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Hobi Scam Warning (Hobitrade & Kureex)

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On March 2, 2023, the following complaint was filed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) by a Minnesota, USA person who claims being scammed for $100,000 by the Hobi cryptocurrency scam:

You cannot withdraw funds unless you settle any owed money to the IRS. Additionally, the system keeps prompting you to deposit funds in the form of USDT to verify your account.

The person claims the scammer used the following contact information:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: (413) 306-8003 (Massachusetts, USA area code)

So what is Hobi and is it indeed a SCAM?

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    We are not sure what is this “Hobi” mentioned in the complaint.

    It could be a website that used to be hosted at

    While is no longer online, its login page is still indexed on Google and is titled “Kureex.”

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    Googling “Kureex,” reveals that this is just another clone from the network of scams review.

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    Specifically, it is the fourth network.

    Googling the email “” reveals that it belongs to a Thanh T Nguyen from Pflugerville, TX. Phone number: (413) 306-8003. (Same phone number provided in the BBB complaint.)

    On Twitter there is an account named Brittany Wheeler that promotes Telephone: (213) 537-5910. (Los Angeles, CA area code.)

    There’s also an Instagram channel called hobitrade with 27 followers and a Facebook public group with 106 members.

    Finally, on, we find this review from March 29, 2022:

    The company scammed me, and the sad part is that it’s linked to the Luno app. I deposited money for trading in my account, and after 7 days, it was supposed to generate profits. But when I tried to withdraw my money, they asked for a withdrawal fee. Then, when I expected my money to come through, they asked me to pay SARS fees, saying they can’t release the money until I pay.


    It’s sad how these people scam needy individuals to make a better living for themselves. You get robbed hard, and on Facebook, the page is called “How to Trade with Luno” with fake profiles and names. Your money gets stolen via bitcoin on Luno, and they refer you to their fake company.


    The domain was registered on March 9, 2022 for one year through Hosting Concepts B.V. d/b/a Registrar. It is hosted by Hostinger International Limited.

    Their Semrush Authority Score is 2% with 7 backlinks from 7 referring domains, but none of them endow any trust upon Kureex.

    Not much information can found regarding Kureex online, however the fact that it’s part of a network of scam sites is enough for us to warn against doing business with them.

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    Still, let’s see if there is any new information on the site that might give them some credibility, such as company information.

    Phone number is +44 07586256411. (A valid UK number.)

    Address: Montfichet Rd, London E20 1EJ, United Kingdom. (Looks like a shopping mall on Google Maps.)

    Company name: Kureex Globals.

    In their About page, they claim that “Kureex has been offering Crypto Trading services since 2010 and is currently one of the most successful and fastest-growing Crypto brokers,” however as we’ve seen, the website is just about one year old and does not get much traffic.

    Bottom Line

    In conclusion, the Hobi cryptocurrency scam mentioned in the Better Business Bureau complaint appears to be part of a larger network of scams.

    While not much information can be found online about the specific website mentioned in the complaint, Kureex, its association with other known scams is enough reason to caution against doing business with them.

    The lack of credibility and company information only adds to the suspicion surrounding Hobi International. It’s important to stay vigilant when it comes to investing and working with cryptocurrency platforms and to be cautious of scams like this.

    If you have any experience with them, share your experience by leaving a comment below this review. 

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