This is an update regarding the scam of 663.843 SBD taken from my wallet Friday morning, along with 22.641 tokens and a trashed bandwidth, vote and scammed comments I was victim to.
AN UPDATE TO THE FRIDAY MORNING SCAM
I contacted blocktrades where gtg.witnsses and good-kama traded my 663.843 SBD. It was traced twice from Romania, once in Switzerland and once in Amsterdam. The general belief is that it's from Romania. With a decentralized currency and platform and the global aspect, it is much harder to have justice done and find recourse to the stolen SBD. Below is the screen shot of the conversation.
Here is a screen shot of the their movement of the money from the wallet to blocktrades. And I would ask is it smart to have an open wallet where anyone can see it? Would you do that in public with your wallet, debit or credit card? Yet in the decentralized world of crypto we lay our wallets wide open for any thief to help themselves to. Are we that naive? Some of us including myself use this as a supplement to our meager income as our livelihood.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED SBD
From my grateful and tearful heart, I appreciate and love you!
I never thought I would be writing this post or telling this story. I am sad, depressed, in tears and angry ... and even feel raped ...all in the same moment and here is why.
My account was compromised March 2, 2018 at about 9.15 AM . Good-kama took 22.641 of my steem tokens and gtg.witnesses took a whopping 663.843 of my SBD. I was able to save my steem power before they got to that. I also got a new master key for my account. By redirecting me to steewitt.com rather than steemitcom, they were able to take my funds. In the process they delegate all my crypto to power their bots. I believe they are trading the money on blocktrades. Sadly I have always used my master key rather than my posting key. I did not even know there was a posting key.
Here is a link to a post that has some screen shots and explains the hack/phishing info.
I would add that they spammed a number of comments and used my account. I contacted @guiltyparties on the #steemitabuse channel of steemitchat was gracious to help me out. I was able to delete most of them with the exception of four comment of which are still flagged and my reputation was compromised. I am still a 59. Finally they exceeded the bandwidth so my upVote has been trashed for seven days at least.
IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME RETRIEVE MY SBD FROM THESE CRIMINALS I WOULD BE GRATEFUL.
I am at a loss of how to proceed. We have contacted [email protected] us. I do not know what else I can do. Any suggestions?
Never be logged in with your master key unless you absolutely need to.
Use your posting key for comments and writing post.
Use your active key for wallet transactions.
You will find them in your wallet section of your Steemit account.
Make triple sure that the web address is Steemit before you click.
If something looks spammed or phishing like, it probably is.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about in the above statements do a search and get to know what they mean, or ask a friendly minnow/dolphin/whale to point you in the right direction. Don’t put this off.
A NOTE OF THANKS
I want to take a moment to thank @guiltyparties in steemitchat for his help. I also want to thank @sighmanjestah for all his selfless help. I so appreciate you Rick. Also a word of thanks to @nonameslefttouse, @soundlegion, @readallaboutit, @canadian-coconut.@thethreehugs, @hope777 and @wilx. You are all wonderful folks for whom I am blessed to know.
PLEASE RESTEEM IF POSSIBLE. I SO THANK YOU.