Category Archives: Scam

I Know Your Password #Bitcoin Extortion Email Variant

A new twist on an old trick emerged this week. The porn ransom email claiming to have incriminating video of the recipient which will be released to contacts if not paid in bitcoin, has now included an old compromised password of the recipients in an attempt to add credibility to the scam. Gotta appreciate that dark web creativity. Where did they get all those passwords? The first report of this new variant was received July 10. Since then dozens more reports have come in relating to just over 2 dozen bitcoin addresses as of Friday. This address has been reported 9 times and also has the most total received at 2.83 BTC:

1JHwenDp9A98XdjfYkHKyiE3R99Q72K9X4

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Bitcoin Porn Blackmail Scam Moved to Poloniex Wallet

When reports of this email scam first started appearing last September the perpetrators were discovered to be using a Matbea wallet. That appears to have changed. On May 30 every output transaction from hundreds of reported blackmail scam addresses went to a Poloniex wallet address.

These bitcoin addresses were reported as scams related to the porn blackmail email:

12UCMcAseQK2syjQWRpnbc8tUtzxzZG9kS
15LKRRYM2k2CCSGT76rNbQmciLZJSxKXAx
18aVwkFAadCvwGBHN8vagouWBWrNEpZAaV

Each of them shows an output to 1E2J2DAFGToqmTxK5H8fG6V3Tp3xqSiAm4 on May 30, 2018.

A quick investigation shows 1E2J2DAFGToqmTxK5H8fG6V3Tp3xqSiAm4 is among the Poloniex wallet cluster.

A Poloniex wallet address is being used to run the widespread porn blackmail scam

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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

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Bitcoin Porn Blackmail Scam Reports Surge

Reports of a spam email threatening to reveal sensitive adult content to friends and family unless paid in bitcoin have been surging over the last few days. This bitcoin address was reported twice today alone! 1LEBKnvLEZk2cUfyJ1vU5FpueakWyh4m28

For the last 6 months BitcoinWhosWho has received scam reports relating to some version of an email claiming to have used the recipient’s computer to create a video of recipient visiting adult websites and threatens to send it to recipients’ contacts if not paid $200-$400 in BTC within 20-24 hours. It comes in many languages and has made consistent appearances in our scam reports since October 2017.

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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

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

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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
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