blog.bitmain.com

Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Bitmain and more...

Category: Scambuster

Busting the frauds and scams that illegitimately and unethically prey on the trust that Bitmain has built over the years.

Fraudulent Websites and Scams

Since the Bitcoin price broke new all-time highs this year, there has been an increase in the number of fraud attempts targeting Antminer buyers.

Although most of these attempts fail, there have been reports of some users falling prey to these scams.

We are even more concerned for our users since one of our old servers containing our users’ information was compromised by unknown attackers last week. This could mean that you may be contacted by impostors who pretend to be Bitmain’s official representative or Bitmain’s reseller to get payment from you for Antminers that they cannot and will not deliver.

Please remember:

  1. We do not have any official distributor or reseller anywhere

We receive various queries about whether X or Y is an “official distributor” or “official partner” of Bitmain’s products simply because X or Y claims to be an “official distributor” or “official partner” of Bitmain. We have no official representatives or distributors in any country. This brings us to the following point.

  1. We only sell on bitmain.com

Even if a Bitmain executive wanted to order an Antminer, he or she has to place the order on shop.bitmain.com. There is no other way of ordering hardware from Bitmain. We will never send you an invoice on Skype or using a Gmail email address, both of which have been used by impostors to scam Antminer buyers before.

We have previously sold certain hardware models on www.newegg.com and, if we do so again, we will announce it on our official Twitter and Facebook account.

  1. Type the exact URL or save the correct URL

When you want to visit our website, please type www.bitmain.com or shop.bitmain.com. You may bookmark these two websites to ensure you are not misled by a website that looks similar to our website and even has a URL that very closely resembles our real URL.

  1. The only invoice you should trust is the one automatically generated by bitmain.com

We never send a wallet address or payment link manually on Skype or by email. All our invoices and payment instructions are automatically generated and emailed by bitmain.com after you have placed an order there. If you fear that the email may not be genuine, you can also login to your Bitmain.com account to access the correct invoice or payment instructions.

  1. We will announce a new batch release date as soon as we know the date ourselves

If we haven’t announced the time of the next batch release of a particular product, we do not know the time yet. We announce this on Facebook, Twitter and via email to those who have subscribed to be notified about batch releases of that particular model. We do not have an Instagram or another social media account.

If you would like to subscribe to a particular model’s batch notification emails, please leave our sales team a message with your email address and name of the models that you are interested in staying notified about.

---------------------
Liked this article? Share it with others:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin
Follow Us for Latest News & Articles:

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Infringement Announcement

Gigawatt Bitmain Brand Infringement

Bitmain Trademark Infringement

Recently, Bitmain Technologies Limited (“the Company”, “we” or “us”) noticed that Giga Watt has stated on the website of https://cryptonomos.com/wtt/#/about (the “ICO Website”) that “Giga Watt is the first official Bitmain hosting facility, and also the first Bitmain service center in the USA” and that Giga Watt is “Bitmain-Powered” and “the first Bitman service center in the USA” (the “ICO Unauthorized Statements”).

We also noticed that Giga Watt has stated on the website of https://giga-watt.com/#/ (together with the ICO Website, the “Websites”) that Giga Watt is “Bitmain-Powered” and that Mr. WU Jihan is the Chairman of Giga Watt (together with the ICO Unauthorized Statements, the “Unauthorized Statements”). We also noticed that our registered trademark, “BITMAIN,” is used on these Websites.

We hereby declare as follows:

We have never authorized and will not authorize Giga Watt as our official hosting facility or our service center in the USA. We have never supported and will not support Giga Watt’s ICO. We have never authorized and will not authorize Giga Watt to use our BITMAIN trademark in any circumstances. Mr. WU Jihan has never been and will not be a member of Giga Watt team.

We believe that it is clear that Giga Watt’s Unauthorized Statements and unauthorized use of the BITMAIN trademark is intended to confuse and misdirect investors. We also believe that such activities are unlawful and constitute intentional trademark infringement to us by Giga Watt. We require Giga Watt to cease the Unauthorized Statements and the infringement of our BITMAIN trademark, and to issue an official public apology to us by January 19, 2017. Otherwise, we will take all necessary legal actions to seek remedies.

This announcement is made without prejudice to the Company’s rights and claims, all of which are expressly reserved.

Bitmain Technologies Limited

January 17, 2017

---------------------
Liked this article? Share it with others:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin
Follow Us for Latest News & Articles:

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

Beware of the Phishing Website Bifmaintech.com

phishing website bifmaintechWe were today informed by a concerned Bitmain fan that a website with a domain (www.bifmaintech.com) similar to that of Bitmain’s official website www.bitmaintech.com is mirroring our original website. He found this website through a Reddit post announcing release of the Antminer R4.

phishing website bifmaintech

Interestingly the Reddit post links to another article on a tech news’ website called TechUpgrade.com It may be good for our advertisement but the article is filled with phishing links and inaccurate information.  To lure customers into buying from their phishing website, the website displays an unbelievably low price of $995 and also includes the APW5 in that “$995 package”.

We have reported the issue to the website on their “Contact Us” page but not sure if the message went through because it doesn’t show any confirmation message.

We hope that no Bitmain fan or anyone is tricked into paying on this website.

---------------------
Liked this article? Share it with others:

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin
Follow Us for Latest News & Articles:

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedin

© 2017 blog.bitmain.com

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