This is what happened:
This ICO had a FAKE TEAM and was stealing people’s identities and apparently getting help from ICOBench to promote their SCAM.
See IDACpro’s Bitcointalk thread.
This page is archived here (27/11/2018)
FAKE NAME: Kelvin Smith
REAL NAME: Birger Kollmeier, German physicist
His photos are all over the internet and FREE to download
FAKE NAME: JOHN WILSON – STOCK IMAGE
AFTER being caught, these scammers changed their team!
Their second team is fake as well.
We reported this to ICOBENCH and they deleted the scam from their website.
BUT something happened and ICOBench took them back, and relisted them with a 3.4 rating.
The team didn’t pass KYC, then they passed, then they didn’t pass again, then they passed again… Oh boy what a mess!!!!
ICOBench kept increasing their ratings as the team kept failing KYC. SO STRANGE!
Finally, two members managed to pass. (Did they pay something? How much?)
ICOBench invited 3 more members to pass KYC. But one failed (the one with a fake name”OLGA” – picture above).
And the ratings increased again, even knowing they are a SCAM.
NOW, the Fake “Olga” (picture above) mysteriously passed KYC.
And the rating keeps increasing!
Here are the other ICOBench experts that rated this scammer.
Today (02/12/18) we contacted some of these experts. They told us they were unaware of this scam because ICOBench didn’t inform them. They removed their ratings:
This scammer created another fake website and used someone’s name to help to promote their scam.
Who is she?
We contacted the foundation via Facebook, and below is the conversation.
This is just another clear example of ICOBench corruption!
They know the team is fake, most of the team links to a LinkedIn profile are broken, all evidence was presented to them because we sent them emails. Below is the reply from their team member:
DO you think any country or institution would accept such a lame excuse?
ONLY ICOBench accepts these types of excuses without investigating any further.
The reason is simple: MONEY TALKS!
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