Ewalletgh, a supposed cryptocurrency exchange website has been identified as posing to be an affiliate of PayPlux Ghana. This website which was created on the 08/12/2017 as confirmed by the website checking tool “whois.net” has duped a number of clients of their monies.
Our attention was drawn to this issue on the morning of 14/12/2017. According to clients who call us, this company gives them the PayPlux merchant MTN mobile money account number to make payments. After payments are made, the transaction ID is taken with a promise to credit the clients account, which mostly never happens. Unfortunately, the contact numbers given for clients to call back also doesn’t work.
The logic identified as being the backbone of this scam is this:
a. the “ewalletgh” team takes the transaction ID of the genuine client
b. call PayPlux and confirm payment with the transaction ID
c. place an order with PayPlux with the client’s transaction ID
d. get the ecurrency ordered sent to their accounts
e. when client decides to call to check up on their transaction, they realise that their transaction ID has already been used by another customer.
PayPlux would want to admonish all our clients to be careful which sites they visit for transactions and at least compare rates on more than 5 sites before jumping to make an order with a site that makes a lot of promises and has very low rates. PayPlux only operates through our official website: payplux.com and don’t have any affiliates. You would be informed about our affiliates should we sign up any.
We advise you to screen new websites that offer low rates by practicing the following:
1. Check when the site was registered. Use tools like whois.net and icann to find out details about when the domain was registered. Look out for when the website was registered. Note that no one can run a cryptocurrency exchange without a website even if they claim to have been working for ages like ewalletgh claims in this image.
2. Check for contact details: If you are dealing with a company that has been working for years and yet has no contact number, it should ring a bell. There’s no location and no phone number to reach and mails don’t go through, it should warn you. Especially with cryptocurrencies, check how active they are on social media, try to read reviews about them. Don’t fall prey to scams.
- Pay attention to bad grammar and too many unnecessary details. Most scam websites just copy and paste from the legit websites and as such have too much information. Whilst tactically missing the most important information. Don’t give your money to such people, it’s better to stick with proven cryptocurrency exchanges with high rates than lose your money to people you don’t know.
4. Look out for verification: This particular site doesn’t verify user’s emails before creation of the account happens. For people who are serious about handling your money, there should at least be a form of security to ensure they don’t send your money to another person. But none of this is present. The website should also have the “https:” secure feature for websites.
We assure our clients of safe transactions and advise that you protect your money from being stolen. In this cryptocurrency era, there are a lot of thieves trying all they can to get their hands on your cash and coins. Stay aware and screen any website before dealing with them.
The PayPlux Team