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Author Topic: Vircurex is now missing 5000 BTC - SCAM - Let's find KUMALA  (Read 8753 times)
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May 04, 2014, 09:35:25 AM
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Thanks to whoever made an article out of this thread I opened after the last vircurex quarterly report.

http://www.usacryptocoins.com/thecryptocurrencytimes/uncategorized/vircurex-an-exchange-that-stole-2-5-million-from-investors/#comment-12

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On May 10 2013 the owners of Vircurex announced that a hacking had occurred, 1454 Bitcoin, 23400 Litecoin, and 225263 Terra Coin were stolen. This amounts to a total loss of 2100 Bitcoin, or about $315,000 at the time (Bitcoin was only $150 per coin then).

 Even more shockingly, the amount frozen was well in excess of the amounts lost during the original hacking. 1748 Bitcoin, 152000 Feathercoin, 126000 Litecoin, and 128000 Terracoin was frozen, effectively stealing the coins from hundreds of customers.

This amounts to a total of 5000 Bitcoin frozen, or $2.5 million!

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May 05, 2014, 09:47:18 AM
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this is definatly a scam.

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May 08, 2014, 10:04:09 PM
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some fucked up idiot even rated vircurex as C+ in this list:

http://theblogchain.com/bitcoin-exchange-reviews/
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May 08, 2014, 11:31:43 PM
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some fucked up idiot even rated vircurex as C+ in this list:

http://theblogchain.com/bitcoin-exchange-reviews/

I have reviewed the situation and updated Vircurex’s status. The review now reads F+: It’s Complicated. You can find it here.

I would like to point out, though, that my C+ review referred to Vircurex as ‘shady’ and pointed out the lack of profitability indicated in their previous years report, as well as the vagueness of their ownership and existence. You may want to read the article in addition to looking at the list.

Thanks for bringing the entirety of the situation to my attention.
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May 09, 2014, 12:39:47 AM
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some fucked up idiot even rated vircurex as C+ in this list:

http://theblogchain.com/bitcoin-exchange-reviews/

I have reviewed the situation and updated Vircurex’s status. The review now reads F+: It’s Complicated. You can find it here.

I would like to point out, though, that my C+ review referred to Vircurex as ‘shady’ and pointed out the lack of profitability indicated in their previous years report, as well as the vagueness of their ownership and existence. You may want to read the article in addition to looking at the list.

Thanks for bringing the entirety of the situation to my attention.
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May 09, 2014, 03:10:38 AM
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some fucked up idiot even rated vircurex as C+ in this list:

http://theblogchain.com/bitcoin-exchange-reviews/

I have reviewed the situation and updated Vircurex’s status. The review now reads F+: It’s Complicated. You can find it here.

I would like to point out, though, that my C+ review referred to Vircurex as ‘shady’ and pointed out the lack of profitability indicated in their previous years report, as well as the vagueness of their ownership and existence. You may want to read the article in addition to looking at the list.

Thanks for bringing the entirety of the situation to my attention.
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Whoops, sorry. Thanks.
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May 14, 2014, 07:39:15 PM
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Hypothethically speaking....

VIRCUREX.com (the domain) is registered with GoDaddy Operating Company LLC.
The site uses DDoS protection by CloudFlare inc.
Support was provided via Microsoft Skype.

All of these are american companies.

All of them are in possession of identifying information
about the operators of Vircurex (Billing contacts, IP addresses).

Someone with sufficient stake in the matter could
go to a lawyer. Since this is a clear cut case of fraud,
in violation with a whole range of US Laws, it wouldn't
take the lawyer more than a form letter to obtain the
contact information that is stored with the above companies.
Total cost might be under $300 USD.

GoDaddy in particular _immediately_ releases the
contact information of a proxied domain when a legal process
is initiated against them, in order to protect themselves
from liability (cf. http://www.lacba.org/Files/LAL/Vol29No2/2249.pdf).

Much of the information to be obtained this way
could end up being fake, but there would be starting points.

And if the obtained information was to leak to the
internet by accident, starting points could turn into
real names and street addresses very quickly...

Hypothetically spoken.
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May 14, 2014, 10:25:48 PM
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Hypothethically speaking....

VIRCUREX.com (the domain) is registered with GoDaddy Operating Company LLC.
The site uses DDoS protection by CloudFlare inc.
Support was provided via Microsoft Skype.

All of these are american companies.

All of them are in possession of identifying information
about the operators of Vircurex (Billing contacts, IP addresses).

Someone with sufficient stake in the matter could
go to a lawyer. Since this is a clear cut case of fraud,
in violation with a whole range of US Laws, it wouldn't
take the lawyer more than a form letter to obtain the
contact information that is stored with the above companies.
Total cost might be under $300 USD.

GoDaddy in particular _immediately_ releases the
contact information of a proxied domain when a legal process
is initiated against them, in order to protect themselves
from liability (cf. http://www.lacba.org/Files/LAL/Vol29No2/2249.pdf).

Much of the information to be obtained this way
could end up being fake, but there would be starting points.

And if the obtained information was to leak to the
internet by accident, starting points could turn into
real names and street addresses very quickly...

Hypothetically spoken.


The WHOIS stuff you can probably get from GoDaddy. Not sure about CloudFlare or MS buckling.

The other starting point would be to check headers of emails received to see where they originate from, if you get an IP address of a server under his/their control it might be faster to approach whoever owns the netblock.
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May 14, 2014, 10:48:50 PM
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i have a ridicolous amount of scamcoins stored on vircurex but i haven't logged in since months; is it still running?

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May 14, 2014, 11:37:25 PM
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i have a ridicolous amount of scamcoins stored on vircurex but i haven't logged in since months; is it still running?
"running"?... .. yeah, it is still running... .. .

=squeak=

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May 17, 2014, 08:33:41 PM
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Scam absolutely, I have lost a little money on his website.

MY twitter is Bangel (@Bangel19)
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June 06, 2014, 11:41:01 PM
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I have ~14 BTC "frozen" Undecided He cheated in like everything Undecided
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January 11, 2016, 03:56:27 AM
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I agree, legal action is the best way to go.

Interestingly, the vircurex website is still operational and one still sees trades occurring every 12 hours or so.

Strange, I was just sent my "unlocked" BTC. Tracing back in the transactions shows these come from an address with 60 or more BTC in it last December.
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January 11, 2016, 04:02:54 AM
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I agree, legal action is the best way to go. Interestingly, the vircurex website is still operational and one still sees trades occurring every 12 hours or so.
Wow. This thread is more than a year old and the issue is still remaining unsolved and no reply from vircurex.
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May 12, 2017, 11:08:56 PM
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Hi All,

I've been speaking with a few different class action attorneys about Kumala and Vircurex. I have the groundwork in place for a class action lawsuit and would like to know who else here would be interested in participating? A few years ago when this happened I didn't have the money to do anything about it, however I've been fortunate enough to do well and I will pay out of my own pocket if I must to bring Kumala to justice.

Please feel free to DM me if you'd like to discuss or simply just want more information, we've already made some pretty interesting headway early on.

Best,

-Tim
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December 21, 2017, 07:48:06 AM
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I totally am interested since I too am in a better place.

When would you like to start?

Dany

Hi All,

I've been speaking with a few different class action attorneys about Kumala and Vircurex. I have the groundwork in place for a class action lawsuit and would like to know who else here would be interested in participating? A few years ago when this happened I didn't have the money to do anything about it, however I've been fortunate enough to do well and I will pay out of my own pocket if I must to bring Kumala to justice.

Please feel free to DM me if you'd like to discuss or simply just want more information, we've already made some pretty interesting headway early on.

Best,

-Tim
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