How Catfish helps us check for ICO scams

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This morning we had an application for an ICO listing on our ICO List site Coin Launcher, one that didn’t quite look right. Apart from the fact there was no Whitepaper, today was the start of the token sale and as yet, there had been absolutely no marketing outreach, the team also looked, well odd.

As my eyes scanned over the names and job titles of the team in place, I soon started to feel that the team photos were not quite what you would normally expect, whilst the team social accounts were all on Benance…

Suddenly an idea popped into my head and before I knew it, I was downloading the team images to carry out my own episode of Catfish. We’ve all seen it right? One by one I Google searched the images and began to discover exactly who these people may be, but were they who they said they were?

Nah.

 

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Soon ‘Targas Slavan’ became ‘Scott Daley’, a university lecturer in Sydney according to LinkedIn, before ‘Adam Chu’ became ‘Peter Eng’ an artist from Philly, and on and on the process went.

At least being married means I won’t get Catfished…

After all those years watching Catfish thinking how my life now (married with child) means I won’t ever get caught up with some nutter that has nothing better to do online than trick people into made up relationships, here I am in the world of Crypto, with more tricksters than Plenty of Fish.

Be careful out there and we’ll do our best to protect against the ICO scams. All those involved have been notified of their images being used and the ICO involved was refused a listing on Coin Launcher.

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