Crypto Trail Tech (cryptotrail.tech)
Cryptocurrency Recovery Platform
Is Crypto Trail Tech Fake or Real?
Why Is Crypto Trail Tech Fake?
Crypto Trail Tech is a website that claims to assist scam victims with recovering their stolen cryptocurrency. Any company that claims to recover cryptocurrencies should be viewed with scepticism since crypto transactions are untraceable. Getting a refund is often impossible as the original transaction cannot be reversed. It is up to the cryptocurrency company to issue you a refund.
A domain name lookup of the website shows that it was registered on 21st June 2020. The registrant’s information such as name, location and contact details have been hidden for privacy.
The website claims that the company was been active for more than 4 years. This is impossible, as the domain name was only registered in June 2020. Therefore, the age of the company is clearly a lie.
The website does not seem very professional as the content is very sparse. The text used in the About Us page of the website is clearly copied, as it is being used by several other ‘asset recovery’ companies that may all be scams. The full list is given at the end of the article.
There is a Testimonial page on the website that does not contain any testimonials. It only contains a contact form.
The contact details provided on the website are an email address, phone number and address. The email address was found to be working when tested using MailTester, however, when you click on the email ID on the home page, it points to the email ID of a non-existent website called Xtravel. Such oversights are quite unprofessional.
The address provided was found to be a dummy address of New York that is used in WordPress templates. Therefore, it is clearly not a real address. The phone number is a VoIP number registered in Coinjack, North Carolina. Since it is a VoIP number, it means that the owner does not need to be physically located in the USA.
No reviews for Crypto Trail Tech are available on websites such as Scamadviser and TrustPilot. The only reviews I could find were written on Quora. While the accounts do seem to be real, these reviews are either fake or paid. They use unnatural verbiage, have comments disabled and have been written within the past month. One review even claims that Crypto Trail Tech has been operating since 2019, which is obviously not true. My guess is that these are hacked accounts and comments have been disabled to avoid negative remarks from their victims.
It seems extremely likely that Crypto Trail Tech is a scam. The company claims to be operating for more than 4 years even though the domain name has only been registered in June 2020. The website is poorly made and the same content is being used by at least 8 other ‘asset recovery’ companies. The contact details except for the email ID are fake. The phone number provided is a VoIP number that can be operated remotely from outside the United States. There are no user reviews available on trusted websites. The only reviews available are on Quora, all of which seem to be fake. It is recommended to avoid working with Crypto Trail Tech, as it is highly likely to be a scam.
Once you fall for a crypto scam, you may be put on a ‘sucker list‘ that is sold to other scammers. Therefore, it is quite possible that you may be contacted by other scammers pretending to be from cryptocurrency recovery companies. It is advisable to avoid hiring any of these recovery agencies unless they work 100% performance-based ie. they deduct their commission from the recovered amount and do not ask for any payment upfront.
A scam victim I was corresponding with via email informed me that Crypto Trail Tech is going around claiming that they are planning to sue me. This does not seem to be true as I have not received any communication from them. It is very likely that they are bluffing to make their victims think they are trustworthy.
List of companies using the same content as Crypto Tech Trail:
- Airdropforall – Telegram
- Crypterium VietNam
Remember: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you have been a victim of an investment scam, you can take the following steps:
- File a complaint with the payment portal. However, investment scammers mostly use methods such as Bitcoin, Western Union, MoneyGram and other untraceable methods which make refunds impossible.
- File a formal police complaint with the Cybercrime department.
- Leave a negative review on review portals such as ScamAdvisor and TrustPilot
- Report the website to Google using the Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome
- Give a low rating to the website on Web of Trust. You can also install their extension for the same.
- If the company has a listing on Google My Business or Google Maps, file a complaint using the Business Redressal Complaint Form. Also, leave a negative review explaining what kind of experience you had.
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