The Rise and Demise of Bitcoin Wealth: 5 Bitcoin Scams

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Local Bitcoin Scam

So I sell time to time on LBC and do cash deposit in business account. I did a trade with a customer who deposited $500 what it looked like on my online banking it looked weird because it was pending. When I called the bank to look further into it they deposited a fraudulent check into my account and now the bank is going to charge me extra. The told me tomorrow I can press charges since they have the ID’s of all third party’s who make deposits and looking online this idiot will most likely get a felony if it goes through what else should I do to make sure this asshole goes through hell?
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Warning Local Bitcoins scam site on top of Google

Warning Local Bitcoins scam site on top of Google submitted by pumpbreaks to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

London local Bitcoins scam

Just been robbed for a local Bitcoins trade in London. Arranged to meet a guy for a trade around kings cross. He said that he couldn't make it so sent his girlfriend instead. She had the money, i released the coins, then she ran. Before I could catch up with her another guy had grabbed me and prevented me from leaving. (I assume he was the boyfriend).
Just posting this as a FYI. Be careful out there.
... Anyone know a live contact for local Bitcoins?
EDIT I'm not the only London seller who has had this. They work with different people doing the trade but seems to be the same group.
EDIT Any sellers in London who have had this or are interested in preventing it from happening to them pm me and we can talk more.
EDIT Oct 2014 Police didn't have enough evidence to pursue this case, so nothing came of it, never got anything back (of course). However the arrested guy was jailed for an unrelated offense so expect him to try this again when he gets out in a year or two (I'm guessing).
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Warning Local Bitcoins scam site on top of Google

Warning Local Bitcoins scam site on top of Google submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Is this website a scam? It’s my first time adopting a puppy outside of the local humane society. I found this website and the only payment they take is Bitcoin, Zelle, CashApp. Is it a scam?q

Is this website a scam? It’s my first time adopting a puppy outside of the local humane society. I found this website and the only payment they take is Bitcoin, Zelle, CashApp. Is it a scam?q submitted by thatsprettyodd to samoyeds [link] [comments]

Noob question but is local bitcoin legit or imma get scammed

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So, apparently I was just scammed out of 1 full bch on local.bitcoin.com

I used escrow, I used what I was thought was a non-reversible payment (interac e-transfer). I let them put the money in my account before I released the escrow. They had a positive review already. I thought everything was good, I thought there was no way for me to be scammed. I thought I took every measure against it. I even made this thread about how positive the experience was: https://www.reddit.com/btc/comments/cu6oun/localbitcoincom_is_by_far_the_best_way_to_buysell/
Today I get a call from my credit union telling me that TD has to hold the money because of fraud. The money was taken out of my account, and now I'm left with nothing. I got scammed, and I feel like a fucking fool. The users name was plaza812 https://local.bitcoin.com/profile/plaza812
I presume there's nothing I can do about it? MemoryDealers
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Local bitcoins allows scam artist to ruin lives.

I was scammed about a year ago for over 4000 dollars by a user named DennyG. Over the past year I've overcome homelessness, starvation, and a lot of other things that comes with being scammed for everything. Do not trust this site, they will settle the trade in favor of the bigger trader. They submitted no evidence while I submitted all evidences requested. This scam was only able to be carried out because of LBCs automated system and their failure to even look at the evidences. Do not trust this site. My user name is lpjak. Do not trade with DennyG.
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Warning loacalbitcoins.com and locaelbitcoins.com Google ads

In follow-up to yesterday the top Google ad for local bitcoins has changed url
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local.bitcoin.com + PayPal possibility to be scammed?

Have been trading on local.bitcoin.com since it opened. Pretty awesome so far!
Today someone took my offer to buy BCH with PayPal. I funded the escrow and waited for the money.
The money came but with a hefty 6% fee on it, which was the reason in the first place I got wary.
It seems he made a payment and didn't sent the money with "send to friends" which means he can pull the money back after I release my BCH.
The problem is, the Money is already in the Escrow and he labeled it paid. There is no way for me to see it coming and cancle the trade until its to late.
If I open a dispute he will be able to produce "proof-of-payment ".
What are my options? Can he still cancle the trade to release my BCH? Then I could send the money back. Any other options?
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Kingston police warn of Bitcoin scam after 2 locals reportedly taken for $25K

Kingston police warn of Bitcoin scam after 2 locals reportedly taken for $25K submitted by yyzworker to AnythingOntario [link] [comments]

Local monero butter thinks we are all butthurt over butt losses and that bitcoin wasnt a greater fools scam until recently

Local monero butter thinks we are all butthurt over butt losses and that bitcoin wasnt a greater fools scam until recently submitted by touchmybutt123 to Buttcoin [link] [comments]

So, apparently I was just scammed out of 1 full bch on local.bitcoin.com

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Adoption! Singaporean police say that at least $78,000 was stolen from Singaporean citizens in BitCoin fake news scam. Without their knowledge, local celebrities were portrayed as being supporters of bit-Coin, and Bit-Coin was sold to the public as a "safe, secure and highly lucrative" investment.

Adoption! Singaporean police say that at least $78,000 was stolen from Singaporean citizens in BitCoin fake news scam. Without their knowledge, local celebrities were portrayed as being supporters of bit-Coin, and Bit-Coin was sold to the public as a submitted by ctrlcctrlv- to Buttcoin [link] [comments]

Authorities warn of scams targeting local businesses for bitcoin

Authorities warn of scams targeting local businesses for bitcoin submitted by leftok to atbitcoin [link] [comments]

Beware of scams targeting local businesses for bitcoin - News 5 Cleveland

Beware of scams targeting local businesses for bitcoin - News 5 Cleveland submitted by ulros to fbitcoin [link] [comments]

Shady job offer?

