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- Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344177NeoShinobiiParticipant
Hi all. Lots of newbies on here, first and foremost let me say never give your private keys or seed phrases to anyone.
Also if anyone you don’t know sends you a DM about crypto, don’t engage and close the conversation.
Also if you receive any information about a project you like, best practice is to go through their link via their official Twitter account or coingecko page.
So here is the thing, we all make mistakes. I have helped two friends who have given their keys to a dodgy website or dm and have successfully recovered their tokens. This most likely will not work with more sophisticated scammers who have bots that instantly liquidate but it will work alot of the time, especially if the scammer is just some guy, most likely on the other side of the world, in a different time zone, fast asleep when you make the mistake.
So if you realised you may have given your keys/ phrase
First – check if your tokens are still in your wallet via block explorer. (If still there then this may work)
Second – get a different browser (example: if you have chrome, get Firefox or brave)
Third – create a brand new metamask account (if your tokens are not on metamask and on another project get an alternative wallet for it create a new account)
Fourth – send all your tokens over to the new account you just created (you can leave a small amount in the original as a honeypot, see if they get taken)
That’s it. Tokens are safe.
If you want to move your metamask back to your main browser. Remove the old account and add the new seed phrase to import it over.
This whole thread may not be that useful for most, but the situation is about like realising a time sensitive medical condition. What you do straight after you realise what’s happening may make all the difference.
Edit: or as u/TarkovReddit0r says, protect yourself from all of this by getting a cold wallet from an official source
Stay safe out thereSunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344178Maxx3141
This is a pretty long post which essentially just says “move your funds to a new wallet”.Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344179TarkovReddit0r
Or send them into a cold wallet, place it on your shelf and call it a day ![gif](emote|emo_pack_1|yeah)Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344180Rookslook
Good infoSunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344181HANDSOMEHISOKA
>Also if anyone you don’t know sends you a DM about crypto, don’t engage and close the conversation.
They said they wanted to be friends :<Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344182Ferdo306
Never would have figured this out myself
When I accidentally share my seeds with someone, I just hopelessly wait for them to steal my coinsSunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344183PrinceZero1994
How do you accidentally give your seed phrase to anyone?Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at 15:07 #344184CRTsdidnothingwrong
The fact that ETH / Metamask has made it normal that you would enter a seed phrase anywhere in your browser is the reason these scams work in the first place.
With stand-alone Bitcoin clients and similar functioning cryptocurrencies it was always plainly obvious even to new users that your seed phrase shouldn’t go anywhere near your browser.
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