Broker locked bitcoin wallet


I have a problem.

IS this a massive scam?

I invested £3,000 all in all with the trader kept telling me that I could w/d my money anytime with no problem. Today I was told by my trader that I was no longer going to be trading with them as ''there were too many investors'' and a blockchain broker or someone like that would ring me, when I kept asking my trader about transferring money, he just kept saying the other person would ring me and kept avoiding the question.

When the other person rang me they said I had the money/bitcoin in my account but would need to send 10% £3,700 in advance to get the £37,000 in my account and it was now in a locked wallet. I can still trade with the money as I tried, but he says I can't get the money or bitcoin without paying the fee to liquidate it. I told him I don't need him to liquidate it, he can just send the Bitcoin to my Exodus account, but he said he can't do that without the fee as it is now in a locked wallet.

Anyone can help with advice on this would be appreciated. It was not done consensually and I don't understand why a trader would just drop me like that with £37,000 in my account unless it is to try to scam me out of the £3,700 to try to get the £37,000 that will never appear.

UPDATE... The guy who rang me about liquidating my funds has now said would allow the money to be refunded back to my account if I took down the post I made on trust pilot.. he said they would ring me about it.. I am still waiting for the call.


Posted 2021-01-04T11:50:20.603

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Question was closed 2021-01-04T15:40:20.400

There was no £37,000 you have been scammed. The scammer tricked you into using an account or wallet that showed fake amounts. It was a trick all along. There is no way to get that monet with or without a fee because you never owned that £37,000. Report to police but forget about recovering the money you already gave to criminals, move on. – RedGrittyBrick – 2021-01-04T13:00:42.253


Does this answer your question? Refunding of payments if scam, or I invested in Bitcoin mining or How to recover my lost money or How to unlock the private key and many many others.

– RedGrittyBrick – 2021-01-04T13:03:50.773 looks fake. Registered only 6 months ago, phone number in London but address in Dublin Ireland. You're wasting you time waiting for them. – RedGrittyBrick – 2021-01-04T13:35:01.357

If they have a UK number then you could try reporting them to the UK authorities? – MCCCS – 2021-01-04T13:57:18.870

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