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How to Find Your Transaction IDs
Report your lost or stolen cryptocurrencies, NFTs or other digital assets
You will need to know your Transaction IDs to report your lost or stolen cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or other digital assets.
This ID is a unique reference number used to identify specific transactions on the blockchain, acting as a receipt for the purchase.
Since it doesn’t contain any personally identifiable information like your name, address or your private seed words, it can be safely shared with anyone - though we’d still recommend that you keep it to yourself as much as possible.
If you want to find the ID for a specific fraudulent transaction, make a note of the date and time the payment was made; how much crypto was sent and any wallet addresses involved.
A custodial wallet means the provider owns your private key and holds your assets in custody for you.
If your transaction was made from a custodial wallet like Coinbase, Kraken or Bitpanda, the transaction ID will be provided for you in the transaction or payments history section of your account.
A non-custodial wallet means that you are in complete control of both your private key and your assets, making you solely responsible for their safety.
If you made the transfer from a non-custodial wallet like MetaMask, Phantom or TrustWallet, you’ll need to use a public blockchain explorer like blockchain.info, blockchair.com or BlockCypher.
Look up either of the wallet address involved using the explorer’s search bar. (Make sure to copy-and-paste the address instead of typing it out to prevent any transcription mistakes.)
Scroll through the results to find the ones that match the fraudulent transactions. (Please note, the time listed on the explorer may be slightly different to the one given by your wallet provider due to the time it takes to process any new blocks added to the chain.)
Copy the Transaction ID and use it to report your fraud with Asset Reality and your local law enforcement agency.
For More Help…
Check out our education centre to learn more about protecting yourself and your cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or other digital assets.