Questions tagged [fraud]

Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.

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Btc bitcin juicy vegas [duplicate]

I won some money on juicy vegas and they told me to create a bitcoin account and send money via bit coin to release the funds, so I did but now they are saying that they didn't receive the funds and I'...
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Other members who had issues with btcguild quiting and exchanges pulling exit scams? [closed]

I sent this email to btcguild.com support. Only because i dont know where else i can go to get some kind of help/justice. So i decided to post it on a community platform so i can talk about this ...
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Characteristics of fraudulent Bitcoin transactions

I have a few questions about Bitcoin fraud investigation. What are the characteristics of fraudulent bitcoin transactions? For example, I've read some articles saying that a transaction that has only ...
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I started trading at this platform https://www.okcoinz.com/#/pages/fund/index, when I ask for withdrawal they ask me to pay a fee. Is this a scam? [duplicate]

I started trading small amounts of money in this platform https://www.okcoinz.com/#/pages/fund/index I’m suspecting the person that advice me to go in this platform has scammed me. I made profits but ...
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Do Wallets need to be verified or activated? Crypto Support asking me to do that [duplicate]

1.5Bitcoins were stolen form me in 2019, and a company Merawing contacted me a few weeks again, saying that they work with Crypto Regulation of Cyprus and that they would help me getting my bitcoins ...
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Fraud from “crypto” platform [duplicate]

I was ripped-off by a platform called dficoin.co Platform was “offering” investments in USDT Currency locked for 90days period with increasing interested based on the investment amount. They shutdown ...
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How to my Recover Lost Bitcoin [duplicate]

so i was contacted by this broker who invited me to invest in a bitcoin mining website, i did got through documents and all and there seem legit, so i invested 35K USD and after 3 weeks my profit ...
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Is it a scam?can someone please guide me on this? [duplicate]

A binary trader I invested in says I’ve to pay 2k£ as chap fees via bitcoin for withdrawal of my profit as the total amount exceeds 10k£ and told me that I’d get that amount back,Can someone please ...
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Scammed in a investment website [duplicate]

I got scammed and invested crypto (USDT and BTC) in a website called dficoin.co. Once I sent the crypto to the internal wallet I tried to transfer it back but I couldn't. After some days, now the ...
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I'm interested in knowing more about transfer codes withdrawing bitcoin [duplicate]

I purchased bitcoin via blockchain and transfer it to Cardonetradingoption.com via an individual I was corresponding with. I sent this person money three time because he advised me that I needed to do ...
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Recoup crypto sent to scammer? [duplicate]

I believe I have been scammed by someone thru a romance scam. I feel very stupid, and I am wondering if there is any recourse?
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How do institutional investors prevent theft by employees

There are a lot of institutional investors in BTC now, some even having 9 digit figures or higher. How many employees have access to the private key in such institutions and can do a trade? If I ...
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Isn't burning bitcoins a kind of fraud?

BitCoin burning is the process by which digital currency miners and developers can remove bitcoins from circulation, thereby slowing down inflation rates or reducing the total circulating supply of ...
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If someone with a business account wants to send me bitcoin, do I need a minimum deposit in my wallet?

If they have a business account with a high amount in it, do I need a minimum of £550 in mine for them to be able to transfer?
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What can I do if someone obtained control of my blockchain wallet?

I fell for a bitcoin scam and I would like to undestand what are the risk associated to it. i established contact with scammer on instgram he convinced me to join the mining pool i had to create a new ...
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For Anyone Trying to Be Scamed by GlowexCoin Givaway [duplicate]

I am not 100% positive but I just want to put this out there in case anyone else has info. Pretty sure there is a fake platform called GlowexCoin that will offer you a giveaway win. It "credits&...
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Is https://wincoindc.com is a scam website? [duplicate]

I was scammed by https://wincoindc.com. One of whatsapp user from China asked me for investment on CDC coin in wincoindc.com wallet. So I sent her BTC and she gave other coin in wincoindc.com wallet. ...
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Is Bitswapcoin a legit exchange platform? [duplicate]

I have been rewarded 0.35BTC by an exchange platform named Bitswapcoin (https://bitswapcoin.com/). For me to transfer those BTC to my wallet, I'm asked to first deposit to Bitswapcoin excatly 0.01 BTC ...
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How to reach out the trader through the bitcoin address? [duplicate]

I am actually a person who keenly watching and wondering the growth of bitcoin in recent days, when I was looking for an alternative business plan one of an Instagrammer pinged me and checked my ...
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Is it normal to be asked for an advance fee on a withdrawal?

I was approached out of the blue being told that I was supposed to receive a sudden windfall, someone opened an automatic trading account in my name, or offered to invest in a lucrative mining ...
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Is it possible to recover stolen funds from the scammers wallet? [closed]

Im a victim of a bitcoin scam. The scammers gave me a fake wallet address and stole all my USDT. Since im new here im trying to increase my reputation to be able to comment and ask questions to ...
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What are the risks of direct Bitcoin fraud, such as counterfeitting?

