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March 19, 2020, 06:30:24 PM
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NatWest have recently announced this scam related to Coronavirus-  Fraudulent emails have appeared claiming to be from
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or
- World Health Authority (WHO)
You will be asked to donate in bitcoin towards a cure or for essential  medicines.
This is obvious to most , but don’t click on the link and certainly don’t donate .
If this is in the wrong board , please move mods .
Stay safe all .

https://twitter.com/natwest_help/status/1240301161011449856?s=21


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March 19, 2020, 07:47:10 PM
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I am not surprised that scammers decided to deceive people in this way.
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March 20, 2020, 03:25:01 AM
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I am not surprised that scammers decided to deceive people in this way.

they will find a way to scam people , this coronavirus threat is also big opportunity for them by faking a donation, 1 people donate will be a big funds for them since they are claiming they are WHO representative . Which we all know many people need help in terms of health world wide now.
Mosty WHO will only ask for donation like medicines and other medical services and there is no way they will ask for bitcoin so always be careful for your money think twice before sending.

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March 20, 2020, 04:00:03 AM
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NatWest have recently announced this scam related to Coronavirus-  Fraudulent emails have appeared claiming to be from
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or
- World Health Authority (WHO)
You will be asked to donate in bitcoin towards a cure or for essential  medicines.
This is obvious to most , but don’t click on the link and certainly don’t donate .
If this is in the wrong board , please move mods .
Stay safe all .

https://twitter.com/natwest_help/status/1240301161011449856?s=21

I have received many emails in the last couple of weeks. Some wanted help, some wants Bitcoin donate for their children etc. I haven't click on that email links as i know all of those emails are fake and hackers are trying to hack in this system. In the past, my wallet have been hacked and after that i am now aware about any email. Thanks for this issue to bring us know.

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March 20, 2020, 04:09:51 AM
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Good lord. I'm really not surprised that these low-life scammers are taking advantage of this, but people who take advantage and scam people off using the Coronavirus pandemic is just taking being an asshole to the next level.

But anyway, if anyone wants to donate, here you go: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate ; unfortunately it looks like they don't accept anonymous donations.

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March 20, 2020, 04:51:45 AM
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I am not surprised that scammers decided to deceive people in this way.
Not really the first time that I've seen some scammer used something like this to be honest I've worst,
I have seen a scammer using some sick people's info to ask for donation,
Some calamity survivors state just to ask for donations.

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March 20, 2020, 05:29:54 AM
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I am not surprised that scammers decided to deceive people in this way.
Not really the first time that I've seen some scammer used something like this to be honest I've worst,
I have seen a scammer using some sick people's info to ask for donation,
Some calamity survivors state just to ask for donations.

Today we are facing a huge problem to the economics because of the outbreak happening right now and because of the coronavirus or the NCov19 this virus comes from Wuhan, China and spreading rapidly and it does not bring good news to the market too because while having this economic crisis all of the stock market and the cryptocurrency fall down the same with the fiat currency and now there are a lot of people stating they are having a donation campaign to the people experiencing this kind of outbreak but that is not really their intentions instead they are trying to scam other people just to make money and avoid this kind of an action because the only one who authorizes to do that is the government and other officials on their country.

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March 20, 2020, 05:40:52 AM
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Some bad people will use this chance to fundraising, and they will invite more people to donate their money in the name of donating. It is no surprise because it happens every time crisis or disaster happen in any country, that bad people will use the opportunity to get money from the donations. If you want to donate in bitcoin or fiat, make sure you donate to the legal fundraising, and if you got announcement or email from someone you don't know, it is better to ignore it and don't let you get trick by them.

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March 20, 2020, 06:04:58 AM
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Eh? Even in this kinds of situation?
Well bandits would still lie everywhere in the internet, don't they? Good thing that in terms of donation, I can use my local app for that. I don't stay that much reading emails anyway, a lot of them were just randoms especially for my junk email.
I think the same could be done in credit cards.

Good lord. I'm really not surprised that these low-life scammers are taking advantage of this, but people who take advantage and scam people off using the Coronavirus pandemic is just taking being an asshole to the next level.

But anyway, if anyone wants to donate, here you go: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate ; unfortunately it looks like they don't accept anonymous donations.

@OP I think it is appropriate to quote this in the OP, so that everyone will be aware.  Smiley

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March 20, 2020, 06:15:51 AM
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NatWest have recently announced this scam related to Coronavirus-  Fraudulent emails have appeared claiming to be from
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or
- World Health Authority (WHO)
You will be asked to donate in bitcoin towards a cure or for essential  medicines.
This is obvious to most , but don’t click on the link and certainly don’t donate .
If this is in the wrong board , please move mods .
Stay safe all .

https://twitter.com/natwest_help/status/1240301161011449856?s=21

Scammers are seeking every opportunity in order to make some easy money.Coronavirus is trending and people can do really stupid things,when they are under panic,like giving away money and buying expensive masks and remedies they don't need.In my country,the price of masks increased 10 times and scammers are selling pseudo-protective masks and actually aren't helping against coronavirus.
Email spam/scams are one of the oldest scam methods.They exist for decades.People should be aware about what's happening.Not clicking on links in a random email from an unknown sender is common sense.


