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SCAM / HACK / MONEY LAUNDERING:

SCAMS / HACK /FAKE/FRAUD ALERT : COMMON SCAMS, HACKS, HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Warning: Escrow Scam Sites: 

Crexsat.com, Swooden.com, Satotrade.com, Athcrypt.com, Crexbtc.com, Undromeda.com, Crexsat.com, Cryptcourt.com, Swooden .com, KryptoEscrow.xyz, MarketDefi.org, Crex.exchange, Cryptodaxex.xyz, Defipulse .exchange, Cryptcarbon.com, Traderce.com, Changedeal.com, Bitlaynch.com, Enrichbitcon.com, 

  • 10.5.21 - 'Crypto-cleansing:' strategies to fight digital currency money laundering and sanctions evasion - REUTERS

  • 3.4.21 - Being an OTC agent - The middlemen - steemit

  • 3.4.21 - Being an OTC agent - Why real sellers don't send a Satoshi - steemit

  • 3.4.21 - Being an OTC agent - Fake POC ( Proof of coins ) using Blockchain wallet - steemit

  • 13.1.21 - $28 Million Maryland Ponzi Scam Offered Crypto Payout - Cryptobriefing

  • 19.12.20 - Common Bitcoin scams (and how to avoid them) - Finder

  • 9.11.20 - WATCH OUT For these Crypto SCAMS!! - Coin Bureau

  • 15.10.20 - Why you should never allow the sellers attorney to hold escrow. - justice.gov

  • 26.9.20 - Familiarize yourself with some of the most commonly observed bitcoin scams to help protect yourself - bitcoin

  • 21.7.20 - Personal Data of 250,000 People From 20 Countries Leaked by Bitcoin Scam.- bitcoin

  • 16.7.20 - Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates targeted by hackers on Twitter in Bitcoin scam.- bbc

  • 7.7.20 - Crypto Crime on the Rise — Good Odds of 2020 Becoming a Record-Breaker- cointelegraph

  • 7.7.20 - Common Bitcoin scams (and how to avoid them) - finder

  • 7.7.20 - Phishing scam emails -  is a way that cybercriminals steal information such as online banking logins... - cyber.gov.au

  • 7.7.20 - Phishing in the Time of COVID-19: How to Recognize Malicious Coronavirus Phishing Scams. - EFF

  • 4.7.20 - Bitcoin Outshines Gold: 83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Used to Secure $2 Billion Loans in China. - Bitcoin

  • 3.7.20 - Fix Issued For ‘Serious’ Bitcoin Wallet Security Threat. - Forbes

  • 28.6.20 - Familiarize with some of the most common bitcoin scams, protect yourself and your finances. - bitcoin.org

  • 17.6.20 - Fraudulent Site Impersonates Encrypted Messaging Service to Steal Bitcoins - cointelegraph

  • 17.6.20 - Fake SpaceX YouTube Channels Scam Victims Out of $150K in BTC - cointelegraph

  • 15.6.20 - Seven Years of Bitcoin Savings Wiped Out When Investor Falls for Phishing Scam - dailyhodl

  • 14.3.20 - As crypto winter appears to thaw – watch out for scams! - biznews

  • 28.2.20 - OTC Cryptocurrency Market: Common Mistakes - linkedin

  • 19.12.19 - Crypto OTC scam: how to avoid becoming a victim - stmarket.co

  • 3.10.19 - Bitcoin Aussie System High Profile Cryptocurrency Scams and What You Can Learn from Them - bitcoin.com.au

  • 1.10.19 - Top 6 Biggest Bitcoin Hacks Ever - coinsutra.com

  • 1.10.19 - If bitcoin is so safe, why does it keep getting hacked? - vox.com

  • 25.9.19 - Buyer asked for Satoshi test, suggestions to buyers and sellers, scam alert - catchbitcoin.com

  • 20.9.19 - Bitcoin And Crypto Wallets Are Now Being Targeted By Malware - forbes.com

  • 14.9.19 - Four Out of Five Top Bitcoin QR Code Generators are Scams: Report - cointelegraph.com

