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Title: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 11, 2018, 12:01:39 PM
What happened:
On January 8th, I discovered my BTC wallet completely blank. Empty!? I have not done any withdrawals, conversions, trades or anything else for that matter.
I openned a support ticket and by the time I was writting this posted another 7 related messages. So far without a single word from Yobit.

I posted a message in this forum (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1481722.msg27827640#msg27827640) and got a reply that gave me some guidance for further investigation of this issue. Now, up until that moment I haven't had any idea what YobiCodes might be. Anyway, what I found out is that on 2018-01-05 at 02:00:47 my BTC were miraculously converted to these YobiCodes and than on 2018-01-05 at 02:00:56 YobiCodes were activated. Within 9 seconds all my earnings were stolen.

Each time I log in, I receive a notification email and there were no notifications that I (or anyone else) was logged in at that particular time at Yobit. At 2AM I was logged out completely. Further more, I use 2FA auth, so I do not see how anyone from the outside could do that.
History, of trading, withdrawals, dice, etc. is normal. Nothing suspicious there. The only position out of order is in the history of YobiCodes, where it stands that at the given time code was created.

Now, I know for sure that I didn't do that. With 2FA there is no way anyone else could do that either. The only conclusion is that someone from within Yobit took all the BTC's from my wallet with them.


Scammers Profile Link: https://yobit.net
Reference Link:  https://yobit.net
Amount Scammed: 0.091749 BTC (aprox. 1.600 USD)
Payment Method: Deposited in my Yobit wallet 1K7ee2WQ399y5YidK8AaGmEYMaPNjYpMeV
Proof of Payment:
- email on login notifications: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Iz4hdte8uKDgO3VkzGzCAZ3pc6-Ov-h_
- messages to their support: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Iz4hdte8uKDgO3VkzGzCAZ3pc6-Ov-h_
- history YobiCodes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17ri9Va5U-E-x8PSAwbtT3U6H4Vci5WLm
- YobiCodes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HfbZLRlHKZ_lUQOuv_5SHN27xbBcxyN8


PM/Chat Logs: Transcript of messages posted to Yobits support:
2018-01-11 09:54:36 niemann
Here is what I discovered so far:

1). On January 5th, 2018, at 05:00:47 my BTC wallet was converted to YobiCodes.
    Proof: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17ri9Va5U-E-x8PSAwbtT3U6H4Vci5WLm

2). After 9 seconds, the YobiCode has been used.
    Proof: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HfbZLRlHKZ_lUQOuv_5SHN27xbBcxyN8

3). I was not logged in at the time, nor is there any notification that would indicate that someone used my credentials and logged in instead of me. With 2FA auth it is impossible.
    Proof: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1woPF_zNODnwivM4lLOEnbfO5xVltc5Wv

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From the above the only conclusion is that Yobit or someone within Yobit did it on their own and stole my money. Having that said, I hold Yobit fully responsable for safeguarding my deposits and therefore demand my wallet to be restored.

If I do not receive any reply in the following couple of days I will have to asume that this teft was done with the approval of Yobit.
2018-01-10 18:24:56 niemann
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2708561.msg27856715#msg27856715
2018-01-10 12:53:47 niemann
Here is a link to bitcointalks topic:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1481722.msg27827640#msg27827640
2018-01-10 09:03:00 niemann
Guys this is getting very frustrating. I cannot beleive that I cannot get a single word from you.
I started a discussion on this on Bitcoin talk and I found out that YobiCodes are something like a cheque. WHO and WHY made a conversion of my BTC into these cheques. I need my BTC back to my wallet asap.
As much as it may be insignificant to you, this amount is far more than I can afford to loose. PLEASE HELP and restore my wallet.

2018-01-09 21:05:55 niemann
I would very much appreciate an answer here. What is going on with my BTC wallet and what happened to the sum I had on it? Can I expect a resolution or amI being ripped off? I am getting worried now. Please reply
2018-01-09 12:56:53 niemann
If you need screenshots of history and wallet do let me know.
2018-01-09 10:35:13 niemann
I checked the history if there is anything out of order going on, but everything looks fine, with the exception of the section "YobiCodes". I do not know what this is but there is a creation on January 5th, at 02:00:47 type "Code creation" stating my BTC balance in minus form. What is this? When I click on it it takes me to trading section.

Please tell me where are my BTC's.
2018-01-09 08:56:51 niemann
What happened with my BTC balance? I had something over 0,092 BTC in it and now I don't have anything. I made no withdrawalls and no tradings.

Please reply ASAP.



Additional Notes:



Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: XtreamXTC on January 13, 2018, 08:52:49 AM
Hi, this has also happened to me, I send 0.2 ETH over and made 1 transaction for some HTML5 I now have nothing in my wallet but it all shows on the yobi code page.

I'm hoping it isn't a scam but something to do with how the site works and I must need to do something with those yobi codes. I haven't figured it out yet though. Hopefully someone on here can help?

If you get a reply from support please let me know, if I find out I'll do the same


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: SyGambler on January 13, 2018, 10:30:39 AM
this is weird actually , with all the past reports about yobit this is the first time I see such a problem
I mean is there anyway to prove that the yobi codes was created by someone else ?? yobit is shady but your case is hard to prove
anyway they already have a  lot of negative reviews , so this won't change a thing sadly


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 13, 2018, 04:36:17 PM
this is weird actually , with all the past reports about yobit this is the first time I see such a problem
I mean is there anyway to prove that the yobi codes was created by someone else ?? yobit is shady but your case is hard to prove
anyway they already have a  lot of negative reviews , so this won't change a thing sadly

You are quite correct. A rather unique situation and the one that could be hard to prove. At this point Yobit is the only one that holds the answer to who and how created these codes and where they went. A simple sweep trough the logs would do the magic. But, apparently we are way beyond the point of expecting them to explain and resolve that. I was kind of hopping they would but to be honest deep down I knew they won't and I took some steps.

