ppc-wallet.com is a high ranking website in Google when you search for Peercoin Wallets. It’s supposed to be an online web wallet, however we have received multiple reports going back to early 2014 from our users here, chat and social media that their coins were stolen by this service.
The user deposits the coins, but is unable to move or withdraw them after that. DO NOT USE IT! Once their criminal activity starts being reported in this community and in public chat, the owner of the website starts forwarding the domain to peercoin.net (our official website).
They switch from their scam website to forwarding to Peercoin’s official website whenever a lot of attention is on them. Then once the focus on them drops back to low levels, they switch the website back to continue scamming unsuspecting people. From this, we can determine that the scammer is most likely keeping an eye on our community to watch for signs that people are onto his operation.
Let’s all report this website and get them shut down so no more people fall victim to it. You can send emails and complain to the following places. The higher in price Peercoin gets, the more this will become a problem, so we need to do something about it now, not later.
#1. Report to Authorities
Make sure to include a link to this thread in any reports for evidence.
[quote]###Inside of the United States
You may wish to file a report with the appropriate authorities and/or your regional fraud reporting center — such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov)
You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm, call 1-877-FTC-HELP.
###Outside of the United States
If your complaint is against a company in a country other than the United States, you can file it at http://www.econsumer.gov. You can also find information on where to report in locations outside the United States at econsumer.gov.[/quote]
#2. Report to Google
The website would not be a problem if Google did not list it so high in search results. You can report it to Google here…
You can also go to the bottom of a google search that you find it on and ‘send feedback’ with a screenshot of the fraudulent site.
Reporting them to domain and web hosts has produced no results, because they keep switching services. You can see that info here…
Basically, I tried this service out recently but had problems depositing Peercoins - it took me several hours despite well over 6 confirmations. I tried emailing support, but over 48 hours later I have yet to receive a response. The Peercoins were eventually deposited, however I have been unable to withdraw them again, and we’re coming up to 36 hours on that. Overall, I would recommend people avoid this service. It is a shame, but I hope this saves someone from having to go through the hassle I have.
I started this thread on Reddit to discuss this as well: