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I am writing from Croatia. I have made some bitcoin trade and after many complictions was asked to open an account at Astroibank and the money was transfered into that account. When I wanted to transfer the money into my Croatian bank account I was asked for a COT code. And they are asking for a big amount of money, claiming that it cannot be deducted from the account I have with them. Is this legal? What do I do?

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  • Sounds like a scam to me. Where did you do that trade?
    – glglgl
    Apr 15 '21 at 7:32
  • The money was transferred from Bitpay exchange in Washington D.C.. I am also sure they are trying to scam me, but don't know how to get my money
    – girl
    Apr 15 '21 at 7:54
  • Strange, Bitpay looks legit to me. Are you sure you used them and not someone who pretended to be them? I don't find a mention that they even have an exchange.
    – glglgl
    Apr 15 '21 at 8:02
  • I have no issue with Bitpay, they claimed the money cannot be transferred into my bank account but I need to open one with this Astroibank. I have never heard of a bank that uses COT code, or if they do they deduct it fom the account. I have no knowledge of this bank? Do you? Or someone you know?
    – girl
    Apr 15 '21 at 8:20
  • Ah, I thought you referred to Bitpay when you said "they". So let me repeat: Who is it you are dealing with? With whom did you do the trades?
    – glglgl
    Apr 15 '21 at 8:50

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