Investigating the Selective Scamming Behavior of Non-KYC Exchange FixedFloat

~3 min read | Published on 2023-05-24, tagged CryptocurrencyExchangeFraud using 571 words.

Darknetlive investigated the recent allegations regarding the selective scamming of non-KYC exchange FixedFloat, and confirmed the allegations with loss of funds on suspended exchange orders.

In recent developments, serious allegations have surfaced against the well-known non-KYC exchange, FixedFloat, suggesting selective scamming practices targeting users. These claims have been brought to light by a market admin who revealed that the exchange retains significant transactions under the guise of "anti-money laundering" measures. Unlike its competitors, who return funds to the sender in the event of an unexecuted exchange order, FixedFloat reportedly keeps the funds for itself.

Users on Dread, the largest English forum on the dark net, have also voiced similar concerns, accusing the exchange of engaging in selective scamming activities specifically related to large exchange orders.

Warning: Got fucked by

Converted large amounts over fixedfloat over the years, never had an issue. Approximately one hour ago, coins were sent to their exchange for hot wallet rebalancing. XMR didn't come out the other end, and turned out to be confiscated.

Their support replied with: "We received word from our exchange partner that your crypto were obtained through illegal proceedings. Please provide proof of funds."

Careful everyone!

Can confirm.

Happened to me 3 weeks ago, lost around $9k.

Ironically, did a transaction that was around the same amount about 2 hours before, they processed it no problem.

They have turned into selective scammers.

They have no "exchange partner", and they will continuously say their intention is to "return funds to the victim", when there is no fucking victim except you the user getting scammed by them. They know exactly what they are doing.

Happened to me about 3-4 weeks ago for $9k. They know exactly what they are doing. Processed a near identical transaction mere hours before that went through no problem, then the next one gets pulled for 'KYC time'.

Selective scammers. They probably have eyes on a couple of the market wallets, if they see any connection with coins coming from there they pull your card and you're SOL. That's my suspicion anyway.

In order to investigate these allegations, our team conducted tests which resulted in our funds being unexpectedly "suspended." It is worth noting that DarknetLive relies on user donations and does not engage in any illegal activities to generate revenue.

These allegations paint a disconcerting picture of selectively enforced rules within the industry. It appears that when presented with a substantial opportunity, the operators of FixedFloat are willing to disregard their own policies and resort to unjust practices. While the exchange may claim to prioritize handling funds of questionable origin by refraining from exchanging them, they seem to have no qualms about appropriating these funds for their own benefit.

The foundation of FixedFloat's business model seemingly revolves around offering extremely low fees, but this is overshadowed by their alleged large-scale confiscation of funds, knowing that proving their misdeeds will be nearly impossible for their customers. In light of these allegations, caution is advised when considering any exchange requiring KYC verification. It is disheartening to witness a scam masquerading behind seemingly legitimate policies, ultimately profiting illegally at the expense of unsuspecting customers.

Had this incident been a genuine violation of their Terms of Service, FixedFloat should have refunded the money, deducting applicable transaction fees, and provided an explanation regarding the suspicious nature of the swap, leading to its cancellation.

It would be interesting to see if this windfall profit from their alleged illicit activities will be reported (or not) on their 2023 tax form.

Comments (15)


Well, fuck them


Sideshift and changenow are the way to go


Are you stupid? changenow also has kyc (ChangeNow may request KYC. Although KYC is not mandatory to use the service, ChangeNow reserves the right to require KYC for a certain user at a certain moment and may block funds. May be that a transaction is detected as suspicious or any other reason.)


AHAHAHAHAH no are you fucking retarded? infinity exchange is where it at yall


I lost 2k a few years back, thought someone had installed malware on my phone lol


lmao simulary story. So Funny Lmfao


eXch and and you will never have problems.


InfinityExchanger for the win. Sideshift and changenow are sus'.


Sideshift blocks tor and blocks US IP addresses. If you use a vpn outside the US, they are good however.


Good to finally see some eyes getting cased on this. FixedFloat will fuck you up the ass while pretending they are LARP'ing with the authorities. Avoid at all costs.


use shapeshift thorchain you idiots


All that money still dripping out the windows.


Site seems to be down at this time. Has Mr. Wrenchy Robot saying "Technical work is underway, we will be back soon!" Good, fuck em.


Well, I guess LocalMonero / AgoraDesk & Bisq are the way to go. Remember to still tumble Monero just to increase decoy quality for everyone!


I like TradeOgre myself. It works well.