mail from "Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment fund(GABI)"


I received an unsolicited email with one of them “too good to be true” offers: 150% return guaranteed, blabla. See for yourselves:


deeneendo Investing in Bitcoin is challenging.

Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment fund(GABI) makes it simple

Our team constantly seeks and executes opportunities and manage their associated risks. With a strong understanding on what is becoming the greatest financial revolution in the 21st century, we have helped both skeptics and believers realise incredible returns in the Cryptocurrency space.

Looking to stake a portion of your assets in Bitcoin?

WE HAVE FOUND THE HIDDEN GEM - Try our exclusive product: “Bitcoin Unit Box 150”

Your ultimate opportunity to get 150% return for the first time in Bitcoin history

We accept deposits in Bitcoins, dividing our assets into units.

1 Unit = 0.1 Bitcoin
Minimum deposit - 1 Unit
Maximum deposit - 1,000 Units

Investments are accepted from 15th until 30th of September, 2015

In order to participate make a deposit to:

(General depository account)
or scan QR code below

The 150% payout will transferred to your Bitcoin address on 15th of October, 2015 (GMT).
(for example: investing today $500 will return with $750 in just 30 days)
Payouts are automated and risk free (insured by Zurich Insurance Group, AG)

This is a one time opportunity for promotion purpose only. Your e-mail is assigned to specific Bitcoin address, forwarding this offer to other person or entity is prohibited.
You will get additional information after successful deposit is made.

There are no tricks or hidden fees, becoming an investor has never been so easy


Global Advisors
26-30 Queen Street, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 4WD


Yeah got the same email on an address that I used for btcjam that is the second one I received on that address. So or btcjam is selling email addresses or they got hacked.


I got one too…thanks for letting us know where the email was coming from @Daffy


some guy said this over at btctalk:

"It seems like Homero is at it again.    Every single address I was 
registered at gaw miners with(including one I only used for GAW), just 
received this message."


I got one of these phishing emails too, there is a warning about it on the official GABI website


I haven’t got the mail from any of my old GAW-known adresses, but I did once subscribe to BTCJam too. Might be the culprit indeed.


I would agree with this statement.
Although I have used BTCJam the 4 emails I received from the “Global Advisorsl” were email addresses I only used for GAW related accounts. And the address I use for BTC Jam has not received any such email as of yet.
This also looks very similar to that Coinbase email hack back at the first of the year.


weird, I might have forgotten about having used the email that received this phishing attempt for hashtalk, they banned me a few times and I had to use Aliases.


I make it a point to not use the same email for different services. The one that received the email was only used at btcjam.


I got this e-mail at a disposable address that doesn’t appear to have been used to register an account at GAW or BTCJam but I might have used it for something minor, like subscribing to Project Prime announcements or Hashcoin Paycoin news :smile:

Anyway, that inbox has a total of two e-mails in it - this GABI one, and another one from a week ago:

Dan Morehead
Chief Executive Officer
Dear xxx,


Launched in 2013, Pantera Bitcoin Fund is the largest institutional bitcoin investment vehicle. The Fund provides institutions and individuals quick, safe, and efficient access to large quantities of bitcoin, without the challenge of buying and safekeeping them.

For our approach, we selectively invest in early-stage, category-leading Bitcoin companies and Bitcoin/Blockchain related ventures. Our proposal features low fees (0.75% management fee), daily liquidity, and full insurance coverage. The Fund’s lifetime return is +311,1% outperforming bitcoin price over the same period.


We are now accepting subscriptions for the first ever Pantera Blitz Fund. This Fund designed specifically on investing for a short period of time and with a guaranteed fixed returns. Our offer stands for 15% per month subscription limiting max. deposit 50 BTC per person.

Pantera Blitz Fund accepts deposits until September 15th, 2015.

Withdrawals are settled on 15th of October. Initial investments and additional profits are withdrawn to your BTC address excluding the management fee (0.75%). Your e-mail is assigned to specific Bitcoin address this way we are able to contact you directly once the subscription is activated (via successful deposit). You will receive a confirmation letter from Pantera Capital.

