Beware of scammers and fraudsters

How to protect myself from scams?

We strongly advise you to not share any personal and financial data with unfamiliar people who call or email, or contact you by social media. Once cryptocurrency is sent to the wallet that belongs to scammers, there is no way back. Paybis.com is not an investment company and we never call our customers. If someone reaches out pretending to be us, please report it to security@paybis.com (mailto:security@paybis.com). Here are some tips to help you avoid being scammed: - Never provide a...

I was scammed, what to do?

Paybis strongly condemns cybercrime and we do everything we can to fight it. We keep track of well-known scam wallets in order to block the transactions going to scammers. Unfortunately, we are not able to stop all of them and since the recipient wallet is not under our control, we are not able to return the money to you. If your contact person is no longer responding to you, most likely you have been scammed. We strongly recommend reporting a case to your local police as well as by visiting...

PayPal courier scam

PayPal courier scam has been going for a while. If you receive anything like this, please be very careful and don't be tricked into purchasing bitcoins. Remember that all cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible and the identity of the recipient is rarely known.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Steam recent scams

Lately, the customers complained about being scammed by fake Amazon Prime and Microsoft employees. Please be careful and do not share any personal data with anyone you do not know or have not planned to get in touch with yourself. How to identify if an email, phone call, text message, or webpage is really from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G4YFYCCNUSENA23B) Read more about the Amazon Prime Renewal scam (https://conversation.which.co.uk/money/amazon-prim...

Popular broker scams - Beware!

The following chapters offer a small introduction to popular broker scams and how they work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. ------------------------- Unregulated brokers & Exchanges There are hundreds of unregulated exchange platforms and brokers that allow users to exchange cryptocurrency. Too often, these platforms will promise unrealistic signup bonuses with your first deposit and claim they already have a large userbase actively ...

Popular Dating & Romance Scams - Beware!

The following chapters offer a small introduction to dating & romance scams and how these work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. ------------------------- Romance scams start out from a dating website, cold email, a social media message, or even a phone call. This initial stage is commonly known as “catfishing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catfishing)”, as the communicating party will usually portray a persona that they are not (e.g. a m...

Popular investment scams explained!

The following chapters offer a small introduction to popular investment scams and how these work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. ------------------------- Fake ICOs Fake ICOs became very popular in 2017 and continue to operate on a global scale. They are usually promoted on BitcoinTalk, Twitter, or within Telegram groups. It is rather easy to recognize them by checking the following: - The whitepaper of the project is usually...

Popular rental scams explained

The following chapters offer a small introduction to popular rental scams and how these work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. ------------------------- Airbnb Bitcoin scams Popular vacation rental marketplace Airbnb is well known for its fake listings. The supposed owners of the rental home request Bitcoin payments prior to your arrival only to later disappear without a trace. Their listings are usually lower priced compared to sim...

Popular eCommerce scams

The following chapters offer a small introduction to eCommerce scams and how these work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. ------------------------- ECommerce has seen massive growth over the past year, due to its increased convenience and product availability. Users can purchase items from online stores, platforms, or marketplaces, usually at a better price than brick-and-mortar retail. Unfortunately, the world of eCommerce has a fair sh...

More Potential Scam Schemes Explained

The following chapters offer a small introduction to popular scam schemes and how these work. Please read through this section carefully and see if any applies to your situation. Fraudulent wallets Mobile wallets are a great option when it comes to storing cryptocurrency, especially for those relatively new to industry. Nowadays, most of the available crypto wallets offer state of the art UI and non-custodial storage, which makes them even more secure. And while this development has been...