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Got scammed out of 70K... is there anything I can do?
BREAKING -- the scam websites (x7) are now offline thanks to the work/complaints from this postTLDR: Don't trust new wallets unless you're 100% sure or you will lose everything First off, Yes - I feel sheepish, yes had I spent more time researching it wouldnt of happened, Yes I realize that I am a moron for letting $70K USD slip out of my hands, so please dont remind me of that, I learned that lesson. The website was legit looking, I trusted it wouldnt come from googles top searches pointing to Reddit which then pointed to a scam from this user > https://www.reddit.com/usejhkansen1 Secondly, I lost my BTC after importing a private key (after I had sent my funds to a new wallet) into a wallet downloaded from electrumbtcp,com (DO NOT GO HERE.) I then transferred my funds BACK into Exodus but mistakenly didn't create a NEW address by clicking the ARROW on the right. This mistake cost me $70K USD. I got into cryptocurrency a few years ago, but not in a heavy sense, just as a merchant accepting BTC. I ran a large minecraft server and a small portion of our user base shopped in BTC back when it was $200-300. While this didn't give me anywhere near the $70K that I lost, it got me started. I then invested what I could into ETH early on and hodl'd it as long as possible. I wouldn't consider myself a "newbie" at trading, investing or mining for awhile. I've done several forked coins and I didn't, in my wildest dreams, think that it'd be a malicious wallet. I've been trained to "Send coins, get the private key - send funds back to newly created address" - I thought thats what I was doing. I know my funds are probably gone forever, I want to know how I can warn others, how I can report this to (whatever? country authorities) as a malicious website. I'm not looking for attention as much as I'm looking for possible help with bringing down this website. https://www.whois.com/whois/electrumbtcp.com For ref heres the wallet that stole my funds: https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/address/1EgaeuKXBs1kJGx68JtqhxeDGLsAxkDfbx/ Can I get a upvote for awareness? If you lost BTC and have the (https://www.electrumbtcp.com/download/Electrum-Private-windows-x32-1.0.2.exe) please post it on mediafire and send it to me for evidence/analyzing
Edit 1: I have reported this to the French authorities (Though I am a USA resident I dont think anything will happen with it). I appreciate the kind words.
Edit 2: Any french law enforcement or lawyers that want to help?
Edit 5: should I even bother reporting this to the FBI / police? Will they try to pin me for fraud or something for not reporting buying BTC? (crazy I know but I dont want a double hit here...)
Edit 6: It looks like user (jhkansen1) here on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/usejhkansen1) is alerting everyone to navigate to the scam website. Can I get in contact to find his IP / authorities?https://i.imgur.com/pk0Tw7r.png - it looks like its the same user that scammed people out of BCH and BTG - the same websites that are using the "electrum X . org/com" variables. These scammers seem to be pretty big and unconfronted, which doesnt make me feel good about where things are in the crypto realm.
Edit 7: Friendly and nice advice from an investing group on how to track / what to do:
@Kainzo sorry to hear this. I’m sure you know this information already but watch these wallets carefully (below). They contain all your BTC. Try to see if you can set reminders or notifications on them to monitor activity. These wallets contain all your BTC (they won’t add up to the same amount due to transaction fees). The pattern of the transfers definitely seem programmatic so I doubt you are the only victim. That being said, the scammers are human, too. Not sure if they’ll HODL or want to liquidate in this dip. If they liquidate, then they will either 1) send to an exchange (you’ll be able to identify wallet addresses that are linked to an exchange so keep an eye out for activity) in which case once you notice the activity you should alert the exchange immediately, or 2) they will sell it off locally with a platform like local bitcoins, in which case it will be highly improbable to trace. If it is option 1, if the exchange cooperated with you, then you may be able to retrieve your lost funds. Fiat-to-coin exchanges like Coinbase should be on your side as they are under strict regulation to avoid processing dirty money, and they are well aware of this. I doubt, though, that the scammers will go the online dump route, due to the transparency and risk I just mentioned, but at this point it’s still worth the watch. Even if they go on some other exchange, still contact the exchange immediately. Because in that case they may be trying to transfer out in something like Ethereum, and you will have no way of tracking it once it leaves the exchange.