For the last couple of days I've been exchanging phone calls with a friend of a friend that works at VTB bank in Moscow, at their information security center. The guy was quite friendly and is willing to help as much as he can. I explained my situation, forwarded what I had and got some replies back. He told me he knows of Yobit and that they already were for a couple of times under the investigation for the similar situations in past. He explained that there are certain legal steps I should consider taking in this matter, which will cost me nothing and will insure a positive resolution. He promised to make some inquiries and give me more details on the following Monday or Tuesday.

So, there you go. One thing is for sure, I will not sit back with my hands crossed and forget about my money. One way or the other, I will have my BTC's back with the interest rate.

Wish me luck and I'll try to keep you posted!


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Aviatorist on January 15, 2018, 06:52:02 PM
Dear ALL,

I have come accross the same empty wallet case today. Yobit market history shows all of my balance swifted to anywhere that i have no information about. Do you have any information about YobiCodes Code Activation information. My all balance is empty 0,19 btc flown.

I have sent 3 different messages to Yobit Support and have not received any answer yet.

Please give me an advise that how i can bring back the missing balance.

Best Regards,

Aviatorist.   




Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 16, 2018, 10:02:13 AM
Dear ALL,

I have come accross the same empty wallet case today. Yobit market history shows all of my balance swifted to anywhere that i have no information about. Do you have any information about YobiCodes Code Activation information. My all balance is empty 0,19 btc flown.

I have sent 3 different messages to Yobit Support and have not received any answer yet.

Please give me an advise that how i can bring back the missing balance.

Best Regards,

Aviatorist.   


So far I count you to be the third one with the same problem.
Yesterday morning, I got a short message from Yobit's support (it appears they are alive after all) explaining absolutely nothing. I was far to aggrivated to type any comment here on that. I still am, so, in short, I still hold YOBIT responsable for missing BTC from my wallet.

Will keep you posted and will see this to the end.



Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 17, 2018, 06:53:34 AM
Here is what happened in the meantime.
As I mentioned, I got some kind of a reply from Yobit's support:
Quote
2018-01-15 10:09:20 dominikherzog
Yobit have only one channel for support==>SUPPORT page.
 Ignore fake telegram,facebook and email accounts.

you are hacked from fake "support"

where /how you contact ?
via telegram?
via facebook?
via fake email?

Here is my reaction to it:
Quote
2018-01-15 11:09:49 niemann
Dominik, the only way I contacted the support is by openning a ticket here as soon as I discovered my BTC wallet to be empty. What you are saying is that I was hacked after my wallet has been wipped clean. This doesn't make sence at all.

I described bellow what I found so far and I'll repeat:
- on 2018-01-05 02:00:47 my BTC's were used to create YobiCodes
- on 2018-01-05 02:00:56 YobiCodes were used.

I uploaded printscreens on my GDrive ... check them.

I use 2FA. Each login is notified by an email. Each login from a different device/IP is notified by an email and has to be confirmed. So, how comes I got hacked by a fake support if I don't have anything in my emails. I do not use Facebook since 2009 and I have not joined any Yobit or any similar groups in Telegram.
If you need a comlete list of sent and received emails, I will be happy to provide without any problem. But there are none other than ones confirming login. I already provided a link for the incoming mails earlier (with a filter on Yobit): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1woPF_zNODnwivM4lLOEnbfO5xVltc5Wv

On the account of contacting Yobit support, I openned 3 ticket ONLY over this website so far:
1st: requesting info regarding B2X deposits - never answered,
2nd: regarding InvestBox info - never answered,
3rd: this one, in regards to my BTC wallet being empty.

Other than the a.m., I started a discussion on BITCOINTALK.ORG only after I found this. And that is it. Nothing else.

If I was not logged in at the time, than how comes these YobiCodes were created and used by a hacked account. No notification at all. If you will tell me that I have a malware on the divece(s) I use, at 2 AM none of them were turned on several hours before or after.

I will not settle for your attempted explanation and I still hold YOBIT fully responsable for safeguarding my wallet. Therefore, I expect Yobit to restore my wallet.

The least you can do is make a trace on YobiCodes (I provided printscreen on that as well) in your log. Thay had to go somewhere.

This morning I logged in to see if there is anything going on there and I discovered all the tickets I openned on Yobit gone. Support section lists "No records". Well, ain't that just conveniant. (they reappeared)
I will not settle until I have my wallet restored.



Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Lucius on January 17, 2018, 02:32:43 PM
I have account on YoBit.net from time I was participated in their signature campaign and I also promote my ref link in signature so I get some nice number of referrals which make my some BTC there.I just check and all balance is there,so far I have no problem with them.Before they send me e-mail for log in verification,but this is not the case anymore.

Is it possible that you and some others are victims of phishing or your log in data was exposed in any way?


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: potpockets on January 17, 2018, 05:01:44 PM
Yobit has been having a lot of complaints in the past few weeks, it may be just poor support issues and at worst preparing for bankruptcy.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 17, 2018, 06:03:18 PM
I have account on YoBit.net from time I was participated in their signature campaign and I also promote my ref link in signature so I get some nice number of referrals which make my some BTC there.I just check and all balance is there,so far I have no problem with them.Before they send me e-mail for log in verification,but this is not the case anymore.

