It’s been a crazy week again in the Bitcoin ecosystem.
I was informed by Exabytes and they informed me that a scammer / group of scammers, had created multiple Mailchimp accounts to send out scam emails. In that email, there was a “purported Bitcoin Draw” by the Penang Bridge International Marathon organizers.
This is a SCAM !!. So DO NOT send Bitcoins to that Bitcoin address.
Here is the sample of the scam link that misused the URL of bitcoinmalaysia.com, weusecoins.com and coinbase.com: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f60a679d6057077d3a5ed1f2b&id=f3368ea1eb
Apart from that, the scammer also used my Reddit.com nickname and leaked data on the Marathan participants and another scam email from 24 Sept 2013, misused the Bitcoin Foundation name.
DISCLAIMER: Bitcoinmalaysia.com is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013. The
Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013 Official announcements:
1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: LATEST SCAM [ 8 October 2013 ]
2. Updates on Bitcoin Scam Email [ 3 October 2013 ]
For more info:
Penang Bridge International Marathon Secretariat
Level 53, Komtar, Georgetown, Penang, 10503 Malaysia.
Hotline +6016-411 0000 / +604-6505136 (Mon~Fri 9am~5pm)