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Offline Bitshark

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Just sent to wrong address
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:41:28 PM »

Just sent 974 BTSX to the name bter instead of my own.. My registered name is also 4 characters so seeing bter everywhere I accidentally input it instead of my own.

Stupid mistake, good thing i didn't lose alot. Is there any safeguard against sending to the wrong alias? typos will happen.

The owner of that address is going to be rich one day.  :-\

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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 11:55:56 PM »
Yeah the name squatters do their job, i think the auto-complete feature should be disabled and maybe an extra verification message should appear.
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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 12:00:19 AM »
Yea I could see this becoming a problem.  Perhaps an option to retype the recipients address.

Offline GaltReport

Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 12:01:40 AM »
One thing you can do is add the bter public-key listed in your bter account to your contacts and come up with a unique name that won't be chosen by the fraudsters. I did this after a similar experience. Test it by sending only a small amount.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2014, 12:03:41 AM by GaltReport »

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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 12:05:04 AM »
I think it's better to have a white list.
you can only sent to the account in the white list.
if you want to sent to a new account, you need to add the account to the white list first. this can avoid the stupid mistake.

Offline GaltReport

Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2014, 12:06:22 AM »
I think it's better to have a white list.
you can only sent to the account in the white list.
if you want to sent to a new account, you need to add the account to the white list first. this can avoid the stupid mistake.

Good idea.

Offline Riverhead

Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 12:09:28 AM »
I think it's better to have a white list.
you can only sent to the account in the white list.
if you want to sent to a new account, you need to add the account to the white list first. this can avoid the stupid mistake.


 +5%  YES!!


Also, bter may have been registered by a community member. I recall on a mumble session someone said they registered a lot of the variations to beat scamers to the punch. You'll get your funds back if it was one of his.

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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 12:35:16 AM »
I think it's better to have a white list.
you can only sent to the account in the white list.
if you want to sent to a new account, you need to add the account to the white list first. this can avoid the stupid mistake.

 +5%

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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2014, 12:46:46 AM »
Yeah that whitelist would probably best.
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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2014, 01:03:05 AM »
Just sent 974 BTSX to the name bter instead of my own.. My registered name is also 4 characters so seeing bter everywhere I accidentally input it instead of my own.

Stupid mistake, good thing i didn't lose alot. Is there any safeguard against sending to the wrong alias? typos will happen.

The owner of that address is going to be rich one day.  :-\

Dig the initial thread who counter-registered all bter aliases, so no spammer can get them. (was it Clains?, I do not know but it was some pretty well known person on this forum, that returned 100K wrongly sent already). I have 'bter-deposit' registered to me due to a complicated mistake explained  in more detail in the same thread.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2014, 01:46:21 PM by tonyk »
Lack of arbitrage is the problem, isn't it. And this 'should' solves it.

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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 06:36:58 AM »
I think it's better to have a white list.
you can only sent to the account in the white list.
if you want to sent to a new account, you need to add the account to the white list first. this can avoid the stupid mistake.

Also agree. In my online banking before i send any money to anyone i have to fill out a "white list" form, then those contacts are saved in my preferences and i can choose them out quickly. It takes extra time, but its worth the 5 minute hussle so i dint send it to someone by a mistake.
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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2014, 06:44:56 AM »
actually the accountname "bter" is owned by reputable member of this forum .. I remember a post where he told us about some incoming transaction of 100k btsx and he sent them back .. maybe search the forum .. not sure if it was CLains ..
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Re: Just sent to wrong address
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2014, 09:10:42 AM »
I accidentally did the same thing sending money out of the bter exchange to my wallet.. except it didnt go to my wallet, it went to the last person I sent it too from within the exchange. Luckily I knew the guy and he sent it back..

bter should also somehow make you double check where you're sending it too.. or maybe I should just not be so careless


 

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