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Offline ssfc72

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Cryptocurrency scam - a BBC article and podcast
« on: September 26, 2019, 08:49:27 am »
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49826161

A very interesting article and podcast about about a woman who was promoting her crypto, OneCoin,  raking in billions of dollars/pounds and then she disappeared.
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Re: Cryptocurrency scam - a BBC article and podcast
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 09:00:13 am »
Hard for mere mortals like me to separate scams from investment opportunities. I was told many years ago though, that if you don't understand it, find something else to invest in.
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Re: Cryptocurrency scam - a BBC article and podcast
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 10:12:37 am »
Interesting link. I find cryptocurrency stories enticing and although there is a lot of money that can be made, there are a lot of scams, too. Wired has a much longer separate story of what they call a crypto-tragedy told in three acts, for those that also enjoy this sort of thing.
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Re: Cryptocurrency scam - a BBC article and podcast
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 08:32:12 am »
Here is a YouTube Link to all 8 episodes of this BBC audio show.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyG9sMByafw&list=UU2dUXK9yzf53Z8AUEt8ZZEQ

You can use the 4K YouTube downloader program to download all the episodes at once. Just make sure to change the 4K menu settings to an audio download and I slected MP3 as the format.  Using MP3 I am able to listen to the whole series on my tiny MP3 player.
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Re: Cryptocurrency scam - a BBC article and podcast
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 12:44:53 pm »
So many crypto-concurrency con artists out there. Creditors want to exhume a body here to get their money back. Thanks for sharing, ssfc.
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