I’ve been a victim of a cryptocurrency scam on an app called coinmax. What can I do?

I’ve been a victim If the dating app scheme. I matched with an Asian woman claiming to live in USA. Anyway, those familiar with this scam know that they get to know you, act like they like you and then casually throw in that they know how to make a lot of money from investing/cryptocurrency, and they gain your trust by letting you take out your money from the app in the beginning but then locking you out from withdrawal when you try to take out all your money. In my case I’ve sent over 20 000$ worth of etherium
Over to this coinmax app. And I feel like an idiot for letting it get that far. I know that this is crypto currency and I likely will not see that money again. But does anyone have any advice on how to get some of the money back? The app I used to buy the cryptocurrency was Shakepay and I’ve been in contact with their customer service. I’ve also been in contact with someone from funds-recovery.com has anyone used this website before or is it just another scam?

Thanks for your help and I hope can prevent others from
Being scammed like this in the future


The content was posted by Gibson155 on 2021-10-08 15:27:26 via reddit

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6 Comments

  1. The main thing to do is to be very wary of !recovery. Otherwise I’m afraid that money is gone.

  2. russellwilsonthedog4 says:

    Do not use that funds-recovery as it is just another scam. It’s all part of the plan to get even more money out of you.

  3. >But does anyone have any advice on how to get some of the money back?

    You might be able to convince the scammer that you will invest 10x more than you have already invested if you can remove 50% of what you’ve already invested.

    >The app I used to buy the cryptocurrency was Shakepay and I’ve been in contact with their customer service.

    They can’t help you if you sent your crypto to a scammer.

    >I’ve also been in contact with someone from funds-recovery.com has anyone used this website before or is it just another scam?

    That would be a recovery scammer.

    **Fake Investment Scams that use Fake Cryptocurrency Websites:**

    Fake cryptocurrency websites controlled by scammers are becoming more and more common. Sometimes the scam begins with a romance scammer who claims that they can help the victim invest in cryptocurrency. Victims are told to buy cryptocurrency of some kind using a legitimate cryptocurrency exchange, and then they are told to send their cryptocurrency to a website wallet address where it will be invested. Sometimes the scam begins with a notice that the victim won cryptocurrency, and it is in their account on a website. In either case, the scammer controls the website, so they make it look like there is money in the victim’s account on their website. Then the scammer (or the scammer pretending to be someone official who is associated with the website) tells the victim that they have to put more money into the website before they can get their money out of the website. Sometimes the scammer will let the victim “remove” some of their money from the website (actually it’s just the scammer sending some of the victim’s money back to the victim) as a way to make the website seem legitimate, before asking the victim to “reinvest” even more of their money. Of course all of the money sent by the victim has gone directly into the scammer’s personal wallet, and any additional money sent by the victim to retrieve their money from the website will also go directly into the scammer’s personal wallet, and all of the information about money being held by the website was totally fake.

    You can post the scammer’s wallet address here on r/scams.

    If the scammer used Bitcoin, then you can report the scammer’s Bitcoin wallet address here:

    https://www.bitcoinabuse.com/reports

    If the scammer used Ethereum, then you can report the scammer’s Ethereum wallet address here:

    https://info.etherscan.com/report-address/

    You can see how much cryptocurrency has been sent to the scammer’s wallet address here:

    https://www.blockchain.com/explorer

  4. Electrical_Bug_6720 says:

    Recovery is a waste of time and money. First they’ll convince you saying you don’t need to pay upfront fees and after some days they’re going to pretend like they have recovered your funds and asked to you make transaction history in some website such as http://www.tally.com(looks fake) and asked you to make payment and tell you that you’d be able to recover only after you make that transaction. In short they are all scammers too. So don’t bother responding to any recovery sites.

  5. Fluoise_Belcher says:

    Your money is gone unfortunately.

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