44 BTC Made By Canada Revenue Agency Tax Collection Scam

300 Canadians conned out of 44 BTC in tax debt collection scam.

BitcoinWhosWho received multiple independent reports of scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency “CRA” agents demanding payment of taxes in bitcoin. Tax payment deadline was yesterday in Canada.

The most active CRA scam bitcoin address was by far
1GVD8Y9473Lxm2ngdKW5P5M1uazDtGMRFo with 259 total payments worth CAD$284,550.

The most successful CRA scam bitcoin address totaled 259 payments worth 24.64 BTC.

Based on all reported bitcoin addresses, in total, the CRA scammers conned at least 295 victims out of 44.47594323 BTC or CAD$513,550.

The CRA scam made 44 BTC

Selected Victim Accounts Continue reading 44 BTC Made By Canada Revenue Agency Tax Collection Scam

BTCGlobal 5000 BTC Ponzi Collapse Reported

BTC Global Ponzi Exit
BitcoinWhosWho received multiple independent reports of a ponzi collapse called “BTC Global” run by “Steve Twain” using bitcoin address

3CCV3GjNvQip5ewsHhzYc136WhaeCzHigj

The total received balance is 4,575 BTC as of 24 Feb 2018.

29,000 people reportedly scammed by promises of 14% weekly returns. Continue reading BTCGlobal 5000 BTC Ponzi Collapse Reported

8.97 Bitcoins Burned In 2017

2,759 BTC Burned All-Time
The total amount of bitcoin in circulation decreased by almost 9 in 2017 due to “burn” addresses. Burn addresses, like the Genesis Block, are deadlier than “zombie” addresses, because there is no chance of coming back once BTC is sent to it. There are almost 400 known bitcoin burn addresses, i.e. valid addresses with no private key, to which, for a variety of reasons, people have sent 2,759.42507135 over the years. In 2017, 9 of these addresses received 8.97140133 BTC. That is way down from 2016 when 26.04 BTC was burned. Continue reading 8.97 Bitcoins Burned In 2017

SierraHash Mining Scam Received 177 BTC In 21 Days

SierraHash Cloud Mining Scam
BitcoinWhosWho received many cloud mining fraud reports in December, but aside from the NiceHash hack, none were more remarkable than the SierraHash cloud mining scam. This multi-million dollar fraud was pulled off in just three weeks! More than 86,000 transactions since November 16 with a total received balance of 177.46647418 BTC as of yesterday.

The principle SierraHash bitcoin address:

3BTiBAEjmsP6aAkECJjb7qmqCT1srYesM9

Continue reading SierraHash Mining Scam Received 177 BTC In 21 Days

How To Buy Bitcoin For Dummies

As anyone who’s been ripped off by a bitcoin scam artist can tell you, how you buy, sell, hodl or otherwise transact in crypto is a matter of who to trust with your private key.

The most trustworthy bitcoin exchange & wallet in the United States is Coinbase.com.

Get Free Bitcoin When You Sign Up

Founded in 2012, Coinbase is one of the oldest and largest bitcoin exchanges still in operation. In addition to bitcoin, they also facilitate transactions in Ethereum, Litecoin and recently began offering Bitcoin Cash. For beginners and experts looking for hassle-free storage and best-in-class security there is no better option.

Fake Coinbase Support Phone Number 1-888-455-1155

BitcoinWhosWho received a couple reports about a Coinbase support phone scam. 1-888-455-1155 is not a real Coinbase support number! It’s a fake that shows up in a lot of web search results.

The scam according to one report.

Users google “coinbase phone support” and get a phone number from google’s search results that leads them to a sophisticated scam in which an operator tells them to send money…

The scam has yielded at least 13.75 BTC so far.

Reported Bitcoin Addresses
13cumVEbnT3SSaYGtFzoQojwkMzT8ZGHud
3J9NPJ2sgUms19xnhL9MB2Ms7ynydzyBgb Continue reading Fake Coinbase Support Phone Number 1-888-455-1155

Bitcoin Hitman Email

Bitcoin Hitman Sample Email
BitcoinWhosWho received multiple independent reports of a new bitcoin ransom email threatening people with “I’ve got an order to remove you” circulating.

The addresses we know so far:
1GtWsHzvxuwFkKyhH1m8dHznE8iSdfaR7
12gzbLuWWQHHSvRkUfHUygSU9zRP8aAbKq
1GZGRKGkpdZm195aQpRHciyfPxyciT8duW

However, no blockchain transactions yet.

These are the reports as of Dec 11 2017: Continue reading Bitcoin Hitman Email

Don’t Be Fooled By Colnbase or MyEthenWallet Scams

We received two somewhat convincing phishing emails recently from colnbase.support and myethenwallet.com. Hilarious misspelling aside, it’s not so funny if one of these scams tricks you into entering your private information on the bogus websites they provide.

BitcoinWhosWho does not have any bitcoin addresses associated, please report if you know any! Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled By Colnbase or MyEthenWallet Scams