Have I been scammed? Direct through metamask swap

Hi all, so I used the metamask swap feature yesterday and now my ETH has gone and I’ve only received 48 AKT coins. I used the swap feature to swap 2.4ETH for AKT. I didn’t input the contract address as when I went to swap AKT was already listed. But since that I haven’t received anything, I’ve tried adding tokens etc and nothing. Looking at the transaction history it seems $4876 of USDT has gone to a random wallet address. Are meta mask known to allow scammers to list fake coins? I am so confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

reddit imagereddit image

4 thoughts on “Have I been scammed? Direct through metamask swap”

  1. Beep Boop

    1. Never share your Secret Recovery Phrase with any site or a person. MetaMask does not use Gmail or web forms. Do not enter your Secret Recover Phrase into a pop-up window, even if it looks like MetaMask. Verify links are legitimate. Scammers often use these tactics.

    2. Beware of fake websites. The official website for MetaMask is https://metamask.io/

    3. MetaMask Support will never DM you. This is a common tactic scammers use to try and get access to your wallet.

    4. If you need to reach Support: open MetaMask, then menu > Support. The ‘Start a Conversation’ button will start a chat, the bot asks a few questions to help route you to the correct team. You can also visit the Support site from the web: https://Support.MetaMask.io

    5. Do not click on suspicious links or files. This can lead to your device security being compromised.

    6. Do not “sync” or “validate” your wallet with any websites or forms. This is a scam. Never sync and share: QR Codes, Secret Recovery Phrase, private key, etc.

    7. Never call phone numbers, text Whatsapp numbers, DM on Discord, use WeChat or do video chat with people on this subreddit. MetaMask does not offer customer support in this manner. There is NO exclusive MetaMask Discord.

    8. We don’t ask for an email address to create a wallet. We can’t email you. We will never ask you to verify or upgrade/merge your wallet. https://metamask.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/6286050620955-Will-MetaMask-ever-ask-me-to-verify-my-account–

    9. .MetaMask currently has no plans for an airdrop, regardless of any information you may have seen elsewhere. If you encounter anyone explaining the best method to maximize the size of a MetaMask-related ‘airdrop’ you might receive, they’re lying. In particular, be wary of scams (aimed at getting your Secret Recovery Phrase) that weaponize this topic.

    I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

  2. Which network was this on? Go to the explorer of that network. Then check token balance there. An explorer is etherscan.io for Ethereum, polygonscan for polygon etc. Here you can see if the tokens are still in your wallet and you can see which contract tokens you have. Now go to coingecko or coinmarketcap and compare the contract adresses.

    ALWAYS check contracts before swapping btw

    Edit: o looking at the gas fees this was Ethereum. Try to be more patient in general, there is no need to pay 50$ gas.

  3. Hate to say it, but it looks like you got price impacted. AKT is illiquid in Ethereum with only a couple thousand $s of liquidity.

    When I tested from my end, I got a red warning at the top that says “Check your rate before proceeding.” You should have too. Did you check the rate before proceeding with the swap?

    An expensive lesson to be sure.

  4. u/chinzilla24 u/danfinlay u/rekmarks u/hiroonthemeta any help would be greatly appreciated

Comments are closed.