  • 14.9.19 - Beware of Google for a "bitcoin QR generator" led to scam websites - forbes.com

  • 29.8.19 - Legal update: Conditional MT 103? No Siree! - tannerdewitt.com

  • 29.8.19 - Why are Mt103/23 & One Way & Two Way Fraud? - secureplatformfunding

  • 22.8.19 - How Bitcoin Is Stolen: 5 Common Threats - fortune.com

  • 19.8.19 - The 9 Worst Cryptocurrency Scams and How to Avoid Them - medium.com

  • 7.8.19 - Most Common Cryptocurrency Scams & How to Avoid Them - medium.com

  • 26.7.19 - New Bitcoin Scams to Look out for - hackernoon.com

  • 26.7.19 - UK watchdog warns financial advisors of fake Bitcoin email campaign - TheNextWeb.com

  • 26.7.19 - Cryptocurrency investor’s $224 million suit against AT&T over stolen coins moves forward - MoneyInCrypto.com

  • 26.7.19 - Bitcoin Escrow Firm, Volantis Bilked Investors for $7 Million, DOJ Says - Coindesk.com

  • 26.7.19 - The Case of Symphony, Volantis and the Missing Bitcoins - MoneyInCrypto.com

  • 27.6.19 - IDAX.pro SCAMMED crypto projects for up to 5,000,000 USD! - Medium.com

  • 9.6.19 - HUH? Hugh Jackman quits Hollywood, fronts Bitcoin scam - Micky

  • 6.6.19 - New Malware Campaign Spreads Trojans Through Clone Crypto Trading Website - Cointelegraph.com

  • 30.5.19 - Crypto Scam Alert: YouTube Videos Promoting “Bitcoin Generator” Really Pushing Malware - Newsbtc.com

  • Crypto investor to be remunerated $75 million for SIM hack - cryptopolitan

  • Scammers Nab $4.6 Million in (BTC) From Crypto Wallets As Industry Losses Reportedly Clock $1.2 Billion in Q1 - DailyHodl

  • Extra Vigilance Needed for Hong Kong OTC Bitcoin Trading - Newsbtc.com

  • OTC crypto deals, part 1: Traps, scams and potential risks - Hackernoon.com

  • Statement regarding emails purporting to come from TMF Group - Tmf-group.com

  • How Hong Kong Bitcoin Traders Defend Against Scams - Forbes.com

  • GSR Markets allegedly missing $2M in bitcoin after poor escrow tricks - TheBlockCrypto.com

  • Most Common Cryptocurrency Scams & How to Avoid Them - Medium.com

  • Sirin Labs Founder Victim of a Bitcoin Scam after purchasing Grin Tokens - Cryptopotato.com

  • Dairy of an OTC agent - Fake POC ( Proof of coins ) using Blockchain wallet - Reddit.com

  • Avoiding Common Scams In The OTC Market - Letsearnbtc.com

  • Over-the-counter markets fraud : Limiting the risk of over-the-counter market fraud - Lautorite.qc.ca

  • Common bitcoin scams (and how to avoid them) - Finder.com.au

  • OTC crypto deals, part 1: Traps, scams and potential risks - Hackernoon.com

  • OTC crypto deals, part 2: Minimise your risks - Hackernoon.com

  • User Report: How I got robbed with an OTC (Over The Counter) Trade - Smartoptions.io

  • How an OTC Bitcoin Scammer Almost Stole $600 Million - Bitcoin.com

  • How Hong Kong Bitcoin Traders Defend Against Scams - Forbes.com

  • Extra Vigilance Needed for Hong Kong OTC Bitcoin Trading - Newsbtc.com

  • How to spot a Bitcoin scam - Independentreserve.com

SIGNS OF SCAMS:

  • “OTC desks demand proof of coin or proof of funds before trading.”

  • This was popularized by scammers and hackers as a method of identifying potential targets. Reputable OTC desks would never provide this as it would deanonymize their clients’ wallets. Nor will they ever request private financial information that wasn’t strictly necessary for the trade at hand. - Hackernoon