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August 27, 2015, 08:20:59 AM
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Well, I think it's not early anymore - CT is filthy scam! Some news at CT thread.

Seems like good news!

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Announcement Update!

There has been a slight change in our closure procedure.Instead of closing CT forever, we have decided to reopen CT after 3 months with a completely new development team and management staff.Till then your balance will remain with us if not withdrawn by 29th Jan.

The new management team will contact all users and shareholders in near future.Feel free to contact us at ctnewteam@crypto-trade.com.Thank you for understanding.

It's a bit early to call it a mintpal scam yet
But it's worth keeping track of this for a while longer in my opinion

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September 11, 2015, 08:44:14 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

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September 12, 2015, 08:31:46 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.
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September 12, 2015, 08:39:44 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.

I don't know what do you people expect? We live in a dirty world where people will come face to face to you and try to steal from you. Can we really expect the people will do this less when we allow them to hide behind their computer and to try and steal from the other part of the world? I don't think so.

Bitcoin will just need to be strong enough to bear this weight on its shoulders as well and to win in the end nevertheless. People scammed and will scam in the future, with Bitcoin or without!
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September 12, 2015, 08:40:54 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.

I don't know what do you people expect? We live in a dirty world where people will come face to face to you and try to steal from you. Can we really expect the people will do this less when we allow them to hide behind their computer and to try and steal from the other part of the world? I don't think so.

Bitcoin will just need to be strong enough to bear this weight on its shoulders as well and to win in the end nevertheless. People scammed and will scam in the future, with Bitcoin or without!

With normal scams, people go to prison. With Bitcoin, almost nobody is ever caught due to being anonymous (to an extent). You're comparing two very different animals.
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September 12, 2015, 09:25:58 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.

I don't know what do you people expect? We live in a dirty world where people will come face to face to you and try to steal from you. Can we really expect the people will do this less when we allow them to hide behind their computer and to try and steal from the other part of the world? I don't think so.

Bitcoin will just need to be strong enough to bear this weight on its shoulders as well and to win in the end nevertheless. People scammed and will scam in the future, with Bitcoin or without!

With normal scams, people go to prison. With Bitcoin, almost nobody is ever caught due to being anonymous (to an extent). You're comparing two very different animals.

Once in a blue moon a scammer gets charged with something. The Moolah/Mintpal guy was charged with scamming, but he's still on the run as far as I know. When he finally resurfaces he'll get sent to prison for all those Bitcoins he stole. We occasionally get some justice, but most scammers are anonymous and never get caught.
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September 12, 2015, 11:05:07 AM
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.

I don't know what do you people expect? We live in a dirty world where people will come face to face to you and try to steal from you. Can we really expect the people will do this less when we allow them to hide behind their computer and to try and steal from the other part of the world? I don't think so.

Bitcoin will just need to be strong enough to bear this weight on its shoulders as well and to win in the end nevertheless. People scammed and will scam in the future, with Bitcoin or without!

With normal scams, people go to prison. With Bitcoin, almost nobody is ever caught due to being anonymous (to an extent). You're comparing two very different animals.

No they don't go always to prison, especially with Internet crimes, but I do agree with what you are saying to some extent. With the Internet came new opportunities for scamming. People steal millions by stealing credit card numbers online. People steal millions by hacking accounts, informations etc. All this happens daily and majority never gets caught and they are still at large.

Authorities are doing their best to protect us. With new technologies come new challenges and people will need to learn to deal with these new situations.

Bitcoin is young, everybody are lost and don't know how to react yet in Bitcoin space, sometimes not even bitcoiners. The same situation is with the authorities.
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September 12, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
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Without a doubt the Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam by (as Default Trust) leaving negative feedback / trust and then offering their own Alt's up as escrow thus taking the mark-up on BTC sales and the escrow fee would have to fall into scam / fraud and extortion all in one?

More names of Alt's or other's who are (or were) on the default Trust (DT) list as I become aware of them.

Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam ref: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=855778.msg12402622#msg12402622

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September 13, 2015, 10:13:37 PM
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Without a doubt the Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam by (as Default Trust) leaving negative feedback / trust and then offering their own Alt's up as escrow thus taking the mark-up on BTC sales and the escrow fee would have to fall into scam / fraud and extortion all in one?

More names of Alt's or other's who are (or were) on the default Trust (DT) list as I become aware of them.

Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam ref: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=855778.msg12402622#msg12402622
Remember to add VOD to this list.
He think he god here and abuse trust system really hard.
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September 13, 2015, 10:50:32 PM
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ACTIVEmining. He's been found guilty of breaking a bunch of securities rules by the Missouri Securities Division (misleading investors, failing to make good on promises etc) and has been issued fines of over $30000. He is also supposed to reimburse all investors for IPO value of shares. So far he has ignored these charges and refuses to cooperate even his lawyer fired him!
The deadline for paying his fine is coming up (can't remember if it's end sept or oct) but he's nowhere to be found. If he doesn't pay the fines it goes to the federal level and he will see jail time and a disgorgement of funds. The FBI will be tasked with hunting his sorry ass down.
There was some debate wether he was an outright scam or just in readable incompetent but his behaviour regarding the legal matters and his responsibilities to his shareholders (and the state of Missouri) lean pretty hard toward scammer
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September 13, 2015, 11:15:32 PM
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Wow very nice post. I put some awareness with me. thanks with the list.  Grin