Edit 8: Another mod from Cosmic Trading on Discord
@Kainzo wallet addresses associated with exchanges will usually be dumped into a central wallet owned by the exchange or some subwallet that is also owned by the exchange, which contains other people’s bitcoin too. If blockchain.info recognizes the address it will display which exchanges wallet it is. If not you can try to google the wallet address you suspect to be and exchange and it should provide some transparency. You can try to alert authorities to identify the user who stole from you but it is unlikely they will be able to do anything about it since the scammer probably resides outside your country and law enforcement only has jurisdiction within, unless your case is escalated to some FBI equivalent in France Even so, it is unlikely they will escalate or prosecute for a financial crime this size. Not saying $70k is small by any means, but the type of cases they deal with are more money laundering to the extent of millions
Edit 9: Someone asked me to post my LTC address (LXzurqezb6PZsnJvoyiYfD5HnzLhFf6nPh)
Edit 10: Going to bed feeling very defeated. Unsure how to push forward in this scene and feeling wholesomely stuck.
Edit 14: Nothing new, I'm talking with Cogent LLC to try and pursue legal action against the phishing host or other avenues. I've written off this loss and I'm using it as a way to better map my future in the coming years.
Edit 15: Contacted the FBI - they basically shrugged it off and sent me to the website. Unlikely /anything/ will come from this but it was worth a shot.
Edit 16: Called my dad, I had 1 BTC of his (the air drop was for him to try and capture more coins for him - it was very emotionally but he said its just money and he loves me, that hit me really hard.)
Edit 17: Someone put together a list of their phishing sites | Here's the list of the phishing websites put together. | electrum-btcp.org who.is electrumgold.org who.is electrum-lcc.org who.is electronbch.org who.is electrumb2x.org who.is They seem to be hosted by this company https://www.shinjiru.com.my
What is Garlicoin? Garlicoin is a community-based cryptocurrency that was originally founded based on a meme of garlic bread that reached the front page of Reddit. The concept of a memecoin is similar to that of the more well-known Dogecoin, but Garlicoin is actually a fork of Litecoin, which is itself a fork of Bitcoin. What technology is behind Garlicoin? As it's just a fork of Litecoin, it's basically the same thing with how the addresses, wallets, etc. work but there are a few key differences. Most importantly, the mining algorithm is called "Allium," which was specially developed to be ASIC-resistant. Originally the coin was based on Scrypt-N but a hard-fork occurred on 2/16/2018 in order to solve the problem of ASICs that were discovered on the network. Another key difference is that Garlicoin only has a 40 second block time, so transactions confirm very fast. Who developed Garlicoin? Disclaimer: Most of the code was copy-pasted. However, there are a few developers that continue to work on the project. u/DigitalizedOrange was the founder, he likes anime. Most of the moderators are also part of the team. Should I invest in Garlicoin? Like any cryptocurrency, don't treat it as investing. Treat it like speculation or gambling. If you're not willing to lose that money, the answer is no. Garlicoin has even more risk behind it as it isn't trying to be at the forefront of technology or anything. All we have is meme appeal and garlic bread. Why did the price just moon? Or why did it just crash? With such a low volume in Garlicoin exchanges, the price can be easily manipulated. Trade with caution. How can I start mining? Check out the mining section in the links and tutorials down below. There's a great guide to setting everything up by Pandawan. Why does the explorer show a different value than my web-based wallet? Some web-based wallets, such as GarlicWallet.com, are shared wallets meaning that you don't own the private keys and the website will move your coins around between addresses. The address you receive just credits your online account so you can withdraw a specific amount however you technically do not own those coins and if the site goes down then you may lose access to them forever. For that reason, it's highly recommended that you use a wallet where you own the private keys. Paper wallets are the most secure for large values as long as you physically keep them in a safe place, as they cannot be hacked. What other Garlic Bread goodness can I get into? Check out GBDS (dating simulator) and GarlicBreadMemes if you can't get enough. I have another question that isn't answered here! First try using the search bar for this subreddit. If you can't find an answer then you can create a new thread and someone from the community will most likely help you. If I forgot to add a commonly asked question to this guide, or if there's anything else you'd like to see explained/linked here, please let me know in the comments.
Use one of , and Tor to create a random mailinator inbox
Use one of , ,  and Tor to create a ProtonMail account
Create a gpg key for  using one of  as the priv key PW.
