iPhone user loses $600,000 after downloading scam Bitcoin app from Apple's store

Squid Surprise

Posts: 4,050   +3,182
Granted I could have been abit more clear but what would you have accepted? I can only provide my personal evidence based on my own experience and I don't believe that would be enough for you.

And full disclosure I'm not an apple user and never have been.
I’d accept any reports or studies you could find detailing the computer literacy of people split by iOS or Android...
 

PEnnn

Posts: 628   +612
What does this have to with crypto specifically? People get scammed all the time.

Real banks? A few years ago one of banks in my country closed. People who had big sums of money in it, lost it.

There is that thing called FDIC for banks

Unlike the crypto scam which doesn't protect / reimburses zip.
 

QuantumPhysics

Posts: 4,914   +5,462
There is that thing called FDIC for banks

Unlike the crypto scam which doesn't protect / reimburses zip.


The US DOLLAR is backed up by the military industrial complex.

A Bunch of B2, F22 and F35 fighters with nuclear bombs on their wing tips.

The USD is insured by the FDIC.

Who do I call when I lose $200,000 in Bitcoin?
 

Danny101

Posts: 1,658   +708
I don't agree for the users I know.

if I compare all the apple users to the PC users I know. The PC users run circles around them for being tech savy its not even close. And that is by design by apple because its a walled garden and they tell you how to use the product.
Microsoft, for their part, are trying to turn Windows into an Apple clone. The ad thing might be a bit different. I'm not sure about Apple and ads.
 

Bobbydpue

Posts: 125   +78
I wonder how many more stories like this we will hear until the government itself decides to crack down on crypto?

My guess is that right now the government is quiet on crypto because they want to allow people to put as much of the printed stimulus welfare check inflation into the crypto market as possible.

My guess is that they’ll lower the boom and the curtain will reveal their true intentions later on.

As far as these people who are losing money to crypto scams: shame on em.

It never would’ve happened if they had kept their money in real banks.
First off I'm tired of people using the word "crypto" to mean cryptocurrency. Crypto is short for cryptography. Not short for cryptocurrency. Secondly the entire point of this currency is to separate money from any government or controlling body. Lastly what does this scam have to do with any cryptocurrency? It's not the fault of the currency, but the fault of the scammers and Apple.
 

Thunder6230

Posts: 41   +25
Scammers are everywhere its independ from crypto. From the otherside if you are that stupid to download untrusted stuffs its still not the crypto who caused. We know somebody who during her online corse got a message that somebody just held up a lot of money from the account and the bank is not in the mood to solve the problem. Her card was with her all the time. What do the government do about such stuffs?

I wonder how many more stories like this we will hear until the government itself decides to crack down on crypto?

My guess is that right now the government is quiet on crypto because they want to allow people to put as much of the printed stimulus welfare check inflation into the crypto market as possible.

My guess is that they’ll lower the boom and the curtain will reveal their true intentions later on.

As far as these people who are losing money to crypto scams: shame on em.

It never would’ve happened if they had kept their money in real banks.
 

Skjorn

Posts: 601   +463
Ponzi Schemes are illegal.

Pump and Dump schemes are illgal.

Tax Evasion is illegal.

Money Laundering is illegal.

Crypto ( I refuse to call it currency) checks all the boxes.

I'm just waiting for the SEC and IRS to tighten the noose.
How would you feel if you found out the US government is the largest holder and originator of BTC?