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Offline Mr. Consumer

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Bitcoin scam
« on: May 22, 2022, 11:23:16 PM »
URL: hxxps://bitvex.org/

Check the news:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/elon-musk-deep-fakes-promote-new-cryptocurrency-scam/
Already submitted but needs to be blocked ASAP IMO.

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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 08:27:48 PM »
Why is not blocked by Avast yet?  :-\
Avira, Bitdefender, ESET, G-Data, Kaspersky have added it to their blacklist after my submission.

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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 08:34:34 PM »
Have you even submitted it to Avast, your post doesn't say that  ?
Did you use the - Reporting a Possible False Positive File or Website - https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php.
You should get a response in a day or two.

Personally I wouldn't touch anything bitcoin related with a very long stick.
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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 09:40:13 PM »
Have you even submitted it to Avast, your post doesn't say that  ?
Did you use the - Reporting a Possible False Positive File or Website - https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php.
You should get a response in a day or two.

Personally I wouldn't touch anything bitcoin related with a very long stick.
In my post I wrote, "Already submitted" in the last line. I submitted it last night. Around 24 hours ago and this forum post was made in the morning.
I didn't use the false positive form, as it's not a false positive. I mean, Avast doesn't detect it.
I used this one and chose website from there: https://www.avast.com/report-malicious-file.php#pc
Isn't this the appropriate one?

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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 10:39:46 PM »
I wasn't sure where it was submitted.

I don't know if this would be considered a false negative, but your link should also suffice.

Personally anyone that has anything to do with bitcoin has to have money they want to lose.  For the average person that should be everyone, it is too damn volatile to be considered a safe haven for investment.
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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 09:49:17 PM »
I wasn't sure where it was submitted.

I don't know if this would be considered a false negative, but your link should also suffice.

Personally anyone that has anything to do with bitcoin has to have money they want to lose.  For the average person that should be everyone, it is too damn volatile to be considered a safe haven for investment.
Anyway, Avast blocks it now.

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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 10:18:03 PM »
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

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Re: Bitcoin scam
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2022, 12:51:58 AM »
Read anout bitcoin scams here, and how much money seems involved,
also what users could do to not fall for it, according to FBI circles:
https://www.ic3.gov/Media/News/2022/220718.pdf

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