I'm new here but I've been in the crypto world since 2016, today I'm going to tell you what just happened to me. I had to send 25 euros to the address: 3Lch25qM9kKNEydEKKCKc2Em1naHBLN44y After an hour from sending my BTC I still do not receive anything, so I decide to review the transaction and I was not believing what I saw .. a completely different address had been used to receive BTC and not giving an explanation I try to copy again and paste and I realized that that address changed once pasted. I'm not kidding, I'm not a scammer nor a liar, try also to copy and paste this address: 3Lch25qM9kKNEydEKKCKc2Em1naHBLN44y and you'll end up with this: 3LP8AqQ5neyhGs9X5djjBBQ5RBBRCQ3LnY https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/3LP8AqQ5neyhGs9X5djjBBQ5RBBRCQ3LnY Please help me

  • You should do a malware scan on you computer.
    – MCCCS
    Apr 24, 2020 at 14:49
  • Are you using a recently updated version of Electrum? Apr 24, 2020 at 15:09
  • So if you try to copy and paste the address remains the same? Can I try with windows defender or do you recommend something else? I don't know if Stormgain has Electrum references as addresses but I don't think so Apr 24, 2020 at 15:26

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It appears that your device is affected by malware. Likely, the malware detects when a Bitcoin address is in the clipboard and replaces it with an address owned by the malware creator.

  • Yeah you're right. I lost over 2BTC few months back. I did my research and apparently i had downloaded a media file with the malware attached so it monitored anytime bitcoin wallet addresses are copied to my clipboard. Its called a Wallet Address swapper. Apr 25, 2020 at 0:10

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