WARNING!Please guys be extremely careful!

WARNING!Please guys be extremely careful!

I hope my story will help some of you to never repeat my mistake.

I just got scammed the way I never even thought is possible ( some of you might heard about this but I never heard until today).

Decided to cash some money out thru Coinbase, logged-in and copied BTC wallet address thru built-in Copy function as it shows on the screenshot below.

Logged in Binance to sent the BTC to Coinbase and just pasted the address from the buffer without second thought. Pushed the transaction. 1hour later I realized that its different address and only first 4 symbols are same. Somehow my copy-paste buffer changed the address from right one to wrong one.

Money lost. No way to recover it. Please dont repeat my mistake do not blindly trust to copy-paste buffer , your computer could be infected with malware that swaps addresses and it will be too late when you realize that.

P.S:

Since Coinbase not showing whole address and first 4 symbols were the same it was very easy to overlook

P.P.S:

heres the “wrong address” [https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/address/36cZUcWME52EF33Af8a6JCdm233jgmViXd](https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/address/36cZUcWME52EF33Af8a6JCdm233jgmViXd) you can verify with a screenshot that first 4 symbols are same and last 4 hidden.

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Edit:

Please , I`m not trying to say that this is someone else`s fault ( I totally understand that its my fault and take ownership of it) .I shared this experience for educational purposes, so newcomers or someone who never heard of such malware would not repeat same mistake. I`m not getting anything from it, no need to tell me something that I already know. It is my fault I agree and not blaming anything/anyone besides of myself.

https://preview.redd.it/qykt68tmaaj51.png?width=373&format=png&auto=webp&s=3489695e1c2e4b1d6a61d615568e20e7580ff97d



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