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March 20, 2020, 06:21:18 AM
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Some bad people will use this chance to fundraising, and they will invite more people to donate their money in the name of donating. It is no surprise because it happens every time crisis or disaster happen in any country, that bad people will use the opportunity to get money from the donations. If you want to donate in bitcoin or fiat, make sure you donate to the legal fundraising, and if you got announcement or email from someone you don't know, it is better to ignore it and don't let you get trick by them.

and aside from these donation tactics, we are already full of corona-virus related projects here in the forum. trying to take advantage of the situation. if you will check below projects, they are only here to possibly rip money from those that will buy their coins or tokens. And for those that are promising to contribute some of their supply to this situation, I highly doubt that. How can we track that they will truly send something to the needy? We will not know that part. so be very careful on jumping on one of these projects. you know that most if not all of them are just here for quick buck and not really sincere in employing their objectives.

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March 20, 2020, 06:27:46 AM
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To find a way to treat coronavirus, millions and billions of dollars are allocated from the state budget of any country. So ordinary people do not need to transfer any amounts, especially in bitcoin. I myself received such letters and immediately sent them to the Spam folder. Do not fall for the tricks of scammers, they will always put money higher than the fate of mankind.
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March 20, 2020, 06:28:11 AM
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I hate it if they are using cryptocurrency on their bullshit activities what more insulting is they gonna pinned it as donation and help for the cure of this corona virus.

Some bad people will use this chance to fundraising, and they will invite more people to donate their money in the name of donating. It is no surprise because it happens every time crisis or disaster happen in any country, that bad people will use the opportunity to get money from the donations.
They are more than just a bad people. They arent human for doing this, imagine how many people suffered. There are concern people that might be victimized by this and this is the worse. Those people that wanted to donate but instead will offer money for these lunatics and opportunist. Hope Police can do something to track those assholes.
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March 20, 2020, 06:30:10 AM
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I really hate people who make use of emergencies like this to cheat with scammers saying it is for donations for coronavirus patients, I also got some of the same email and I ignored the email. If you want to donate or help, there are already many websites or organizations that accept crypto and they are really official to help prevent this virus or patients who have been exposed to the virus.

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March 20, 2020, 06:37:46 AM
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Not at all surprised. No matter how bad nor was the situation in the world, there will always be unscrupulous bastards who just want to cash in on someone else's grief.
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March 20, 2020, 06:39:16 AM
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I am not surprised that scammers decided to deceive people in this way.

It always happen whenever there is trouble such as this in the world, this as an avenue to deceive many citizens to donate to them and exit the scene. This is not a new thing to us, we must be more careful to these scammers around us not to Fall for their cheap tricks. Although, many have already fallen to this but by this awareness many will be kept safe from these inhuman citizens with human flesh.

They have equally launched a token called "coronavirus" which many have called insensibility on the part of the creator, we shouldn't label every as joke, stay safe and be more vigilant.

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March 20, 2020, 07:38:25 AM
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NatWest have recently announced this scam related to Coronavirus-  Fraudulent emails have appeared claiming to be from
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or
- World Health Authority (WHO)
You will be asked to donate in bitcoin towards a cure or for essential  medicines.
This is obvious to most , but don’t click on the link and certainly don’t donate .
If this is in the wrong board , please move mods .
Stay safe all .

https://twitter.com/natwest_help/status/1240301161011449856?s=21

Corona virus is a pandemic virus that spreads throughout the world, so that many scammers are also spreads to collect money for their on used. As a bitcoin user, I really hate those people who are really used the crisis to step up people who really needs money. Scammers are not only in bitcoin but also in real money, because when I really need to bought surgical mask for the protection the price of every mask was very high, I think 5 times expensive, so that I don't have any ways to do that's why I bought them. To those people who used the crisis to step up others people will have a punishment very soon.



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people are in trouble but anothers what just to make money, how bad//
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March 20, 2020, 08:21:35 AM
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A lot of great input here and I suppose we are very lucky on this forum as we are so used to scams. These people are the lowest of the low and I’m pretty sure they won’t get any btc out of anyone.
Interesting point to make though is that NatWest mentions this scam , so in a weird way it’s a little bit of extra free marketing for bitcoin, albeit in a negative way .


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March 20, 2020, 08:27:48 AM
 #20

Every crisis has this kind of people. I do not know how to call them except evil and completely with no morals or ethics. Thieves are not always bad, I know some have principles to rob from the rich but this, to take advantage of people's misery and kindness at the same time. I hope they get caught.

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