All of my ADA is gone! 13,800 ADA gone in 2 transactions!

Hi there - I don’t have another wallet name, unfortunately. If you look at the wallet below, you’ll see the wallet went on a 5 days spree of collecting 178,000 ADA - 13,000 of them directly from my wallet.


Your commentary is completely unhelpful and insensitive and does nothing to help the community of people looking to build something positive. Go troll elsewhere.


**Daedalus is secure.

If you are driving down the highway, and someone is holding up a cardboard box that says: “We are having huge problems with the checking accounts at your bank! Pull over and set up an account with me to fix the bug!”, would you give him all your info?

If not, don’t do it online either. And if so, the whole world is “unsafe” for you.

There will always be people out there trying to scam you. Be careful who you trust, especially when they try and rush you into doing something right away!

Please explain when in my story someone tried to rush me into doing something right away? Might be helpful in explaining when someone got away with the ADA. I’m looking for solid explanations that will help others in the community.

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Hi @smwilh Scott
Sorry to hear you’re having this problem. It’s hard to formulate what exactly happened as each case is different. Unless someone had access to your computer or your private keys, they shouldn’t be able to have access to your Daedalus wallet.

I can suggest that you contact IOHK’s Help Desk who can try to look into this issue further. They can be contacted at by clicking the Support button. Include any/all details you can.


@ada88888 Please note that your account will now be suspended indefinitely.

You have already received 2 prior warnings, and calling our community members idiots while failing to provide helpful suggestions in a ‘community tech support’ post shows both offensive language and low-value content.

See here for warning #2: Happy News andy! and warning #1 was sent via DM.


Is this not what got you?](

I think I know what might have happened. At some point about 3 weeks ago I checked the Play Store for the Daedalus wallet. There was one with the EXACT logo and interface as the one I have on my laptop - the official one. I downloaded it and tried to restore to mobile using my recovery key. I tried once or twice, but got an error and figured I’d come back to it. I don’t have stable internet in the country I live in so I get errors all the time. I’m guessing the mobile app was fake and immediately took my recovery key. I no longer see the app in the Play Store. Coincidentally, I tried the mobile app again today and got the same error, so I deleted it. I then opened the official application and once it synced, I noticed my balance was 0.0000. And since I deleted the app, I can’t screenshot the icon. It was an exact duplicate and had slipped past the Play Store. That said, if anyone has idea or feedback, very happy to share. Feeling defeated. Be well, all!


It isn’t. I’ve just written a reply describing what I think happened.

Sadly enough you were not the only victim by this app.
Google should have a better screening of there apps before placing them on the Play Store.

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I feel sorry this happened to you. there is no official Deadalus app in the Play Store… Unfortunately you have been scammed. I know the feeling because it happened to me as well in the past with some MyEtherWallet scam.

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Yeah, I remember reporting this exact app to the PlayStore team as soon as I spot it. Unfortunately, a lot of people got scammed by it.

It’s a hard lesson. I was skeptical, but I guess too confident in the Play Store and too excited that a mobile app had finally been released. So these wallets that obviously stole the ADA - they just live on and go about their business or is there a way to report them or freeze them?

Thanks for keeping an eye out!

Ugh. Terrible feeling - as you know.

You can “flag as inappropriate”, near the bottom of the page. It will be taken down, if it hasn’t already. The problem is the lax entry criteria and the damage done before such scamming apps are taken down.

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I’m so sorry this happened to you.


Sorry this happened, the play store can give a lot of people a false sense of security. The only mobile wallets for ada that I know of is Yoroi and Infinito. Yoroi is made by Emurgo and works great.

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@Theseus Apologies but I’m not exactly sure what your analogy was aimed at.

@smwilh I’m sorry for you, unfortunately scams are a plague in crypto. I really do hope that there will be some solutions presented soon such as multi factor authentication.

@maki.mukai Thank you for your input. I hope IOHK team is working on some solutions/preventions for the scam epidemic. I believe it’s the biggest barrier for most people to get into crypto and ultimately the biggest enemy of adoption. Simple two factor authentication would solve a lot of security problems, even for example if you had an option of running 2 separate instances of Daedalus one on PC to perform a transaction and second one to receive a code to verify the transaction. I’m a worrisome person and don’t trust apps run solely on windows environment.

Please tell me your working on that :slight_smile:


2 factor authentication in the sense we use it now (like google authenticator) is not usable in this application. Hardware wallets are a form of 2 factor authentication (to withdraw funds you need phisical access and a pin code of the wallet). In crypto however if your private key is compromised as it was in this case it is game over.

I would agree that security issues are a hindrance to adoption. We will see, and are seeing a range of solutions from a number of parties who are working on this.

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