- What should I do if a scammer obtained access to my crypto wallet?
- Are there any further risks other than losing the money contained within it ?
- Will he use it to perform transactions on my behalf?
After I told him my email, he provided me with a password to log into the wallet and then asked me to change the password to be safe (I realized too late that changing password doesn't make any difference if he already backed up the seed).
I used my email to confirm and verify this wallet so it is tied to my email. Also, in order to purchase BTC, I had to do KYC in Changelly, coinmama and paybis. After the money arrived to that compromised wallet I willingly sent them to the addresses he provided to take part in a mining pool. Was it actually a mining service?
The wallet is empty and has been used to send BTC to the addresses provided by a scammer on whatsup. I did send BTC to this person because he was promising returns on mining cycles every 20 days (I know, super dumb). I know my investment is gone and I will never get my money back, but my concern is related to having a wallet in which the seed phrase can be used by someone other than me especially criminals.
- there would be any interest to them in using this wallet for some nefarious activity?
- are there any risks associated with having a seed phrase known by a criminal?
I understand wallets are disposable and can be generated infinitely, but my concern is tied to the fact that something so disposable can be yet unique.
Thank you very much to whoever takes time to understand my situation and answers my concerns, are these real concerns or I am just overly paranoid about this situation, Did he wanted only my "investment" or there is something larger that I am missing?