What Should I Do If My Crypto Assets Were Stolen?

Suggestions when your crypto assets were stolen (or phished by scammers)

What Should I Do If My Crypto Assets Were Stolen?

Here are some tips when you are phished by scammers or your assets were stolen.

Suggested Actions

First, identify the cause and take appropriate measures to prevent further losses.

Second, attempt to recover the losses through tracking and investigation. I want to let you know that recovering losses often requires significant time and effort (and it's almost impossible to recover funds in most cases), so it is best to prioritize minimizing further damage promptly.

Third, read this document to become aware of phishing attacks and avoid becoming a victim of phishing.

What can I do with MetaSleuth?

MetaSleuth primarily assists you in two ways.

Firstly, you can use MetaSleuth to track stolen funds. If you discover that the stolen funds have entered centralized exchanges or flash exchanges, you can seek assistance from these platforms and gather evidence (usually with the help of law enforcement) to further the investigation.

Secondly, you can utilize MetaSleuth's monitoring feature to continuously monitor the stolen funds, enabling you to stay informed about the movement of funds and follow up on any leads.

How to avoid further losses?

If it is a case of private key compromise, it is recommended to immediately transfer the remaining assets from that address to a secure wallet on all relevant blockchains.

If your passphrase has been leaked, use a new passphrase to generate new addresses and transfer all remaining assets in the addresses generated by the leaked passphrase to new ones.

If it is a phishing incident, use Approval Diagnosis of MetaSuites revoke unnecessary approvals immediately to prevent further loss (very important!!!). Then, use MetaSleuth to track the fund flow and monitor the stolen funds if needed. Report to law enforcement and corresponding crypto exchanges.

Can I recover my losses?

Recovering stolen funds is generally difficult in most cases. Here are some suggestions:

If you have suffered significant losses, file a report with your local law enforcement agency. You can provide them with a phishing report or fund flow chart generated by MetaSleuth to help them understand the situation you are encountering.

If you need to recover stolen funds urgently, please feel free to seek help from professional investigation agencies or firms specializing in asset recovery.

DO NOT give sensitive information like your passphrase to anyone claiming they can recover your lost funds. Please don't trust anyone who claims to represent BlockSec to recover your loss.

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