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

54 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.

  15. Good day, I use Luno as a wallet, I paid RSA Rand into my Luno account and bought just over $3000 worth of Bitcoin. This was The 18th of November. Before that, I had R28 in my Luno, but that simply dissapeared. When I asked them why did my money disappear, They blocked my “Send BTC” And I am stuck. I talk to them every day and they simply tell me that they will rectify the problem and I will be able to send tomorrow. I just lost quite a few $ with the Carrera platform and so did many other investors. I cannot afford to lose again. Can anybody assist me, please?

  16. I have invested in a company company that claimed to be from the UK known as Digital Epiphany Limited. The site went down for upgrades and came back up and they were manually having to input all information. It updated for 2 days and then the site went back down. Theordore Mosby, Liam Cabe, Garret T. Sanders were supposed workers and 2 of them deleted their facebook account. Please be AWARE!!

  17. Hellow Mr Grant…back then did the consultant after recovering you funds deduct their fees for recovery ur funds in new deposits or they deducted from your funds they alredy had?

  18. I hv made 2 investments with 2 separate companies. Bitriseoption.com and curclelive.com 5 months back and when i was due to withdraw charges that were not mentioned and denied started coming up. Are these companies legitimate? I need a reliable consultant to help retriev my funds. Another imprtant point is..does a fair consultant seek their services fees as new deposit or deduct from your funds they have…whch will only be reasonable and makes sense…?

    1. Hi Amos,
      I have also invested with bitriseoption.com. However after trading and signs of profit being generated, they froze my account and are requesting for me to upgrade my subscription for a higher price. Which sound very much like a scam. Have you manage to get your funds, did you experience the same as me? Please let me know.

      1. I also invested to GlobalMarketing247. However after the trading, i tried to make withdrawal of my profit but asked me to pay a withdrawal fee and i did paid the said fee but the problem when i executed my withdrawal it does not reflect in ma wallet. When i checked it i found out that my profit was placed on pending status. My profit is $4000 and i withdrew $3500. What happen is they invest the $500 i left as my balance but they invest this again without notifying and approval from me. With this event, they are asking me again to upgrade my new account from them in order for me to receive my profit. Now, i am confused. Is this a right system from a trader? Is this legit or scam? What should i do now?

        1. My Mother was just recently, less then a week ago scammed out of over 1 1/2 Bitcoin (BTC) my heart hurts for her and I’m trying to learn trading to see if we can get something put together. She has busted her tail for years to achieve what she did and she got taken Advantage of which is saddening to say the least. She went and got loans to purchase enough BTC and gave this guy all of it. May someone give me any information I can other then authorities that can help my mom get her investments back. I e read the steps you take and she has done some but I’m looking for a outlet that will lead us to her speedy recovery. Please contact me. I can provide whatever you need.

  19. I got scammed by a Telegram “Admin” who directed me to move my currency. It was a considerable sum.

    PLEASE BEWARE OF SCAMMERS ON TELEGRAM- NO MATTER HOW LEGIT YOU THINK THEY ARE. It is so easy to pretend you are being a helpful admin, having the right badge for your organisation etc.

    Scammers BTC address was: bc1qs5657c7fece3gh7pfdy3c3del5zu5n06wpk7rp

    ETH Addresses:

    There’s a very handsome reward for the recovery of funds.

    If anyone has information please get in touch with the admins of this site (if that’s OK with you)- I’ll be very glad to receive your details.


  20. I was scammed by the site http:// FXSTOCKTRADEX.com

    Using a bitcoin depot ATM at a gas station. This was at 2350 US HGWY 70 Hickory, NC at a Circle K

    Their blockchain address is 19UNMWJujqB5iNM3A3L72uAGXPnYq99rVc
    Using Tik Tok then Whats App

  21. Hi.
    So did you manage to receive the 3500$ I have a similar occurrence with goldbrickinvestmentcapital.online and I have never managed to withdraw my profits. This is their Btc address 33apVeDPc6vkepRY5kwdr78BEcpBkAtFty

  22. I used a site called Ideal Pro Trade which keeps asking me for more money to withdraw my earnings? I don’t understand why? I told them they can deduct that from my earnings and let me withdraw the rest, nope have to give 5,000US more. I won’t give them anymore, I have been doing homework and that is the #1 scam. I have found out that they are not regulated, the site looks all legit but when they email you their grammar is ridiculous. When I asked for their license # I was given the incorporation ## which I traced to a gentleman in Bath, England and it is for an Inn. Now I am trying to figure out a way to get all of our money back. There is a group of about 10 of us.

  23. I have had my own share of binary option scam, I lost over 200k USD, and i was still told to send more money to unlock my account. I reached out to chargeitbacks and they helped me get my money back.
    If you have ever been scammed or you know someone that has been scammed, chargeitbacks.com will get the money back. They are a recovery team that specialize in funds recovery, be it cryptocurrency , bitcoin, forex, catfish/romance scam.

  24. this website asked bigger withdraw fee when i wanted to take my money out, there are two scammers will add you and scare you to pay them money , this is very bad thing, we need help and money back

  25. Defrauded by a caller claiming to be from Coinbase
    Call was from Tel No 0208 133 4348
    Blockchain address:

  26. I was scammed by an admin official on WAX telegram. Helping me to upgrade to WAXP. They sucked everything out of my wallet because I made a mistake. Some things went to erc 20 wallets 1 btc to a wallet address that doesn’t show up at all when I do a search on this site. I then found wwwunforeseen. Com who said they could get my coins back for 10% up front. I decided to double check on them and they look like a scam site too very slick. What are the honest sites that help get crypto back that have been scammed??????

  27. Scammers tend to always have a good background story to tell you to make you invest in their platforms. I lost over 200k to TRADER XP but I reached out to chargeitbacks and they helped me get my money back.
    So,If you have ever been scammed or you know someone that has been scammed, chargeitbacks.com will get the money back. They are a recovery team that specialize in funds recovery, be it cryptocurrency , bitcoin, forex, catfish/romance scam.

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