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Cryptocurrency transactions are irreversible, if you send cryptocurrency to a third party, you cannot reverse it or stop payment. When you send cryptocurrency to a blockchain address, you must be certain of the legitimacy of any involved third-party services and merchants, and only send cryptocurrency to entities you trust.
Here at Anytime Capital, we take pride in providing cryptocurrency to our customers. Unfortunately, cryptocurrency comes with its complications, as there are criminals out there right now who defraud millions of dollars from consumers per year in scams alone. In an effort to educate our customers about these fraudulent scams, here are a few steps you may take to stay ahead of the criminals.
Do not give out your personal information to strangers.
Criminals will do anything in their power to get in contact with you, whether it be via telephone, text, email, live chat, mail, or any other type of online communication. The first step of preventing this is to never give out your personal information as criminals will use it in any way, shape, or form to gain from it.
If someone has called or emailed you claiming they are from the social security department and require a bitcoin transfer, this is a scam!
Educate yourself on the common types of scams
Most scams can be avoided with a little research and preparation. Here are the most popular ways criminals try to defraud you of your money via prepaid gift card scams:
via Investment Fraud
via Romance Fraud
via Lottery Fraud
via Senior Fraud
I have sent cryptocurrency to a scam
We’re very sorry to hear! Unfortunately, we aren’t able to refund or recall your cryptocurrency if you’ve sent it to a scam, due to the irreversible nature of cryptocurrency transactions. In this case, we recommend you go to the police and share any details you have about the scam, as this is a crime.
How do I report a cryptocurrency scam?
If you believe you’ve been scammed through a cryptocurrency exchange or transaction, you should report the incident and any relevant information about the scammers to the following parties:
Your local authorities
Share all information you have about the cryptocurrency scam and the scammer, including the site or forum where you were contacted, and any contact info or personal descriptions about the person to whom you sent the crypto. If the scammers are residing in the same country, then your local authorities may be able to track them down to prevent them from conning others.
Your crypto exchange
You can report cryptocurrency scams to the exchange or platform that was used for the transaction. It’s important to provide the digital wallet information of the scammer in order to help prevent future attacks.
Final tips on how to prevent crypto scams
Scams that involve the transfer of cryptocurrency are irreversible given the nature of blockchain technology. Unfortunately, you won't be able to get your money back and it will be difficult to track down the exact owner of the scammer wallet.
But by reporting cryptocurrency scams you can help protect others by making it difficult for scammers to strike again in the future.
If you stay alert and follow the guidelines highlighted in this article, you’ll be able to stay one step ahead of fraudsters and keep your cryptocurrency safe.
Remember, you should only send purchased cryptocurrency to a wallet that you or a trusted party have control over, and never give your private key or personal information to anyone if you want to protect your crypto.
How To Report Cryptocurrency Fraud
Report fraud and other suspicious activity involving cryptocurrency to
the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov
the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) at CFTC.gov/complaint
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at sec.gov/tcr
the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at ic3.gov/Home/FileComplaint
the cryptocurrency exchange company you used to send the money
To file a complaint, visit https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ or you may call their hotline at: 1-877-FTC-HELP
For updates on other types of potential scams, check out the FTC’s “scam alert” website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts .
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Tax Scams & Consumer Alerts:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Common Scams & Crimes: