www.ditrexum.com scam: kinda sophisticated......Beware!

in LeoFinance2 months ago (edited)

I was contacted through discord earlier this evening, by an unknown person to me, with a story that kinda felt like a Nigerian scam, but i couldn't quite put my finger on it, so i decided to play the scammer and get some more information.

Here's a transcript from our discord conversation.

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At this point it was already clear that there was something fishy about Sir Owen. I could have blocked him on the spot, but i was curious to see where this would go.

So i said: "Sure"

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I told Sir Owen i had already registered with the exchange, which i obviously didn't and after asking some advice if it could hurt to provide one of my existing BTC adresses i decided to give that to see what would happen. When Sir OWen told me the adress did not exist on the platform i started to get an idea of what the scam would be.

You want to see my wallet? I'll show you mine, if you show me yours first. ;-)

Sir Owen didn't mind showing his first fortunately.

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In the mean time i was watching a youtube movie about this exact same website, where they explained the scam in detail. I would actually be able to create a wallet on their white lable exchange, but in order to be able to withdraw funds, i would first have to pay a fee of 0.01 BTC. An with the prospect of getting the 0.1 BTC fee on the crypto which would be clearly visible on my fresh account, this could convince more gullible persons to make the transfer.

Here's a link to that Youtube video.

I hope i can prevent other people from this mistake by making this post about it. As i am writing this post, the scammer is still waiting for a reply, so when i have publisjed the post, i will be sure to send him a link.

It is very likely that they have other domains as well, this one was only registered on the 21st of December, so please share any attempt to contact you on discord with a similair story, but on a different website in the comments.

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@ luca-leyenda
Amigo gracias por advertirnos de esta modalidad de estafa.

Nice story.
I had similar about 2 month ago. On Discord as well
Scammers name was Philip D, he got "stuck" 1.35 BTC on exchange www.bitawo.com,
and he was much more generous, offering to me 30% of that 1.35 BTC, for my help.

Scammers gona SCAM !
beware...

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As soon as someone mentions any kind of money in discord dm's I am immediately suspicious of them, haha.
I would like to say "with the exception of people I know", but you never really know who's on the other side >.>

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dicewing.com is possibly one of them. I should've have followed through a bit more to confirm like you did.

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This recent one from bitcoinups.com is also suspicious

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Interesting to see how much energy some people are putting in trying to scam others. If only 1/3 of that would be used for helping others, world would be such a better place...

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This is crazy.
Best thing to do
Never give before receiving.
I got a lot of them on my email
to click left and right.
Good call!

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Nice detective work LL! This is my favorite part image.png

dCityyyyyyyyyyyyy :D

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i dnt knew what they feel after cheating with Persons who Trust them,
Fuck Off scammers :/

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I guess they feel nothing. I read a history about a scammer scamming an old men with alzhaimer. During a year he abused of that man thinking he would get the price if sending more money. And every month something happens to need more money in order to send prize. A huge prize. The old men committed suicide... When the wife took the phone for a nee request of money, she said what happened. The man in the other side of the phone just laughs!!! So sad for me this kind of people. I learned to recognise them and blocked or stop any deal with them. Online activities are plagued of them.

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he already Knew About you .
i am sure these guys give you Proof and then cheat.
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It must be weird to have teal contact with a scammer.
Thanks for sharing!

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Some years ago, someone contacted me in a trade for bitcoin, i think on localbitcoins. It was a similar history. He said he didn't know how to manage his account. He send me his account and password in order to do the Withdraw for the BTC he was buying. I said no, and blocked him.
It was a temptation as it looks easy to do, but better not to look for unknown trouble.

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yea, they have been doing this for a few years... its a shame people fall for stuff like this. I like to keep them busy as long as possible as well. its fun and then they cannot scam anyone else.
Are you dutch or belgian by the way?

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Appreciate the heads up. With so much crypto booming now so will scammers.