Can anamurminers.com be trusted?

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I'm thinking about ordering two 63 GH/s Bitcoin miner's from Anamurminers.com Also see: http://anamurminers.com/asic-miner. Can this company be trusted? They say they can ship two to the UK straight away.

Steve

Posted 2013-05-23T11:56:47.237

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There's no way this is legitimate.

  • Domain is less than a month old
  • All product photos can be found elsewhere on the web. http://www.stss.ru/products/workstations/tesla/RX240T8.2.html http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=94
  • Address/phone number/name on Contact Us page differs from address/phone number/name on WHOIS record.
  • They say their miner connects over USB. However, they don't have any drivers for it on their website, or say what OS it works with.
  • They said that they're too busy to take a video, or post an non stock-photo image, but they would in a week. They said that 10 days ago.
  • They claimed that they designed, wrote, sourced, soldered, and tested the whole thing, front to back, in 3 weeks. Then somebody on bitcointalk pointed that out, and now it took them 3 months! Still implausible, though. Unless you're willing to pay insane markups, your shortest turnaround time on an ASIC is around 6 months, and that's if you already have your design done.
  • They offer local pickup (in the Czech Republic)
  • This gem:

    Due to Czech law, we MUST, give you back your money even after 14 days, if you are not satisfied with the product.

    I doubt that.

So yeah. Scam. I'm guessing that Antonio Barreto is the brains of the operation, and Anamur Silif is the fall guy.

Nick ODell

Posted 2013-05-23T11:56:47.237

Reputation: 27 521

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Certainly nobody except the owner or local auditors can tell you if its a scam, all you can do is gather as much information as possible. Maybe the only real deal would be to visit the company locally or get documents that proof what they claim.

Concerning the website, its a very basic opencart shop one can setup in 30 minutes.

Below is what i got on a fast search.

Information about us

www.anamurminers.com is a site operated by Anamur Silif, s.r.o. ("We"); we are a company registered in Czech republic under registration number 241 65 280. Our registered office is Prim√°torsk√° 296/38, Prague 8 180 00.

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The domain/hosting whois reveals: Email Search: is associated with about 213,056 domains NS History: 3 changes on 4 unique name servers over 0 year. IP History: 3 changes on 4 unique IP addresses over 0 years. Whois History: 13 records have been archived since 2013-05-04 . Reverse IP: 629 other sites hosted on this server. Log In or Create a FREE account to start monitoring this domain name Preview the complete Domain Report for anamurminers.com

Registrant: Anamur Silif s.r.o. Kasparova 590 Liberec, 46312 CZ

Domain name: ANAMURMINERS.COM

Administrative Contact: Barreto, Antonio Joaquin
Kasparova 590 Liberec, 46312 CZ +420.774984192 Fax: +420.000000000

Technical Contact: a.s., INTERNET CZ
Ktis 2 Ktis, 384 03 CZ +420.383835353 Fax: +420.383835354

Registration Service Provider: INTERNET CZ, a.s., 00420-38-3835353

Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC. Record last updated on 10-May-2013. Record expires on 30-Apr-2014. Record created on 30-Apr-2013.

Registrar Domain Name Help Center: http://tucowsdomains.com

Domain servers in listed order: NS2.GOSHAWK.ARVIXE.COM
NS1.GOSHAWK.ARVIXE.COM

Domain status: clientTransferProhibited clientUpdateProhibited

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Google search on Anamur Silif, s.r.o https://www.google.com/search?q=Anamur+Silif%2C+s.r.o&ie=UTF-8&sa=Search&channel=fe&client=browser-ubuntu&hl=en

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More lookups:

  1. http://rejstrik.penize.cz/24165280-anamur-silif-s-r-o

  2. http://www.bizbiz.cz/v2/firmy/239749/anamur-silif-s-r-o

  3. http://topkontakt.idnes.cz/f/anamur-silif-s-r-o/1945713/

Aurigae

Posted 2013-05-23T11:56:47.237

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seems like they are also discussed here: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=233346.0

concerned

Posted 2013-05-23T11:56:47.237

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