I have been scammed 6 months ago.

Now someone is calling me from BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT. He said that I have under my name the bitcoins that have been scammed. But the way to take this amount is to synchronise my wallet with the address that the amount is under my name. The issue is that he is asking for 10% of the amount to be added in the wallet and send the new bitcoins to blockchain and then after 15 minutes all the funds will be in my wallet.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Is this true or is just another scammer?

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    Yes. This is scam 💯%. If they want to send you money, they could deduct the fees and send you the rest. If they ask for money to send you money, they won't send you money.
    – MCCCS
    Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 19:19
  • They not asking payment to them they asking payment after I receive the funds in my bank account 1% The issue is that I got part of the order they ask and is been send it to blockchair I can see the transition are under my wallet address just I don’t know how to transfer it to my wallet Commented Nov 19, 2020 at 19:57
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    You will get fake money (apparently in your non-btc bank account) and send them real money (as bitcoin?), after which the fake money will vanish from your bank account and your bitcoins will be impossible to retrieve.
    – user
    Commented Nov 20, 2020 at 14:13
  • Related: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/103891/5406
    – Murch
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 17:54

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I have been scammed 6 months ago

Then criminals expect you to be gullible and foolish. You are a prime target for them. So they'll try new ways to trick you.


No such thing.

Note that Bitcoin is not centrally controlled by any organisation. It is a peer to peer currency designed to be usable for one person to send money to a second person without involving anyone else as a trusted intermediary.

Any business can use words like bitcoin or blockchain as part of their name. Having bitcoin in a business name does not mean you control bitcoin. Just as dollar.com has the word dollar as their name but are a car-rental business with no control over the US dollar. Nobody polices who may or may not use words like bitcoin or blockchain in websites or email addresses. Many criminals do.

synchronise my wallet with the address

They want to fool you with a watch-only address, where your wallet shows an amount of money that belongs to someone else not to you. Addresses are not secret. Anyone can add any bitcoin address to their wallet but that doesn't give you any control over money.

Bitcoin wallets do not actually contain money. Wallets contain a secret number called a private-key that a wallet can use to control money. Importing an address doesn't give your wallet this secret number.

the amount is under my name

That's not how bitcoin works.

Some businesses that sell bitcoin might ask buyers to set up a named account but that's outside the real Bitcoin system.

hi is asking 10% of the amount to be added

This is often called "advance fee fraud". Don't be tricked. There is never a need to pay any fee to release money. If there were, it could just be deducted from the amount being returned, you wouldn't have to pay it first. This is a favourite trick of confidence tricksters.

Is this true or is just another scammer

It's not true. It is just another scam.

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    Just a suggestion for the OP, it can be eye opening to read through the Scams tag on Personal Finance. I thought that I was pretty well prepared against scam tactics and have been able to readily identify or know something was fishy and go on to find out more about scam attempts against me, but I learned a lot about different scams people try by going through that tab and really effective ways to identify if something is a scam that I hadn't considered before. Keep yourself safe and informed, and remember, if your mind at any point asks "Is this a scam?", it probably is.
    – Davy M
    Commented Nov 20, 2020 at 18:25

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