Scams love to shove the word Pro in there somewhere. You can apparrently be a Pro victim.
It isn't a simple job, just a simple scam. You will get robbed, and the system wouldn't work even if you didn't!
Another doubler scam. Anything else appearing on the pcriot.com domain is equally likely to be a scam.
Awe inspiring in its ability to achieve a whole new low in scam web design. Dreadful design, and a very naive fraud. Please don't get suckered by this.
Another scammer club that you don't want to be a member of, unless you want to share Kleenex drying your tears!
Cheesy hyips like this were common a couple of years ago, and then they became more sophisticated. Maybe this cheesy scammer just got out of jail?
Never ever send funds to a coinmixer. They know you won't go to the police. Just think about it.
For those of you asking if this is a ponzi, yes, of course it is a ponzi. Any 'trading' scheme where everybody is a winner is always going to be deceiving you.
Bitcoin cannot double. If you think it can, then you will soon lose your bitcoin.
A doge scam. One of the biggest mistakes we have ever made, is when we began to add doge fraud and ponzi's. Like we weren't busy enough!
This russian numpty posted a link to his scam on our forum. Doh!
These simplified exchange scams are fairly common. Look in our safelist for exchanges that won't intentionally steal your funds.
This Fake Exchange, will happily accept any bitcoin you wish to donate to their drug fund.
Don't go here - just don't! You will instantly regret it, and may even fry your CPU.
As this is just a cheaphosted scam, all bets are off.
Bitmex The biggest place to trade.
Tip of the Week - Altcoins
Why are all other Cryptocoins, apart from Bitcoin, called Altcoins?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the only Cryptocurrency that can be called Bitcoin. It is unique, it was the very first practical cryptocurrency, and was named Bitcoin by its creator Satoshi Nakamoto. (Bitcoin Cash for example is an altcoin)
In the beginning, there was Bitcoin, then along came Litecoin.
Bitcoin needed competition in order to evolve, and that competition was provided when Charlie Lee (of Google) created Litecoin (LTC) which was fundamentally different to Bitcoin in the encryption and hardware required to mine it.
This opened up a whole world of experimentation with altcoins, some you will know, like Dash and Ethereum, other pointless iterations like BcashSV, may be a mystery to you, but they have created a vibrant arena of trading and innovation, one from where Bitcoin Developers can draw ideas, and then propose the innovation that can move it forwards. So anyway, the term Altcoin, simply means "Alternative to Bitcoin"
What is a Ponzi or HYIP?
Ponzi is any scheme which pays interest to "Investors" from Bitcoin coming in from new Investors. A
HYIP (high yield investment program) is just a Ponzi. All Ponzi/Hyips will fail. The later Investors will lose everything when the scheme folds and leaves with the Bitcoin.
Most HYIPS and doublers etc, just steal it immediately. You send it and they keep it.
Due diligence is your own responsibility.
There are plenty of good sites out there where your Bitcoin and your work are safe. You just need to do your homework, including checking here. If it isn't in our Badlist, email us, and we'll check it and get back to you.
psychology behind the typical ponzi’s & HYIP's run by the
“professional” scammers. They know most people will do this.
You deposit a small amount, you want to be cautious, you can’t quite figure out how they do this – but they sometimes double it (or pay promised interest) and pay you.
You think – Ah that’s great, so you either redeposit the entire amount, or just your profit. You get that back and think wow, it works, so then you deposit a much larger amount and in the worst case, even get your friends and family involved in this wonderful money making scheme.
Then one day, after not long it just doesn’t get returned – there is some issue with your account, or your withdrawal is stuck or something similar, so you keep emailing the site and gradually it dawns on you that you’ve been scammed. Commonly the scammer will even show you the transaction, but it just isn't real.
Even if you just put your initial profits back in, the conman hasn’t lost anything – and the depositors who think they are ‘playing’ the ponzi, by getting in early, do try that, and most of them don’t get it back either. People who run Ponzi's are thieves.
Some people empty their life savings into these scams, and they are the ones the scammers are really after. Once they get that big depositor, they move on and create a new ponzi, just leaving the old one alive for a while to mop up any new ‘mugs’ Some even return after a 3 or 6 month absence to catch a fresh load of hits, they will never run out of victims. It’s what they do, and they are expert at it.
The Badbitcoin Project
Exposing bitcoin and cryptocurrency frauds since Feb 2014
If you have never read it, then a great place to begin your bitcoin adventure is by reading the very short original White Paper, from Satoshi Nakamoto. This
explains the concept of bitcoin, and why so many of us work so hard to progress this disruptive technology.
When you understand the potential of bitcoin, you will also understand why so many people want to steal it from you. The future value is much debated, but with consensus saying that it has a very long way to go, before becoming any kind of bubble.
Bitcoin is not a ponzi, and is not a scam. It's value is derived from it's raw cost of production, and it's value as a functioning token of trade, and store of value. The blockchain is supported by the transaction fees (or at least it will be when all the bitcoin has been mined) You can help propogate the network, and have a local wallet by running the bitcoin core software, available from Bitcoin.org. This will run a Bitcoin Full Node on your computer - don't worry, it's safe!
There are some legitimate investments out there, and some great casino's, places to earn and spend, and a lot to explore, but be careful, and if in doubt, don't send your bitcoin.
We aim to expose the sites that deliberately set out to defraud you, and list them before they can do too much harm, however, there will always be some of you who choose to ignore our advice, and there is nothing we can do for you beyond warning you. If it is in our badlist, it is an intentional fraud. You have been warned.
This project is 100% dedicated to Cryptocurrency. All our revenue and spend is now sourced entirely within this Industry, and we aren't just about Bitcoin, we cover all the main Coins. Bitcoin (BTC or XBT), Litecoin (LTC) etc. We no longer investigate faucets as these would need their own site.
Bitcoin donate 3GPcm7BcqT938ftPws37yyFQpd7W4pfmix
Litecoin donate MLjRjB5DkA56dTfN7UAbvxypogrY4wmFhb
No BCH PLZ lol.
You will no doubt come across negative comments about this project, but understand that this is the scammers only route to fight back, and a great
many of these scammers are the same people who are Senior, and Gold members of forums.
Forums relating to bitcoin are the best source of conflicting information ever, which is why we keep it plain and simple, we tell you it's a badsite (albeit sarcastically - we have to stay sane) and that's really all you need to know to stay safe.
When we started this project, we didn't expect that it would still be needed years later, but the interest in bitcoin is driving every web fraudster to try their hand after bitcoin. The bitcoin Industry on the whole is clean, these fraudsters generally do not come from the inside, but often from the world of fiat, and a great many from developing countries and Eastern Europe.
It can be really easy to misunderstand the bitcoin environment when it's all new to you, and it will take you some time to grasp some of the rules, concepts, and limitations. This leaves you vulnerable to the swathes of scams and ponzis that try to lure you into their promises of easy money, and doubling or even 100 times multiplying your new 'Magic Internet Money'
It doesn't work like that. It isn't magic, it's just very efficient, very secure, and much sought after by thieves the world over.
If you have bitcoin, you need to learn to look after it, or these crooks will soon take it from you.
Don't make it easy for them. Contribute by reporting suspect sites to us when you find them, and we'll do the rest.