Watching a Crypto Investment Scam WhatsApp Group


If your online accounts are anything like mine, almost every day I get “forced joined” to a new Telegram group where a crypto investment scammer is trying to tell everyone how good his trading site is. Fraudulent investment is awesome. This week I started getting added to WhatsApp crypto investment scams.

I thought I’d share the experience with you, in case you’re curious.

When you are forcefully joined to a WhatsApp group, the first thing that appears is information about the person who added you to the group.

In my case, +856 20 29 725 893 created the group, then I was added to the group by +856 20 29 728 289. The +856 should be a clue as to whether these are the advisors which they claim to be, as +856 is the international dialing code for Laos. A third Laotian number then removes the group creator, another Laotian admin, and a South African admin (+27 is South Africa). They must have added an admin numbered in the US (we don’t see any more people added), because the number +1 (346) then changed the group’s “Topic” to be “BTC Nuggets 02th Team”. 02. As in the second team created by a non-English speaker. 1st…02…3rd?

We then receive our first message from “Tricia Storti” our second theoretically American admin +1 (530), American. See? (530 is the area code for far northeastern California.)

Tricia’s first article introduces the name of our Crypto Investment Scam website and begins the process of helping us all lose our money to “FileCoin” (or is it FILcoin? they can’t decide.)

But wait… I didn’t want to receive a hundred WhatsApp messages a day from a new scammer. It’s no big deal… all the fake Americans controlled by Tricia’s robots are here to make you realize how special it is that you were added to the group. They chatter non-stop about how awesome it is… just to make you wonder (if you were a complete idiot): “Is it possible that I was accidentally added to a WhatsApp group that will teach me how to get rich in cryptocurrency?

Seriously. I can’t believe they think anyone is stupid enough to fall for it… but then I look at the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS stolen in crypto investment scams and realize they don’t wouldn’t spend all this time and money doing this if it somehow didn’t make them a profit.

Just like you may be wondering, “But how will being part of this group make me rich?” none other than the FOUNDER HIMSELF, the one and only BERNIE McTERNAN jumps into the conversation to explain how!

(In case you’re wondering if these are totally made-up names, yes, they are. But they are based in reality. McTernan occurs at a rate of 1 in 519,000 people in the United States. Storti is Italian. About 1 in 12,000. there is called Storti. In the United States, 1 in 365,000.)

But does it really work? Well, our straight guy “~FKK” is going to ask the burning questions that are on every potential victim’s mind… and receive honest, trustworthy answers from current investor LOLO!

See? LOLO has been in the game for 3 months “without finding anything abnormal” and he can “withdraw money successfully every time!” He won $70,000 thanks to Bernie Analyst!

You may still have doubts… just like FKK! “Wow, is that true?” But it’s not just the real LOLO that has enjoyed great success. Josh Perreault, a completely real and completely unsolicited testimonial, has ALSO made successful withdrawals!

Now we KNOW it’s real, right? Not you! You’re too smart for that! You’re probably thinking, “But I’ve never heard of these people!” What company is this? Are they reputable? » It’s funny that you think that, because Andrew Woolley, a totally real person, has the same doubts…

So! The Filecoin Foundation has existed since 2019, is headquartered in London and has branches in the United States, Vanuatu and Australia. And look! They even have an identification number! OOOOOOH! Who could doubt that now??!?!?!

Totally real, JIJIT assures us it’s an American company, then FKK, our favorite Straight Man, asks for a website. Ideally, Tricia is there to demonstrate her excellent customer service by responding within two minutes!


Oops! Did NameSilo really kill a fraudulent domain? No, scammers use “m.filecoinprotocol(.)com” as their main site, so if you try the domain name or “www” it will appear that the site is unavailable.

The incredible Tricia-the-Scammer is here with the answer!

“The BTC Seconds contract is a two-way financial investment product. No matter which direction you buy, as long as you buy in the right direction, you can make a profit. The second Bitcoin contract investment we are currently trading is suitable to all types of investors, whether you are a novice or an experienced investor. Each trade lasts 180 seconds. After 180 seconds, if the analyst’s investment prediction is correct, you can make an immediate profit.

But why would they do this? For a commission… nothing suspicious here… these Totally Real People explain:

And finally, after much more banter, the TRADING begins! Tricia gives our first instruction, and Josh, our real veteran trader, jumps right in! (Perhaps without realizing we’ve already killed the website.)

All totally real people share their profits quickly! But there is a small problem…


But that doesn’t stop us from having more imaginary conversations to demonstrate how trustworthy things are. Tricia had some exciting news today… VIP traders do not have to pay the 20% commission! They keep ALL THE MONEY! (But there is of course a minimum investment of $10,000)

How big is the group? In addition to the 237 current members, there are also (if you choose Group Info and scroll ALL THE WAY DOWN), over 550 “Past Attendees” (with all their phone numbers exposed as well.)

These are the people who were forced into the group and then LEFT the group. I hope they don’t forget to press “REPORT AND EXIT” so that the WhatsApp team knows that these guys are scammers!

For our “Actors” in the piece above, none of their phone numbers correspond to a real phone carrier, except for Bernie, who uses T-Mobile.

Bernie = 346.971.2587 = T-Mobile
Tricia = 530.435.9207 = Peerless-NSR-ATLC
Josh = 903.636.6515 = Sinch Voice-NSR-10X
Shannon = 438.577-5300 = IXICA Communications
JIJIT = 873.920.8211 = IXICA Communications
LOLO = 403.694.7067 = ISP Telecom
Zachary Brook = 343578.0586 = FAI Telecom
FKK = 985.775.6255 = Sinch NSR Voice
Andrew = 716.502.2145 = Sinch Voice NSR
Kevin = 937.966.2921 = Sinch Voice NSR

It would of course be sad if all these phone numbers and WhatsApp numbers were deleted…

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