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Scammer Overdoes it Trying to sound Aussie. Replying to PMs about Bitcoin Mining Blockchain.com

Scammer Overdoes it Trying to sound Aussie. Replying to PMs about Bitcoin Mining Blockchain.com
Scammer Overdoes it Trying to sound Aussie. Replying to PMs about Bitcoin Mining Blockchain.com

pScammer Overdoes it Trying to sound Aussie. Replying to PMs about Bitcoin Mining Blockchain.com hello mate how are you doing mate Bitcoin mate mate so a random person sends you a private message after youve just posted on a crypto related subreddit should you reply to them generally not but lets give it a go and see what happens if you have already done so hit subscribe and that way youll be kept in the loop about future content I make that helps you to navigate the crazy and sometimes hostile environment the cryptocurrency being contacted by someone youve never spoken to before via private message after posting on a crypto related subreddit red flag eightdayold profile red flag profile pictures and banner image pinched off a public Instagram account for someone with a completely different name red flag therefore any thing Ive noticed with these scammers is the way they seem to introduce themselves like they almost always just open with hello rather than a question or something like that and then start to ask you know strangely probing questions you know how youre doing this is where I live where do you live you know this is a great place what do you do for work this is what I do awkward yet strangely probing introductory questions red flag so this one was interesting in that this scammers is English isnt terrible its more just strange hello mate how are you doing mate Im good mate thanks mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate mate no mate hey buddy take this from someone who lives in Australia no one ever says made that often red flag I work as an investment manager with the cryptocurrency mining firm in affiliation with the blockchain mining Network oof sounds official I wondered if you are interested in cryptocurrency his really English really falls apart thats great mate going into mining is not quite a good idea for someone new to Bitcoin because it require high technical expertise and also higher literacy charges you could make significant losses the best approach is to invest in a mining pool and that way you would be earning off their Bitcoin stake at the end of the mining session I could explain how the block Chane mining Network works and how you can generate more than 20 profit the end of nineteen days crazy returns redflag I love this i thought i just mentioned nice hash and see what happened love their response this is quite different mate this is a more secured way in which you have total control of your investment and you dont need to send out your personal information also and also your Bitcoin to anyone a newbie is not going to realize this but the fact of the matter is that mining is not investing you dont send crypto anywhere rather you use Hardware you have to do work and get paid crypto as a reward for that so completely wrong information red flag this is where it gets good ok Im with the team of miners we mine bitcoins under the blockchain.com premises and have successfully generated hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of BTC for investors we operate under a tight security protocol designed to generate income for anyone who can use the internet by keeping your funds private only to you click on this link to get acquainted with our results we guarantee a certain 20 percent profit at the end of 19 days guaranteed returns for any investment any investment not just crypto huge red flag at this one is worth pointing out the blockchain.com is a legitimate site and you know is a legitimate block Explorer when you go to the stats page you know right at the top you get the block summary and a number of blocks mined market summary and you know if you dont know what youre looking at which you know most newbies wouldnt you know this could seem like some sort of investment returns page or something like that I was curious to see what sort of scripted answers this person would have so you know sort of ask them some questions because theyd invited it so you you know, guaranteed by who? why 19 days? if I dont mine with my PC how does it work? at this point I could see where this scam was going so I ask you know do I need a blockchain wallet for this I just have one BTC whats the minimum the response made no sense at all so they say the mining session firstly lasts for 19 days at the end of the 19 days you would receive your profit and secondly you dont need to have a PC to mine and lastly yes you do need a blockchain wallet but the wallet you will use is the blockchain mining wallet which would be generated for you from the server thats a really long sentence I love the fact that just dont explain it at all other than saying look thats how long the session lasts for and they conveniently ignore the bit about you know how is it guaranteed and they go on the minimum investment we work with a 0.3 BTC with that you be able to kickstart the mining process and if youre interested whats needed is your email address with that well be able to configure you to the mining pool and generate your blockchain mining wallet extremely light on details and doesnt even attempt to answer your questions for an investment product red flag and so right here is where we see the scam if youre interested send me your email address and with that I will be able to configure you to the mining pool so I send them an email address and a few minutes later I get a confirmation email from blockchain.com that a new wallet has been created for me someone provisioning a wallet for you huge red flag in classic scammer style they say it was fine they send you the email and say heres the default password you need to log in and change it and then your setup will be complete so you can feel nice and secure that they dont have any access to your account once youve locked them out if only that were even remotely true at this one I took my time and had a good poke around my blockchain account I was really curious to see what they had done that would allow them to access my funds even after I had changed the password so my first thought was that obviously just done something like backup the seed phrase because blockchain.com wallets actually just have a 12 word phrase seed attached to them but when I logged in they actually hadnt exported the backup phrase thats interesting I wonder how theyre gonna do it so I had to dig around the website there was no API keys or anything like that they generated but then I went to the general settings was having dig around and saw it mobile app pairing code scan the barcode below with your blockchain wallet for a seamless connection to your wallet do not share this pairing code with others and whats really interesting with these blockchain comm wallets is that if you export your 12 word seed the account will actually show you that in the little box next to backup phrase will turn green just like this but these mobile app pairing codes they are a different story altogether someone can log into your account click show pairing code scan the code and you have no way of knowing that that has happened blockchain.coms website says never share your pairing code in that whoever has the pairing code can access your wallet without having to know your wallet ID your password or twofactor credentials you will be giving them no holds barred access to your funds recovery phrase and your transaction history so this particular behavior of this particular wallet is exactly what makes this scam work in that the scammer has created the account for me theyve scans the mobile pairing code and then theyve sent me a thing to make me change the password and there is no evidence no logs nothing in the blockchain.com dashboard that would help me to see even if I was being thorough that this had happened no wonder newbies get scammed this way and you import addresses onto the blockchain.com website you know those arent actually reflected on the mobile app so just for kicks I imported an old address with you know nothing in it and I just want to see what would happen if I told them I done that and started sending them screenshots and things so I said Id imported the funds rather than you know send them to an address the scammer controlled and surprise surprise they couldnt see it so I busted out my best mspaint skills and you know doctored up a screenshot which showed my imported address with enough cutoff they couldnt check it in a block Explorer themselves and the balance of one Bitcoin but no balance on any of the wallets that were attached to the twelve words seed after a few minutes they confirmed that they could only see the original tiny bit of Bitcoin cash that Id sent and had zero visibility whatsoever of the addresses that I had imported and unfortunately they stopped being helpful at this point and just kept on insisting I need to send more crypto so a little later they confirm they cant see any of the import of the dresses only ones for the wallet so I let them know that I knew it was a scam that I knew how theyd done it and to keep an eye on YouTube but I loved their response well thanks mate for wasting my time and it wasnt a scam dont rush to conclusions I didnt ask you for your BTC mate and this comment right here is the reason why I think this scam was worth highlighting in a article all of its own in that in this scam the scammer doesnt even have to ask you to send anything everything theyve said here would be such that a newbie might not even realize who it was who scammed them or how they had been robbed so there are 11 red flags in this conversation with a scammer any one of which should have caused you to stop what you were doing and to realize that something didnt quite add up thanks for watching I hope that was helpful hit like if you think that other people would find this article useful and hit subscribe if youd like to be kept in the loop about future content I make that helps people stay safe in the crypto space and to recover if they get into trouble if you have any questions about this 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