Crypto Scams

We’ve all heard stories of people making huge amounts of money investing in cryptocurrencies. But where some have made a killing, others have lost an awful  lot of money — you only need to look at the volatility in the price charts to see that. Worse still, some customers who ‘invested’ never had the chance to make money, as they lost everything to a cryptocurrency scam. 

Investing in the crypto market is in itself highly risky, and should be approached with caution. But if you do dip your toe into crypto, it’s important to recognise that it’s also fraught with danger and riddled with lots of illegitimate websites and scams. Look out for blogs, where we will be talking about the common crypto scams we see.

What to do if you’ve lost money in a crypto scam.


At refundfix, crypto scams are what we’re contacted about most often. Sometimes the victims are based in parts of the world where refundfix can’t help. It can also be problematic if only cryptocurrency was exchanged in the scam.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t help. As a regulated claims management company, we might be able to help if a UK bank was involved at any point in the chain. If you’d like our help, just complete our online claim form or give us a call. Remember, you can do it yourself for free by taking your case to the Financial Ombudsman Service.

If you’d like more specific information on how Crypto Scams work, check out our crypto scam blog posts below. 

This is where the scammer (usually someone the victim has met online) has created a convincing story to coerce the victim into sending them crypto-currency. 
Often scammers pretend that trusted figures like Martin Lewis have “endorsed” their fake or illegitimate product, website or platform. 
You might get an email offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in crypto. Sometimes they’ll even pose as real platforms or companies. We explore how to spot these emails and what to do if it’s too late.
Often very legitimate looking crypto websites pop up that are in fact scams. We look at how to spot such websites, avoid them and what to do if you’ve already lost money.