RE: [*] www.forumcoin.win Scammed me [With Proof]
Posted 1 year ago
I have just came across this topic and as I own ForumCoin.win, I want to clarify a few things incase anybody comes across this topic.
Firstly, these faucets were set up as instant paying faucets using a dedicated ETH microwallet service called ETHfaucet.net. They showed ETH correctly to 9 decimal places. They closed down suddenly so I started using Epay.info. The also showed ETH correctly to 9 decimal places. They went scam so I had a choice of either closing down my faucets or moving to manual payments while waiting for FH to introduce ETH support. I decided to keep them open and set them to pay manually when a threshold was reached. As all my users were used to seeing ETH correctly to 9 decimal places, I kept it that way. Honestly thought when FH introduced ETH, they would display it to 9 decimal places so saw no issues coming.
Months later, FH introduced ETH support but they decided to add it to my surprise to 8 decimal places. It meant that if I started payments to FH, I would have to change all users balances to show to 8 decimal places . All my users would be confused and think I was scamming them and think their balance is only 10% of what it was so I decided to keep them paying manually.
Now a few months later, ETH fees were going crazy and it became so hard and slow to process them all. It was also very expensive. As I had an instant paying ETH faucet, I decided to close down my manually paying ETH faucets and gave users 6 weeks notice, reduced the min withdrawal and allowed users to claim every minute. Unfortunately I was losing so much money in ETH fees, I had to move over to pay through FaucetHub. I made an announcement on my faucets, explained the fact FH shows ETH to 8 decimal places and that it will look like I have sent 10% of the amount but in reality it is the full amount. I also added this to the withdraw page. Still as this user did here, people accuse me of scamming, not read what I wrote in many places on my site and some users even wished death on my family and me because I only paid them 10% they thought. Basically I was paying them the full amount yet still being accused as a scammer and was getting threatened for doing nothing wrong. Crazy!!!!
I run my faucets seriously and honestly and always have done. I have been honest with users and spent countless hundreds of dollars to honestly close down my manual paying ETH faucets. I was losing so much money with fees but I didn't run away. Even though many ad networks, mircowallets and URL shorteners have scammed me, I didn't run away like them. This is why I am so annoyed with how everything worked out with these ETH faucets as in no way could they financially continue and due to FH showing ETH incorrectly, I was made to look as a scammer. If users read the information I gave them it wouldn't be a problem but many users don't and then accuse when things look wrong.
I would like to thank all the users that highlighted the inaccuracies in the way FH displays ETH and that I did pay my members. It is much appreciated.