Flippa Scam network taken down

Started by nick_sinigamy, Jun 28, 2022, 03:37 AM

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nick_sinigamyTopic starter

After being targeted by a scammer through Flippa, I made the decision to take down my own website. I then proceeded to remove 54 more sites that were connected to the original scammer, with the understanding that there are likely many others still out there. It has come to my attention that some of these sites have been flagged on DNray as attempting to scam people.

 If you were a victim of these sites, know that they are no longer active. Here is a list of the sites that were taken down: Britexcoin.com, Cryptoexchangeltd.com, Policybitcoin.com, Coinair.net, Bitpolon.com, Cryptocomltd.com, Cryptonway.com, Cretacoin.com, Bitslun.com, Offxpro.com, Crypton-pay.com, Bituphold.com, Aerocrypto.net, Pax-coin.net, Quickgetcoin.com.
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musorhik

It brings me great joy to know that only a small number of individuals are targeted by these scams. I strongly believe that the majority of people, those with a decent education or even just street smarts, are able to identify and reject any deceptive or false information presented to them.
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Allen

Well done! I'm curious about the specifics of how you removed the site. Could you share who you reported it to and what actions you took to take it down? Additionally,
I'm interested in how you uncovered the other sites linked to the scammer. This information could potentially be useful to others facing a similar situation.
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mileageglobal

Fraudsters utilize fake cryptocurrency trading platforms and fraudulent versions of official crypto wallets to trick unsuspecting individuals. Often, the domains of these fake sites closely mirror those of legitimate ones, making it difficult to differentiate between the two.

 The mechanics of fake cryptocurrency sites can vary; some function as phishing pages where all information entered, including passwords and phrases for restoring funds or other financial data, are harvested by scammers. Others operate as simple theft, allowing small withdrawals at first to establish confidence in the site's legitimacy before suddenly denying or closing further withdrawal requests.

Crypto-phishing is another type of fraud related to fake sites, often aimed at obtaining private keys necessary for accessing funds within a wallet. This technique is similar to other phishing attacks; recipients receive an email inviting them to visit a website created by fraudsters and enter secret key information. Once obtained, attackers have access to the cryptocurrency contained in these wallets.
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