Recovery of scammed funds

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firstly, a very, very newcomer to this space, and don't have any knowledge of its operation at all. I have been corresponding with individuals regarding recovery of scammed funds which are currently stored as BTC. I've been told I need to pay 0.19258 BTC to activate the transaction as the account has been suspended because of missing turnover. I have the details of the hash, which lists 18 different transactions for a total of 4.35 BTC. Can I send this to my account? I sure hope the answer is ýes' and if so, how do I go about it? TIA.

Bellady

Posted 2020-02-19T21:50:31.680

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5This sounds like you are the target of a scam. I don't even know what "turnover" in this context means. – Andrew Chow – 2020-02-19T22:06:31.757

All so-called "recovery" companies or "hackers" are scams. Anyone who tells you that you are owed money but you have to pay some money to get it is trying to scam you. – David Schwartz – 2020-06-26T15:25:05.023

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firstly, a very, very newcomer to this space, and don't have any knowledge of its operation at all.

When we lack experience and knowledge, we are easy to trick. Be very very careful. Don't rely on one person to explain this. Especially not a stranger you have never met.

I have been corresponding with individuals regarding recovery of scammed funds

I would ignore anyone who contacts me privately over Facebook or other social media private messaging.

You'll get better advice if you keep all communications in a public place like this website where many people are reading the questions and will quickly correct any misleading answers.

I've been told I need to pay 0.19258 BTC to activate the transaction

This usually means someone is trying to steal more money from you. You don't need to pay any kind of activation fee in any normal kind of Bitcoin transaction.

In this situation I would forget about any "scammed funds". They either never really existed or are under the control of a scammer. Usually there is no realistic prospect of recovering control over this money. I would think it prudent to discontinue use of any wallet that was ever under the control of the original scammer or subsequent "helper".

I have the details of the hash, which lists 18 different transactions

That's probably a Bitcoin address. That doesn't give you control over money, it just lets you see some transactions associated with that address. The address does not identify a person, business or place. Knowing an address doesn't give control over any money.

a total of 4.35 BTC. Can I send this to my account?

No.

I sure hope the answer is ýes'

Unfortunately scammers are very good at exploiting hope. They are very convincing. I would stop communicating with them - no good can come of prolonging contact with criminals.

RedGrittyBrick

Posted 2020-02-19T21:50:31.680

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