Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware Store
Is Evominers Fake or Real?
Why is Evominers Fake?
Evominers is a website that claims to be selling cryptocurrency mining hardware from brands such as Bitmain, Goldshell, Jasminer and more at low prices. In fact, the prices on the site are so low that they seem simply too good to be true.
Not only are Evominers’ prices lower than competitors by default, an additional 15% discount is applied for first time orders. Absurdly low prices are often the most obvious sign of a scam.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 26th May 2020. The registrant’s details such as name, location and contact details have been hidden using a paid service. Therefore, it is a relatively new website being operated anonymously.
Even though it is clear that the website did not exist before May 2020, the website claims that the company has been active since 2018. The site shows a company certificate containing the name and number of a company registered in Jersey, UK provided to appear legitimate. However, there does not seem to be any real link between the company and Evominers. In any case, such certificates mean little as they can be acquired simply by paying money.
The overall website quality of Evominers is unimpressive and it contains errors that no self-respecting professional organization would have on their website.
Even the website content seems to have been plagiarized or reused, as there are several other websites containing identical text. I found that there are at least 16 other websites using the same content, all of which may be scams. The list of websites is given at the end of the article.
The home page of Evominers displays testimonials of popular personalities in the crypto field such as Drew Vosk and Roger Ver. These testimonials have been confirmed to be fake as seen in my conversation with Drew Vosk.
The ‘customer review’ videos embedded on the About Us page appear to be fake too. I found that one of these ‘customers’ has made videos for a number of other unrelated companies, indicating that he may be an actor hired through a platform such as Fiverr.
While testing the checkout process, I found that only Bitcoin payments are accepted on the website. Even though one of the options available is to pay using a service called BTCPayJungle, I am not sure how safe this is as, to my knowledge, BTC payments cannot be reversed in most practical scenarios.
Evominers has no social media presence at all. As mentioned earlier, the company information given on the website is likely to be fake. The contact details provided include a UK address, phone number and email address. The address is likely to be fake as it does not match the address on the company certificate. The phone number was unverifiable and probably does not belong to a real business.
There are reviews for the website available on Trustpilot and Sitejabber, a large majority of which are negative. There is a warning on Trustpilot that several fake reviews were detected and removed.
When I checked, I found that the removed reviews were negative and got removed due to a loophole in Trustpilot’s system exploited by Evominers. Therefore, I believe that the removed reviews may not have been fake. Even though a large number of ‘fake’ negative reviews were removed, 76% of the remaining reviews are still negative.
It is also interesting to note that Evominers has unclaimed the Trustpilot page after first claiming it. They have not provided any verification documents to prove that the company is real.
Most of the reviews unanimously state that Evominers is a scam as customers never received the items they ordered. Even attempts to contact the company were fruitless as they received no response.
It is tremendously likely that Evominers and the 16 similar cryptocurrency mining hardware stores may be scams.
Evominers is a website created anonymously and operating from mid-2020. The website quality is low and does not appear to be operated by a genuine business. The prices on the website are remarkably lower than competitors, which may be the most glaring sign that Evominers is a scam.
The entire content of the website has been copied from other sources. There are at least 16 other websites using the same text which may all be scams. Even though the site did not exist before 2020, they falsely claim that they are active from 2018. The home page contains fake testimonials and reviews too. The contact details provided also appear to be fake.
Evominers only accepts payments in cryptocurrency which is unsafe for buyers. Almost all the reviews left online by customers are negative. Customers have echoed the same complaint that they never received any communication or their items after placing an order with Evominers.
As a general rule, never send crypto to strangers as it cannot be recovered.
Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
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If you have been the victim of an ecommerce scam, you can take the following steps:
- Lodge a cybercrime complaint online or with the local police office
- File a complaint with the payment portal and ask whether the payment can be reversed
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as ScamAdviser, TrustPilot, OnlineThreatAlerts and SiteJabber
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same
- Report the scam site to web filtering companies.
List of websites using the same content as Evominers
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