|First Reported||Jul 26, 2020|
|Scammer Name/ID||"Samson Mow" (using Messenger without Facebook)|
|No. of Reports Received||1|
How the Scam Works
One or more scammers claiming to be Samson Mow (Blockstream CSO) are reaching out to users via Facebook Messenger.
The scammers tell their potential victims about investment opportunities, such as a cloud mining platform in Bahrain, with daily profit payouts.
While it is not clear how exactly this scam operates, it is likely that the scammers will eventually request investments (that you would likely never get back).
The Real Samson Mow
Samson Mow is an entrepreneur and marketing strategist and the Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream.
Samson Mow will never reach out to individuals over social media to solicit investments or personal information.
His official social media channels include:
How to Report the Scam
If you have encountered the scam described above, send us details on our Report a Scam form.
Unfortunately, we are not able to help you with resolving any disputes or recovering any funds, but your report will help us identify high-risk scams, alert the community, and report them to the relevant authorities.
We would also recommend that you take these additional measures:
- Submit an international scam report to econsumer.gov, an initiative of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN).
- Facebook Messenger: Report the scam through your Messenger app.