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How can Ripple trust lines be exploited to scam unknowing people?

This ripple forum post says moocowpong1 wrote: "She might also do this for free if she has IOUs from GatewayB and wants to convert them to GatewayA IOUs." She might also do this ...
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What precautions should i do to avoid being scammed for Bitcoins?

I am a modest follower of Bitcoins and other Altcoins though recently i was scammed by few fake and fraudulent online buyers in a few days time when trading for Bitcoins.I never been scammed for any ...
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Should you protect your Bitcoin address like your credit card number?

Today, I recieved this scam email: We have reached the biggest milestone in our history – over a million wallets. https://[removed] will celebrate with some big prizes. In October 2013, ...
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Open source doesnt mean transparency [closed]

Code released by the XRP businessmen for both the client and server...is totally controlled by the XRP owners. Preprinting(easier than premining) is dishonest, and against fundamental principles of ...
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What keeps someone from creating a malicious wallet app?

What keeps a person or company from creating an app like Armory but if you select "import or restore wallet" just emailing them your wallet key after you enter it and draining your account?
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Do faucets actually work?

Doing a simple Google search shows that there are many places on the Internet that say that they give out free bitcoins. All you need to do is give them your deposit address and confirm that you're ...
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Somebody illegally took bitcoins from bitmit.net wallet. Can I get them back? [duplicate]

Bitcoins hacked on bitmit.net Hacker/scammer bitcoin address - 13nPWDB4vGQfJWD9DnEC5DUx3y1Qn8ScPN 4.59295734 13nPWDB4vGQfJWD9DnEC5DUx3y1Qn8ScPN 2013-08-23, 09:51 pm Confirmed Bitmit, please get my ...
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Is it possible that the authors of Bitcoin have an alternative way of generating bitcoins?

Is it possible that the Bitcoin creator (or developers) have an algorithm that allows computers to generate coins easily, but intentionally published only the current difficult mining algorithms. And, ...
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Could Bitcoin be a Ponzi scheme? [closed]

There are some valid points in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UKC7iaBKvs How come there were 6 million BTCs already in existence when the project started? Who owns them? That's now the ...
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How do we prevent the Test network from being misrepresented as production?

I'm concerned that people new to Bitcoin may not be aware that the test network exists, and the new users will end up "paying" for Bitcoins that are essentially worthless. What protections are in ...
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Tracking payments sent to scammers, and what they do with the money

I am interested in tracking payments sent to known scammers, and tracing where that money goes. Is there any website that compiles this information and shares it with others?
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After being scammed, has anyone ever actually managed to recover their BTC?

Like real world cash problems, we know that scams happen in the Bitcoin community at least as often if not more often for a variety of reasons (oversight, regulation, standards of security, street ...
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What are the most notable cases of Bitcoin scams?

Bitcoins can be easily used to scam people out of their money due to the inability to perform charge-backs. What are the most notable cases of Bitcoin scams that are known?