What are the most notable cases of Bitcoin scams?



Bitcoins can be easily used to scam people out of their money due to the inability to perform charge-backs. What are the most notable cases of Bitcoin scams that are known?


Posted 2012-05-24T20:12:14.850

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Here's a list of the most notable scams, thefts, and hacks: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=83794


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Welcome to Bitcoin.SE! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.

– Andrew Chow – 2019-01-24T00:39:50.350


If you look at a graph of the value of 1 bitcoin, that huge spike and drop was caused by someone hacking Mt.Gox and selling everyone's bitcoins to him/her for $0.00, dropping down the value to $0, and it stayed low as more people sold their bitcoins to make sure it wouldn't happen to them. It's been slowly rising since then.

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See #2 in this list: http://bitcoinmagazine.net/common-misconceptions-about-bitcoin-guide/

– Colin Dean – 2012-12-31T04:45:05.977