Is it possible that you and some others are victims of phishing or your log in data was exposed in any way?

Thank you for participating and thank you for giving your observation.

To tell you the truth I honestly want to believe that what happened to my wallet was not their intention. But ... No. No way I was hacked. For 13 years I worked as a senior network engineer with an ISP and I take pretty good care of the security of my devices. I'm not saying I'm a God given expert, but something as naive as a phishing attack is out of the question. Fake support and stuff ... c'mon. That even didn't work back in 90's. The suggestion of Yobit's support is not holding the water for a lot of reasons. Why? Well, here is why:

Let us assume for a moment that someone got my uname / pass combination by phishing. Fine. I'm a dumbass and got phished. They still have to go trough the 2FA. OK. Now, let us say further that they bypassed 2FA somehow. Apparently they hacked along the way my smartphone as well, got it turned on at just before 2 AM and used for 2FA, than they turned it back off. Wau! Some cojones. So they did that as well. Then we come to a point where the login attempt from a new IP has to be confirmed trough a unique link sent by an email. In the meantime not a single notification came in. Wait ... That is really a load of assumptions. Wouldn't you agree?

Now, back to me trying to convince myself that Yobit didn't wiped my wallet intentionally. At about that time (even before New Year's eve), Yobit was suffering a large number of massive DDOS attacks. If you will recall, at certain moments it was impossible to reach Yobit and than even if you got trough it was impossible to do anything further. You would wait and wait and nothing would happen. So, I'm thinking wouldn't it be just a bit more feasible scenario that Yobit actually got hacked just about that time? No 2FA, no confirmations, no notifications ... Well, that just might explain a lot. Still, to prove that, you have to have access to the network logs, transaction logs, activity logs, ... and check them. And again that still sits at Yobit's responsability ... not mine. This is actually the only reason why I'm still restraining myself from taking further action... for now.

Someone might say it's a rather small amount to make such a fuzz about it. Well, believe me, at this point it means a lot to me and I really, really, really need my amount back.

I will wait a bit more and see if they have any intention of giving me back my money or not.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Captain_Planet on January 17, 2018, 06:59:48 PM
Yobit has so many complaints and I am delighted I moved all my funds from yobit to other exchanges and to my personal wallets.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: suzanne5223 on January 17, 2018, 09:12:55 PM
Yobit has so many complaints and I am delighted I moved all my funds from yobit to other exchanges and to my personal wallets.
You're so lucky but this is outrageous still and I wonder where we're going in the world of crypto currency whereby trusted exchange are accuse of scam. However, bittrex and binance have been accused also and I think the best thing to use private wallet. 


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: BeBlockTech on January 17, 2018, 09:54:07 PM
So sorry to read about your loss...

Those exchanges know something we don't! With this crash that we are now encountering, the BitConnect scenario, the Bitfinex/Tether scam and so on... It wouldn't amaze me that they are all about to close their doors because it's very likely that regulations are on their way.

Cex.io that have their assets in a war zone, which doesn't make any sense https://imgur.com/HkmCOAl and customers waiting for over a month for their withdraws https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/7qsndd/update_on_my_missing_usd_34000_with_cexio/ I think this is really a concern.

If I was you, I would head up to Reddit and make a post about your losses, that way, we can all upvote your post for visibility and you can make anyone aware of it.

I hope this gets resolved fast enough.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: potpockets on January 18, 2018, 01:20:16 AM
Yobit is raising a large red flag. It can be a passing problem or a beginning of disappearance.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: warningsigns on January 18, 2018, 04:41:41 AM
Best advice and solution is to stop using this exchange once and for all. Guys, stop sending and storing coins in an exchange with a super notorious reputation in the crypto world. Using Yobit is like playing with fire. You should treat coins you send to their hot wallets as potentially a donation to them. You might get them back IF you know the right people in Russia. Right as in powerful but of course they will want their share of whatever it is you are after.

Best thing to do is to give Yobit a wide berth.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 18, 2018, 06:32:18 PM
So sorry to read about your loss...

Those exchanges know something we don't! With this crash that we are now encountering, the BitConnect scenario, the Bitfinex/Tether scam and so on... It wouldn't amaze me that they are all about to close their doors because it's very likely that regulations are on their way.

Cex.io that have their assets in a war zone, which doesn't make any sense https://imgur.com/HkmCOAl and customers waiting for over a month for their withdraws https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/7qsndd/update_on_my_missing_usd_34000_with_cexio/ I think this is really a concern.

If I was you, I would head up to Reddit and make a post about your losses, that way, we can all upvote your post for visibility and you can make anyone aware of it.

I hope this gets resolved fast enough.


Tnx for the tip. I'll make a post on Reddit and will post a link here, so do support me.

Thank you again and thanks to everyone else for sharing the comments!



Best advice and solution is to stop using this exchange once and for all. Guys, stop sending and storing coins in an exchange with a super notorious reputation in the crypto world. Using Yobit is like playing with fire. You should treat coins you send to their hot wallets as potentially a donation to them. You might get them back IF you know the right people in Russia. Right as in powerful but of course they will want their share of whatever it is you are after.

Best thing to do is to give Yobit a wide berth.

Well, you do not have to be a Russian to raise the criminal charges. As I mentioned earlier, I've been exchanging phone calls with a friend from VTP Bank in Moscow. He already gave me some guidelines and a link to the Moscow Police with a form for reporting criminal activities. It actually makes no difference if you are Russian or not in doing so.
However, I am still kind of fooling myself that I will not have to go that far.  :(


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: timerland on January 18, 2018, 11:16:08 PM
Not sure how the hacker has done it without

1) 2FA being enabled on your account
2) Email verification on yobit's side
3) Login notification not being sent to your email

The only explanation i can think of is that all of your accounts have been compromised, your email, google authenticator, etc. Or it was one of your family members doing it that has physical access to your computer and mobile phone.

