Hiya folks, this is going to be an ongoing post listing sites you should probably avoid and why. I have been doing the research so you don’t have to and I can help you to avoid the latest scams on the internet – in relation to cryptocurrency. I will provide screenshots where I have them and details of my experiences on the site as well as their PR (PurpleLioness’s Rating) which for ALL sites listed on here will be less than 2.
It’s happened, there is a winner for 1st spot in PurpleLioness’s Poo Books!
Bitcoin Black or as I am now calling it Bitcon Blackguard
I have been promoting them for a few weeks on Twitter and Facebook as well as on my other website https://www.babybore.co.uk but no more and here’s why:
I had downloaded their betanet wallet, apparently received 100 bitcon blackguard coin into it, went on to join the free airdrop which was supposed to be 3800 bitcon blackguard coin but that didn’t show up. I am still so new at all this I decided I must be doing something wrong. I emailed the address on the website which is hello@bitcoinblack. I was eager to get involved, I read and agreed with their whitepaper as mentioned in my Black History Month Uk article, which was where I reviewed the site and promoted it.
They were asking for people with talent and experience to come on board as founders to help spread the word and grow the network, I am neither but I aspire to an online business so I messaged them to see if I could collaborate in any way.with the project. I looked at their store and saw the packets of coin they were selling and decided to purchase some before the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) they planned when the coin would go up in price.
They were pre-selling 100,000 Bitcon Blackguard coins for $90 worth of Bitcoin and offering substantial rewards for people who referred the most customers to the free airdrop. I followed their instructions and a message came up warning that I had to send the exact amount and not include the exchange fees or the transaction wouldn’t be recognised by their servers. I did this via Coinbase but there was no way to exclude the exchange fees so my $90 worth of bitcoin was lost.
I emailed them about it repeatedly and got no reply, I belatedly tried to research them further but I only found a couple of adverts, a few how to videos on YouTube,and some old posts on FaceBook and Twitter – I’ve actually delved a bit deeper since I first started writing this post and dug up a quite comprehensive positive review dated 8/18 on bitcointalk.org and a negative one calling possible scam dated 3/19 on the same website- I’ve screen shotted them as they are too long to type out and you’ll need to zoom in to read them or you could have a look on bitcointalk.org, which I found to be a very interesting and informative site. Apologies for the somewhat pissed looking screenshots, I am not fab at this!
At first I gave them the benefit of the doubt in case they were just busy being new and setting things up but after having given them more than a week to get back to me as well as sending them several emails I have drawn my own conclusions from their deafening silence!
So folks, it’s official Bitcoin Black (not to be confused with Bitcoin or Blackcoin) are scamming people. I’m not sure if they can gain anything from people downloading their wallet but I did see one video* which I will try and link to, in a language I don’t speak or recognise, but it appeared to be saying not to download the wallet because it had been identified as a virus by some software they were using.
Please don’t give them any money or download the wallet. I will be deleting my links when I find out how, if you have already followed my link and downloaded the wallet, please delete it and accept my apologies I take responsibility on myself for making the rookie mistake of not doing adequate research before promoting it – I won’t be doing that again!
Stay away, steer clear, full body swerve that mofo Bitcon Blackguards I hope you get what you deserve a nice bit of crypto Karma should be coming your way.
PR – 0
*now that I want this video I of course cannae find it anywhere, grrrr! If it turns up I’ll add it to this post
Next up:- Myelbux
Above are screenshots from a website called Myelbux, which also had an app and a slots game both of which I downloaded and played. It calls itself “The only multi-cryptocurrency raffle game with a 100% fair algorithm which gives all players equal odds for unlimited rewards” It worked by betting against a set number of other players to win a set amount of money. If all 3 of your wallet balances were empty you could claim a bonus amount every hour to bet with. They had an active Facebook page and Twitter account which I looked up and they both seemed ok but I should have dug deeper.
The 3 wallets and cryptocurrencies were BCH (Bitcoin Cash) LTC (Litecoin) and ETH (Ethereum). You could signup and pay to be a VIP and get 6000 free Gwei, 6000 free Bits and 1800 free Litoshi from the faucet every hour. I did this and claimed the different coins all day every 5 minutes which built up nicely then I withdrew the balance to my Coinbase account. I noticed that I only received the first few payments the rest were all zeros so I thought I’d just not claimed enough and withdrawn too soon.
They advertised a partnership program which seemed to be like the staking contract I already had at CryptoJams so I joined it but instead of sending BCH, I mistakenly sent $50 worth of Bitcoin which I emailed them about repeatedly and commented on their Facebook page to no avail. While researching I actually found the message I’d sent them, I’ve lost it again now but if I find it I’ll post it on here too. I then threw good money after bad by sending them the $50 worth of BCH they’d requested before receiving a reply about the other $50 worth of BTC! Fool! Yes, I said it! DO NOT follow my lead, learn from my mistakes and keep your money.
With hindsight red flags were – big payouts for zero work, should have scrolled through ALL the comments on Fb, no reply to my messages, should have realised the significance of all those zeros! Now the site no longer shows up if you click the link, all that’s left of Myelbux, the app and the slots game is a 404 error page, a spinning box that never changes on the app and lots and lots of angry, disappointed punters – myself included.
Yah boo Myelbux changing your name to Myelsux cos you do!
PR – 0
Moving on ……
Next up :- My Solid Coin
My Solid Coin appeared back in August this year. Another zero work, max payout site that I am beginning to wise up to, this one offered up to 360,000 satoshi per month to registered members just for the claiming. It had a referral program that paid referrers 5% commission of any claims and deposits made by their referrals. I never referred anyone but I did claim several times a day and when I reached 100,000 satoshi I went to withdraw it into my wallet which was when I discovered that you had to pay out satoshi to withdraw unless you reached 999,000 at which point you could withdraw for free so obvs I was doing that!
Another ‘feature’ of the site were ‘Treasure Upgrades’ which you could purchase which cost about a third of what they could yield in the 30 days they were active for. I never tried these although I was tempted but I try to mostly claim crypto rather than pay out to receive it (except for when I’m trading of course but more about that in a different article) so I was still gunning for the free withdrawal.
I didn’t manage to claim the full amount every single day as y’know I have a life so I was busily claiming when the site just wasn’t there one day. I wasn’t concerned at first as I have been on other sites that have ‘gone down’ while their owners (usually one man bands) updated something or other. Also there was a message on the page saying that they were offline but they’d be back or words to that effect but they were just gone.
I have since been on some other review sites looking for information about My Solid Coin and found it variously referred to as a HYIP (high yield investment program – I’ll be reviewing these at a later date when I find out what they are exactly), based off a Ponzi scheme and as I am calling it a straight up scam.
My Solid Coin more like My Sucky Coin you take your place in my poo books with a PR – 0
Thank you for reading, hope you’ve enjoyed it so far, I will be reporting on other crap sites as and when I discover them. Do you have experience of a site that should be included in PurpleLioness’ Poo Books? Please comment below and I’ll take a look.