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September 18, 2014, 03:52:26 PM
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Over 2,000 users scammed
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September 18, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
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It's difficult right now to say what more could be done at this early on to prevent all this other than doing thorough research before dealing with anyone or any site to ensure who you are dealing with you will not have any problems with. It's sad to see so many get scammed and those who scam get away with it and it will take time to find a way to make it less easier for those who do scam to be able to do so.
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September 18, 2014, 04:35:55 PM
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OP what you're talking about?
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September 18, 2014, 04:40:20 PM
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OP what you're talking about?

http://cryptoconspiracy.com/overnight-major-ponzi-scheme-cryptcominer-finally-absconds-with-over-70-btc/

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September 18, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
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wow fantastic, only 2 weeks and they have 70 btc.

this is crazy, i think they must be jailed.
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September 18, 2014, 05:25:29 PM
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Want to know how to stop these scammers? Don't give your money to ponzis? Problem solved. They'd go away if nobody "invested" in them.
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September 18, 2014, 05:28:39 PM
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"Returns of up to 130% in just 24 hours." Of course it was a Ponzi scheme. What did you think was going to happen?
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September 18, 2014, 05:30:20 PM
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Want to know how to stop these scammers? Don't give your money to ponzis? Problem solved. They'd go away if nobody "invested" in them.

The real problem is : Most users see a lot of free  and easy oppurtunity  ( specially in this forum ) for make easy money ( btc , or whatever you want- € , $ etc .. ) .

But free money doesn't exist   Roll Eyes .
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September 18, 2014, 05:43:26 PM
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LOL i recall there are tons of members on here with their sig ad. These assholes even trying to suck ppl in for bonus (30% of payout)

I wish death on all these parasites.
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September 18, 2014, 05:58:37 PM
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Nothing can be done, people were warned and they chose to "invest", it's their money and they can do whatever they want with it.

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September 18, 2014, 06:02:41 PM
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No matter how many warnings people post about these scams, there will always be newbies getting scammed. The bright side is, they will only be scammed once in their lives and they will learn.
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September 18, 2014, 06:04:15 PM
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The bright side is, they will only be scammed once in their lives and they will learn.

If only that were true.

Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.

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September 18, 2014, 06:08:35 PM
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Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.

very true, many people invested in bitcoinia, then in pirates BS&T and then in MTGOX.. what do all these 3 things have in common, they all involve putting funds into addresses NOT OWNED by the person..

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September 18, 2014, 06:42:32 PM
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The bright side is, they will only be scammed once in their lives and they will learn.

If only that were true.

Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." - Karl Marx

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September 19, 2014, 12:42:49 AM
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The bright side is, they will only be scammed once in their lives and they will learn.

If only that were true.

Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." - Karl Marx
pretty agree with Karl Marx Wink
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September 19, 2014, 01:29:14 AM
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Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.

very true, many people invested in bitcoinia, then in pirates BS&T and then in MTGOX.. what do all these 3 things have in common, they all involve putting funds into addresses NOT OWNED by the person..

This is the biggest trend I see with people losing Bitcoin, people should never feel comfortable when they keep Bitcoin on Addresses generated by someone other than them-self.

Its not much different than using unloaded paper wallets that someone else gave you, then hoping they did-int make a copy of the key pairs and won't take it back at any point.

Generate your own key pairs, and you generate some peace of mind.
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September 19, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
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Unfortunately history is filled with examples of people that fail to learn from past experiences.

very true, many people invested in bitcoinia, then in pirates BS&T and then in MTGOX.. what do all these 3 things have in common, they all involve putting funds into addresses NOT OWNED by the person..

So the finally problem is the : Human  Grin , who own and control these : Mt.gox ,  bitcoinia  etc.... ?
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September 19, 2014, 02:41:45 PM
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"Returns of up to 130% in just 24 hours." Of course it was a Ponzi scheme. What did you think was going to happen?
I don't get, why people fall for that. I mean, seriously, where is that extra money supposed to come from?

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September 19, 2014, 04:04:23 PM
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Re: How can we prevent similar tragedies in the future?


In wallstreet place, it's nothing ... dude.  Grin
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September 19, 2014, 04:07:12 PM
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Nothing can be done, people were warned and they chose to "invest", it's their money and they can do whatever they want with it.

Totally agree... it was their choose  we cant do more for them...

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