Just a heads up though, in these scenarios yobit can't do anything. Even if you contact support they won't be able to resolve the issue, the only trail the hacker has left is the yobicode. You may be able to ask the support to verify which account redeemed the yobicodes(even though it's probably a throaway).


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: BitMaxz on January 19, 2018, 12:14:42 AM
Not sure how the hacker has done it without

1) 2FA being enabled on your account
2) Email verification on yobit's side
3) Login notification not being sent to your email

The only explanation i can think of is that all of your accounts have been compromised, your email, google authenticator, etc. Or it was one of your family members doing it that has physical access to your computer and mobile phone.

Just a heads up though, in these scenarios yobit can't do anything. Even if you contact support they won't be able to resolve the issue, the only trail the hacker has left is the yobicode. You may be able to ask the support to verify which account redeemed the yobicodes(even though it's probably a throaway).
I think not only hacker is suspected here that honestly hard to think if how the hacker got the 2fa of his account unless if he is not adding 2fa authenticator.. I never heard this issue before in yobit but the other suspected here is the yobit because no one couldn't know the 2fa code except for yobit.
Or maybe the other way is someone install teamviewer in his computer to remotely use the google authenticator..
There are lots of ways honestly but if you didn't receive any notification that someone logging to your account (If the ip changes in my case before i receive notification) you should receive notification unless if you are using the same computer and ip..
Better to keep trying to contact yobit and ask for the ip and time listed in their system logs so that you can review this problem. .


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 19, 2018, 06:39:05 AM
Not sure how the hacker has done it without

1) 2FA being enabled on your account
2) Email verification on yobit's side
3) Login notification not being sent to your email

The only explanation i can think of is that all of your accounts have been compromised, your email, google authenticator, etc. Or it was one of your family members doing it that has physical access to your computer and mobile phone.

Just a heads up though, in these scenarios yobit can't do anything. Even if you contact support they won't be able to resolve the issue, the only trail the hacker has left is the yobicode. You may be able to ask the support to verify which account redeemed the yobicodes(even though it's probably a throaway).
I think not only hacker is suspected here that honestly hard to think if how the hacker got the 2fa of his account unless if he is not adding 2fa authenticator.. I never heard this issue before in yobit but the other suspected here is the yobit because no one couldn't know the 2fa code except for yobit.
Or maybe the other way is someone install teamviewer in his computer to remotely use the google authenticator..
There are lots of ways honestly but if you didn't receive any notification that someone logging to your account (If the ip changes in my case before i receive notification) you should receive notification unless if you are using the same computer and ip..
Better to keep trying to contact yobit and ask for the ip and time listed in their system logs so that you can review this problem. .

I checked the Google account activities and activities history. No unusual reports on account history. As for the activities history, the last one on January 4th was at 22:06 related to activities in this forum. On January 5th, the first one was at 8:37 related to reading the news. So, no one used my devices or credential to access Yobit at the time the theft occurred. I ran a sweep on all my devices to see if there is hijacker or a malware of any kind there ... and nothing. Clean. I purposely run 2FA on a separate device (smartphone). I have auto on/off set on my phone: it turns off at 23:00 and back on at 05:30. I have fingerprint unlocking on it. No way in a hell I was hacked and no way any of my devices were used to authenticate, login, create and use these codes at Yobit.

As far as I see it, there are two possibilities:
1). Yobit got hacked during the massive DDOS attacks
2). Yobit or someone at Yobit ripped me off

In either case, Yobit holds the full responsibiliy for restoring my wallet.
I contacted their suppor numerius times now and, other than the above shaddy reply, I got nothing.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: timerland on January 19, 2018, 09:30:06 AM
Not sure how the hacker has done it without

1) 2FA being enabled on your account
2) Email verification on yobit's side
3) Login notification not being sent to your email

The only explanation i can think of is that all of your accounts have been compromised, your email, google authenticator, etc. Or it was one of your family members doing it that has physical access to your computer and mobile phone.

Just a heads up though, in these scenarios yobit can't do anything. Even if you contact support they won't be able to resolve the issue, the only trail the hacker has left is the yobicode. You may be able to ask the support to verify which account redeemed the yobicodes(even though it's probably a throaway).
I think not only hacker is suspected here that honestly hard to think if how the hacker got the 2fa of his account unless if he is not adding 2fa authenticator.. I never heard this issue before in yobit but the other suspected here is the yobit because no one couldn't know the 2fa code except for yobit.
Or maybe the other way is someone install teamviewer in his computer to remotely use the google authenticator..
There are lots of ways honestly but if you didn't receive any notification that someone logging to your account (If the ip changes in my case before i receive notification) you should receive notification unless if you are using the same computer and ip..
Better to keep trying to contact yobit and ask for the ip and time listed in their system logs so that you can review this problem. .

I checked the Google account activities and activities history. No unusual reports on account history. As for the activities history, the last one on January 4th was at 22:06 related to activities in this forum. On January 5th, the first one was at 8:37 related to reading the news. So, no one used my devices or credential to access Yobit at the time the theft occurred. I ran a sweep on all my devices to see if there is hijacker or a malware of any kind there ... and nothing. Clean. I purposely run 2FA on a separate device (smartphone). I have auto on/off set on my phone: it turns off at 23:00 and back on at 05:30. I have fingerprint unlocking on it. No way in a hell I was hacked and no way any of my devices were used to authenticate, login, create and use these codes at Yobit.

