EOS Core Arbitration Forum


Case number: #ECAF00000409

Status: Open

Complaint: Unauthorised transfer of ownership of Claimant’s EOS account and withdrawal of funds

The Parties

Claimant: Individual

Respondent: As yet unidentified person(s)

Procedural History

  • 31 Aug 2018: Respondent updates permissions for Claimant’s EOS account. Unstaking commenced
  • 1 Sep 2018: Claimant tries to perform an action on account and is denied access. Files ECAF claim
  • 4 Sep 2018: Claimant is requested by Case Manager to provide additional details and sign waiver/emergency freeze request
  • 5 Sep 2018: Claimant provides additional details + waiver
  • 5 Sep 2018: Case assigned to Emergency Arbitrator (EA)
  • 5-8 Sep 2018: EA does not have convincing evidence to prove ownership. Additional back and forth with claimant to collect the evidence
  • 9 Sep 2018, AM: EA collates evidence and makes decision to order an emergency freeze of the destination accounts. Internal review of order by Forum follows
  • 9 Sep 2018, 2316 UTC: a freeze order, A009, is given on-chain informing Block Producers to refuse to process any transactions for the Respondent’s accounts
  • 10 Sep 2018, 1342 UTC: an outgoing transaction is made transferring 5 EOS to a third account
  • 10 Sep 2018, 1810 UTC: despite the freeze order, the remaining funds in the account are transferred out to the OTCBTC exchange