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April 16, 2014, 09:36:42 AM
Last edit: April 17, 2014, 06:42:21 AM by medUSA
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** Beware of Phishing Attempt **

A newbie posted 3 topics couple of hours ago with a fake link to an Electrum download page.
The link displayed is the official Electrum download page, but in fact the link is going to:

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http://www.electrum.org.uk/Download.htm (Phishing Website)

Another member and I spotted this and replied with warnings, the scammer subsequently deleted all his posts.
He will try this again and please be careful. Do NOT download unless you want to test out the malware.

Quote from: Orginal Post (Deleted by Scammer when busted)
If you have a PC with at least 2GB and more then a few mBTC to your name, you owe it to yourself to test run the latest version of Electrum.

[Suspicous Link Removed]

You'll do a favor for everyone:

    Yourself: your bitcoins will be safer using an offline wallet than anywhere else.

    The network: you'll be running a full node and contribute to the bitcoin network's strength.

    The Electrum wallet project: the new version is so stable, they'll give away 0.01 BTC if you find and report a bug.



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April 16, 2014, 11:11:05 AM
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I reported it to the domain name registrar and to the web hosting company.

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April 16, 2014, 03:42:01 PM
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The fake site has been taken down.

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April 16, 2014, 05:52:18 PM
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thanks Thomas....and for everything else you keep an eye on...Wink
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April 17, 2014, 06:41:53 AM
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The fake site has been taken down.

That was so efficient. Phishing site taken down in about 6 hours  Smiley
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April 17, 2014, 06:43:15 AM
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The fake site has been taken down.

That was so efficient. Phishing site taken down in about 6 hours  Smiley

Wow that is a fast take down gotta thank the people who were keeping track of it

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