The popular Darknet Markets site which purports to offer training on matters Bitcoin has been found to be a phishing scam. This site directs users to different websites that work to steal your bitcoins and leave you in the dark with no ways to reclaim them.
If you want to secure your Bitcoins, desist from visiting the site.
The site has an article that claims to offer the most effective way to mix your Bitcoins. The tutorial is pretty straightforward and informative.
However, the links you are directed to Bitcoin Blender and Helix by Grams are all forgeries. The actual sites you are directed to have a near-resemblance of Bitcoin Blender and Helix by Grams. Their appearance and functioning are the same but the moment you send your Bitcoins, the money disappears for good.
There have been numerous scams regarding Bitcoin but this is one of a kind. It targets novices and persons who have never encountered DarkNet.
Bitcoin mixing refers to a process by which an individual breaks the sender/receiver traceable connection. The overall goal is to ensure users can send and receive bitcoins with anonymity. No one is able to trace the transactions via a block chain. It’s also referred to as Bitcoin laundering.
Tumbling bitcoins, as the process is also called, is quite a complicated process. Majority of first timers decide to use Google for assistance. They use different keywords to search for help including “how to mix bitcoins”. Unfortunately, most of these keywords enlist Darknet Markets at the top of the search results.
You see, by being on top of the search results means your site is credible. People have full trust in anything that Google ranks highest. Thus, the virtue of being the highest on the first page of Google results means your site is going to get more clicks. Indeed Google is helping increase the number of users falling victims of the said site.
Additionally, the published article has nothing to suggest that its scam. In any case, only the phishing links make it a terrible reference. It goes as far as advising users to carefully confirm their onion links. The users are advised to check this correctness on another page which ultimately leads to the forged websites. The checking website has been designed to look like DeepDotWeb, a reputable news site.
This scam isn’t just effective. It is super effective. One person who reported the incident had just lost his $100. These claims are legit. A quick look at Reddit inquiries shows thousands of comments from persons who had just lost hundreds of dollars. Hundreds, if not thousands, are duped on a daily basis from $100 to $900.
And these are just a few of those who came out to raise their worries. How about the many who don’t know where to turn for help?