I have received 0.00000001 BTC random payment and the status symbol is a pentagram?

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I have received 0.00000001 BTC random payment and the status symbol is a pentagram? Am I being used to tumble someone's stolen coin there are a lot of other wallets in the transaction?

Menotyou

Posted 2014-02-11T22:29:37.083

Reputation: 11

Question was closed 2014-02-12T12:28:01.397

1A link to the tx on blockchain.info would be helpful. – None – 2014-02-11T22:35:59.817

1Also, what wallet are you using? – Pieter Wuille – 2014-02-11T22:39:15.087

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These were received from addresses starting with "1Enjoy" and "1Sochi", right? A lot of people got these today (including me). It is a part of some ongoing spamming effort of sorts - I wouldn't be too concerned with it.

Lazarus

Posted 2014-02-11T22:29:37.083

Reputation: 31

1Using Bitcoin transactions to propagate spam? Wow, now that's new. Could you please provide a reference on the blockchain??!!! – Joe Pineda – 2014-02-12T01:13:33.090

1@JoePineda it's not new, but it's not effective. – John T – 2014-02-12T06:55:26.290

I for one wouldn't be that much annoyed to receive that kind of spam vs. receiving via e-mail. After all, I'd be earning money, even if just tiny bits over time :) – Joe Pineda – 2014-02-12T12:43:38.380

1@JoePineda Actually, you wouldn't earn anything. These transactions never actually validate - the two I got have been sitting there unconfirmed for five days now. – Lazarus – 2014-02-16T00:20:58.353