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Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.

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I was sent money through vantagevend and ive been paying fees to withdrawal am i being scammed [duplicate]

I received 4000 in btc from boyfriend out of country. I paid 500 for a plan in vantagevend to withdrawal. As I'm withdrawing the 4k I'm told 20,000 come in also and had to buy bigger plan 1400 I ...
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Bitcoin Withdrawl [duplicate]

I’ve been contacted by Bridgeway Consult after losing money previously on Forex with a company. I’ve been told my details have been used to hold bitcoin in my name by various people and have been sent ...
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Why does the longest chain rule make the most sense to deter double spending?

If there is double spending occuring, I don't understand why the longest chain rule would decrease the likelihood for only one transaction to be confirmed. Can someone explain step by step why this ...
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Blockchain Cash Flow Verification - Is this Legit? [duplicate]

I was recently contacted by a financial trading company I once invested $250. They said my investment had grown because they use an auto-trader, but due to account inactivity, wanted to close the ...
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Creating Coinbase acct for a friend

A friend of my recently asked me to create a Coinbase account for her. She noted she had an acct already, but has issues getting into it for "lack of activity". Anyway, I have received no ...
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Do exchanges have the ability to look up a certain address?

Do exchanges generally speaking have the ability to look up whether a given cryptocurrency address belongs to an account on their exchange or not, when police investigation commands this?
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What is "buying hash rate" and how could it be profitable?

I'm sorry if this question may sounds like a newbie question (well, it is). Introduction I'm 23 years old and I would like to generate money with my money to eventually invest in stock market after ...
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These two websites are currently scamming people in investing bitcoins. Is there anyway to report it somewhere?

The following two websites are scamming people by asking them to invest in Medical blockchain: https://bithorse.net/ https://pharmablockchain.org/ The scam looks very similar to the one reported on ...
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If I sent the USDT to the scammer's ERC20 &TRC20 addresses, is there any chance to get them back? [closed]

I was scammed by a man from an online dating site, I lost everything but even in debt... After he got my trust and started teaching me how to invest in Bitcoin. He sent me a fake platform link, I ...
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Do I need to screen share so that they can see my Bitcoin Wallet is genuine?

An online trader (Brokerz) has called me saying they are closing down and are refunding everyone's money via Bitcoin. I have a BC Wallet but they are saying they need to screen share to see if it is ...
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Wallet ID on blockchain.info credentials and seed compromised

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? ...
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How Can I Recover My Stolen Bitcoin [duplicate]

I need help on how to hire a legitimate recovery firm that can help recover my stolen bitcoin.
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Where is my account? [closed]

I received 0.2 bitcoins on this site and deposited it in my wallet, why it was not deposited. https://cryptofree.casa/free#
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Lightning Network node collusion

I' m learning about Bitcoin and LN enjoying Antonopoulos's excellent "Mastering Bitcoin" book I stumbled upon Figure#7 in Chapter 12 https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/develop/...
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What is the difference between transferring and depositing [duplicate]

I'd like to know what the difference is between transferring Bitcoins and depositing them, more specifically to activate a wallet. I've transfered a huge amount of BTC into a trading platform. Now ...
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Blockchain refund [duplicate]

I recently lost funds to a Bitcoin trader CryptoASX based in the UK (London) which turned out to be a fraudulent trader. Just today (Tuesday 19 October 2021) I received a phone call from an ...
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Is it normal the Trader ask money to withdraw the profits [duplicate]

The investor asking $2000 dollars fee to withdraw my profits.When I refused to pay them from couple of days then they said other way to withdraw is via Trust Wallet. Trader asked to download the app &...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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