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February 20, 2012, 07:05:32 PM
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Two days ago I decided to buy a VPS service from BitcoinVPS and I paid for it right away through Bit-Pay. Then nothing, no VPS and no response of any kind, not from BitcoinVPS nor from Bit-Pay. So have I been scammed?
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February 20, 2012, 07:13:43 PM
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Two days ago I decided to buy a VPS service from BitcoinVPS and I paid for it right away through Bit-Pay. Then nothing, no VPS and no response of any kind, not from BitcoinVPS nor from Bit-Pay. So have I been scammed?

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BitCoinVPS is a trading name of Rack Internet Ltd.
Rack Internet Ltd, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PW

 - http://www.bitcoinvps.net/contact/#

Without a username yet you cannot login to file a ticket:
 - https://my.bitcoinvps.net/submitticket.php

Have you tried their pre-sales contact method?
 - https://my.bitcoinvps.net/contact.php

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February 20, 2012, 07:17:15 PM
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I filed a ticket with BitcoinVPS some 36 hours ago. No response what so ever. Same with Bit-Pay.
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February 20, 2012, 09:23:26 PM
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Give them some more time. Even supposedly reputable web hosting companies take weeks to respond.
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February 21, 2012, 03:41:00 AM
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It's a holiday in the US, and yesterday was sunday...give it some time.

Bit-pay is one of the most solid, trusted bitcoin payment platforms. You certainly weren't scammed by them.

I can't find anything bad about the VPS provider. That is a good sign. People are pretty vocal about scammin' here.
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February 21, 2012, 07:50:49 PM
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Another 24 hours without a reply. Doesn't quite live up to the promise of instant setup and 60 min response time on tickets.
I also came across this post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64168.msg756549#msg756549
So I'm guessing BitcoinVPS seized its operation, but still accepting payment, i.e. turned into a scam and Bit-Pay is funneling the money. Checked just 10 min ago.

Well I guess I've learnt that I have to do a much more thorough in background checks before paying with bitcoins
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March 03, 2012, 01:26:03 PM
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Another 24 hours without a reply. Doesn't quite live up to the promise of instant setup and 60 min response time on tickets.
I also came across this post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64168.msg756549#msg756549
So I'm guessing BitcoinVPS seized its operation, but still accepting payment, i.e. turned into a scam and Bit-Pay is funneling the money. Checked just 10 min ago.

Well I guess I've learnt that I have to do a much more thorough in background checks before paying with bitcoins
We are no longer processing payouts on the bitcoinvps account until we clear up the matter.  We've been trying to get in touch with him for a week now and so far no response whatsoever.

(gasteve on IRC) Does your website accept cash? https://bitpay.com
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March 03, 2012, 02:01:59 PM
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Hello,

It is not the first time I hear about issues with BitcoinVPS.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64168.0

Stay away from this provider.

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March 08, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
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Another 24 hours without a reply. Doesn't quite live up to the promise of instant setup and 60 min response time on tickets.
I also came across this post https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64168.msg756549#msg756549
So I'm guessing BitcoinVPS seized its operation, but still accepting payment, i.e. turned into a scam and Bit-Pay is funneling the money. Checked just 10 min ago.

Well I guess I've learnt that I have to do a much more thorough in background checks before paying with bitcoins
We are no longer processing payouts on the bitcoinvps account until we clear up the matter.  We've been trying to get in touch with him for a week now and so far no response whatsoever.

I just verified ten minutes ago that BitPay still accepts money on behalf of bitcoinvps.net. Why is that?
Anybody can double check that fact by placing an order with bitcoinvps.net and proceeding to payment.
Also BitPay has failed to reply in any form to a complaint about bitcoinvps.net I sent them February 20th.
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March 09, 2012, 05:01:18 AM
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I just verified ten minutes ago that BitPay still accepts money on behalf of bitcoinvps.net. Why is that?
Anybody can double check that fact by placing an order with bitcoinvps.net and proceeding to payment.
Also BitPay has failed to reply in any form to a complaint about bitcoinvps.net I sent them February 20th.
We are no longer processing payouts on the bitcoinvps account until we clear up the matter.  We've been trying to get in touch with him for a week now and so far no response whatsoever.

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March 09, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
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Let help all together make internet safer
I find this page after I lost my money from ebay user "EWILLCHAN"
http://www.facebook.com/fraudhunters?sk=wall

I was too stupid that I was not lookup his name on google ... oh my god I am so stupid...

Get a VPN - Protect yourself
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March 16, 2012, 01:54:19 PM
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I just verified ten minutes ago that BitPay still accepts money on behalf of bitcoinvps.net. Why is that?
Anybody can double check that fact by placing an order with bitcoinvps.net and proceeding to payment.
Also BitPay has failed to reply in any form to a complaint about bitcoinvps.net I sent them February 20th.
We are no longer processing payouts on the bitcoinvps account until we clear up the matter.  We've been trying to get in touch with him for a week now and so far no response whatsoever.

I'm aware that BitPay claim that they have stopped *payouts* to BitcoinVps. The question I asked was 'Why do they still accept money on behalf of BitcoinVps'? And they still do, checked today. And what happens to that money? And why doesn't BitPay respond to complaints?

Because of lack of answers the only conclusion I can reach is that BitPay is a scammer as well.
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