Scams

You can submit a tip to the FBI tips website tips.FBI.Gov. You can submit your tip anonymously or you can include you name and contact number so FBI agents can contact you for more information if needed. You can also report a Ponzi scheme to the FBI by phone at 1-800-225-5324 or call the closest FBI office.

List of scam coins
www.AltCoins.com/scamcoins

USI-Tech - a classic Ponzi - possibly the world's largest in history

Kriptacoin scam taken down

Good site for staying safe and avoiding scams.
http://www.badbitcoin.org

Crypto Scan Checker
https://fried.com/crypto-scam-checker

You want to avoid any cryptocurrencies that are offering regular returns and recruiting bonuses. These are almost always a sign you are dealing with a Ponzi scheme instead of a legitimate cryptocurrency. The money comes from new people joining.

Scam of the Month

www.EmCoin.net
 

So important: from www.BadBitCoins.org

What is a Ponzi or HYIP?

A Ponzi is any scheme which pays interest to "Investors" from Bitcoin coming in from new Investors. AHYIP (high yield investment program) is just a Ponzi. All Ponzi/Hyips will fail. The later Investors will lose everything when the scheme folds and leaves with the Bitcoin. Most HYIPS and doublers etc, just steal it immediately. You send it and they keep it. 
Due diligence is your own responsibility.
There are plenty of good sites out there where your Bitcoin and your work are safe. You just need to do your homework, including checking here. If it isn't in our Badlist, email us, and we'll check it and get back to you.

Here’s the psychology behind the typical ponzi’s & HYIP's run by the “professional” scammers. They know most people will do this. 

You deposit a small amount, you want to be cautious, you can’t quite figure out how they do this – but they sometimes double it (or pay promised interest) and pay you.
You think – Ah that’s great, so you either redeposit the entire amount, or just your profit. You get that back and think wow, it works, so then you deposit a much larger amount and in the worst case, even get your friends and family involved in this wonderful money making scheme. 

Then one day, after not long it just doesn’t get returned – there is some issue with your account, or your withdrawal is stuck or something similar, so you keep emailing the site and gradually it dawns on you that you’ve been scammed. Commonly the scammer will even show you the transaction, but it just isn't real.

Even if you just put your initial profits back in, the conman hasn’t lost anything – and the depositors who think they are ‘playing’ the ponzi, by getting in early, do try that, and most of them don’t get it back either. People who run Ponzi's are thieves. 

Some people empty their life savings into these scams, and they are the ones the scammers are really after. Once they get that big depositor, they move on and create a new ponzi, just leaving the old one alive for a while to mop up any new ‘mugs’ Some even return after a 3 or 6 month absence to catch a fresh load of hits, they will never run out of victims. It’s what they do, and they are expert at it.