As far as I see it, there are two possibilities:
1). Yobit got hacked during the massive DDOS attacks
2). Yobit or someone at Yobit ripped me off

In either case, Yobit holds the full responsibiliy for restoring my wallet.
I contacted their suppor numerius times now and, other than the above shaddy reply, I got nothing.


You'd think that they have full responsibility, and i believe you. But if you think about it who else will be able to believe you? And will yobit even care about this? They've seen so many cases of this that they're probably not even going to reply to you let alone compensate you.

You simply have no proof other than what you wrote above, anhd that is definitely not conclusive evidence that yobit had an insider job done or got DDos'd.

Even if it is an insider job, don't you think that the support is on the "inside" as well?

Just think of it as buying a lesson, man. Don't store money you don't wanna lose on exchanges.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: sa14 on January 22, 2018, 07:44:50 AM
Last night I bought ETZ from yobit.net at price around 200$ and then sold them at 294$ and the selling was done and the balance of my ETZ became zero. I am sure because I could not sell them again. but later I saw the ETZ coins are still in my wallet and not sold and the price was fallen down to 120$. this is a loss for me.
why this happens at this site? this is scam.
I think producers of this coin is the yobit or at least related to yobit. because the only exchange selling it soon after the fork was yobit and the price became high soo in this exchange and buying was possible but selling was not possible when the price was high and the site was hanging and not working properly when I tried to sell when price was high.
take care of this site and never use it.
use only reliable exchanges.
also I have sent some tickets to this site from one month ago but no reply I have received still.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on January 22, 2018, 09:14:38 AM
Last night I bought ETZ from yobit.net at price around 200$ and then sold them at 294$ and the selling was done and the balance of my ETZ became zero. I am sure because I could not sell them again. but later I saw the ETZ coins are still in my wallet and not sold and the price was fallen down to 120$. this is a loss for me.
why this happens at this site? this is scam.
I think producers of this coin is the yobit or at least related to yobit. because the only exchange selling it soon after the fork was yobit and the price became high soo in this exchange and buying was possible but selling was not possible when the price was high and the site was hanging and not working properly when I tried to sell when price was high.
take care of this site and never use it.
use only reliable exchanges.
also I have sent some tickets to this site from one month ago but no reply I have received still.

I am trully sorry to hear of yet another houx sponsored by Yobit.
Unfortunatelly for all of us, I think the previous comment, posted by timerland came as a call for reality:

You'd think that they have full responsibility, and i believe you. But if you think about it who else will be able to believe you? And will yobit even care about this? They've seen so many cases of this that they're probably not even going to reply to you let alone compensate you.

You simply have no proof other than what you wrote above, anhd that is definitely not conclusive evidence that yobit had an insider job done or got DDos'd.

Even if it is an insider job, don't you think that the support is on the "inside" as well?

Just think of it as buying a lesson, man. Don't store money you don't wanna lose on exchanges.

As depressive as this comment sounds, the man has a point. More or less, all of us ripped off by Yobit (and similar hoaxsers) have printscreens and we have some indications. We stronglly beleive that the truth and righteousness are on our side. But, do these printscreens represent a conclusive evidence? Well, no quite. They do indicate that something really odd happened and if Yobit's support would want to, they could get down to the bottom of it. Will they do that? Hard chance as getting to bottom of it would mean that they are responsible and that they would have to repare the injustice. It's far cheaper to keep the eyes and ears shut and wait for it to go away.

They will keep silent and we ain't never gonna see our money back. We paid the lesson very dearlly. The cherry on the top of this cake in my case is the fact that I actually borrowed 1.25 DASH-es and now I am expected to return them. I am way way over my credit limit, so I cannot even raise a credit with the bank to return these DASH-es. I lost my money and I lost a trust of the man I borrowed the DASH-es from. Well done.

It has only left for us to raise a red flag and warn all the others on what might find them. Since I cannot do much more, that is exactlly my intention. I will make sure to warn as much people as possible about Yobit and at least, that way make them loose what they stole from me.


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P.S.: It is embarrassing to ask, but if there are any good souls out there willing to help a collegue in trouble, I would very very much appreciate any donations. Sorry for being unpolite, but I am really cornered and I need all the help I can get. Thanks to all. Here are my wallets:
​DASH: XxGn waEP 33YJ fiQbo P4Tb AUSL 3dCq uiQrg
BTC: ​1Pj9 fe6E 6kFX vPpLy qwjb DvjH 3mni V8hpx


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: ssm4n on January 31, 2018, 04:45:32 PM
niemann, my regrets to your situation! Keep us informed if you will have news.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam?! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on February 01, 2018, 07:13:48 AM
niemann, my regrets to your situation! Keep us informed if you will have news.

Thank you ssm4n for the support and the concern. Be sure, I will keep everyone posted on the developement.
Sadly, at this point, there are none. I opened a second ticket with their support (since they keep ignoring the first one).


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on February 12, 2018, 11:48:30 AM
It has been over 30 days since I opened a ticket with Yobit's quasi suport. Since than there has been no attempt from their side to resolve the issue or even provide a sustainable explanation to what happened to my BTC wallet. I think that it is way pass the time where I could hope Yobit will do that, so it is pretty safe to claim that

Yobit is nothing but a bunch of THIEVES and SCAMMERS.


In the previous posts I presented what happened. I shared all the info I had and all the updates as they appeared. Do go trough each post and judge for yourself if my claim is too harsh.

