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January 31, 2020, 05:32:05 PM
Last edit: January 31, 2020, 06:51:25 PM by kryme
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Not sure if this is widely known or not but I just saw this on Pastebin... and didn't see much on Google about it...

Someone posts an SSH IP and credentials on Pastebin and which makes it seem like an accident. The SSH credentials make it seem like you login to a wallet with Bitcoin in it. You try to withdraw to your own wallet and the following message shows up:

The entered address is either an invalid BTC address, or it is not a confirmed withdrawal address for your account.
If you would like to confirm this address you must deposit 0.01 BTC into your deposit address from the new withdrawal address.
The sending address will validate as soon as the transaction is confirmed. This confirmation is typically instant.
This process is an additional security measure for your account.

Obviously a scam.. I see 6 people fell for this with what I saw today.

Below is a screenshot


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February 02, 2020, 01:08:27 AM
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Is the reason for the only credibility of this wallet is that it bears the name SSH? And then you ask to trust him and deposit money for the withdrawal? It's 100% SCAM.

If the wallet is not open source and reviewed, then there is no need to use in it.
Stay with electrum and do not use any anonymous wallets even if they use SSH, Trusted wallet, PGP wallet,...etc.

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February 02, 2020, 07:33:25 AM
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This is pretty obvious to us who have seen this kind of scam. No legit wallet or exchange would ask anyone to deposit something first before users could withdraw.

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Obviously a scam.. I see 6 people fell for this with what I saw today.
Those six could be part of the scam too. It's a common method used in fake giveaways that I have seen on twitter/facebook/youtube to make it look like it is legit.

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February 05, 2020, 05:56:46 PM
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Is the reason for the only credibility of this wallet is that it bears the name SSH? And then you ask to trust him and deposit money for the withdrawal? It's 100% SCAM.

If the wallet is not open source and reviewed, then there is no need to use in it.
Stay with electrum and do not use any anonymous wallets even if they use SSH, Trusted wallet, PGP wallet,...etc.

I don't think you understood the OP. I'm just wondering if this is a common thing or not. I'm not questioning whether or not to "use the wallet". Many people scrape Pastebin for user/passwords that may be accidentally posted. I saw this get posted and was surprised when the user/pass actually worked and claimed to be a BTC wallet. I've never seen this SSH wallet scam before and couldn't find anything on the web about it which is why I posted it.

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I don't think you understood the OP. I'm just wondering if this is a common thing or not. I'm not questioning whether or not to "use the wallet". Many people scrape Pastebin for user/passwords that may be accidentally posted. I saw this get posted and was surprised when the user/pass actually worked and claimed to be a BTC wallet. I've never seen this SSH wallet scam before and couldn't find anything on the web about it which is why I posted it.

Yes, this is extremely common, and the oldest trick in the book. Make people think they have somehow lucked or won money, and then ask them for a fee before they can withdraw it.

You see it everywhere, Bitcoins, virtual items (think csgo, other ecash stuff), usually this is done through something like you posted, where the user thinks he has "stumbled" or "lucked" on a large sum of money, while in reality, it was infact all planted and or rigged.

You just stumbled upon a slight variation of this scam where they planted an SSH combo to a server that supposedly "hosts" a bitcoin wallet with 2.7BTC, but of course, before you can "withdraw" it, you need to deposit money first.

It's all the same scam.

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April 25, 2020, 01:28:31 AM
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i just made this account

to say thank you

i'm a tech savvy person and never got into btc.

i somehow found these credentials. and the same prompt appeared. so i bought 0.01 btc and made a wallet. it is not transfered yet so i can get my money back.


at the moment i'm attempting to brute force their ubuntu os and dump their data and destory their stuff.

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April 29, 2020, 08:42:03 PM
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I don't think you understood the OP. I'm just wondering if this is a common thing or not. I'm not questioning whether or not to "use the wallet". Many people scrape Pastebin for user/passwords that may be accidentally posted. I saw this get posted and was surprised when the user/pass actually worked and claimed to be a BTC wallet. I've never seen this SSH wallet scam before and couldn't find anything on the web about it which is why I posted it.

Yes, this is extremely common, and the oldest trick in the book. Make people think they have somehow lucked or won money, and then ask them for a fee before they can withdraw it.

You see it everywhere, Bitcoins, virtual items (think csgo, other ecash stuff), usually this is done through something like you posted, where the user thinks he has "stumbled" or "lucked" on a large sum of money, while in reality, it was infact all planted and or rigged.

You just stumbled upon a slight variation of this scam where they planted an SSH combo to a server that supposedly "hosts" a bitcoin wallet with 2.7BTC, but of course, before you can "withdraw" it, you need to deposit money first.

It's all the same scam.


If it's so common, why is there literally no posts anywhere on the internet about it? lol. It's pretty dam clever.
i just made this account

to say thank you

i'm a tech savvy person and never got into btc.
i somehow found these credentials. and the same prompt appeared. so i bought 0.01 btc and made a wallet. it is not transfered yet so i can get my money back.
at the moment i'm attempting to brute force their ubuntu os and dump their data and destory their stuff.


No problem, exactly why I posted this on here because there is basically no other information on the web about it. I'm glad you didn't fall for it and waste your .01 BTC Smiley

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