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January 08, 2020, 09:42:03 PM
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Hi,  I am quite new to bitcoins and was wondering if anyone could verify this site.  They ask for a 0.02 deposit to verify account and a 0.15 deposit, refunded in 7 days to withdraw funds to an external wallet.

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January 08, 2020, 11:02:59 PM
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I have a client who wants to transfer funds via internal transfer in this account so am a bit dubious. any help
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January 09, 2020, 03:01:35 AM
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Quite weird to have a site let you deposit money to verify an account, in contrast to sending personal information and documents. What kind of site is this in the first place? From your description itself, it sounds like an obvious scam.

Couldn't find Gecalcrypto's website through Google.

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January 09, 2020, 05:05:39 AM
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Tried searching about it and other than in this forum, there's a record of Gecal Crypto Ltd. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12140553/officers

Is this the same thing? They used an address that is used by 13 different projects, so likely they're working on a coworking space or a fake company.

Anyway, it's a clear scam for me. Tell your clients to avoid it.

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January 09, 2020, 07:17:22 AM
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Yeah, that sounds pretty much like a scam to me as well. Stay clear.

What's this "service" supposed to be, what are you trying to do?

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January 09, 2020, 07:19:57 AM
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As a rule of thumb, any service that requires you to fund one of their addresses in order to verify an account should be considered scams... There are plenty of ways to verify your identity, funding an address isn't one of them.

Since the website is more or less "unfindable", might i ask how you ended up with these guys?

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January 09, 2020, 07:47:00 AM
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There’s a person on Reddit with the same question, but relating all the TX related reasons to domain purchasing.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/em4iww/does_anyone_have_experience_with_this_scam/

They claim to be an exchange, yet their terms are a complete copy/paste (with slight changes) from https://koinkoin.com/terms.

Not much more to say, but to stay clear.

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January 09, 2020, 09:04:37 AM
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It's to take payment for a domain. I think the client is part of the scam. I will avoid.
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January 09, 2020, 09:08:15 AM
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It's to take payment for a domain. I think the client is part of the scam. I will avoid.

If you're the seller, there should be no need to get lured to an unknown (and potentially scam) exchange. You should just use a trusted wallet (desktop, paper or hardware) on a clean PC to generate an address, the buyer should then fund this address and you should wait untill the transaction funding your address is confirmed before transferring the domain. At no point should you be forced to use an exchange for anything...

Don't let your buyer talk you into opening an account on an exchange to receive funds, don't let him talk you into exchanging your funds into fiat on an unknown exchange, don't let him talk you into sending funds to an unknown exchange to "verify" your account.

Like i said, use a destkop (electrum, core), hardware (trezor, ledger) or properly generated paper (bitaddress.org => offline) wallet to generate an address and let him fund this address. You shouldn't care where he got the coins, nor should you use an untrusted exchange to exchange your crypto back into fiat (if you wish to do this)

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January 09, 2020, 09:32:17 AM
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ok thank you,  Hope this post helps somebody else not fall for the scam.
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January 09, 2020, 10:07:55 AM
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You are new to Bitcoin com but I don't think there is a side like this that sounds new They are usually scammed to stay away from the new site like this It seems suspicious to everyone then there's nothing to verify It's good for all of us to stay away from the scam site.

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January 18, 2020, 07:34:12 AM
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Hi,  I am quite new to bitcoins and was wondering if anyone could verify this site.  They ask for a 0.02 deposit to verify account and a 0.15 deposit, refunded in 7 days to withdraw funds to an external wallet.

Thanks.


Hi,

What happened in the end? Was it s scam site or not and did you get your money?
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January 30, 2020, 05:06:23 PM
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VERY IMPORTANT!!! OFFICIAL REPLY OF LUCA EUGENIO BARLASSINA (criminals are falsely using my identity)

I’m Luca Barlassina (the real one). And I’m also a real Blockchain entrepreneur and the officer of Gecal Crypto Solutions LTD.

I'm a victim of identity theft, as my company is.


For me, this is a huge problem since I work in the field and this could ruin my reputation.

www.gecalcrypto.com IS NOT related to me, to my company or to my projects (that are still under development and for this reason still not revealed to the general public).

We are facing identity theft, both mine and my company. They used our public data available online to build a reliable profile (which is not).

We recently discovered this and we already filed a criminal complaint in Italy, that I can’t publish or post because there is a sub judice investigation.

We are also considering the option to file a criminal complaint in England.

We will also send a formal request to the provider hoping they will shut down the website.

We are communicating it in all the blogs and forums, we are still discussing the strategy with our legal team.

If you have the acknowledgment of other forums or articles in which the topic is debated, and in which there isn't yet my official reply, please report the link below.

Stay clear of that site. They are scammers. NOTHING they are doing IS RELATED WITH OUR WORK, of that, we are very passionate about it.

I hope you will not lose the release of OUR REAL projects, since they will be something really innovative and interesting in the Blockchain field.

GECAL CRYPTO SOLUTIONS LTD is a real company, incorporated in England; criminals used our reliability and the fact that the Company House register of England is public and freely available online to fill their deceptive website with our data.

As a physical entrepreneur, I'm also in charge of a couple of other Blockchain projects (not necessarily related to the above company), still under development, that will be very disruptive for the industry. For this reason, they are still under total secrecy and there is little trace of our work publicly knowledgeable online.

Criminals used the fact that I'm a real person, for publicity reasons present in different platforms as Blockchain entrepreneur, and that I run a company with "Crypto" inside its name; while online you can't find a lot of trace of our work for the above reasons.

Since at the moment we are mainly operating offline, we have no reason to Google the name of our company every day and so, we didn't notice the criminal website www.gecalcrypto.com for a couple of weeks.

Any of our official activities as a company and of mine as an entrepreneur will be announced only from official channels, like my LinkedIn profile.

Please write any useful questions or comments below or contact me on my social profiles.
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