Bitcoin Security Alerts & Safety Measures

How do I know I am dealing with CoinLoft?

The CoinLoft website is secured by an "Extended Validation SSL" certificate which is identifiable by our company name (Rhino Loft Pty Ltd) hilighted in green in the URL.

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We also display a Geotrust site seal in the footer of our website.

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If both of these security identifiers are visible you can be confident you are dealing with CoinLoft. If these are not visible you could be on a Phishing website that is masquerading as CoinLoft.

There has been an increase in attempted fraud involving bitcoin in recent months. The nature and sophistication of these scams varies.

  • Customers should be aware that this service is only to be used to purchase bitcoin.
  • If you are asked by someone to create an order on our site, supply information on your mobile phone number or relay sms codes that we send to you it is likely that this person is a scammer.
  • DO NOT make any deposits into our bank account unless you are fully aware that you are purchasing bitcoin. This service cannot be used to pay bills of any kind.
  • If you deposit money into our bank that money cannot be refunded once the bitcoin has been sent to the destination. Bitcoin transactions are completely irreversible.
  • Ransomware

  • Ransomware is a malware that infects a victim's computer or computer network. Ransomware comes in various flavours, some of which are CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, Locky, TeslaCrypt and many others. The virus typically demands a ransom to be paid in bitcoin in order to decrypt and recover data on the computer or network. CoinLoft condemns these ransomware attacks and recommends that professional IT assistance is sought before making any bitcoin purchase or payment in relation to these attacks.
  • Computer repair \ virus Scam

  • A message is displayed on the victim's computer stating that they have a virus and instructing them to call a 1800 phone number to resolve the issue. The victim calls the phone number and is answered by a person acting as Microsoft, a Mac experts or a computer repair centre. The victim is persuaded to pay for the service to rectify the current problem with the computer and also has an option for a 2 or 5 year ongoing contract. This is a scam and you may lose your money.
  • Utility Bill Scam

  • The victim is persuaded to deposit money into our bank account to pay for a utility bill. This is a scam and you may lose your money.
  • Expedia Discount Scam

  • You will receive some discount on a product or service if you pay by bitcoin, for example the Expedia 50% off if paying by bitcoin. Do not pay for products or services directly from our site. It is likely the scammer will not provide you with those goods or services and you may lose your money.
  • Gumtree Scam

  • You may be asked to pay for an item on Gumtree by depositing the money into our bank account, in this case the scammer could receive the bitcoin and not provide the item to you.
  • Online Pet Scam

  • You may be persuaded to purchase a pet online and make payment to our bank account for the shipping of the pet.
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    Melbourne Vic 3000