Use one of ,  and Tor to create an Ipredator VPN account, adding your GPG key.
Add the Ipredator public GPG key to your keyring created in .
Create a cleartext message to Ipredator requesting a few hours of trail time to ensure the VPN works.
Encrypt and sign  and mail it using 
Decrypt and verify response from Ipredator and test trail VPN.
Once coins are available from , use ChipMixer.com to launder them.
Import laundered coins from  into a fresh electrum wallet that is only used for this. Set PW with one of .
Use  to create a signed TXN to pay for Ipredator with change going to a fresh address in  (don't broadcast)
Tor to blockcypher and push TXN to block chain from their site.
Monitor the TXN ensuring Ipredator is paid
VPN into Ipredator account
Note the new IP address
Launch deluge and change the network to bind to only 
Torrent away. If you browse to any torrent trackers, use Tor or their Onion address.
Someone could try to buy bitcoin anonymously, but depending on where you live it is generally a lot easier to launder coins than to buy them without a trail. The services I chose where Coinbase, SquareCash, GuerrillaMail, Mailinator, ProtonMail, Ipredator, ChipMixer, and BlockCypher. There is nothing magical about these, and you can replace them with your favorite replacement. Care should be used not to use the change address  for anything. Once it gains enough dust you can redeem the change for laundered coins from ChipMixer, but don't mix that step with any other unlaundered coins. A good use for your laundered change may be to donate to TorProject, ProtonMail, GuerrillaMail, Mailinator and ChipMixer for providing free services for this kind of stuff. Of course, you should only do this with laundered change. Ensure that most everything is done through Tor. Some of the services have onion addresses and those should be used over a conventional address where available. Also make sure that you always use unique randomized userids and PWs  for everything. Don't recycle your reddit userid or recycle any of that account names with each other.
As per usual the 3 months has been all hand-on-deck, helping to bring further adoption utilities to Groestlcoin. The markets have been red but as always that doesn't stop the show from going on with regards to the development since the last release update on 24th September. Here's a recap of what has happened so far:
Groestlcoin was added to Changelly. One of the leading Crypto-to-Crypto exchanges that offer some of the best rates on the market – You can also buy with a debit/credit card too and you can buy/sell Groestlcoin directly from your Coinomi wallet, from the website https://groestlcoin.org#exchanges, and you can enable Changelly swaps on your GRSPay stores!
Groestlcoin was added to the JAXX Liberty wallet! One of the leading multi-crypto wallets in the stores. Safely store your GRS on Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux or Google Chrome. With Jaxx Liberty you are always in control of your private keys, and you can use your wallet on multiple devices. Note: This directly replaces the deprecated JS Wallet which was of a similar (but older) codebase.
Groestlcoin was integrated into AtomicPay – A decentralised cryptocurrency payment processor that eliminates the involvement of a third-party gateway, allowing merchants to accept payments directly from their customers, with over 2500 merchants already signed up, a public release is set for Mid-January 2019.
Huobi officially opened trading for Groestlcoin to Korean customers! And in addition, a giveaway of up to 10,000 GRS was held!
Unocoin ATMs started supporting Groestlcoin at their ATMs, granting the Indian community the ability to withdraw (For INR) and deposit Groestlcoin into their UnoDax account. Groestlcoin $GRS is available on #Unodax exchange with the following pairs: $INR, $TUSD, $BTC.
Groestlcoin was listed on SWFT BLOCKCHAIN, giving you more opportunities to swap your other altcoins with Groestlcoin or vice versa, quickly and securely.
Groestlcoin was added to One Page Exchange! Where you can buy and sell Groestlcoin quickly and easily without any form of registration!
CryptoWolf started accepting VISA, Mastercard and Maesto to buy cryptocurrencies from the CryptoWolf exchange in EUR or USD! Providing a new FIAT gateway to buy Groestlcoin.
Groestlcoin has been added to CoinZark (Formally VertPig) for fast and efficient Crypto-to-Crypto swaps at very competitive rates using exchange aggregates.
Groestlcoin was added to PungoWallet! Pungo wallet is built to showcase the features that anyone can achieve with blockchain technology. They have built a set of modular solutions that allow any company to build a blockchain layer to interact with traditional software.
