As I have noted before, scammers are at least putting in an effort to perpetrate their schemes these days. The websites are getting better and more professional looking, and they are getting more convincing.
Fortunately, it's still the same idiots behind the scenes. Mineprofit.com is no exception.
On the surface, the website looks promising, with nice graphics, and testimonials of a solid history of happy customers.
That's it. Go any further, and you'll kiss some hard earned coin goodbye.
Mineprofit.com is a Ponzi, "Nonzi", or an outright Ponzi-Garza, and is most certainly a scam.
Despite the decent website, all the classic "tells" are present.
1. No actual company.
2. No contact information other than a web form
3. No physical location
4. Impossible claims of glory
5. Overly attempting to convince you that they are not a scam
Mathematicians They Are Not
Two things that really stick out are first, they offer a FREE TRIAL!
A free trial that this ultra technical cloud mining establishment (that is so great it defy's the mathematics of what is required to actually turn a profit) actually requires a Windows client to be downloaded and installed (subsequently releasing a swarm of viruses right onto your hard-drive).
However, the one impressive thing about MineProfit is that they apparently have time machine. They were able to jaunt into the future and pluck a customer from the line to write a nice testimonial for them.
They have this here testimonial recorded:
Twenty glorious days and 20 withdraws without having to request them.
First of all, the "plans" state all of the withdraws are manual. That's a bit of a contradiction lending itself to scrutiny right there.
The more interesting thing about this "trustworthy" testimonial, is that this customer has had 20 days of his account being open since the website service is only 6 days old.
Title: MineProfit - Bitcoin Cloud Mining
Description: Creative Resume Template
Domain Age: 6 Days
Website Speed: Very Fast
Organisation: WHOISGUARD, INC.
Owner: WHOISGUARD PROTECTED
Owner Address: P.O. BOX 0823-03411
Owner City: PANAMA
P Address: 22.214.171.124 United States
Hosting Service: Namecheap
Hosting City: Los Angeles
Hosting Region: CA
Hosting Postal: 90064
Domain Created: 2015-09-05 00:00:00
Domain Expires: 2016-09-05 00:00:00
Domain Life: 366
Speed: Very Fast (383ms)
Registered on September 5th.
My recommendation? Avoid these clowns.
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Published on 9/10/2015 at 11:56 AM PST