I even tried to contact them over their Telegram group (https://t.me/yobitnet) but soon after I typed few messages (which were in no way offensive or insulting) the group got closed for me. Maybe I got banned or maybe the group just ended up closed ... I cannot claim either way. All I know is when I try to access it, I get an error code 400 and the error message: CHANNEL_PRIVATE. Again, you will be the judge of that.

It has only left for me to issue a fair warning to all the community:

PULL OUT OF YOBIT IF YOU STILL CAN AND AVOID IT IN WIDE CIRCLE


I hope this will help other memebers not to end up like me (and as far as I can see, at least a couple of other victims here).

A BIG tnx to all the members sharing their opinon here, giving me the directions and the objective insigts. I can only hope that this lesson I have paid for dearly will serve to prevent anyone else going the same path.

BTW, today I am removing a question mark in the title of this topic.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Lucius on February 12, 2018, 02:33:48 PM
I was hoping that things would be done to your benefit in the end,but maybe you do not need to give up on this.You should try to contact their support on a regular basis,and also post on every forum,reddit,twitter,facebook and wherever you remember.I see you have some contact in Russia,so why not report this case to their authorities?Chance that it will do something are very small,but I would personally try to exhaust all the possibilities to find out the truth.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Belligerent Fool on February 12, 2018, 10:45:27 PM
I'd say you have a rat (Remote Access Trojan) on your PC from some newly released altcoin, nobody has to login to your account to steal coins when you are using it as they can just YoBit Code balances out.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on February 13, 2018, 07:17:46 AM
I was hoping that things would be done to your benefit in the end,but maybe you do not need to give up on this.You should try to contact their support on a regular basis,and also post on every forum,reddit,twitter,facebook and wherever you remember.I see you have some contact in Russia,so why not report this case to their authorities?Chance that it will do something are very small,but I would personally try to exhaust all the possibilities to find out the truth.

Thank you for following up. I am posting a red alert wherever I can. The least I can do now is warn the others on the potential danger. As for reporting to authorities, I will follow up on that too. To tell you the truth, I don't expect any miracle coming out of that, which is why I kind of delayed with it.


I'd say you have a rat (Remote Access Trojan) on your PC from some newly released altcoin, nobody has to login to your account to steal coins when you are using it as they can just YoBit Code balances out.

Thank you for a comment, but it was not a remote access trojan nor could it be any other malware for that matter. It would be so simple if it was, but it wasn't. If you will go trough earlier posts, you will see why. Long story short:
  • both the devices I use are/were clean 100%,
  • both the devices were off at the time,
  • a separate device (mobile phone) for a 2FA (TOTP codes),
  • time schedule on/off on the mobile phone (it was off at 2AM)  + fingerprint unlocking,
  • no activities from my IP addresses between 2018-01-04 22:06 and 2018-01-05 08:37
  • no login notification
  • no new IP aprouval notification

I went trough my security dozns of time and found nothing out of the ordenary. Not a single thing.
The only proof of what happened to my BTC wallet is laying within Yobit logs and apparently they don't need to, don't want to and don't care to look at them.
  



Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: pbzrpa on February 22, 2018, 04:24:54 PM
They are making a killing from all these transactions. if you look at their account https://etherscan.io/address/0xf5bec430576ff1b82e44ddb5a1c93f6f9d0884f3 you will see they have a very nice stash of ETH.

I have been sending support requests, tried PM, facebook, twitter, reddit etc. Nothing helps with these people. I think they know we can not do much. You can not block their wallets or reverse the transactions and they are pretty much untouchable in Russia. The only thing that could be done is to get their server ceased as it is in the USA, but again unless you are a USA citizen I don't think there is much one can do.

It's a sad state of affairs, the technology is great but I think it will not succeed due to exchanges like yobit as people will loose faith in their security. I have been buying a lot of coins and tokens from many exchanges.....trust me it's a non stop uphill battle....all the exchanges I have dealt with have given me problems and they take absolutely no responsibility for your looses or missed opportunities.  When I sent my ETH to yobit 1ETH was worth about $940, it then shot up to over $1027, so had I had my ETH I could of made a nice profit, now it's down to $867 so I have made a nice loss....well maybe I will have a total loss...still to be determined. 

Unfortunately this is where banks still hold the advantage. :-(


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: tricker01 on February 22, 2018, 10:07:30 PM
Yobit now was experiences of some problems but I believe that they can manage it. Try to look this link below
https://captainaltcoin.com/yobit-exchange-review/
I was not so sure if it is correct but maybe it can help to answered all you encounter problems in yobit exchange.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on February 26, 2018, 07:16:45 AM
They are making a killing from all these transactions. if you look at their account https://etherscan.io/address/0xf5bec430576ff1b82e44ddb5a1c93f6f9d0884f3 you will see they have a very nice stash of ETH.

I have been sending support requests, tried PM, facebook, twitter, reddit etc. Nothing helps with these people. I think they know we can not do much. You can not block their wallets or reverse the transactions and they are pretty much untouchable in Russia. The only thing that could be done is to get their server ceased as it is in the USA, but again unless you are a USA citizen I don't think there is much one can do.

It's a sad state of affairs, the technology is great but I think it will not succeed due to exchanges like yobit as people will loose faith in their security. I have been buying a lot of coins and tokens from many exchanges.....trust me it's a non stop uphill battle....all the exchanges I have dealt with have given me problems and they take absolutely no responsibility for your looses or missed opportunities.  When I sent my ETH to yobit 1ETH was worth about $940, it then shot up to over $1027, so had I had my ETH I could of made a nice profit, now it's down to $867 so I have made a nice loss....well maybe I will have a total loss...still to be determined.  

