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(Fake) Crypto.com - Buy Bitcoin Now
(Actually "Crypto.com - Buy Bitcoin Now". For details read below.)

Latest release: 1.0 ( 24th July 2021 ) 🔍 Last analysed 1st October 2021 . Fake Not functioning anymore
24th July 2021

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Try out searching for "lost bitcoins", "stole my money" or "scammers" together with the wallet's name, even if you think the wallet is generally trustworthy. For all the bigger wallets you will find accusations. Make sure you understand why they were made and if you are comfortable with the provider's reaction.

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The Analysis 

Update 2021-09-22: This app is not on the Play Store anymore.

Warning Proceed with caution with this app.

We evaluated similar apps that bear the trademark of “Crypto.com” notably:

(Fake) Crypto.com Buy Bitcoin Fake! Defunct!

Similarly, like the other apps we reviewed, the developer has a generic sounding name “Crypto Options” and lists 11 other apps with dubious sounding names such as: Kraken Buy Crypto, Crypto Free Earn, Earn Free Bitcoin, etc. Clearly, these were designed to have eye catching names or descriptions.

Like the other dubious “Crypto.com” apps, this app does not list a website and only has a gmail address as the point of contact. It has about 100+ downloads.

We visited the original Crypto.com Terms and Conditions and found Section 11 - Intellectual Property Rights:

the Crypto.com trademarks and logos, and any other logos, service marks, product names and other proprietary indicia used in the Crypto.com App are the property of either Crypto.com or third party licensors (collectively, the “ Trademarks”);

Although with just 100 downloads this app was not “top priority”, noticing many apps with “crypto.com” in their title we found this and others to be fake.


Verdict Explained

The product mimics a popular competitor!

As part of our Methodology, we ask:

Is this product the original? If not, we tag it Fake!

The bigger wallets often get imitated by scammers that abuse the reputation of the product by imitating its name, logo or both.

Imitating a competitor is a huge red flag and we urge you to not put any money into this product!

But we also ask:

Is the product still supported by the still existing provider? If not, we tag it Defunct!

Discontinued products or worse, products of providers that are not active anymore, are problematic, especially if they were not formerly reproducible and well audited to be self-custodial following open standards. If the provider hasn’t answered inquiries for a year but their server is still running or similar circumstances might get this verdict, too.