Questions tagged [fraud]

Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.

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what to do if I found a fraudulent wallet?

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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Is there credibility to the assertions that Tether is a fraudulent scheme aimed at artificially inflating the Bitcoin price? [closed]

Long story short, a paper published in 2018 asserted that Tether's stablecoin (USDT) was being utilized to artificially inflate in the price of Bitcoin. Allegations center around the fact that Tether ...
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What differentiates a fraudulent transaction from an anomalous transaction? [closed]

Let's assume I am monitoring the transactions of a bitcoin address through time. What I am looking for is anomalous temporal patterns. A temporal pattern may be anomalous but it does NOT mean that it ...
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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 ...
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How to recover my lost cryptomultipler money? [closed]

I was trading in a cryptomultipler some one shared with me, to invest my money in there. They told me that my investment will grow, but after that they been asking me many charges until I sent them ...
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is bitkingdom.org legit?

My grand father invested in a bitcoin scheme few years back he died recently.In his whatsapp he had all details about this investment. I Have no idea about how this works. I tried looking around for ...
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Refunding of payments if scam

I was called by someone when I tried to withdraw my money, who works for Bluesave, but when I log in the platform was Optima platform and when to proceed for withdraw he send me to Jubiter page. The ...
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I’m victim scammed by criminals online. How I can find what exchange they belong to? [duplicate]

My stolen money was sent on address: 3MUHxDiY2H6C9sy4ce412HbF953FCn87ZQ, and then on to this address:  1L1xSXttdsBAPVjVfyoyCg3RZbdHinT5G5 How I can find
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How Can I speed up decrypting?

I have a recovery company retrieving my scammed bitcoins. They have moved them directly to my brand new wallet but the decryption process is very very slow. They say I should purchase more bitcoins ...
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I lost my BTC from 3 USA BTC traders [closed]

I lost money nearing 10k.USD from 3 BTC traders. How to recovers. please help me. What is the procedure for complaint against BTC Traders. Still one person is asking for 150$ for Transfer Fee, ...
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Someone made a small, apparently fraudulent, transaction to my public address. What is the purpose behind it?

I have a small e-commerce site and someone made three cryptocurrency purchases just seemingly to know my public addresses as she never paid the cost of goods. The three addresses she viewed are public ...
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I think I was scammed [duplicate]

A few days earlier, a guy approached me claiming to mine bitcoins and multiplying my bitcoins 10 times. I invested with $700 and the blockchain wallet after 24 hours showed me $7000 worth bitcoins. ...
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I made a payment of bitcoin into escrow for services that were not delivered and bitcoin not returned

I made a payment of bitcoin into escrow for services that were not delivered. I requested that the funds be returned and they have been removed from escrow, but never returned to me. Can I do anything ...
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My BTC was stolen using my Blockchain pairing code

I was having a issue with my blockchain account, so I searched for help on Facebook. Then I got a message from some obviously not related to Blockchain (I didn't know this at the time) but acted as ...
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How did lose my bitcoin?

I met this guy online and he wanted to teach me trading. so he said I needed to log in my wallet in my wallet which I did then he sent a link of team viewer (https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/...
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Is This a Bitcoin Scam? [duplicate]

Is this a bitcoin scam? He is not asking for my username and is having me change my password before sending him the link to my mining wallet. A bitcoin miner on LinkedIn wants to mine for me. He ...
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How to do transactions to imported wallet address back to my wallet [duplicate]

I invested with this miner she asked for R6000 to confirm my transaction then again asked for other money in order for me to receive my money. Yes I do see the money on my wallet but it state non-...
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Can a 'free' Bitcoin 'marketing' ad be checked in any way

Total Bitcoin newbie here. I have no bitc, nor a wallet, nor am I sure I want one. I've been intrigued for a while, but security is a big passion of mine... Today just now youtube pointed me to an ...
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Recovery of scammed funds

firstly, a very, very newcomer to this space, and don't have any knowledge of its operation at all. I have been corresponding with individuals regarding recovery of scammed funds which are currently ...
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I was scammed, told I had bought bitcoin and that it had been put in my wallet. I have never had a bitcoin wallet

I am trying to recover my money through my bank. How do I prove that I have never had a wallet for this currency. If someone else created the wallet how do I identify where it is?
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I sent Bitcoin to an address but the recipient hasn't yet received it

This is the transaction ID: 81f0babd0a3c6d9be17db45a62932679b05bac6a30df1abfb47c2eee83d9f0ff. The address is not wrong but the receiver couldn't get the payment. It has been 2 days.
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Am I being scammed?

So this guy on instagram claims he's a bitcoin miner, and has a lot of money in his bitcoin wallet. He says he needs the username and password to my banking account to make deposits because he can't ...
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How does the blockchain prevent spending money during a “short fork”?

I'm currently reading "Mastering Bitcoin" (i haven't finished it tho, but i don't see my answer and it bother me so I prefer asking it here) and there's something i don't understand. So from what I ...
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How to deal with a shady exchange?

I'm new here and the reason is that I believe I became a victim of a scam. And hopefully, you may guide me to get out of this shitty situation or at least help me expose the scammers. I've been ...
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How do I recover from a cryptocurrency scam?

I lost about $45,000 to crypto investment scam just recently. The company posed as an investment company that could deliver a certain percentage in returns if you deposit your Bitcoin with them. At ...
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Is Wallet softwares safe? then how verify?

Some day, I thought that there are may fraud wallet to steal bitcoin. It is really very achieved as following: User should make a keypair at first time. at this time, wallet software can send ...
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Transfer money from crypto account to normal bank account

I'm totally unknown about this topic so I come to all of you with my question. I sold something online and the buyer wants to pay me through his cryptoaccount. But then he told me that there is an ...
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Is it fraud? Would banks ask for fees through bitcoin?

So a man came to me on Instagram saying that he wanted to buy old money specifically from Hong Kong for a museum in Philadelphia, and that he would pay me good money for my old coins and bills, then ...
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Bitcoin successfully deducted on sender wallet but did not reach receiver wallet

Here is the wallet address for receiver: 1Gouzjo9Jav1k4AmRoUJJMzidVfnMoSieS. I had used the Blockchair site to see and track status. Based on the details, account had seen receiving last 21 hours. ...
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Fraudulent transaction

I have been in contact with a blockchain group and they are supposed to have a large amount of money sitting in my wallet waiting for withdrawal. I have had to send a large amount of money to try to ...
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I had someone offer to mine bitcoin for me, I am a beginner

I had someone offer to mine bitcoin for me. I pay for the bitcoin on cash app and he mines it for me. With messaging him I started to feel like he didn't really know what he was talking about when ...
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Someone else created a wallet for me to use. Is this a scam?

Someone on social media is offering me to mine bitcoin and they take 10% of any profit I make. I started talking and long story short I was told to download blockchain wallet app. They provided me ...