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Lost 42,283XRP this afternoon


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Recieved 2 text messages that my ledger firmware has a critical vulnerability and i needed to update immediately. My dumbass entered my 24 seed phrase on a fake ledger site and it phissed 42,283 xrp from me, all i had!!! I have the wallet address it went to and i filed a report with the fbi cyber crimes unit. Is there anything else that can be done? Im praying that the thief or thieves make me their last victim. By the grace of God im not gonna loose sleep over this but ill be laughing it off at work tomorrow thinking about this. Any help will be appreciated!

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Damn man, I really feel for you. I’d be pissed off out of my mind. I always take things of that nature with a massive dose of skepticism. Even if it’s just windows telling me it needs to restart for an update. Then again, I’m a very obsessive and paranoid person by nature. 

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I’m sorry it’s happened to you and I can’t give you good news unfortunately.  The vast bulk of people scammed like this never see their funds again and the criminals get away clean.
 

I wish there was some better news I could offer.  I am not a expert but have seen this happen on here many many times.

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btw there is a thread about it....

 

On 10/26/2020 at 2:33 AM, WarChest said:

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Received this email today, probably because Mine was one of the accounts that were compromised earlier this year.

The redacted items are actually my first name and email address.

Be Careful.

 

 

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This is so awful! I'm sickened that this happened to you and I'm sorry for this loss. This is exactly the reason why this space DESPERATELY needs retail custodial services for crypto that can be 100 percent insured. Whether it's a bank or some form of polysign company that can put a name and identity to a wallet that provides insurance and a form of estate planning service as well in case we pass etc. 

@JoelKatz @nikb is there something Ripple as a company can spearhead regarding retail custodial services? I know they may not respond, but it's worth a try. 

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21 hours ago, Upser said:

Recieved 2 text messages that my ledger firmware has a critical vulnerability and i needed to update immediately. My dumbass entered my 24 seed phrase on a fake ledger site and it phissed 42,283 xrp from me, all i had!!! I have the wallet address it went to and i filed a report with the fbi cyber crimes unit. Is there anything else that can be done? Im praying that the thief or thieves make me their last victim. By the grace of God im not gonna loose sleep over this but ill be laughing it off at work tomorrow thinking about this. Any help will be appreciated!

So sorry for your predicament. It’s the reason that Crypto is not a main stream success at this time.

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1 hour ago, WarChest said:

So sorry for your predicament. It’s the reason that Crypto is not a main stream success at this time.

So very true, WarChest. I probably would not be in Crypto anymore if I didn't withdraw from Cryptsy in time. I got had by Topia and a few other random scams and scam coins. I think that is another reason why people aren't into crypto so many scam coins and bad actors.

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2 hours ago, witcher68 said:

How can I get my XRP back, I think I have been scammed from an XRP airdrop?

If your balance has been reduced and you didn’t do that,  then it’s too late unfortunately.  If you have put your private key into a form or website or app that was a scammers and the funds haven’t been drained yet then quickly move them to a new account and you will be fine.  But I’m betting it’s too late for that unfortunately.

Sorry that it happened to you.

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On 11/2/2020 at 1:36 AM, Upser said:

Any help will be appreciated!

Sorry to hear this news. I hate to see members of this community scammed and it worries me that so many people haven't seen the warnings posted for years about not sharing private keys or personal information with anyone in this space.

The best thing to do here is report the theft to your local police as many countries are starting to build databases of criminal activity in the crypto space. It won't get your XRP back but it might help exchanges identify criminals as most stolen XRP finds it way onto exchanges to be converted into cash.

@Upser Here's a link from Ledger summarising important security skills related to your crytpocurrency. Please read this closely and absorb the key points as this knowledge will minimise risks of future attacks. Also, keep an eye out for anyone claiming they can get your XRP back for $$$ - that's a classic "second strike" attack by hackers.

https://www.ledger.com/academy/somethings-phishy-how-to-keep-your-crypto-safe-against-scams

 

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If I had the resources I'd fork XRP network into something truly decentralised and every person who was scammed or hacked would get their portion airdropped to them. Build kyc into the network in a way that prevented scammers from getting away with it. 

Posts like these break my heart. Op seems like a cool guy. He seems like the type that wouldn't rip anyone off. 

Some of the brightest minds are on this forum and all we can say is shouldn't have been scammed in the first place. That's the bitcoin forum way of dealing with it. Things should be different here. In the old days of crypto I've seen people catch the hacker and convince him to give the coins back or get arrested. 

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