Questions tagged [fraud]

Fraud is the use of intentional deception for financial gain.

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Is Freebitco.in a big SCAM? [duplicate]

My friend sent some bitcoin for me to my account on Freebitco.in and now I and my friend can't enter to Freebitco.in !
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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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Is there a way to take back my transaction? [duplicate]

I've made a transaction from blockchain to bitcoinwallet.com Apparently bitcoinwallet is a scam? I made a transaction but can't see the cash inside my wallet.
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Why was giving someone else my 12 word backup a bad idea?

I lost my bitcoin last night when someone on blockchain support asked me to tell them my 12 word backup in order to reverse my bitcoin transaction that was unconfirmed at that time. Finally, my ...
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Upgrading Fees in Bitcoin Trading

I would like to know what "upgrading" fees are? The guy who's mining my account says I need to pay him $1005.50 more in Bitcoin before they can go on. I only invested $300.00. Does it sound correct?
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Transaction verification engine

In the Features of Bitcoin Core i found following Line: "Bitcoin Core includes a transaction verification engine" Please define Validation, is Validation = verify or not. Does the Engine verify ...
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Is it safe to create a Bitcoin account for another party? Is this a scam?

A guy I have been talking to says he is having trouble accessing his account and asked me to make a wallet in blockchain and then wants my login, password, and wallet id so he can use it in another ...
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So there is not way to get my bitcoins back from a scammer? [duplicate]

I made a purchase of 200USD in BTC, and i never receive anything from the seller there is not way to take my btc back?
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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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Is there a way that we can report a Bitcoin scam?

Good day Is there a way that we can report a Bitcoin scam? I was recently scammed over R200000 therefore I would like to report the person and the platform to alert people of her fraudulent platform.
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Any way to track a Bitcoin scammer? [duplicate]

I have been scammed by a Bitcoin scammer imposing by the name Andrew Hamish. I have reported every possible way but wanted to ask if anyone knows how we can track the IP address by their walled ID or ...
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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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Spendable Wallet

My friend ask me to open a wallet in blockchain and ask me to give the ID and password later he transact certain amount of btc which shows non spendable after which I am asked to change my password ...
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Bittrex toke my BTCP tokens [closed]

As some of you recall, we had the BTC ZCL fork this year. For those who had the ZCL on the Bittrex wallet, they were convert to BTCP, but Bittrex wasn´t trading, but it was allow to keep those tokens ...
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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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If someone wanted to pretend to be Satoshi by posting a fake signature to defraud people how could they?

If a random fraudster wanted to post a bunch of mysterious ECDSA signatures that the public would believe came from Bitcoin's creator, in order to disrupt the Bitcoin market, extract money from people,...
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Are sellers more vulnerable to fraud than buyers when doing business?

The Bitcoin white paper says: Completely non-reversible transactions are not really possible, since financial institutions cannot avoid mediating disputes. ... Transactions that are computationally ...
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Someone want to mine with my bitcoin (www.elitecoinmine.com) Promises?

I just signed up to ask this Question. Shoort story about me: I don't know much about crypto currency, just spend 50Eur once to buy some Dash. Anyway, there's a guy writing me via my instagram and ...
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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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Can you make profit from a miner?

Someone named mr_richard665 on instagram told me he was a bitcoin broker that worked with bitcoingroup and that he could help me make 30% profit everyday from my investment if i let him manage my ...
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Is altering Blockchain Wallet possible even after all the securities?

A man named James Bryan posted an investment plan and took BTC from me. On the day of payout, he asked me to simply fund my Blockchain wallet to receive the money. The minute I fund the wallet, he ...
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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin Mining as a Newbie (link wallet to another person's miner)

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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Computta stealing bitcoin and behave like its nothing [closed]

Mining with https://computta.com/ I had balance of 0.54+ mBTC, every hour i checked and i have written them down in my book. Suddenly since this week they made my computer balance 0.529 mBTC but on ...
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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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What prevents broadcasting of fraudulent transactions

I see a lot of questions and articles about why someone can't generate fake coins, maliciously attack the network, and essentially security discussions focused on the generation and interception of ...
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How to report eth-harvest.com as a SCAM

I originally suspected this website was to good to be true but now it has been officially confirmed. How can I begin the campaign to warn others that this site is a scam and work to get is shut down?
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How can I report a fraud?

A person paid me with a fake check. I deposited the check through an ATM, and the money went into my account, so I made a Bitcoin transfer to him. But yesterday, the bank took the money back from my ...
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Ethereum Code bots…Scam or not?

So new I cant even afford to trade crypto's yet, but looking and learning. I came across some Ethereum Code bot, promising 13k a day etc etc...one of those "sounds to good to be true" things really. ...
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Refunding of payments made

I was scammed November 2017 by a woman called, Adele Johnson. I wanted to trade on bitcoin, but didn't had the experience to do it myself. She offered her help to trade on behalf of me. I paid R8000 ...
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Does the fact that bitcoins are limited prove that the system is a scam?

As we all know the total amount of bitcoins which can be available at any time are capped at 21 Million. This was done by design by its creator/creators (he/she/they say that it is intended to make ...
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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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What are the costs of cryptocurrency fraud?

I have heard many claims that transaction volumes can be "faked" for cryptocurrencies, but I am skeptical about how this is possible. I want someone to walk me through the math describing what you ...
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BTC Stolen from Blockchain

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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scammed by a scammer [closed]

First of all, this is to bring awareness of how an attacher may gain access to a persons' Blockchain Wallet: i hope this never happens to anyone else but it probably will. i am quite new to bitcoin, ...
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Is there ANY evidence Onecoin might not be a scam?

I, like I believe the vast majority of people here, am convinced that Onecoin is a scam. I'm struggling to comprehend how reasonably intelligent people can be willing to "invest" a very large sum ...
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someone posing as blockchain support cleaned out my account after telling me my account had been compromised/cloned

Sent a support ticket to blockchain because my validation email wallet ID's changed each time. (Using computer) This morning my account is cleaned out! Have transaction details and addresses it went ...