Is MoonTrade.org a scam?

We recently received an unsolicited email (spam) from a person named “Helga M” representing MoonTrade.org. Helga wanted us to join their website and begin trading crypto currencies there.

We had never heard of MoonTrade before. Is Moontrade.org safe?

Moontrade.org does NOT list any information about where they are located, who their developers are or how to contact them directly. In fact it has no information at all that can be verified or used to find the people behind it. We were able to link MoonTrade.org to Russian accounts of various types.

If someone on Moontrade.org was to steal your crypto currency you likely would not be able to find any real information about who was behind the theft.

We did an extensive search but could not find anyone that has used Moontrade.org. In fact the only mentions we could find of Moontrade.org were from spam emails, fake accounts and posts from anonymous sources on forums.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5091153.0

On BitcoinTalk.org a user known as “cryptodemystified” promoted MoonTrade. He was rated as a scammer by a well know BitcoinTalk.org user and linked to scam ICOs.

They often use the name MoonTradeX online. Their Twitter account is equally as scammy with dozens of followers that are fake accounts.
https://twitter.com/MoonTradeX/followers

A post on the MoonTrade.org blog from December 18, 2018 promotes that they allow people to post ads for selling with much less than the reputable crypto trading sites. This may sound great but it removes an important safety check for users. A larger deposit to place an ad weeds out many inexperienced sellers and scammers. A large deposit is a basic protection for buyers. Making it easier for scammers to place ads with a small deposit is a bad idea.

We responded to Moontrade’s spam stating that we would not use their service because their website showed no accountability or safety to its users. Below is their response in its entirety.

Thanks for the feedback. Observing your reaction you obviously have. It read any of Our blog articles, we will be using your response as an example of the low liquidity anti-professional attitude of. Let unregistered businesses that fail. Have a great day being bitter!

Would you give your crypto to a website that engages in spam?

Would you trust staff that sends personal attacks in bad English?

Are you a reputable and verifiable bitcoin trader that has experience with them?

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