Groestlcoin was added to StealthEX, offering anonymous cryptocurrency swaps with tens of other coins without disclosing any personal information. Just choose the pairs, enter your address, send your coins and receive your funds!
Groestlcoin joined InvestFeed, granting a company listing and blue verified badge.
Groestlcoin was officially added to Blockfolio Signals – For those of you that use Blockfolio, you can keep updated with all the latest news straight from the app, via the Signals icon.
Groestlcoin has been added to DeltaDirect – Those using Delta can now stay up-to-date with the latest Groestlcoin news, straight from your Delta portfolio tracker app.
Groestlcoin has been added to CoinGecko Beam – Where you can easily follow us and receive updates without searching through social media.
Groestlcoin is now live on BitUniverse Link! All of the latest Groestlcoin updates and news will be directly available on BItUniverse.
Groestlcoin was added to NovaExchange! Launched in 2016 and operating from Sweden, users can trade over 300 different digital assets.
As of the latest version of the Trezor Model T firmware, Groestlcoin is now officially supported! The Trezor Model T is the next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet, designed to be your universal vault for all of your digital assets. Store and encrypt your coins, passwords and other digital keys with confidence. The Trezor Model T now supports over 500 cryptocurrencies.
Blockbook MainNet & TestNet Block Explorer
Blockbook is an open-source Groestlcoin blockchain explorer with complete REST and websocket APIs that can be used for writing web wallets and other apps that need more advanced blockchain queries than provided by groestlcoind RPC. Blockbook REST API provides you with a convenient, powerful and simple way to read data from the groestlcoin network and with it, build your own services.
Support to broadcast transactions online. Broadcast a raw transaction in hex format over the Groestlcoin network.
Supports every web browser
API – Complete REST and Websocket API for querying blocks, transactions and addresses; and receiving live updates
Light – Thin data model using groestlcoind RPC interface to validate blockchain information. Fast groestlcoind blockchain synchronisation (~1hrs for the entire mainnet), using RocksDB for data storage and optionally raw groestlcoind data files processing.
Exhaustive – Reports on double spend attempts, outpoint confirmations, outputs spend status reports. Input and Output hyperlinks in transactions. Extended view in transactions to show advanced details.
Open Source, written in the Go programming language.
Groestlcoin has been added to the Edge wallet for Android and iOS. Edge wallet is secure, private and intuitive. By including support for ShapeShift, Simplex and Changelly, Edge allows you to seamlessly shift between digital currencies, anywhere with an internet connection.
Multi-Asset Support. Supporting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Groestlcoin and many others, you can safely hold your coins.
Exchange Support – Supporting Shapeshift, Simplex and Changelly enables the user to seamlessly shift between digital currencies as if you were storing your funds on an exchange.
In-app buying and selling, exchange your FIAT for cryptocurrency directly within the app.
Encrypted with a username and password. Seamless login into multiple devices.
Easy, secure access with PIN or fingerprint. Additionally, supporting 2FA authentication.
Client-side encryption – All of your data is encrypted on your device before any of your information touches the Edge servers. Being free from server-side hacks and malware means that your assets are as secure as they can be.
We are excited to announce that Groestlcoin has been added to CoinID! With integrated cold and hot wallet support, and a host of other unique wallet features, CoinID can easily become your go-to wallet for storing Groestlcoin. More details can be found here: https://coinid.org/s/groestlcoin-wallet-overview.pdf
Integrated Cold wallet. Store your funds offline and sleep tight at night. All you need is a separate Android or iOS device.
Transaction Batching – A feature normally reserved for exchanges, CoinID supports transaction batching, allowing the user to group transactions into one, saving space on the blockchain and lowering your transaction fees considerably as a result.
Complete control – Your private keys never leaves your device. "If you don’t control your private keys, you don’t own your coins".
SegWit support – Support for Segregated Witness, which means smaller transaction sizes, lower fees, and supporting all 3 address types (grs1, 3, F).
Hierarchical Deterministic – Use a single set of keys for multiple coins and addresses. When an address is used, a new one is generated.
Cross-Platform – Built with React Native for rapid development cycles and cross-platform support.
