One of the reasons why I'm so fascinated with crypto is because it gives you a sense of monetary freedom; you have full control over your funds. Unlike with a financial institution, you don't need anyone's permission on when and how much you want to send from your account. You get to call the shots with regards to your finances.
This however has also attracted a lot of bad actors to the space. It's attracted the scammers, hackers, and imposters. Whenever there's money involved, these people show up as well. These people want your cash just as much as you do which is why they'll do just about anything to get it from you.
Having said that, this is why I'm writing this post up about how someone had lost $60,000 worth of crypto.
I would hate for anyone to experience a substantial loss as such which is why I'm writing about this to help you learn what NOT to do.
In a nutshell, the poster had given out the private keys to some coins s/he owns to someone posing as an admin on the coin's Telegram group chat.
Let this be a lesson to you. If you ever give out your private keys, be prepared for the coins in that wallet to be taken. Even if people say that they can help you but that they'll need your private keys in order to do so, don't believe them.
Here's a quick 2 minute video outlining the Reddit post.
You can check out the Reddit post here.
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