Offer designed specifically for small-cap and novice investors. Applying for this position earns 0.075 BTC profit (approx. $17) for a 30-day investment.

In order to participate send 0.5 BTC to address:
or scan QR code for participation

Proposal for advanced investors. Depositing 15 BTC to Pantera Capital returns with 2.25 BTC profit (approx. $520). In addition each investor receives a debit card from Pantera Capital for instant withdrawals from ATM. Debit cards based on Cirrus/Maestro standard are accepted worldwide.

Deposit 15 BTC to address:
or scan QR code for participation

Choose yourself what investment amount suits you most. We guarantee a 15% growth in one month starting September 15th. We accept payments from 0.5 BTC up to 50 BTC. Underpaid and overpaid Deposits will be reversed to it’s initial deposit address. Opening positions from 15 BTC qualifies for a free Debit card.

Send your bitcoins to address:
or scan QR code for participation

All investments independently from their amount are are insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which leaves no risk of loss for investors. Pantera Blitz Fund accepts subscriptions in Bitcoin only. This is especially important for investors who hold appreciated bitcoins, as they may be able to diversify without triggering a taxable event. The window for this tax-free investment will end upon closing of the Blitz Fund’s investment.

Only selected customers who received this mail can get this special offer. This is a limited one-time opportunity, growing money has never been so convenient with Pantera Capital!


The information set forth above aims to summarize certain developments, articles and media mentions with respect to Bitcoin that Pantera believes may be of interest. The views expressed are the subjective views of Pantera personnel, based on information which is believed to be reliable and has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but no representation or warranty is made, expressed or implied, with respect to the fairness, correctness, accuracy, reasonableness or completeness of the information and opinions. The information contained above is current as of the date indicated at the top of the page. Pantera does not undertake to update the information contained herein.

The information provided above is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice, or investment recommendations. Pantera and its principals have made investments in some of the instruments discussed in this communication and may in the future make additional investments, including taking both long and short positions, in connection with such instruments without further notice.

Certain of the information provided above constitutes “forward-looking statements,” which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “target”, “project”, “estimate”, “intend”, “continue” or “believe” or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual events or results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements and no undue reliance should be placed on these forward-looking statements. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of or a guarantee of future results.

It is strongly suggested that any prospective investor obtain independent advice in relation to any investment, financial, legal, tax, accounting or regulatory issues discussed above. Analyses and opinions contained above may be based on assumptions that if altered can change the analyses or opinions expressed. Nothing contained herein shall constitute any representation or warranty as to future performance of any financial instrument, credit, currency rate or other market or economic measure.

This document is confidential, is intended only for the person to whom it has been provided, and under no circumstance may a copy be shown, copied, transmitted, or otherwise given to any person other than the authorized recipient.

Web Bug from zxx
To unsubscribe please click here Pantera Capital
Drapuhlid 43, Reykjavik, , 105


I’m quite sure this spam is going out to a list of addresses collected from multiple sources, so both BTCJam and GAW could be involved, and probably others as well.


Yeah probably but it’s strange that I did not receive one from the email address I used at GAW. More worrying is that the btcjam address got that email. A Hack? Or address being sold by btcjam.


Because no one else has said it, I will. For some of us this can go unsaid but for others…

This is a scam, do not I repeat do not send any BTC to the address they provide.


I got one of these to my address I used on BitcoinTalk.
I wonder if there has been yet again another data breech?


Smells like fish poo to me


smells like Garza


Sure sounds like a JG production but then again they all sounds the same… the scammers that is.


They were at least smart enough to generate a new address for each email they sent out, this way its harder if not impossible to see how many people fell for the scam.


yep those cnuts sure are learning from the tactics people discuss on public forums to detect scammers… ooops.


The fresh address for each mark, I mean investor, is not a way to detect the scam, its a way for them to avoid being tracked. While this in and of itself isn’t evidence that it is a scam, adding it the other red flags makes it more certain that it is. The biggest one being the 150% return in 30 days or so. I am tempted to send in 0.05 btc or so and see if its an outright scam or if its a ponzi, if its the latter they may actually payout on round 1 to get people revved up and hungry for a second round.