The Austin Cain Facebook Scam

We received multiple reports of a bitcoin scam run by “Austin Cain” on Facebook going dark this week. It sounds like a classic ponzi scheme exit.

This is one of the “Invest Coins with Austin” addresses 1FXNLk9BVUt7fCHuu8GQtSCukR4CiyYA6D with total received balance of 39.84 BTC. The Facebook group is no longer accessible. It appears the ponzi is over and Austin is on the run. One of our informants has reported him to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

You can run but it’s hard to hide forever on the Bitcoin blockchain Austin.

These are some other of his scam addresses

121iYtFnk7ZDBXebiZcxR5eY6g4PvcCnfH
12JWYv5AhpWiStcjmaefjAhcJ1w5LVXgrq
13ojUKSw591u4WnXLBDGw7UcdssQu6Ciyx
13qgPwLCwXZE6DHgkSTikhaSLzLeR9j1JW
13ybzSZDK5LakSojKZGXLHR4SivjLKLStt
14gUTnFvPwZd5XjTAQeMr4Co4wgEixDVak
15NbvnvFFMmZsqDxsWCEbtnN6QWC73BEg4
15quog4uCHadix9fo6iiAzULVQPsNQAvZ7
15WmQ89PirNoW6tJhfU7Qmz2ijvxS4Pqf9
15YE4zZCT3iJ4QPZGkDCcgA216fkZQyMy6
167uf848tre8BM2dfNLpNneKcih3tubZ5E
175yfGXfL68rzXjfUvsMRx35rdb6tigL2e
175yhXKDeeonvCHq5EBEBKkARnY5y7F6fE
17Jun38LmjCsa9ZLgxNifHMPo2wDEYfMPF
17rGz4MgQWxgN2oBEo5oSuGEvG7J3h7XuV
18DMWH7S6Z9H4QVCgkG7KZhzj69w9ntpU7
18mGD2Zp6CEMmgCRvCVC7fjGHFTSYjQzhU
18mWtA5E94s1d5khwm6KaDGCHh8r5xvVJa
19Fr4jEMrbxHDGfFadhhr2vkcWBrCuZsLk
1AaJn5Vma8Q3tcvX1zad47XfLKXWKo3Yoy
1ARxP87PvGCQQ5FeCef6QcTsKNp2SgfhTx
1AZuxBzQ3JsaMJySxqWw5hLUpdJAm7iypJ
1Bg9tp5yTRpRvpqf6mY6Pw13Q39yj6R1T6
1BPCPN4rBv6kehZwt1aioRekLXwq9PSp4o
1CdGkusRcxuKmrq6q5iYNSvjfYN2FZLwv9
1CkuScGJb3VZL6rCoMS9ZZVtdG2qv7kKZS
1CLsLmwqBKJZr7qQJ5b51bFSnfXYHJSYeN
1CMXkFjvz3a8UxLVBiGwcqccnHeq3mV8Yz
1DQyHz3jXT2VjcYWKvdHpP9A1gkjNyvvTG
1Eq3FUbsYLETCwV4fEFqU1KpRqifZ5zThM
1F5UH7cZhjkt3kMpeUT69RJbQ3arvtBdcM
1FHo1eZFhJSho1N9M6gWAjSQAYVJYGV3WA
1FXnihWcu3hLysmNHEnFogs9xNVoBmo9wX
1GCyRq9W7TvjTjNAxTf1pnnt88Ut9SghMr
1GsjgxqEQCpKDpLX9brPnCNHCE3KHss9Fk
1HrfUvbccZqoRHcQtaqVpJuRMDBMmqK82F
1HrXGSzCScMBnWinwayAe8P485XZmk4B1S
1JBjGY59Nm1z3WGq4MyHwQjcF3KAgXGToQ
1JooDeHyZhYHZYYH3L35yHUWUkRZJuXKJH
1JyCMzRhRS3o4oEs4MVF7tiY7HnJzhr3oK
1KaQNJFv4PomtxV7bPzhrH5YBvEGbPBRXB
1KJ9xsb4LPPEgvmqL166ZP3YM8rp78LPrb
1KP7TaU5BpHRSf9yaG1nvWnvuYZ3K9wawX
1KVETJGsG8Jxkd6b5j7ATB4qMBb7i8hJAB
1KxWsGY61zqbnGUzGV1uTtu1Pjy2jvsp2Y
1LDath9T3Bb6vQ9Z7Ugz4DnSNySVNPuiWF
1LEy2B32JLF9BTCgYsswYbQR4Mr7np4aNp
1LgK3oZcUHXkM57ip68tjUUErjtvvdaPCf
1LgLAZAHLEcBwJDQ6FtkX23UpTZFjcUTgq
1LvAygKHgrEHSjLVx2udB87Yqd37HebCud
1M6vfK2uyW9nP6KFj9BH53wJ22Y4Nuae9m
1N3fpoeGGdeRhFmFxBiayFUT9FahDncySV
1Noff2RR8kSA2G4m6uAymTiwicT9H9RmiY
1P8x6HAhQDpykbz9PorkijdGuzxsMwjdVz
1PQaXPXiXbAhsKgGXBmnzBoR9MXjcVFrvc
1QHExW3Ls51RikdNTSvMPCg6ybbbjHUssy
1u2FrR9SWqCmJYdhJeS9LNeSYNyQ5AvW1

4 thoughts on “The Austin Cain Facebook Scam”

  1. Hi there mate.

    How did you link this address to Austin Cain?:

    1KVETJGsG8Jxkd6b5j7ATB4qMBb

    I know a person who is using that now! He is also running a similar investment scheme like Austin. Could you please contact me asap. They could be the same person

    1. It is most likely the same individual and same scam. Please share any additional details you may have about this new scheme. What name is he using? Any other addresses? The 1KVET address you mentioned is associated with other scam addresses reported to us in this transaction 241a8e1970ac1d6c4d8651d16399d311de62ed71dd7412fb44133f340deb434f all these addresses are controlled by the same person/entity. Beauty of the blockchain!

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