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September 14, 2019, 03:26:53 AM
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SCAM ALERT!

prnewswire.com/in/news-releases/bitharp-launches-new-mining-rigs-lyre-miner-and-harp-miner-884301037.html

This press release seems suspicious to me.

BitHarp Group Limited
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Your discussion here is welcome, but please do not link directly to these websites in any replies here as it will only help propagate the false new in the search engines.


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September 16, 2019, 09:34:17 AM
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HI Scott,
I'm in contact with the guy. You're right, it's suspicious to mee too. No way to see the machine runing, only if we come in NZ. I checked, the company is not registered in canada or NZ. When the answer is "you have to pay in crypto, only, via our web site; if you don't trust us, wait", it stinks a scam, sure.

 quote author=offordscott link=topic=5184447.msg52449033#msg52449033 date=1568431613]
prnewswire.com/in/news-releases/bitharp-launches-new-mining-rigs-lyre-miner-and-harp-miner-884301037.html

This press release seems suspicious to me.

BitHarp Group Limited
bitharp.com
is claiming to be a renowned mining manufacturer and supposedly have a multi-algorithm miner that can do SHA256 at 2000TH/s @ 2400W.

Your discussion here is welcome, but please do not link directly to these websites in any replies here as it will only help propagate the false new in the search engines.


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September 16, 2019, 10:39:01 AM
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It is just not scientifically/physically possible to do what they are claiming their miners can do.

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September 16, 2019, 03:14:21 PM
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their Lyre miner claims to be able to switch between BTC, LTC, ETH, and DASH.  That doesn't seem possible. Also, 335 TH/S while consuming 600W of power of 110V or 240V?? for $5,000 USD? 20 decibels?  This tech would be vastly ahead of anything currently on the market. I have no doubt some mining manufacturers produce some uber miners which never hit the market but what is being claimed by Bitharp is too good to be true.
If their product worked as claimed, the mining industry would be revolutionized and this company would be the top dog. I think it's unrealistic. I'll wait for the reviews by reputable people in the mining space.
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September 17, 2019, 04:07:03 PM
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their Lyre miner claims to be able to switch between BTC, LTC, ETH, and DASH.  That doesn't seem possible. Also, 335 TH/S while consuming 600W of power of 110V or 240V?? for $5,000 USD? 20 decibels?

Funny how the sound is the most outrageous things of all, at least in one aspect try and be real.
The s17 from bitmain is getting 55j/TH this ....thing is getting 2j/TH? What's this, a stargate?

I traced the lyra picture to some Korean newspaper but I'm wondering what the harp was innitially as it's clear from the marking it is  also a modified image:


The address in Canada is from an office rental service, the one in NZ points to a house....

Anyhow, just from the specs you need to stay away from it, if this would be real nobody would sell it as you would get more in two weeks of mining.

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September 17, 2019, 04:20:35 PM
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BitHarp Group Ltd..... 'A distinguished manufacturer' with HQ in 190 Richmond Street in Wellington.

Here are a few facts.
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No info on them on the internet before they bought their domain on 8. August 2019 and sent out their press release last week.

There is no registered company in New Zealand by that name. (https://www.companiesoffice.govt.nz/)

Richmond street has no higher number than 150.
(Use Google Maps. Enter the address: 190 Richmond Street, Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
Then Zoom in and see that the Pin is on nr 150, which is the last building on the street).

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September 17, 2019, 04:22:54 PM
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What I'd like to know is... who are those people in their youtube video? Actors?


youtube.com/watch?v=EA-y3KfXX10



(please don't link directly to the video, I don't want to give them more credibility in the search engines)

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September 17, 2019, 04:26:43 PM
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Here is a BTC address that I say during the checkout process: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1694tyDeNVvicxEKP3p9KUQc8tGnYdkKu7

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September 17, 2019, 04:37:49 PM
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https://i.imgur.com/6NDvfdz.png

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September 17, 2019, 04:50:47 PM
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Should report it to namecheap. Looks like BitHarp is using them to host their site.