I am being mocked by friends for not being on the Bitcoin train yet, so I am trying to understand it all. I get how btc blockchains basically works, but when someone says "if bitcoins are copied ...
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Someon offered me btc mine trough his mining device

Someone from the social network offered me a btc mine through his mining device. He asked me for an email address so he could create a mining wallet address for me. I gave it to him. I don't know what ...
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Do I need to pay for a Transfer Code to withdraw funds from account? [duplicate]

Do I have to pay a transfer fee to complete my withdrawal to receive a transfer code?
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Blockchain.com blocking my account and all transactions pending since one month [closed]

I have more than 40BTC blocked in blockchain saving account, they asked me for KYC to send them my official documents and proof of earning of those BTC, I sent all and they ask now for Tax ...
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Someone (not me) transffered bitcoin from my blockchain app [duplicate]

Someone has cleared out my bitcoin from blockchain. Apparently there was a transaction from my account, however i didnt do this. I have the ID it was sent to, can i recover it? transaction ID:...
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Is it https://www.diem.inc/#/ website a scam? Is it possible to get the money back? [duplicate]

My friend had invested around $2,0000 in this website from December to January. Now the website doesn't let my friend withdraw the money unless she pays 5 times the amount, which means $10,000. We ...
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Are there any risks to giving someone your wallet address?

I set up a fundraiser for my friend and I got a message from a stranger asking for a wallet address so they can donate using BitCoin. I don’t know a whole lot about BitCoin beyond the basics, so I ...
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Am i been scam or should i pay? [duplicate]

I was contacted on social media. He was going to mine 200 btc for me and I get a profit of $4870. He told me to create a black chain account but we never use it. Instead when I bought the btc he send ...
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Can I defraud the merchant, or the merchant defraud me, on the bitcoin or lightning network?

Suppose I am buying a smartphone from an online merchant I don't trust. Neither do they trust me. Suppose we're trying to defraud each other. There are two attempted fraud scenarios I can think of: ...
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what to do if I found a fraudulent wallet? [duplicate]

I was scammed via bitcoin and the scammers' wallet is currently holding 98 stolen bitcoins (from several victims). the amount is unspent in the current wallet . is there anything to do? I went to the ...
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bitcoinpaperwallet.com scam lost 14.5 BTC [closed]

Last night I made the mistake of using the website (while offline) to generate a wallet. I sent 0.1 then 14.5 BTC to it, and then 1 min later 14.51 was sent out to another paper wallet here is the ...
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Redirected from a real exchange site to a fraudulent site?

I was attempting to reset my authenticator through the real binance site and somehow I got redirected to binancezh.cc which was immediately alarming to me when I noticed; however, upon further ...
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Broker locked bitcoin wallet [duplicate]

I have a problem. IS this a massive scam? I invested £3,000 all in all with digital-miners.com the trader kept telling me that I could w/d my money anytime with no problem. Today I was told by my ...
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I am new to Bitcoin. Am I being scammed? [duplicate]

I am new to Bitcoin. I got into transaction with this woman I saw on Facebook, Olivia Jessica, a lot were mentioning her in a group so I decided to ask her how to do this thing. She asked me to join ...
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Why is my withdrawal from cryptofree.casa not completed? [duplicate]

As a novice in bitcoin, I was told about a free bitcoin giving site which is cryptofree.casa .I have played rolls for several months and reach the required 0.3BTC. I then launched the withdrawal but I ...
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Scammers through CashApp [duplicate]

On 11/09/2020 I reported to CashApp that a person claiming to be a representative for them contacted me saying that my account was locked and a demo transaction had to be done in order to unlock my ...
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Is there a 'BTC Refund Department'?

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 ...
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Sugar Daddy Bitcoin

I’m 19, some guy messaged me on instagram asking if I would be interested in an online arrangement with him for a weekly allowance of 600$, so basically a sugar baby, we then switched over to ...
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is it scam again? [duplicate]

I am learning everyday and still have a lot of things that are not clear to me. Recently ,I have encounter this problem and I hope you can give me an advice if it is eligible to do so. I had been ...
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Looking for someone to help me recover stolen BTC [duplicate]

I need help recovering 7.01386067 BTC that was stolen from me through an investment scam. I have included a picture of the blockchain transactions of the bitcoins i purchased: BTC purchased of which ...
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Why do other miners check block validity along with proof of work? [duplicate]

I am new to blockchains and bitcoins. So, please pardon the lack of understanding. Assume I am a miner who adds a bogus transaction (say a transfer from my account which has 0 balance to my other ...
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Is "cryptofree.best" website a scam for mining? How does it works?

Few days ago someone introduced me website "cryptofree.best" and told me that you can collect Bitcoin in this website just by a few clicks on "Roll" button and by spending at least ...
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How to you recover a stolen bitcoin lost to an investment scam?

I once lost my bitcoin to an investment platform and it took a while before I managed to get my bitcoin back. My question is I want to know how many people have lost their bitcoin and how do you ...
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Blockchain wallet showing 0 however app showing balance

So my blockchain desktop wallet is showing 0 balance whoever if o go in to the app i can see my bitcoin wallet balance. When again i click on the wallet it goes back to 0 in the app for some reason. ...
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How to tell if a cryptocurrency exchange or trading platform is trustworthy?

I've seen a good-looking website for buying and selling cryptocurrencies, should I trust it with my money?
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"Needed Turnover" / "Missing Turnover" - How to get my money out?

Contact Information: contact@securitycrypto.info General information support: info@securitycrypto.info Support and online transaction search with full and detailed information: support@securitycrypto....
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Wallet download issues, cannot restore backup

greetings everybody ..... I hope everybody is safe. I have a problem recovering my wallet, earlier this year there was a link on the website that make me able to access my wallet and recover the ...
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BTC - Mining Vulnerability and Future Consesus

In order for changes to the Bitcoin protocol to be made, 95% consensus must be achieved, otherwise a hard fork would need to occur? Is this the primary reason why changes to the core protocol are so ...
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How to deal with situations when the buyer tries to gain the system? (online shop with price in fiat, BTC payments also possible)

I'm a developer. I have a custom online store, with code I wrote myself, where I sell products in fiat money. I plan to introduce payments in bitcoin. Issue: the customer may try to gain the system by ...