About the Report a Scam category (How to report scam)

WE DO NOT DO GIVEAWAYS - NEVER. If you want to report a fraud/scam (for example on YouTube), please follow this link to a portal for the community to report fraudulent sites, apps, videos, and social media accounts: REPORT SCAM

If you want to discuss a fraud/scam in this category please, do not post the link itself, rather make a screenshot of the link or write it in a way that the forum does not link directly to their site. (because this may give them credibility over link algorithms)

This summarises the Cardano giveaway scam problem in 10 minutes:

Rule #1 to avoid scams:

At this point, you’ve already figured out that we don’t do giveaways. :arrow_heading_down:


Not sure many people that own cardano will see this before they get scammed. Need to do more than a video

We can’t just count on Cardano Foundation to fix everything. We all must share information with each other and actively report the sites and channels. If you have social media spread the message. If you own a website, Discord or YouTube channel make a section just for this.
On my website cardanodefi(DOT)world I run a list of scam sites and YouTube channels. Also, I have a how to page on multiple ways to report them. Seems to be working. We turned one of the channels into Etherium scam channel instead lol.
We resolve this issue by sharing information with and educating all Cardano community.
Search, share and report.

Thanks for the effort. As explained above, we do not want to link from cardano.org to such sites. Since you link to such pages, I have changed the link so that it is not displayed as a link.

I encourage everyone to use the scam reporting portal linked above.

What we can do if we got scammed? Is there any institution such as Global Refund Group is it possible to fight for it to get it back or is it gone for good?
There is also a lot of companies that provide that kind of service, is this legit or another scam?

It’s all good :smiley:. I don’t link the sites, just have them as plain text. I do link to YouTube Channels (not videos) so people can go and report them directly, since multiple YouTube channels are allowed to have same names. However, since CFDB started most of those channels got removed! You guys(and/or gals) ROCK!
I’m just gonna remove report box from my website and put a link to CFDB for reporting. Just used it myself to report 2 channels and 4 website. Super easy and quick to use. You really should make “Report Scam” button and add it to the header. :+1:

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I also got scammed for 2500 ADA on May 30,2021.
Here is the address

There was a live video from ADA foundation with Charles. Please help to retrieve it.