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bitcointalk.org - New user scam!
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:17:09 AM »
Today I have noticed that https://bitcointalk.org/ admins are running a scam. When I have registered a new account on bitcointalk I saw a message like "You are unable to post. How to enable posting."

When I checked how to enable my posting the following message appeared:

"Your IP address has previously been used for evil on this forum, or it is a known proxy/VPN/Tor exit node, so you are required to pay a small fee before you are able to post messages or send PMs. You can still use all of the read-only features without paying.

Your account contains 50.01 units of evil. To atone, you must pay a total of 0.00014098 bitcoins (0.14098 mBTC; 14098 satoshi). Pay to the address 3EeoxFqrCjGM5VR2unQn8R7BVeVG6w1KAr. Once you have paid the full amount, wait a few seconds and then reload this page. If the fee is so small that your wallet is unable to send it, you can send any larger amount, though you will not be refunded the difference.

Alternatively, any forum staff member and some other notable members can manually whitelist you. Paying the fee is probably easier/quicker, though.

If you don't have any bitcoins, you can get small amounts of free bitcoins using the sites listed here. It is recommended that you give the free bitcoin sites the address listed above. Do not collect money in your own wallet and then send the bitcoins to the forum -- this will likely result in significant network fees.

If you find any bugs in this system, email pbbugs-J6X0kjVn@theymos.e4ward.com. For example, send email here if your payment is not registered an hour after sending it. The mere fact that payment is required for your IP address is never a bug. You will be permanently banned if you send email here requesting free whitelisting.

People commonly say, "I haven't posted anything before, so why on Earth am I banned?" You are not banned. Your IP address was previously used for evil, so everyone who uses that IP address has to pay this registration fee."

My account "contains 50.01 units of evil". That's funny because is a brand new registered account. To remove the "50.01 units of evil" I have to pay. From my opinion this is a scam.