Also the youtube video of the interview looks so fake and the statement at the end, will be revealed on Discovery lol.  Roll Eyes imaginative buggers.
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September 17, 2019, 05:38:09 PM
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What I'd like to know is... who are those people in their youtube video? Actors?

Yeah, you can get that kind of cheap videos on Fiverr for 100$ especially if it's a 1 min two lines one.
Most of the lowe level ICO scams use them, it's also hard as hell to trace the order back, plus there are tons of professional sites with hundreds of actors, really searching in the haystack for them.

Here is a BTC address that I say during the checkout process: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1694tyDeNVvicxEKP3p9KUQc8tGnYdkKu7

OMG!!!
3 orders? And since they have no reason to fake those as ICOs do, those are probably genuine customers.
15k scammed already? For a maximum of 500$ in website/promotion/ads pretty lucrative.

Should report it to namecheap.

I'll drop them a mail tomorrow but I doubt they will take actions soon, more reports by different persons would help, with a bit or a bit more luck the domain name might get suspended, unfortunately, I've never seen something like this happening (yet).

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September 18, 2019, 10:50:49 AM
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It looks like they only take bitcoin to purchase one of these machines.

The crazy thing is that if you do a search on this company and these "new miners" you see how many reputable site have just copied and pasted their press release as an article.
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September 18, 2019, 11:43:08 AM
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I’ve informed PR sites in the past about fake news (regarding a different mining equipment manufacturer scam site) and they told me they do not remove content. So, it is very highly likely that the press releases are going to be their forever.

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September 18, 2019, 11:47:25 AM
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It looks like they only take bitcoin to purchase one of these machines.

The crazy thing is that if you do a search on this company and these "new miners" you see how many reputable site have just copied and pasted their press release as an article.

You can submit a press release to businesswire for about 400-500 if im not mistaken. Then the rest of the sites will leech. So Unknowning people seeing such news on 'yahoo finance' will definitely think its real. It's really bad.
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September 18, 2019, 01:34:27 PM
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My previous life, I was an SEO expert. Here's something you all can do to help stop people from getting scammed by these guys.

Go to a search engine and type:
bitharp

When the results are displayed, scroll down to find the BitcoinTalk forum post and click on that result.

Then, go back to the search engine and type
bitharp scam

When the results are displayed, scroll down to find the BitcoinTalk forum post and click on that result.

Post more replies on this thread so that there is more content for the search engines to crawl and archive.

Post a blog on your own personal or professional website that has the words "Bitharp" and "Scam" in the title / heading / URL, etc. And post the link here.
 
Get your friends to do the same.

Rinse.

Repeat.


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September 18, 2019, 01:48:09 PM
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    https://www.scottofford.com/2019/09/bitharp-scam-lyre-miner/

  
  
 

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September 20, 2019, 06:44:48 AM
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happy to see the thread
it's so obvious the company is a scam I wonder why they gave that high
profitability anyone can be alarmed

anyway someone will make a review soon i guess

btw i try email em 3 times, still waiting Tongue for an answer

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September 20, 2019, 02:08:38 PM
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They are up to 14 BTC transactions now:

Total Received   3.4238 BTC   

Final Balance   0 BTC

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/1694tyDeNVvicxEKP3p9KUQc8tGnYdkKu7

This needs to be stopped. Innocent people are getting harmed by these scammers.

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September 23, 2019, 10:11:41 AM
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They continue to pump out press release after press release with fake news / false information.

prnewswire.com/news-releases/bitharp-introduces-new-technology-in-cryptocurrency-mining-300922317.html


THIS IS A SCAM!

These funny clueless bastards published their crap even in Hungarian. There is no significant mining operation in Hungary.

https://www.bitcoinbazis.hu/neves-portalokon-a-bitharp-atveres/
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September 23, 2019, 01:21:20 PM
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Can you please wrap that url in the
Code:
[pre] [/pre]
markdown so it doesn’t help them gain authority in the search engines?

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