We recently warned again about the JoyTrust (www.joytrust.net) broker scam. The German regulator BaFin has announced an investigation into the fraud, and its operator, the UK-registered Top Suite Ltd. The scam continues to be very aggressive and attacks victims in Europe. Currently, JoyTrust contacts potential victims falsely claiming that the customer has a high balance on his Blockchain.com wallet and only needs to pay a $250 conversion fee to get it. As proof, they send a copy of a fake ID of a Blockchain.com employee called Robert Mendes. Please do not fall for it.
Customers receive a fake Blockchain.com account statement showing high amounts of over $53,000. One would only have to deposit the conversion fee of $250 and could get the balance. And of course, one should also upload a copy of the ID to prove legitimacy. Data theft is included with JoyTrust.
JoyTrust‘s boiler room agents are very aggressive and claim to be Blockchain.com employees to check if the money is not from money laundering. They call frequently and provide all sorts of fake evidence of the authenticity of their offer. In this context, the victims also receive emails from a fake person with the stage name Marko Rossi ([email protected]) containing details about the process of withdrawal of the (non-existent) Blockchain.com funds.
There is a lot of money involved; eventually, greed wins in the victims, and they transfer the $250 conversion fee to get the money. The money is then gone and possibly more.
Stay far away from JoyTrust and these Blockchain.com scams. You will save yourself money and the theft of your data.