I have been scammed 2 bitcoin (worth ~$40,000) by fbc-limited.com

Bluefighter

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Dear all,

Please be careful so you won't make such dumb mistake I did for trusting this scam site: fbc-limited.com. I will be embarrassed whenever I think about this for the rest of my life.

I saw comments (that I realized now are spams) under Crypto Analysis videos talking about FBC13 algorithm so I googled it and saw a few of articles saying nice things about it. I was skeptical at first since all the articles were posted recently, I couldn't find any older article about them. But I was too greedy to make profit to ignore all the bad signs like that or the fact that their registration with company house doesn't look legit, phone line is ringing but nobody picks up, only communication you can make with the site is through the live chat which isn't always online, the transition to the new domain just a month ago that they explained was because the old one got stolen etc. The Support manager in live chat was very responsive and nice for the first few days when I had questions about investment. But now has shown their true colour.

They promised annual passive income and collect-able accruals everyday if I deposited and that I could withdraw my daily accruals and undeposited funds anytime.

I added to 0.004 bitcoin to my fund and deposited them to test. First accrual day, the profit was too small so I couldn't withdraw, therefore I added 0.5 btc to my fund to withdraw along with my accrual. The site still didn't let me. I contacted live chat and they said there was a withdrawal limit on my account because it's new but they lifted it so promised I could withdraw any amounts I wanted from then. I proceeded to be able to withdraw the undeposited 0.5 bitcoin + accrual after. Somehow my trust was stupidly gained.

Few hours later, I sent them 2 bitcoin planning to deposit. But I wanted to test if I can withdraw it first, and as you might have guessed, no, it didn't let me gain. The live chat was online so I asked them why I couldn't withdraw and it went offline immediately. I tried to contact them the whole day through email and the day after when live chat was online again but no response, they ignored me for about 36 hours. Until today, I told them I have friends in the UK that will report this to the police, they responded that they were busy because there had been a lot of new clients(?). It's funny they were so busy with their new clients but still had time to flag and deleted all the bad reviews I wrote on Trust Pilot right after the moment I posted on that day they were ignoring me.

You can see the conversations I had with them down below. It's absurd. Basically they said I wasn't able to withdraw because I have to verify my ID with them first since my deposit was > $10,000. As I said above, they promised I could withdraw any amounts I wanted bigger or small but after a day of ignoring me, they said I can't without verification. Also my 2 bitcoin wasn't deposited yet, it is still in my fund along with the accruals. I don't remember reading the term where I had to go through KYC verification if the deposit is more than $10,000. They may have added that term or it was my mistake not reading it carefully. Either way, that rule shouldn't apply to me because I never deposited the 2 bitcoin to begin with. I have read about KYC verification scams and after what they did to me I don't think I could trust them to give my personal info to.
 

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Bluefighter

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Updated: As I said, I didn't make a deposit over 10k but they use the rule 'If a client makes a deposit over $10,000, he must go through KYC verification' to not let me withdraw. After 3 days of ignoring me, they finally replied this below which doesn't make sense and contradicts the reason why they didn't let me withdraw in the first place.

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Somehow they manage to keep removing my reviews on Trust Pilot (maybe because my account is new, I didn't break any guidelines) so if you have an old account on Trust Pilot, I would appreciate if you can leave a 1-star feedback to them for me.
 

4evermaat

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Somehow they manage to keep removing my reviews on Trust Pilot (maybe because my account is new, I didn't break any guidelines) so if you have an old account on Trust Pilot, I would appreciate if you can leave a 1-star feedback to them for me.
I've heard of other people getting their negative reviews deleted on
TrustPilot (for other brokers). Seems the TP admin can be bought off.
 

Bluefighter

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The OP has invited the company to this discussion on Dec 9, 2020 at 10:51 AM
 

The Punisher

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Below are a couple reviews online for this company and you can see how FBC responded. Will be interesting to see what their response is here!

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Bluefighter

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Below are a couple reviews online for this company and you can see how FBC responded. Will be interesting to see what their response is here!

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I’m pretty confident they won’t respond here. They only responded to those negative feedbacks they couldn’t flag on trustpilot becuz trustpilot is linked to their website. Gotta keep the “reputation” nice looking for the newbies.
 
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