Dan.com

advice Domains stolen through phishing attack today

Namecheap

Amit V

Established Member
Impact
1,153
The following domains + 1 NFT have been stolen from my account today through a phishing attack . I had posted a request for assistance on https://discuss.ens.domains. I received instructions from Sandeep_dev ( https://discuss.ens.domains/t/uncla...my-wallet-owns-0-names-to-claim-deposit/657/7 ) to go to the site http://wwwsupportsopensea.io .

I was requested to give in my seed phase and which I did and nothing worked. I then realized that this may be a trap and checked my wallet. The 5 domains and 1 NFT were gone.
My address is 0x691118Bc6EBda4C746932e2a94D018382318136a
the wallet that stole the domains is
0x5B27D531772353E161Ede3a266c0CdC8E8ee4383
. The stolen domains are :
GreenHydrogen.eth
DigitalTwin.eth
DigitalTwins.eth
renewables.eth
QuantumAI.eth
My address is still listed as the controller but not the owner
Any advive will be welcom which helps me recover recover the domains. Thx in advance

Have written to the fraudster on ethscan.io ( under comments) and contacted ens.domains on discord and twitter. No reply.
 

ecomslice

Top Contributor
Impact
1,597
The guys at the police station were grinning all the time. They thought it was the money. I said forget the money its my domains I want back. Thats something nobody except a domainer understands.

Please take 24 hours to review and ask around for advice before making any further transactions in my opinion. Anything.
You are too trusting and believing. Make this 24 hour rule before processing any interaction that involves money or an asset.
 
Last edited:

lock

BrokerDomainer
Impact
6,657
I feel for it because the guy Sandeep_dev was very active there helping people there with advice since I joined their forum ( discuss.ens.domains ) . I got emails from him . His email ad was nick
@ens.domains
. How does one get this email address if you dont work there?
I could send an email to say i am president to look like any address.
I however have ethics.
 
Last edited:

blockhead

Formerly cbd
Impact
1,392
Sorry to hear.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ask for help from strangers in the crypto world - this includes on official forums, telegram and discord channels, etc etc. There are TONS of thieves lying in wait. They will disguise themselves and impersonate the official teams, and often it "seems" legit. Probably 99.99% of all DMs in the crypto space are from thieves and scammers. It's a very ugly side of crypto.

Also never ever give out your seed phrase, private keys, etc. It never ends well.

I wouldn't lose sleep over it though. The $$$ hurts of course, but as for the domains themselves -- I just don't at all see the value you see in them. They aren't good domains, imho. Scammers just target anything they can get.
 

CraigD

Top Contributor
Impact
11,362
...
I wouldn't lose sleep over it though. The $$$ hurts of course, but as for the domains themselves -- I just don't at all see the value you see in them. They aren't good domains, imho. Scammers just target anything they can get.

His desire to reclaim those names may have nothing to do with the monetary resale value.

They may have a personal value, or perhaps he needs to access the email accounts.

It could be any number of reasons ;)
 
Last edited:

Dude called Michael

Just one more...
Impact
529
His desire to reclaim those names may have nothing to do with the monetary resale value.

They may have a personal value, or perhaps he needs to access the email accounts.

It could be any number of reasons ;)
Some domains we just love for no reason at all. I can relate. :xf.wink:
 

Amit V

Established Member
Impact
1,153
Last edited:

Tomasso90

Established Member
Impact
120

jhm

Glazed
Impact
5,677
How about someone try to buy it back? Would that give away a bit more info from this cockroach

That's a decent idea

@Amit V If you claimed to be a serious buyer looking to spend $$$$, mentioning a made up business of yours and how much of a perfect fit it is, spin a bit of a story. Get him to contact you through Telegram / WhatsApp (ideally WhatsApp) to negotiate. Find out a bit about him, what other things he has. Build trust, play the long game ...maybe he bites
 
Last edited:

alcy

Top Contributor
Impact
34,560
They are worth millions in my heart my friend. Thats the problem with domains . For somebody nothing but for the owner everything.

what do u mean in yer heart? sorry i dont have one so I'm curious.. do u mean u like kiss em goodnite..or just kiss em..or they like remind u yer ex whom u cannot get over..

ps not my tld area..what's roughly monetary total buy reg loss here? putting heart value aside.
 

Amit V

Established Member
Impact
1,153
@jhm @Tomasso90 Thank you. He's selling them pretty cheap. Around 4Eth in total. Have handed everything over to the police. I was told it will go to cybercrime and I will be contacted. I have to keep them informed if something comes up. I am just writing everyday to ens.domains (no answer), opensea (no answer) rarible today. I am just documenting everything.
Have written everywhere on etherscan on his address that the domains and Nfts have been stolen. Have also informed etherscan that its an address associated with theft. Lets see.
 

alcy

Top Contributor
Impact
34,560
Well, he will lean .Never fu** with a domainer. I am keeping track of his addresses and he will make a mistake. Luckily Europol and our police are taking this very seriously. Today I sent the police complaint to opensea.io . Lets see what they do.

p.s. do u make like Guinness book cause yer first guy in history to have crypto domains theft or there were others? and where these fackers supposed to be bullet and theft proof anyway?
 

alcy

Top Contributor
Impact
34,560
@jhm @Tomasso90 Thank you. He's selling them pretty cheap. Around 4Eth in total. Have handed everything over to the police. I was told it will go to cybercrime and I will be contacted. I have to keep them informed if something comes up. I am just writing everyday to ens.domains (no answer), opensea (no answer) rarible today. I am just documenting everything.
Have written everywhere on etherscan on his address that the domains and Nfts have been stolen. Have also informed etherscan that its an address associated with theft. Lets see.

do u know what police do with missing people? not much.

which makes one wonder..what do they do with missing crypto names.
 
These crypto things and NTFs sound like an absolute nightmare!! Two scammers in one day, must be rife out there with people scamming people left right and centre. Probably savvy kids.

I did wonder what assistance were you asking for in this forum? I know very little about crypto or .eth "domains", but I'm intrigued.
 
Top