The Groestlcoin BIP39 tool is an open-source web tool for converting BIP39 mnemonic codes to addresses and private keys. This enables the greatest security against third-party wallets potentially disappearing – You’ll still have access to your funds thanks to this tool. What’s New
Added Coinomi, Ledger Client, Groestlcoinomi, Trezor, Safe T, Core, Groestlpay and Samourai to BIP32 Tab
Added BIP49 support
Add BIP38 support
Add CSV tab for derived addresses
BIP84 tab for derivation path
Display version number in top right corner
Groestlcoin ticker is now also displayed
Refactor method to clear old data from the display
BIP44 ‘purpose’ and ‘coin’ fields have been made read only
Tab Order is now alphabetical
Improve showing feedback for pending calculations
Show error when using XPUB with hardened addresses
Rename variables for clarity between BIP49 and P2WPKH Nested in P2SH
QR Codes use correctLevel 3 instead of 2
Update compile script to work across python 2 and 3
Add BIP49 to More Info section
Reword entropy text to indicate using a single source only
Detect and warn when entropy is filtered / discarded
Use new xpub/xprv prefixes for Segwit BIP49
Allow more rows to be generated starting from a custom index
BIP141 tab added for full Segwit compatibility
Show list of word indexes. Checksum shows in entropy details
Populate entropy field with hex value used from PRNG
QR codes with accents now work correctly by replacing jquery.qrcode with kjua
Allow initial number of rows to be set by the user
Raw entropy shows groupings with space every 11 bits for easier usage
Warn that entropy values should exclude checksum
Warn when generating low entropy mnemonics
Warn when overriding weak entropy with a strong mnemonic length
Allow XPUB to be used as root key for Segwit derivations
Add visual privacy safeguard. List alternative tools
Update bootstrap from 3.2.0 to 3.3.7 and jQuery from 2.1.1 to 3.2.1
GroestlcoinJS library upgraded to v3.3.2
General code refactoring, numerous performance improvements and bug fixes
Electrum-GRS is a lightweight "thin client" Groestlcoin wallet Windows, MacOS and Linux based on a client-server protocol. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for multi-signature wallets and not requiring the download of the entire block chain. What’s New
HARDWARE WALLET SUPPORT: Archos Safe-T Mini is now fully supported
Electrum + Android Version 3.2.3:
If a BIP39 seed extension/passphrase contained multiple consecutive whitespaces or leading/trailing whitespaces, then the derived addresses were not following spec. This has been fixed, and anyone affected should move their codes. The wizard will show a warning in this case.
The PRNG used has been changed
Fix Linux distributable, ‘typing’ was not bundled and was required for Python 3.4
Fix spending from Segwit multi-sig wallets involving a Trezor co-signer when using a custom derivation path.
Several other minor bugfixes and usability improvements.
ivendPay and Groestlcoin cryptocurrency have announced the start of integration. IT company ivendPay, the developer of a universal multicurrency payment module for automatic and retail trade, intends to integrate Groestlcoin cryptocurrency — one of the oldest and the most reputable Bitcoin forks into the payment system. Groestlcoin is characterized by instant transactions with almost zero commission and is optimal for mass retail trade where micropayments are mostly used. According to Sergey Danilov, founder and CEO of ivendPay, Groestlcoin will become the 11th cryptocurrency integrated into the payment module. The first working vending machines for the sale of coffee, snacks and souvenirs, equipped with ivendPay modules, served the visitors of the CryptoEvent RIW exhibition at VDNKh in Moscow and accepted Bitcoin, Go Byte, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Bitcoin Gold, Dogecoin and Emercoin. ivendPay terminals are designed and patented to accept payments in electronic money, cryptocurrencies and cash when connecting the corresponding cash terminal. Payment for the purchase takes a few seconds, the choice of the payment currency occurs at the time of placing the order on the screen, the payment is made by QR-code through the cryptocurrency wallet on the smartphone. The interest in equipping vending machines with ivendPay terminals has already been shown by the companies of Malaysia and Israel, where first test networks would be installed. ivendPay compiles a waiting list for vending networks interested in buying terminals and searches for an investor to launch industrial production. According to Sergey Danilov, the universal payment terminal ivendPay for the vending machine will cost about $500. The founder of ivendPay has welcomed the appearance of Groestlcoin among integrated cryptocurrencies, as it is another step towards the realization of the basic idea of digital money - free and cross-border access to goods and services for everybody.
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