🤖 Cryptocurrency Auto Trading Robot Beta made Scage rich! SPAM!!!
Beware of the latest brand of spammers who bring together two elements of the modern financial world - Cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence.
They claim to have AI computers that deal in cryptocurrency on your behalf and so make you huge sums of money.
These supposed companies - invariably they are registered on an island in the Caribbean - offer to get these computers to deal on your behalf day and night in order to increase your capital.
Before you invest with anyone, get opinions from a finance professional so that you can be sure that you are not about to be ripped-off.
If we take a look at this con, we can see a few elements that are typical in their setup.
First they use email to entrap -
As you can see the email arrives from:
Cryptocurrency Robot Augustine <email@example.com>
And the email reads:
* Beta Test Invitation *
Your invitation code: DFlgiYtv4216
This amazing Cryptocurrency AUTO TRADING robot can make you rich!
Do you know Bitcoin? Ethereum? Ever heard about Ripple? Cryptocurrencies is the future! While the market is growing fast, this is the best opportunity to take advantage and earn a million or two this year!
Auto Trading software utilizes special alghoritms and artificial intelligence to trade cryptocurrencies while you sleep!
Just imagine waking up every day and see 2-3k GBP on your account!
First results are amazing - join us while registration is still open!
Auto Trading is a way to get rich in 2018!
Use the invitation code above to receive an extra 1,000 GBP after registration!
Click this link to start trading:
Don't wait before it's too late!
You will thank me later!
This message has been sent automatically because firstname.lastname@example.org has requested us to send you this invitation.
Sender IP address: 220.127.116.11
The country code CF is for the Central African Republic and is not a likely source for someone recommending crypto-currency trading in the UK.
Now let's have a look at the site itself from http://www.cryptotraderuk.cf/invite/[string]
We appear to have been forwarded to https://cryptocode.online/ which is obviously a way of making you think you are still looking at a company in your own country.
If we run a Who.is to lookup who owns this site we see:
|Registrar||ERANET INTERNATIONAL LIMITED |
IANA ID: 1868
Whois Server: whois.todaynic.com
|Registrar Status||serverTransferProhibited, clientTransferProhibited|
|Dates||29 days old|
Created on 2018-04-30
Expires on 2019-04-30
Updated on 2018-05-05
|Name Servers||ANDY.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM (has 7,758,752 domains)|
ZITA.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM (has 7,758,752 domains)
|IP Address||18.104.22.168 - 4 other sites hosted on this server|
|IP Location|| - Lodzkie - Radomsko - Euronet S.c. Jacek Majak Aleksandra Kuc|
|ASN|| AS197226 SPRINT-SDC, PL (registered Aug 17, 2010)|
|Website Title||None given.|
So immediately we notice that this site has been thrown together using a simple template and they haven't even bothered changing most of the icons and photo before publishing. Whoever Derrick Simmons CEO is, his photo and name are undoubtedly a fake.
If we look further down the page:
This site is not affiliated in any way with Time Magazine, Forbes or CNN - be extremely careful of any site that you arrive at from email.
No one has just 'won' $4576 USD - this site is not even offering a lottery.
Notice it is a secured version of the site at: http://smartcryptocode.com
Cryptocode.online is a secure site, so it is obviously an improvement of the above site...
If we enter our details in one of the endless pop-up requests for our email and name, we are taken to: https://www.365markets.com/
Now this is a website requesting money to be deposited which means that it is extremely dangerous and you should not enter any personal or banking details at any time.
The company is registered in Bulgaria, at R.A. Hadzhi Dimitar bl., 113., en A., fl. 4, app 8, Sofia 1510, Bulgaria but their live chat is not functioning now - 5pm their time - in the working week.
There is a phone number in Bulgaria which I will not call but these are required to keep the website open under EU and Bulgarian law.
If we look at the security of this secured site - It is a Cloudflare SSL certificate with sni65230.cloudflaressl.com as it's actual name. Then the following sites are added as an alternative name: