Got scammed from a stakepool lookalike site

Hi all,

just want to put out a warning that this is a scam site and I am a victim.

Please refer to the image.

Not looking for empathy but it would be helpful if there’s any recourse from the cardano community.

Long story short, I’m usually very vigilant when it comes to crypto matters. This time around, my guard was totally let down.

At the back of my head, I’ve already accepted the loss.

Contact was made to help desks at EMURGO, Yoroi and Charles Hoskinson himself. Also did a submission to the Cardano Fraud Detection Bureau.

Any other ideas or leads for me moving forward?

yours sincerely,

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Theres nothing you can do about that. If its a big sum you should make a report at your local authorities and hope for the best.


thanks for the reply.

What about reporting the address that it was sent to the main exchanges to deter the bad actor from selling? will exchanges aid in deterrence?

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You might can monitor the address and wait until the scammer transfer the funds to an exchange and then instantly inform the exchange about that but often they are way to slow and they also dont really care if its a “low” amount.


It is quite a substantial amount of ada but not as large as a previous forum post where 200000 ada were lost.

If I’m understanding you correctly, you are saying that exchanges are slow to react even after informing.

Looks like any actions taken are futile…

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Go to POLICE and report the fraud. The police will go and request from exchanges the details about the wallet/address owner. its the only legal way.



I have alerted my country’s cybersecurity agency that handles scam cases. FWIW, scam cases of all sorts and not just crypto related have hit a record high. At least someone or somebody in the government body are paying attention and doing something about it.

thanks for replying.

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