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September 13, 2015, 11:17:32 PM
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ACTIVEmining. He's been found guilty of breaking a bunch of securities rules by the Missouri Securities Division (misleading investors, failing to make good on promises etc) and has been issued fines of over $30000. He is also supposed to reimburse all investors for IPO value of shares. So far he has ignored these charges and refuses to cooperate even his lawyer fired him!
The deadline for paying his fine is coming up (can't remember if it's end sept or oct) but he's nowhere to be found. If he doesn't pay the fines it goes to the federal level and he will see jail time and a disgorgement of funds. The FBI will be tasked with hunting his sorry ass down.
There was some debate wether he was an outright scam or just in readable incompetent but his behaviour regarding the legal matters and his responsibilities to his shareholders (and the state of Missouri) lean pretty hard toward scammer

I have the feeling these securities fraud accusations are going to come up a lot as the government starts taking a more active role in BTC. Almost any company selling shares on these forums is guilty of the same.
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Without a doubt the Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam by (as Default Trust) leaving negative feedback / trust and then offering their own Alt's up as escrow thus taking the mark-up on BTC sales and the escrow fee would have to fall into scam / fraud and extortion all in one?

More names of Alt's or other's who are (or were) on the default Trust (DT) list as I become aware of them.

Quickseller / Panthers52 / Tomatocage and extraKrispy scam ref: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=855778.msg12402622#msg12402622
Remember to add VOD to this list.
He think he god here and abuse trust system really hard.

Vod has given Quickseller and Panthers52 negative trust but not , Tomatocage or extraKrispy...

...and I see s/he gave you negative trust back in July for not paying back a loan??.  There'll be a whole lot of default trust resets occurring over the next few weeks me thinks.

2nd edit ACCTseller is another alt of Quickseller... https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171059.0

3rd edit QS banned is another Alt of Quickseller https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1171059.msg12332658#msg12332658

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March 26, 2016, 04:02:49 PM
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So the owner of bitcoin7 has never been identified? It seems he is a pro scammer Smiley
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March 27, 2016, 03:37:42 AM
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So the owner of bitcoin7 has never been identified? It seems he is a pro scammer Smiley

Not on the list of here -->  Known alts of anyone: User generated https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1206112.0 - any info you have? I'll see if I can find out anything...  Grin

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March 27, 2016, 09:56:58 AM
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Basically the only info I found is in this thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17043.175
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The founder of Bitcoin7 is going to be a speaker at a presentation of bitcoin in Sofia(Bulgaria).....
How do you have moral to show yourself at bitcoin presentation after "loosing" all the coins of your customer.
This is the url https://coinwisdomsofia.com/ (you can check him at the speakers section)...
BTW from the info I remember about the hack, I held around 1/10 of BTC there Roll Eyes
update: I saw the page in wap view, now I see the founders name on the pic, way better now
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wow that is a lot of money stolen. these things need to stop if btc is to go far.

The sad part is it's one theft after another, and then people wonder why outsiders feel Bitcoin is a scam. It's because 99% of the Bitcoin-related things ARE scams. Even if you look in the securities section on these forums, you'll find that nearly every business is going to bet at a net loss for perpetuity, and that's excluding those that are clear scams to begin with.
Bitcoin is like cash: do not trust it to anyone you do not know.
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March 27, 2016, 12:25:09 PM
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1.I recovered all my alt coins from Mintpal after it closed. Did others lose?
2.There was the other infamous Mintpal incident where the exchanges and mining pools rolled back a blockchain to recover stolen coins. Was it Vericoin?
3.Polo had coins stolen (2013?) but Busoni worked and paid them all back.
4.C-cex had coins stolen not long before the Polo incident. Some BTC and some Darkcoin which I think were transferred to Polo(?) and dumped
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March 27, 2016, 11:21:36 PM
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Basically the only info I found is in this thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17043.175
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The founder of Bitcoin7 is going to be a speaker at a presentation of bitcoin in Sofia(Bulgaria).....
How do you have moral to show yourself at bitcoin presentation after "loosing" all the coins of your customer.
This is the url https://coinwisdomsofia.com/ (you can check him at the speakers section)...
BTW from the info I remember about the hack, I held around 1/10 of BTC there Roll Eyes
update: I saw the page in wap view, now I see the founders name on the pic, way better now

I feel 2011 is like digging for dinosaurs I'm afraid to say.  I did have a chuckle at the third post however...

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March 27, 2016, 11:56:51 PM
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jkminkov started a bitcoin7.com thread three and a half hours prior to the one yeponlyone started that you referred to.

15 June 2011, 08:18:25 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17004.0 http://archive.is/3Vok8

15 June 2011, 10:45:38 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=17043.0 http://archive.is/tfZF8

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Bitcoin7.com https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=22480

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Date Registered:    12 June 2011, 23:08:43
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Bitcoin7.com registers three days earlier than both threads so that fits in with yeponlyone saying s/he was contacted...

Hey everyone, I just got a PM from new user, bitcoin7.com, telling me about their new exchange, I've checked it out some and boy does it look classy!
Check it out for yourselves, and if we could, would it be possible to whitelist the user so they can give a proper introduction themself?

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