strategy deviced to cajole their investors towards believing that they're legit. We still need to make some research to be certain that the team and project are for real.
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