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September 11, 2014, 02:02:53 AM
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Today I received 2 deposits into my blockchain.info wallet, 30 minutes apart.

The first for 0.0000002 BTC (6 zeros) , and the 2nd for 0.00000002 BTC (7 zeros).

The first from BTC SmartInvest, the 2nd from btcsmart.net

The first is still an Unconfirmed Transaction, the 2nd has a few confirmations.

The 1st arrived shortly after I'd sent btc from my account to a company having no connection to these entities.



I know nothing about these companies and was not expecting any deposits.


I assume this is involving some sort of hacking attempt in some way, or something sketchy.


I have 2 factor authentication - withdrawals have a code sent to my cellphone, so I assume I'm safe.



Does anyone have any idea what this is about? Any measures I should be taking?

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September 11, 2014, 03:43:51 AM
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Just spam.
Ignore it and do not advertize their sites.

Do you post a new topic each time when you receive spam emails or junk mails irl?
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September 11, 2014, 04:54:42 AM
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Just spam.
Ignore it and do not advertize their sites.

Do you post a new topic each time when you receive spam emails or junk mails irl?


I've never received unexpected deposits before.

So you're stating that this is a means of spamming, hoping I'll visit their site?

The first name BTC SmartInvest I found no url. The other btcsmart.net there were many urls in different countries.

So you're saying this is normal?

How did they obtain my wallet address - by studying the blockchain and recording every wallet address they come across?

This is all new to me (not btc but receiving "spamming deposits", if that's what this is).
It made me paranoid and wondering if I had some sort of security risk, which is apparently not the case based on your post.


"Just spam.
Ignore it and do not advertize their sites."

I would advise all reading this not to go the website. I'm not going to.
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September 11, 2014, 06:35:14 AM
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So you're saying this is normal?
It's not supercommon (like email-spam), but it happens every now and then.

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How did they obtain my wallet address - by studying the blockchain and recording every wallet address they come across?
Exactly. They most likely use a script or computer program to collect all addresses and then send their spam-transaction to some of them (perhaps addresses that recently showed activity).

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This is all new to me (not btc but receiving "spamming deposits", if that's what this is).
It made me paranoid and wondering if I had some sort of security risk, which is apparently not the case based on your post.
There is no security risk. These tiny transactions usually don't even get any confirmations, so they'll drop out eventually once nodes stop rebroadcasting them.
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September 11, 2014, 10:03:10 AM
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see here also: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=777998.msg8773849#msg8773849

Its just another form of advertising since blockchain.info allows tagging addresses with an URL.

Im not really here, its just your imagination.
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September 11, 2014, 11:35:43 PM
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absolutely they can be hyip company or one investment company. trying to lure you into their fold. Just beware and move any money you have in that btc wallet to a safe unknown wallet.

My Negative feedback was that am being accused wrongly of owning 5 websites. I never own anyone@all.
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September 13, 2014, 06:38:15 AM
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see here also: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=777998.msg8773849#msg8773849

Its just another form of advertising since blockchain.info allows tagging addresses with an URL.
I am pretty sure this is from laxotrade. There have been many reports of them spamming people's address with small transactions. The amounts received are very small.
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September 13, 2014, 06:59:44 AM
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This is quite normal and has actually happened for a long time. Best thing to do is ignore them Smiley
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September 16, 2014, 04:00:54 PM
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Thanks for this topic. Today I received two unconfirmed transactions from "BtcSmart - Multiply your money" and now I understand that it is just a spam.

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September 17, 2014, 12:47:10 PM
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Had me worried for a sec. Thanks OP for posting this.
https://blockchain.info/tx/5c72b766bacd73ec4ce5b14bbad5d32a81e0125327bcef000c4819853a88727b
Another volley of spam, and I'm one of the targets  Tongue
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