Unfortunately this is where banks still hold the advantage. :-(

Tnx for sharing and I am trully sorry to read about so many negative experiances with YOBIT.
I have tryed doing something with the Moscow police dept but I don't have high hopes there. I'm not a Russian citizen. On top of that, there is no Yobit registered in Russia chamber of commerce. So, the big question is to whom to turn.


Yobit now was experiences of some problems but I believe that they can manage it. Try to look this link below
https://captainaltcoin.com/yobit-exchange-review/
I was not so sure if it is correct but maybe it can help to answered all you encounter problems in yobit exchange.

Until recent, I kept hoping everything will be resolved. When I joined YOBIT, there were some negative reviews. Most of the issues were solved in certain peroiod of time - purhaps long, but nevertheless they got solved. However, none of these reviews indicated a cold blooded theft like the one that happened to me. It has been 2 months since and I have not even an attempted explanation from their support. They are playing deaf and dumb.

Shameless theft - nothing more and nothing less.

Unfortunately, the lesson I paid for dearly.

So, to all you good people out there PULL OUT AND STAY AWAY FROM YOBIT!!!


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: priselive on February 26, 2018, 11:23:58 AM
I do not know how true this is, it's already a scam, but they say there's been a lot of transactions, and there are complaints that money is being steadily stealing! So I brought out all my money from there!


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Scallywag on February 27, 2018, 03:05:11 AM
Yobit now was experiences of some problems but I believe that they can manage it. Try to look this link below
https://captainaltcoin.com/yobit-exchange-review/
I was not so sure if it is correct but maybe it can help to answered all you encounter problems in yobit exchange.
yobit has been experiencing ''problems'' since forever . just read around here , there are a ton of complaints about them . the best thing we all can do i just stop using them , when they don't have volume it will be over soon for them.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: blurryeyed on March 02, 2018, 02:57:05 PM
Get your coins out of this scam exchange while you still can/can't!!:



Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Calico69 on March 03, 2018, 09:29:52 PM
Niceman, The exact same thing happened to me. No reply from the scammers at yobit. I will post pictures later. I should have listened to all the people saying this site was a scam.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: cpfreeplz on March 04, 2018, 04:26:59 AM
Yeeeeah, um Yobit has always been sketchy. That really isn't news to anyone around here. Look at this signature campaign that was running forever and how sketchy that was (is? idk).

The leader also got arrested in moscow so I mean, it's a dead exchange. If you have anything on Yobit I hope you can get it off, but it sounds unlikely at this point.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: niemann on March 04, 2018, 06:05:56 PM
I sincerely hope he will pay for every cent he stolen hundred times over.
Maybe now Moscow police department will consider my complaint.

Edit:
I just came across a complete website dedicated to stopping this guy: http://stopkrymov.com/

Honestly, I can kiss my money goodbye, but you guys ... PULL OUT WHILE YOU CAN!!!


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: timerland on March 05, 2018, 06:22:28 AM
It has been over 30 days since I opened a ticket with Yobit's quasi suport. Since than there has been no attempt from their side to resolve the issue or even provide a sustainable explanation to what happened to my BTC wallet. I think that it is way pass the time where I could hope Yobit will do that, so it is pretty safe to claim that

Yobit is nothing but a bunch of THIEVES and SCAMMERS.


In the previous posts I presented what happened. I shared all the info I had and all the updates as they appeared. Do go trough each post and judge for yourself if my claim is too harsh.

I even tried to contact them over their Telegram group (https://t.me/yobitnet) but soon after I typed few messages (which were in no way offensive or insulting) the group got closed for me. Maybe I got banned or maybe the group just ended up closed ... I cannot claim either way. All I know is when I try to access it, I get an error code 400 and the error message: CHANNEL_PRIVATE. Again, you will be the judge of that.

It has only left for me to issue a fair warning to all the community:

PULL OUT OF YOBIT IF YOU STILL CAN AND AVOID IT IN WIDE CIRCLE


I hope this will help other memebers not to end up like me (and as far as I can see, at least a couple of other victims here).

A BIG tnx to all the members sharing their opinon here, giving me the directions and the objective insigts. I can only hope that this lesson I have paid for dearly will serve to prevent anyone else going the same path.

BTW, today I am removing a question mark in the title of this topic.

If it is channel_private then it's probably that they have removed you from the group. It does not say that it has been closed or anything like that, it's just private to you. And it seems like they are doing it to hide people's complaints just like they do on their own trollbox.

We've been warning people about yobit ever since it turned to crap, really. But nobody seems to be listening and every single day there seems to be more yobit accusations coming out, with people screaming for help. And we can only watch.

So no, your conclusion is completely valid and I stand by it 100%.

Your problem isn't even the worst. But it sufficiently demonstrates how little yobit support helps and even attempts to help.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: oapieNL on March 23, 2018, 03:33:53 AM
Today my wallets are empty.
I would try the yobit neural bot extension in chrome.
Happend without using api permission on yobit. I was only looking to this extension and was pressing one 1 time the run button and all gone
I found my coins  in yobicode.
dont know wat this is and dont know how i can deactivate this.




Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: darkonyks on May 06, 2018, 09:54:46 PM
Hello,

I was also robed on YObit on May-04 at 05:42 am. My 480 USD balance was used to buy BTC (0.05) and after that complete BTC balance was clean out!.

Also using 2fa + mail code authorization. I have not receive mail of successful  login, no login during that period.

I work 5 years as IT security officer in my company, and knows a lot of all kind and methods for been haked, fished etc. but this is or so sophisticated attack or someone from inside of YObit is involved! No other explanation.

