What To Do If Scammed Out Of Bitcoin

What can I do if I’ve been scammed out of bitcoin?

We get inquiries like this daily. Fortunately, there are a few options.

Needless to say, the best thing to do is not to get scammed in the first place. Before sending anyone you don’t know valuable bitcoins you should perform some due diligence on BitcoinWhosWho.com or sites like badbitcoin.org to see if the website is known for fraudulent transactions. 99Bitcoins.com also provides a great scam test questionnaire.

It is impossible to unilaterally reverse transactions once confirmed on the bitcoin blockchain, but, if you’ve already sent BTC to someone who is no longer responding to your emails and you now believe is a fraud, you can take some action.

First, you can flag the address on BitcoinWhosWho.com so everyone can see it’s a scam and read why.

Flag Scam Bitcoin Addresses
Flag Scam Bitcoin Addresses

Second, you can check for any identifying characteristics about the bitcoin address. It only takes one mistake for a scammer to be exposed forever on the blockchain. Check the Bitcoin Who’s Who Bitcoin Address Report for;

  • Website Appearances. See if the address has ever appeared on any websites that could be used to identify the scammer.
  • The “Last Transaction IP” Address. It’s possible this IP address belongs to the scammer and can be used to identify his or her location.
  • Wallet Name. The wallet name may lead you to an exchange or service that can be subpoenaed.
  • Recent Transaction w/ Known Entities. The address may have recently transacted with an entity that can be subpoenaed
  • Monitor Future Transactions. Setup an email alert or “watch” to be notified when your BTC gets moved to another address that can possibly be identified

Third, contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report with ic3.gov

33 thoughts on “What To Do If Scammed Out Of Bitcoin”

  1. Sorry i sent my email to your address as ‘warned’ or something!
    Sorry, i thought you were going to respond to ME , not to put it up as a possible scam address!
    Humbly apologize, would ask you to take it off!

    Kind regards,
    Aubrey Richardson

  2. I will advise anyone who intends to trade with these companies to stop and hold on to you funds. I lost 48,750 USD in the space of four days. Something was wrong because a lot of trades were not initiated by myself. After doing some research I found out their systems rigged completely. I was able to recover my funds with help from a recovery consultant (deftrecovery atgmail com).

  3. I was devastated when i lost my bitcoin to litinvest but was able to recover them. Reachout to David { iphonemaillingapps via Aol mail } and share this discovery, we have an obligation to look out for our own.

  4. I have the wallet name of the scammer: a9f12b2e4f99ef34
    How can this person now be identified. I was scammed out of 0.1 btc.

  5. If someone uses a Huobi hosted walled, how do you know if they opened it in Huobi China, Singapore, US or any other country, or is it impossible to find out.

  6. I have a wallet name of the scammer 1G6eS1LSVhrkAET9YHKzaSfCfxqc9HwBxA 200 doller
    1FZWa8SnzmV2CkhZ8BVFaPtrutxu43oNCm 231 doller

    12yrPTcKAwg7EucYPDABju9WufxzYH1bfY 100 doller
    How can these persons identify I need my money back can somebody help me out

  7. Have you ever gotten your bitcoins stolen from your wallet or invested in an ICO that turned out to be a scam, you are not alone because this happened to me too. I initially lost $90,000 in just 3 months from Cryptoallday, I contacted the authorities and they referred me to a bitcoin recovery company who helped me recover all my funds within less than 2 days… I’m speaking out to improve our awareness of these cryptocurrency thieves and help you if you have been a victim yourself. Simply send them an email bitcoinretrieval2018 gmail com

  8. Hi guys, I’ve been trying to get help and no one will help me. Someone scammed me last September and recently paid me back in bitcoin. I know nothing about bitcoin but I supposedly have $25,000 worth on btcvipinvest.com. He’s telling me I need to invest, etc and I’m not doing anything until I know it’s legitimate and then I need advice from someone other than him.
    Can one of you help me just verify if it’s real?
    I’m a licensed therapist in private practice in Long Beach, Ca.
    Please help me!
    Thank you so much!

  9. Hi,
    I was scammed out of about $300 by a user by the name of greenjake445

    BTC Address is: 1Hp5tUED7J3qRQZ5sENymddLgHtx5sCK7L

    Please let me know if anyone can help

  10. Hi there, a company ask me for money tfr into a platform, then they exchange it for bitcoin using an external wallet. please advise if i have been scammed? please help as they are wipping out my savings…..

  11. Sir, Today is supposedly my first withdraw. They sent an email saying that I need to pay for 510$ so I can get my Bitcoin profit amounting 3,700$..Can you help me about this matter. I am confused,Is collection of TAX during payout really exist???Thank you

  12. Hi there I have invested in 365exchan.com 250$ they were promising to trade a week and payme 2850$ in return, after a week when it’s time to pay they not giving me payout in bitcoin like the way they have accepted at the time of deposit, they r saying that bank of America will transfer to your Indian account directly but u have to pay the tax and overdraft etc.
    Sum of 1300$ to this bitcoin wallet address. What can I do now sir does bank of America really ask money in bitcoin. Please help me what can I do sir.

  13. I joined the investment scheme last Aug. 18 promising be doubled in15 days , I put in $2500 worth of bitcoins then my withdrawal for return was Sept. 2 but until now they never paid me my ROI. Be aware of this IEBitcoins. Don’t be scammed. They will take all your bitcoins and not give it back. Their website is https://invest earn bitcoins.com
    Here is their Bitcoin wallet addresses:
    36DS3ozUay1PUaBm12pCJPXskAWhzcpEQa (The one in the website now)

    ed7f8c82329d7959ae5805cc76e2bed5d91fc7a9c9026075cda5eeb71a1b9846 (This was the one I used to put in my investment)

    Please help me identify those people behind this and hoping to get my money back.

  14. I made an investment with a company known as http://www.expertinvestmenttrade.com. They promised a return of 100% after which they said I should pay a 30% percent of excess profit. I payed the money and they absconded, Having gone through the bitcoinwhoswho website, I discovered that their receiving Bitcoin address has being flagged by another person who they duped $7000 dollars, I have reported to a consultant company and they said I need a evidence of multiple complaints from other people, so that btc explorer could block and track the addresses.I am seeking the help of the admin in this regard. I need contacts of people who have being duped by the company and flagged on the site. I will provide other evidence of transactions has you may require. I need your help in this regard.

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