Crypto Scams in 2022

ScamUnfortunately scams are common in all areas of life, especially in crypto and go on all the time. The scams below are ones we’ve been alerted to personally, usually by people contacting us who have been the victims of them.

Important: Almost all of the time the victims of crypto scams are uninformed and uneducated about crypto. If you’ve got crypto the best thing you can do to protect yourself against scammers is the learn about crypto and how it works. You need to protect your investments by learning about them, this in turn protects you from being scammed.

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And so, onto the Scams…

January 2022: 79,833 Dogecoin stolen by an online ‘help’ site when the customer inadvertently entered their recovery seed words online. Read more: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/dogecoin-scam-site-steals-your-seed-words/

February 2022: £4,600 conned from an investor after a ‘friend’ told him a new altcoin called Sheep Swap was going to be the next big thing and he really needed to invest in it. The coin had already gone to zero, see https://bscscan.com/token/0x22fb8aec9173bc47ca9b0b4a1b6266ce019e3855

February 2022: Almost $30,000 USD conned out of a UK investor who believed they were buying Tether. What they were really buying was a worthless imposter coin disguised as Tether. Read more: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/invexeo-a-scam-company-targeting-uk-crypto-investors/

February 2022: £80,000 scammed from a UK investor in a double scam by FXCT Investments and Coinalrec. See https://recovermycryptowallet.com/fxct-investments-and-coinalrec-scammers/

March 2022: 2 for 1 Bitcoin giveaway. Read more: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/march-2022-scam-alert/

April 2022: UK investor loses her £60,000 pension to scammers. Here’s what a typical crypto scam looks like: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/typical-crypto-scam/

April 2022: Investor loses almost $1,000,000 through an online dating scam: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/online-dating-crypto-scam/

May 2022: Fortunately this scam was detected by a vigilant email recipient. This is another scam where the scammers are trying to pass themselves off as belonging the company Blockchain Access: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/a-crypto-scam-discovered/

May 2022: Another victim of Blockchain Access UK: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/more-blockchain-access-uk-scams/

June 2022: This person lost 4.16BTC to 3 scam cryptocurrency investment sites: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/crypto-investment-brokering-companies-beware/

June 2022: Trustassets.org – Spanish client scammed: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/trustassets-org-is-a-scam/

June 2022: Anatomy of a crypto scam – EFT Markets: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/anatomy-of-a-crypto-scam/

July 2022: Parvesta App and the parvestapd.com website: Client loses £100+ to scammers: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/parvester-app-scammers-take-100000-from-uk-client/

July 2022: Solidity wallet – solidity.net scam – 32 BTC lost: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/32btc-stolen-in-solidity-wallet-scam/

August 2022: Coinbasewalletext.com scam – £80,000 taken after a dating app introduction: https://recovermycryptowallet.com/coinbasewalletext-scam/