How ever, reading all this posts (what I had to done before I decide to trade on Yobit), there is a small chances to get even a response from support, not to talk about refund. Only think I have is to inform so many people to

STAY AWAY FROM YObit!!




Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: crypto boss on May 30, 2018, 05:10:24 PM
I was using yobit, and suddenly all my available balance got turned into yobitcode. It was after I downloaded a dice bot, so this maybe what has happened.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
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Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: d0elkeren on July 25, 2018, 08:23:59 PM
yobit exchanger is scammer n robber,
so many many people account is blocked,
so many many people lost a big money,

i lost 14 btc in my account, i cant acces to my account,
my account blocked, i dont now what the reason.
create tiket to support team no respon
chat to support chat (dominikherzog) is very very arogant, so easy say member is scammer, idiot.

this is crazy exchanger.. very very robber..


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: hakanbulent on November 16, 2018, 02:27:07 PM
@d0elkeren please contact me for Suprnova VTC pool


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: togamamora on November 17, 2018, 03:06:41 AM
Yobit is surely a scam.  Though I have never done any trade on this exchange, I found out that they are a scam when I was trying to sign up for an account there.  When I tried to sign up with my email address e.g. john.smith@gmail.com, I got an error notification saying that my email address is invalid because it has a "dot" and I have to use another email address.  So, I contacted the support using the chat feature and they asked me to send some 0.01BTC so that they can rectify the problem.

I'm sure they need money to pay the developers to design the product and solve the bugs but when they asked newcomers to pay for this to work, this is something not right.  In the first place, they will get all the trading fees when newcomers sign up and trade on their exchange.

Avoid this exchange in case of HIV.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: tmatheu on November 17, 2018, 11:23:17 AM
Exchanges like Yobit are the cancer of crypto. How can an exchange conduct pump and dumps on it's own exchange. Stay away from YOBIT if you care about keeping your BTC safe.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: TrollBoxTroll on January 16, 2019, 08:05:15 AM
Yobit is surely a scam.  Though I have never done any trade on this exchange, I found out that they are a scam when I was trying to sign up for an account there.  When I tried to sign up with my email address e.g. john.smith@gmail.com, I got an error notification saying that my email address is invalid because it has a "dot" and I have to use another email address.  So, I contacted the support using the chat feature and they asked me to send some 0.01BTC so that they can rectify the problem.

I'm sure they need money to pay the developers to design the product and solve the bugs but when they asked newcomers to pay for this to work, this is something not right.  In the first place, they will get all the trading fees when newcomers sign up and trade on their exchange.

Avoid this exchange in case of HIV.

I have had my account blocked , i have a few thousand TRX in it ! I have this message from them on twitter Yobit.net


***We noticed that your BTC balance is low,you will need to send 0.01btc to YL-Code DEDICATED WALLET and send the transaction hash id to us for verification, then we will use the transaction hash to generate your YL-Code and sent to your email for confirmation, after your wallet is reconfigured with the open multisig wallet,  all your fund including the 0.01btc will be refunded into your Yobit wallet. It is all your money , we only need the transaction hash to generate the YL-Code. All the process takes about 25 minutes and you must be online to receive the YL-Code as it expires within 10 minutes***

Im sure this is a scam ... Any advice ???


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: netto7 on January 16, 2019, 06:27:22 PM
Exchanges like Yobit are the cancer of crypto. How can an exchange conduct pump and dumps on it's own exchange. Stay away from YOBIT if you care about keeping your BTC safe.

it scam exchange i don't know why everyone want to trade at yobit.


Title: Re: YOBIT scam!!! BTC wallet empty
Post by: Yobit Scam Reports on June 28, 2019, 09:00:41 AM
URGENT AND IMPORTANT WARNING ABOUT YOBIT.NET
 
Do not use Yobit Exchange (Avoid!)

Do not send, buy or withdraw NLC2 at Yobit. They are on the wrong chain to intentionally keep coin that arrives and never makes it to your account. Same with withdraws. They have done this to many coins already.

After 5 months and hundreds of tickets, Yobit never replied. The initially did put the wallet into maintenance, and they asked for the fee we paid but after 5 months we started pressuring them and indicating we would take legal action and their response was to open the wallet but without ever having updated the code. Meaning they intentionally and maliciously opened the old chain causing coin loss to anyone that sends or withdraws. They are also then able to keep the real coin that people send and steal it. They have done such things to other coins. We have replaced some coin to a handful of people that fell into this situation the last few days, but going forward we will no longer insure and replace Yobit coin to people that lose coin sending or withdrawing from  Yobit. If you have coin at Yobit, and for the next 2 weeks, WE WILL SWAP  YOUR YOBIT NLC2 OUT. Open a ticket at support@nolimitcoin.org and indicate you wish to swap your NLC2 out of Yobit. Then we will respond asking you to create a Yobit code and explaining how to make it. We will also be pursuing them to delist us and we had asked this and will do through legal channels. Its is evident all over the internet and even in their internal chat, many people have lost money there and are desperate and they don't respond to any communications. All we want is for them to delist us or move to the right chain and return all coin that has been lost by senders and withdraws. But we will also not stop pursuing this matter until this is resolved, as it affects our image as a coin and will inevitably cause people to send coin. We have asked Coinmarketcap.com and coingecko.com to remove from the list. Coin Gecko has removed and CMC just added a warning.

The NoLimitCoin Support team

They now will credit your first test deposit and then when you send larger amounts, they never make it.

A group is now forming that will gather many people that have lost money there and we want to hire an attorney in Moscow, to help file a criminal report there.

Here is a twitter site for Yobit scams

@YobitW