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I have received 0.00000001 BTC random payment and the status symbol is a pentagram? Am I being used to tumble someone's stolen coin there are a lot of other wallets in the transaction?

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    A link to the tx on blockchain.info would be helpful. – user1586 Feb 11 '14 at 22:35
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    Also, what wallet are you using? – Pieter Wuille Feb 11 '14 at 22:39
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These were received from addresses starting with "1Enjoy" and "1Sochi", right? A lot of people got these today (including me). It is a part of some ongoing spamming effort of sorts - I wouldn't be too concerned with it.

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    Using Bitcoin transactions to propagate spam? Wow, now that's new. Could you please provide a reference on the blockchain??!!! – Joe Pineda Feb 12 '14 at 1:13
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    @JoePineda it's not new, but it's not effective. – John T Feb 12 '14 at 6:55
  • I for one wouldn't be that much annoyed to receive that kind of spam vs. receiving via e-mail. After all, I'd be earning money, even if just tiny bits over time :) – Joe Pineda Feb 12 '14 at 12:43
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    @JoePineda Actually, you wouldn't earn anything. These transactions never actually validate - the two I got have been sitting there unconfirmed for five days now. – Lazarus Feb 16 '14 at 0:20

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