In this article we will see the most popular cryptocurrency scams (some on the Dark Web).
-Double doubling of Bitcoin: it is a variant concerning also the carding of Paypal. They upload money to their site and they pay it back with interest. Bullshit.
-Fake Exchange: these are sites created EX NOVO or which differ from the officers by only one letter (for example a "0" in place of the "o" or an "L" in place of the "i"). Once the money is loaded, you will have lost it forever.
- False cryptocurrencies: obviously the idea is to entice people to exchange Bitcoins with their cryptocurrency as it is more advantageous.
-Fake Chat Escrow: you are contacted on social networks (if the fraudster knows that the victim owns Bitcoin). Someone wants to buy your Bitcoins. You will be invited to a chat. But who ships first? The Bitcoin seller or the buyer? You will need to send Bitcoins to a third person (usually called an "escrow service"). All right, however behind the "escrow service" hides the scammer buyer.
-Forum: in many forums people asking for help in the functioning of the crypto have been contacted by scammers (private message) who have asked for Electrum's seed to help them. Bye bye Bitcoin.
-Spoofing (mail): through this old technique you can simulate sending emails by yourself (as if the scammer knew your passwords and was inside your computer remotely). The scam consists in making the victim believe that someone is watching you and that he made you the video while watching porn sites and masturbating. To avoid spreading the video on social networks, he asks for $ 2000 (or other quantities) in Bitcoin. The scammer also points out that asking the police for help will not help because he is writing to you from far away and uses TOR and VPN.
-Malware: well here I think there is not much to add. They spread everywhere (mail or hide in files where the extension is disguised)