Double Your Bitcoins Scam
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Is this a SCAM or am i being too cautious!?Just going to post what the guy has emailed me mainly and not all of my replies.”Thanks for replying my Cl ad. As stated in my ad, your task will be to forward Paypal money requests to my customers, after you get the funds deposited into your bank account, you’ll withdraw my share and submit it to my exchanger. Your share will be 10% regardless of any fees. The only requirement is promptness and a verified Paypal account. How soon are you able to withdraw your Paypal funds? You only will forward my share after you get the money deposited into your account, exactly as I described at my ad”
“I sell digital currency such as Bitcoin and Perfect Money, which’s completely legal. We could begin with 2 customers today, keep me posted”
“Amounts will vary from £200 to £280. Basically you will withdraw my share and forward it to my exchanger through Moneygram. Can I give you the details related to two customers?”
(This is what moneygram says on their site MoneyGram never recommends sending money to a stranger. Any monies received by a stranger cannot be recovered and unfortunately you will not get your money refunded back to you.
“MoneyGram is very safe and secure when sending to someone you know and trust.”)
Now at this point he has given me details on his customers and i say “The only main thing that is bothering me with this is that your customers could dispute a transaction. Which if they win then I am liable to pay the full amount back”
He then replied “That will not happen, I’m double checking all my costumers with a proof of residence and scanned driver’s id, all data must the same related to the credit card, this way I can virtually prevent any fraudulent attempt. I used to negociate through bank wire and I never had had any problems, only genuine customers so far. But even if eventually you get any charge back, it will be my responsibility, you can use my share from new customers for covering it. One last thing, is your Paypal account UK based? Moneygram is similar to Western Union, you won’t have any issue about using it.”
So in effect i have sent his money back to him minus 10% through an unsecure method (moneygram) and then as i said, whats stopping him from disputing a case on paypal and then he get’s his money back again.
After i questioned him a little more he has decided that i am to skeptical. For me, a legit person would not mind the questions and if he actually needed my help he would do better to convince me. Maybe he is legit, maybe it’s just me being cautious.
What’s your views on this?
When i say “disputing a case and he get’s his money back again” i’m putting it like that because i see him as having these accounts i’m requesting money from.
@NA My thoughts exactly.
1. If this was legitimate, nothing prevents him from opening his own Paypal account save that a) he’s not a financial institution (and neither are you) and he’s likely in a country Paypal doesn’t support.
2.Paypal doesn’t let their service be used to buy/sell Bitcoins unless you are a financial institution and have been pre-approved by them. Even if you were a bank, this scam wouldn’t pass their risk analysis.
3.Let’s say you didn’t read this email, agreed to a test transaction, did the invoice and 280 pounds showed up in your account. You somehow manage to get the money to your bank account before Paypal freezes it and forward 256 of it to your “friend.”Then the “buyer” does a chargeback, claiming they never got their bitcoins. Because it’s both a bitcoin and an intangible, Paypal gives them their money back and goes to get it from you. If you don’t pay them, they will turn the account over to a collection agency and to the police.
How is that? I’m earning money anywhere from $8 to $10 a month. Its not a lot, but it is something. I invested nothing and I’m earning something.for doing nothing. Sounds like a good deal to me.
[display_name id=”1″]From their site: “Using advanced, peer-to-peer distributed computing technology, the Gomez PEER combines the spare capacity of PCs around the world to measure the performance of Web sites. After you install the Gomez PEER, it will periodically communicate with Gomez servers via the Internet, signal that it’s available for work, and request a work unit. And you will be credited for your online time and work processed approximately every 15 minutes that the application is running.”It should be obvious they’re paying you for the work your PC is doing, not for “testing web sites”. They’re using your computer’s idle time, probably as a bitcoin generator or as a password cracker. You have absolutely no idea what their software is doing on your system. You only know that they’re making enough of a profit from your computer that they can afford to pay you $8 to $10, so chances are they’re making at least double that, if not much more
You tell me if you think this is legit. They’re certainly not paying you money just to test internet speeds.