I just got a job offer from a NZ based company dealing with bitcoin transactions. My duties seem to just be to receive money in my bank account from customers, after which I would have to withdraw the money and transfer it to a bitcoin ATM. The pay is commission based, and it pays well. However, this reeks of money laundering and I'm scared that I could be implicated if a customer were to be caught doing some dodgy business. It's also worth noting that the company is registered as an internet advertising company instead of one doing financial services. Does anyone have any advice?
Update: I’ve reported the company to AUSTRAC, thanks all for confirming my suspicions.
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[Local] - Kokua Line: Avoid bitcoin billing scam and other theft ploys over holiday season

[Local] - Kokua Line: Avoid bitcoin billing scam and other theft ploys over holiday season submitted by AutoNewsAdmin to HONOLULUSAauto [link] [comments]

[Local] - Kokua Line: Avoid bitcoin billing scam and other theft ploys over holiday season | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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/u/Peter__R on RBF: (1) Easier for scammers on Local Bitcoins (2) Merchants will be scammed, reluctant to accept Bitcoin (3) Extra work for payment processors (4) Could be the proverbial straw that broke Core's back, pushing people into XT, btcd, Unlimited and other clients that don't support RBF

https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/3ul1kb/peter_todds_rbf_replacebyfee_goes_against_one_of/cxfwz1r
My Thoughts On Opt-In Replace-by-Fee - by Peter__R
When I read about Todd's "opt-in" replace-by-fee, my initial thought was that it was harmless because it was optional. This morning, I think it will do damage to Bitcoin's reputation as a payment system. Here's how...
Firstly, it's important to understand what the "opt-in" means. The "opt-in" isn't on a node-by-node basi[s]; it's on a transaction-by-transaction basis. What this means is that if an attacker "opts-in" on a payment to a vendor, and later tries to double spend that payment, that all the nodes and miners running Blockstream's implementation of the protocol will work to facilitate the double spend attack.
So why will this cause problems? There are several ways:
1. Local Bitcoins
Core has just made it very easy for scammers to operate on Local Bitcoins: the scammer will simply trade bitcoins for cash and then double spend it a bit later. The newbie buying the coins won't understand that "since this TX was flagged for double-spending, he should have waited for a confirmation." Instead of double-spending being a low-probabiliy attack that required a knowledgable person to even attempt, Core is making it easy and reliable for your average run-of-the-mill scammer.
The idea that Bitcoin now has a payment type to make double-spending easier will not make sense to newbies. In fact, it makes no sense to me! We can unstick stuck transactions with child-pays-for-parent, after all.
2. Merchants Running Custom Payment Systems
The same problem will happen at merchants running their own payment systems: many won't get around to upgrading to detect these transactions (they might not even realize they need to). After they get scammed a few times, they will be more reluctant to accept Bitcoin at all. Explaining to them that "well you should have noted that the transaction was double-spendable" would just seem ridiculous: "you're telling me that Bitcoin now facilitates double spending!?"
3. Extra Work for Payment Processors
Payment processors like Bitpay will get around to making sure they can detect the double-spendable transactions. However, this means they'll need to put engineers on the job and take them off of other projects. In other words, Core has effectively forced these payment processors to spend more money to support a "feature" that there was no demand for anyways.
The Good News
There is a silver lining to this! Once industry wraps their heads around how silly this "opt-in RBF" is, then I think we'll see more backlash. Perhaps this will be the proverbial straw that broke Core's back, pushing people into XT, btcd, Unlimited and other clients that don't support any form of RBF.
Why Did Core Add "Opt-in" Replace By Fee?
My hunch is that Blockstream already realized that this would cause damage to Bitcoin's reputation as a payment system, and that by selling it as "optional" they could allow the damage to occur without taking the blame ("it was the free market at work!"). When the problems I described above start to happen, it will give them more ammunition to say "We told you we need Lightning Network because Bitcoin isn't reliable as a payment network!"
Peter__R
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[Local] - ‘I know about the secret:’ Bitcoin blackmail scam targets men through mail, cops say | Miami Herald

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[Local] - ‘I know about the secret:’ Bitcoin blackmail scam targets men through mail, cops say

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Bitcoin Scam Exposes Thousands to Data Breach Local Man Loses $22,000 In Cryptocurrency Scam Scammed out of 350 bitcoins worth $36000 Fraud Happened to Me: CRA Bitcoin Scam 22 Year-Old LocalBitcoins.Com Seller Gets 2 Years in Prison for Selling Bitcoins

Bitcoin wealth has been a difficult thing to grasp in 2018 & was fleeting for many. Here are the scams that came with the new currency & how to avoid them. Bitcoin wealth has been a difficult thing to grasp in 2018 & was fleeting for many. Here are the scams that came with the new currency & how to avoid them. How to Avoid Scams on Local Bitcoins. Since Local Bitcoins is a peer-to-peer exchange, your transactions are only as trustworthy as the person on the other side of the deal. Local Bitcoins does hold all Bitcoins in escrow when you pay online, so if you can prove that you paid for them the Bitcoins will get released to you. Even if they’re not technically scams, it’s a mathematical fact that all “legitimate” Bitcoin cloud mining businesses and consumer-oriented miner rental schemes are invariably bad investments. Learn more about how Bitcoin mining works, and how cloud mining doesn’t. How to avoid cryptocurrency mining scams Seller Payment method Price / BTC Limits; garleon (7; 100%) Paypal 8,731.17 USD 200 - 300 USD Buy LocalBitcoins Review – A Beginner’s Guide. By: Ofir Beigel | Last updated: 5/4/20 LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer (p2p) marketplace that allows buyers and sellers to directly communicate and trade Bitcoins.In this post I’ll review the service and also dispense some tips on what to look out for if you’re new to it.

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