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The first line of defense in fighting cryptocurrency crime with live tracking of 12,926 scam websites and 106,853 fraudulent cryptocurrency addresses.

Our mission is to make blockchain safer to use for everyone by exposing scammers and other criminals who abuse it. Report scams, thefts and fraudulent websites involving any blockchain or cryptocurrency and help us fight crypto crime! With the help of our users we have already been able to track 1,071,353,405 USD in stolen cryptocurrencies! Use our free scam check below to help protect yourself against scams.

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The ten most successful scams past month listed by total lifetime earnings.

Fake Investment 35yxgQjykMNCk6W9FMyEhVcTcroau8ciST35yxgQjykMNC...cTcroau8ciST35yxg...8ciST $4,122,764
1. Coinlistxrt scores big by pretending to be part of CoinList
Fake Investment bc1qg0txhdhu42pqk0w8jgspldt6x7naspvj77vad5bc1qg0txhdhu...naspvj77vad5bc1qg...7vad5 $3,682,519
2. SkyShellTrading pretends to trade in gold, oil and bitcoins
Fake Investment 3EugAQKeqGCZtJAJjrzUH8faepsouQWWLy3EugAQKeqGCZ...faepsouQWWLy3EugA...QWWLy $2,888,529
3. Despite its poor design, this scam manages to attract quite a lot of victims
Fake Investment 19k5ey65q3g44GTG3ZaKYjPEkdSshq1vjg19k5ey65q3g4...PEkdSshq1vjg19k5e...q1vjg $2,851,677
4. A fake credit card provider with a spelling error riddled website
Tumbler 1CoiNMixqJdctqazGsTvDcAygqHPUvmRo81CoiNMixqJdc...AygqHPUvmRo81CoiN...vmRo8 $2,591,886
5. A fake tumbler that sends your hard earned bitcoin to several well known exchanges
Tumbler 1HtV8k2Pj4y5bRR1NbjF2uEq8DZjJF2pJk1HtV8k2Pj4y5...Eq8DZjJF2pJk1HtV8...F2pJk $1,781,822
6. A fake money laundering service that never actually launders anything
Fake Investment 1NNaXvkzkGFLwjs3BkmGYGVirDhHot9wvg1NNaXvkzkGFL...VirDhHot9wvg1NNaX...t9wvg $1,195,743
7. The scammers switch websites every now and then, but always keep the same bitcoin address
Fake Investment 12ubPs1gkPRQpxZ1BzK8KXJeoHpUexTnMD12ubPs1gkPRQ...JeoHpUexTnMD12ubP...xTnMD $1,170,322
8. A keen observer would notice the spelling errors on this scam website before investing
Fake Investment 1MJfUApsHbp3DgKAGKEzm3TtfDHsMZCtLt1MJfUApsHbp3...TtfDHsMZCtLt1MJfU...ZCtLt $1,107,025
9. Another fake investment company raking it in
Fake Investment 1Ekc1Bmw9XQUJkAe8zkJ4DuyEqFtbsjCYC1Ekc1Bmw9XQU...uyEqFtbsjCYC1Ekc1...sjCYC $1,085,882
10. Pigy Trade provides advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions to forward-thinking investors around the world.

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Sextortion

Sextortion

FELONY

A popular blackmail scam in which victims receive an e-mail stating that their webcam was hacked and used to record them watching porn. They are told to make a payment or risk the video being released. Scammers risk a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a $10,000 fine per sextortion e-mail in the US.

Ransomware

Ransomware

FELONY

Through the use of malware, hackers have managed to lock and encrypt the victim's computer and demand a hefty ransom. People, companies and even universities have fallen victim to this dangerous scam. In the US, ransomware scams carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine per attack.

Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi Schemes

FELONY

Scammers promise extremely high profits, but are secretive about their strategies. Victims are encouraged to find new investors to keep the illusion alive as long as possible. Operators can be charged with securities and commodities fraud in the US which carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $5 million.

Fraud

Giveaway

FELONY

Scammers often pretend to be famous people and promise their victims free money if they send them some first, but of course nothing is ever sent back. Online fraud carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison in the US for first time offenders.

Dark Web

Dark Web

FELONY

A hidden part of the internet only accessible with special software where anything can be bought and where criminals launder their stolen cryptocurrencies. For his role in the popular Silk Road market, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced in the US to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Theft

Theft

FELONY

Hackers and scammers have stolen billions of dollars in cryptocurrency over the years. Not even the largest exchanges are safe from these skilled and sometimes familiar criminals. In 2019, hacker Joel Ortiz received a 10 year prison sentence for stealing more than $7,5 million in cryptocurrencies using a SIM swap technique.

Always make sure you know who or what you are dealing with. If someone is offering you an investment opportunity, check if they have a professional website and working Twitter account and use our scam check to see if you are dealing with a known scam. Be especially careful with anyone asking you for money Telegram, Twitter or Facebook. If a stranger is asking you for money, they are probably trying to scam you, but if you are not sure try to verify their claims and ask for proof of their identity. If you are still not sure if you are dealing with a scammer, you can send us an e-mail and we will take a look as well.
Always be vigilant. If it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam and even when it sounds reasonable, it could be a scam. If someone claims to have a recording or something else belonging to you, ask for proof. Before sending money to an exchange or shop, make sure you are on the correct website. If someone tells you they will make you rich, ask them how. Scammers don't like to waste time, so they will probably move on once they notice you are not easily fooled.
Install a virus scanner and make sure it and your operating system are always up to date. Never click on any links or open any files sent to you by a stranger and even be careful with anything sent to you by a friend: their computer may be infected. Never give your private keys to anyone and don't leave them where others might find them: write down your keys and put them somewhere safe. If you use an exchange, use as many of their security measures as possible (like an authenticator, phone verification or others) and make sure your passwords are complex. These measures will not make it impossible to be hacked or scammed, but they will make it a lot harder!
Scammers are criminals with no intention of helping you and as soon as you pay them your money is gone, but don't worry, because that embarrassing video of you never existed and if your computer was locked or your files encrypted you can probably fix it yourself by following the instructions on this website. If someone claims to know your passwords, phone number or other personal information, you are the victim of one of the many data breaches. You can check if and where your personal data was leaked here.
There are some simple checks you can perform to check if something is a scam: Make sure the website lists a Twitter channel and read the replies to their tweets. Check for spelling errors; scammers often do not speak English as their first language. Legitimate websites do not have reviews on their website, nor do they post certificates as proof of their legitimacy. Google the name of the website and read the top results carefully. If the website has a privacy policy or any other text that looks professional, try googling some parts; they have probably copied it from somewhere else. Rich people do not give away free money to strangers.
There is no such thing as free money and no reputable company will give you guaranteed returns. Anyone promising to double your money or offering a guaranteed daily percentage is a scammer. Be especially wary of fake rich celebrities or companies; they did not get rich by giving away free money to strangers. There is still a lot of opportunity for making money in crypto, but it requires effort and, most importantly, research.
Your reports are important. By collecting data both off and on-chain we are able to determine the scale and effect scams have on the crypto economy and we can prevent scammers from using their stolen cryptocurrencies. In some cases your reports may even help apprehend and build a case against them and every report we receive increases our chances to do so, even if we already have a scam address in our databases. By reporting scams you also increase their visibility and may help prevent others from making payments and show criminals that their activities are not as hidden as they think they are.