Questions tagged [fraud]

Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.

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How can I get a private key for this address

Is it possible for me to withdraw my bitcoin I invested here? I don't have the private key
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I've been asked to share wallet credentials to participate in mining. Is that a scam? [duplicate]

Good day Everyone!!, I've been approached by at least two people on one of my social media accounts and they were claiming that they would be able to increase my bitcoin by linking my wallet to ...
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Reg: Watch only Address

I have been given " Watch only Address" by one of my friends. To make the funds credited into my account or to use the BTC, what is way to get the private key? Do we need to pay anything to ...
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Bitcoin Mining as a Newbie (link wallet to another person's miner) [duplicate]

I'm new in bitcoin mining. I would wish to mining to make some profit. I have just talked to someone and he has told me I can partner with him to use his miner. I have some bitcoins ready with me and ...
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Do faucets actually work?

Doing a simple Google search shows that there are many places on the Internet that say that they give out free bitcoins. All you need to do is give them your deposit address and confirm that you're ...
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Is Bitcoin a scam?

Adam Cohen of SeatGeek called Bitcoin a "scam". Other people have compared Bitcoin to a Ponzi or pyramid scheme. Can Bitcoin be considered a scheme to defraud people?
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BTC Stolen from Blockchain [duplicate]

My bitcoin is stolen and following is how it happened? A guy named, "David Robin" from Fremont,California US (obviously a fake one), connected in a social network told me that I can mine for bitcoin ...
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Can bitcoins be traced to scammers

Was scammed recently of €5600 .Was approached online and encouraged to buy bitcoin through coinbase. I had no experience of it before. Was told to send my bitcoin to a company address which I now know ...
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Are there any fundamental security vulnerabilities in Bitcoin?

Although Bitcoin does its best to prevent double-spending, could it still happen in practice? Is it just very unlikely that fraud could happen, or is there a mathematical proof that it could never ...
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Why is Bitcoin so susceptible to credit card fraud?

I understand that you can't buy Bitcoins with a credit card due to massive fraud problems involving chargebacks. Why is Bitcoin more susceptible to this then the thousands of other businesses that ...
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How do we prevent the Test network from being misrepresented as production?

I'm concerned that people new to Bitcoin may not be aware that the test network exists, and the new users will end up "paying" for Bitcoins that are essentially worthless. What protections are in ...
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Where can I report bitcoin scammers?

The following bitcoin addresses are involved in FRAUD... [snip] Where can I report bitcoin scammers?
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Someone is using a bitcoin account to blackmail me [closed]

Someone using a bitcoin account is trying to blackmail me. The account number is 1Mtsd3wXgkJnApaNpqaSSWLC6gCLBBxuaGG. I still have the email they sent me. I can also provide that email if needed, or I ...
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I NEED YOUR HELP URGENTLY Bitcoins

I really need your help on this. It has stated in my wallet that i've received my bitcoins of 1.182691BTC on 29/05/18. This's my wallet address: muFjdWSy2DKStSP2gUH2aHZq6kRBva8ZDV it stated on the ...
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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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How to answer to whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme?

I was asked whether Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme as I was explaining Bitcoin. In support of the question I was presented with the following scenario. I didn't know what to answer. Let's assume Bitcoin ...
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Creating a fake transaction

AttackerAlice has a BTC Wallet with 0 BTC. AccompliceBob has a BTC Wallet. Is it possible to transfer 100 BTC from AttackerAlice to AccompliceBob? Suppose a BadMiner accepted this as a valid ...
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How to perform a double spend attack in websites that accept transactions with 0 confirmations?

To perform a Finney attack or a 51% attack I need to have lots of computational power, but in this case (a website that accepts transactions with 0 confirmations) it seems to me that I only need to ...
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Is Binance a scam exchange/wallet?

Now 5 days ago, I initiated a transfer from my Bittrex account to Binance, using Binance's ID code snip and the receiving Address code snip. The coin was immediately removed from my Bittrex a/c but is ...
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Onecoin vs Bitcoin

I have recently heard about this kind of crypto-valute and I would like to know from experts qualified informations and suggestions. Sincerely, I know very little about the world of the Bitcoin so I ...
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What are ways a BTC Exchange could steal from its customers, and how can they protect themselves?

Mt Gox is the dominant Exchange that handles BTC to USD conversions. Given the recent spike in price, and that Mt Gox is the primary exchange that publishes this price, it's conceivable that a second ...
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How to denouce a scam exchange?

I was scammed by an exchange called BitNake. It is referenced in the Bitcoin Wiki as a fast and secure exchange seeded in Germany. I could not find any negative comments on the web and decided to try ...
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Bitcoin automatically diverted to bech32 address

I sent bitcoin to an address starting 3Cn using Electrum but the blockchain viewers seem to show that it has gone to an address beginning bc1 as shown in the link below. Transaction Viewer How can ...
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Can we report a fraudster by their bitcoin wallet address?

I was recently notified by a friend that someone sent her a message (posing as me) on an app asking her to send them some bitcoin so they could make a purchase. Luckily she knew it was not me and let ...
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Is it possible to recognize conflicting 0-confirmation transactions with the Bitcoin client or other available software?

Is there already a way to detect conflicting 0-confirmation transactions? I'm assuming at least one transaction goes to my wallet. I would expect the client to list the transaction as conflicting but ...
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How is a Transaction protected from tampering before inclusion in a Block?

Using the terminology from: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Protocol_specification#tx What prevents an attacker operating a rogue client from replacing the tx_out[] of a transaction with values that ...
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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 ...
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I have received 0.00000001 BTC random payment and the status symbol is a pentagram? [closed]

I have received 0.00000001 BTC random payment and the status symbol is a pentagram? Am I being used to tumble someone's stolen coin there are a lot of other wallets in the transaction?
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scam with blockchain [closed]

Recently a scammer contacted me to invest in Bitcoin. Well after losing my money with him, this person offered to return my money, and asked me to create a blockchain account. I did, then he asked me ...
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Am I scamed? FA exchange trading company is fraud? They are requesting taxes

Are those thieves? https://www.faexchange.com/ I have created a balance of BTC with them and they now request to pay taxes in order to be able to withdraw my profit so I am worried about and wonder ...
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“Hidden Wallet” onion site [closed]

I was assigned a wallet by "Hidden Wallet" onion site - my BTC never arrived cause its a scam. I have the wallet address and proof that it was assigned to me under username and password - Can I get my ...
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Does government really seize Bitconnect assets?

https://www.coindesk.com/us-court-freezes-bitconnect-assets-as-lawsuits-mount/ This says yes. However, bitconnect is anonymous. So how can it be? Any sources of the success and failure of seizing
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Is there a way to report/shutdown a Bitcoin Criminal/Bad-Actor?

I received a SPAM/Phishing/Blackmail email demanding payment to a specific Bitcoin wallet. BTC: 15vUqauqHybEPvXYLv97WW4XwM2YHXYC1d How can this criminal be shutdown? If legal action is ...
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Is the Bitcoin Diamond wallet website bcdwallet.org legit? [closed]

I am looking forward to using BCD and I found a wallet that is giving away 1 Bitcoin Diamond if I verify my BTC wallet, should I trust it? It is at bcdwallet.org