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CryptoCurrency

Scam Type

CryptoCurrency Scam

Business Name Used

Xany Trade

Date Reported

Aug 25, 2022

Victim Postal Code

07020

Total Dollars Lost

0

Scam Description

TL;DR: Xany Trade will reach out to you to let you know you won bitcoin, but will require you to make a deposit to “activate” your account before you can withdraw your “prize”. This is a scam and you will never see your deposit again
I was reached out to on twitter (@kannonlu4 but twitter handles are easily changeable) and told that I had won bitcoin, and that I could access my prize through xanytrade.com The website seems very professional and on the level, though if you pay attention there are a few minor grammatical errors. Once you set up an account, you can input the code you were sent from whoever contacted you (“Kannon Lu” in my case) to add the bitcoin to your balance. However, when you go to withdraw this, you will be asked to make a deposit in order to activate your account, and told that you will be able to take back your deposit immediately after. THIS IS A COMMON CRYPTO SCAM. NEVER send money to anyone you don’t trust, once you send it you cannot get it back. I didn’t fall for the scam, but wanted to warn others. Stay safe!