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January 30, 2017, 01:32:09 AM
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A seller (who has since disappeared) claims he sent me a refund and in his PM to me he wrote:

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xxxxx xxxxx room inherit cousin confirm xxxx xxxx xxxx  xxxxxxx xxxxxxx   etc etc etc (words obviously replaced)
That is the mnemonic seed for a bitcoin wallet where I have forwarded your refund, it will still be in confirmation when you read this.

I have no clue on how or where to access these funds.  It's a small amount but I'd like to get it if possible.  I have only used COINBASE and I see no place to use this there for any kind of wallet recovery.  Any help will be appreciated.

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January 30, 2017, 01:38:39 AM
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You could try this https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/recover

I just know that COINBASE never gives out private keys from wallets  Undecided
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January 30, 2017, 02:08:38 AM
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You could try this https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/recover

I just know that COINBASE never gives out private keys from wallets  Undecided
Didn't work.  Sad
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January 30, 2017, 02:23:49 AM
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It could be an electrum wallet seed.  Something to check. 

http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/faq.html
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January 30, 2017, 04:20:32 AM
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If you really want your funds you'll have to try a bunch of wallets that uses seed recovery.
Seller might have just faked it too, keep that in mind. Although I feel like he just forgot to mention what wallet he was using himself.

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January 30, 2017, 04:29:01 AM
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How many words are in the mnemonic? Different mnemonic schemes will have different mnemonic lengths.

There are really only two possibilities here. You could either have an Electrum mnemonic, or a BIP 39 mnemonic. You should try restoring the wallet with Electrum and MultiBit HD.

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January 30, 2017, 03:54:56 PM
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How many words are in the mnemonic? Different mnemonic schemes will have different mnemonic lengths.

There are really only two possibilities here. You could either have an Electrum mnemonic, or a BIP 39 mnemonic. You should try restoring the wallet with Electrum and MultiBit HD.

12 words.  I will try the 2 you suggested.  Wouldn't be the first time I was scammed (or the last).  Cheesy
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January 30, 2017, 04:01:12 PM
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It could be an electrum wallet seed.  Something to check. 

http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/faq.html

Thanks!  It was Electrum.  Now I can retire on the $8 he sent me.  Cheesy
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January 30, 2017, 04:40:23 PM
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It could be an electrum wallet seed.  Something to check. 

http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/faq.html

Thanks!  It was Electrum.  Now I can retire on the $8 he sent me.  Cheesy

Thought it might be.

Hopefully by "retire" you mean spend or move to a new address 😀
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