Protecting yourself from Cybercrime requires vigilance in managing your safety and security. Understanding how criminal’s attempt to obtain your personal information online is also pertinent. For general information, visit the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network – ACORN.

Unfortunately Bitcoin Trader Australia has also been targeted by cybercriminals. There are two specific scams we have become are aware of:

 

Scam 1

Individuals representing themselves as working for Bitcoin Trader are contacting people through text messages and email in an attempt to steal people’s funds and identities.

Emails are sent that state; “You have 1.7 Bitcoins, they are sitting at this address, please click on this link to claim your Bitcoins.” You are asked to enter your username and provide ID.

These messages are originating from anonymous, scam addresses. They are not from bitcointrader.org.au – but the addresses are created to mimic our website.

Bitcoin Trader will never contact you with an unsolicited email.

What you can do:

If you want to preserve the email to forward to authorities, please leave it in your junk folder because it usually contains viralware.

If you would personally like to take action, please contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Scamwatch, and ACORN.

 

Scam 2

A website claims to be selling “Bitcoin Trader” software. Bitcoin Trader Australia is not affiliated with this company and only trades on behalf of clients using authentic international liquidity providers.

We are NOT affiliated with the website referred to in the link below.

https://binarysignalsadvise.com/bitcoin-trader-review-scam/

 

If you have any other information regarding scams using our name, please contact us at: info@bitcointrader.org.au.