Authorities are taking action.
I received the following image from a loyal subscriber here.
Below is the link:
I could not fully verify it online through the ‘Daily Monitor’ online newspaper but I’m posting it anyway.
Let me know what you think. Personally, I do not know why the authorities are not going after the top first?
Next Post…will be in a few days.
I don’t feel too, too good today.
I can’t believe I fell for this.
Yet another Scam.
It starts with an email:
If you click on ‘Claim Your Bitcoin Gold’
You will end up the following URL:
To be updated.
Please do not fall for this after a Bitcoin Fork.
I did fall for this and instead of getting free bitcoingold, this organization relieved me of not only my bitcoin, but also my bitcoincash and ethereum.
It can get a bit confusing, but the main point to remember is this:
When a Bitcoin fork occurs, anyone holding any amount of Bitcoins will get the same amount of the new currency as well. This doesn’t happen automatically; you do need to claim these coins, but each new coin has a different claiming mechanism, and not all of them are legitimate.
If you do claim your new coins successfully, you can then hold on to them or sell them if they’re being traded on an exchange. This means that you can basically generate money for nothing; all you did was claim coins from thin air and sell them on an exchange. Easy money! Or is it?
Read more: Upcoming Bitcoin Forks in 2018 – Here’s What to Watch For | 99Bitcoins from my friends at 99Bitcoins.
Bitcoin Gold Wallet Scam Sees Fraudsters Steal $3.2 Million
“”A bitcoin gold (BTG) wallet scam recently managed to net over $3.2 million after taking advantage of bitcoin users looking to claim their BTG tokens. A link to the fraudulent MyBTGWallet was, before the scam came to light, placed on bitcoin gold’s website, but was quickly removed once users started noticing their balances were missing.
According to various reports, the website containing the fake wallet essentially encouraged users to upload their private keys or recovery seeds to claim their bitcoin gold….”
The result was a $3.2 million theft, as the scammer behind the website managed to obtain at least $107,000 worth of bitcoin gold, $72,000 of litecoin, $30,000 of ethereum, and $3 million of bitcoin.
Remember, the one rule you should always follow before trying to claim any coins is to move your Bitcoins to a new wallet with a new seed phrase. This move will reduce the chances of you losing your Bitcoin to almost zero.