SCAM video on Youtube

addr1qypffch8wvdhs5899hk5ufqhu66htha5zu5vu2qr32qmppkw8a2uvtpetajh8h9ffgpqcqss00x5ypn9k4mh6s03mrtqtdfgeg

Hi there, someone has posted a live like video of Charles Hodkinson on YouTube, hosted as live event and linked to a page where above address is mentioned, I transferred 10,000 ADA to that address.

Turns out it was a scam clearly but looked soo real. Don’t think my ADAs will be recoverable however may be this wallet could be blocked somehow for future transactions and the fraud could be caught in future.

If the ADA team can recover from that Wallet Address, my Wallet Address is DdzFFzCqrhspDLFJLvczZGbws9ha4FQ4PDxU8Jy3A2vQHpsQ7qoffr7yn6mykq3DQhnek32CKFYSG8GU1tcMnQ5VdNTwpdhuC7hMJphP

Your ada is lost, you should report to the police. I can see that I have flagged more than 110 videos. Too bad your ad wasn’t taken down before you saw it. There are ads as well, fake nft mining on solana that you can’t flag.

This makes me upset and I keep wonder why people think someone would give real money when you never see this with usd or any other real currency. There are airdrops but you only get small amounts and you provide the address it is sent to. I wish you had done more research.

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actually if all the agencies work together, the criminal is not too far off

Point 1
The criminal posted on YouTube -
[Link deleted by @napoles]
Through this link the user account and ip address to log in or create this account can be tracked

Point 2
Scammer’s Wallet Address
addr1qypffch8wvdhs5899hk5ufqhu66htha5zu5vu2qr32qmppkw8a2uvtpetajh8h9ffgpqcqss00x5ypn9k4mh6s03mrtqtdfgeg

My Wallet: DdzFFzCqrhspDLFJLvczZGbws9ha4FQ4PDxU8Jy3A2vQHpsQ7qoffr7yn6mykq3DQhnek32CKFYSG8GU1tcMnQ5VdNTwpdhuC7hMJphP

Transaction ID:
413e9e534f307df599278c641ea2fa48b71d189d0c1f47af8ddf149b845de10b

Point 3
the video asks the user to visit this url [Link deleted by @napoles]
So here the ip address of this web page can be tracked, 45.142.182.174
if it is proxy the trail can be followed
I did my limited trace and it seems it routed to Netherland and Hong Kong

skylink data center in NL
nicenic net in HK

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There will be an ip address but it won’t the scammers ip address. Most likely, they will use tor or similar. Also, the url is very suspicious looking. There is an official Cardano address and that’s where you should go

The last hour or so I have flagged multiple videos featuring Vitalik Buterin and he neither gives ether away nor does he speak about any giveaway in the video. There were 4 giveaway scams showing at the same time. One for chainlink. None of the ip addresses will help, with luck, the transaction id will if they are caught which is not likely. Google ”Maksim Yakubets” and you will understand why.