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I was given some crypto recently. When I try and search up the info for the transaction I'm given:

to: Ox5603F
Price per coin xxxx
network fee      xxx
confirmations    xxxx
date     xx/xx/xx
status   confirmed

But the picture looks "Too Clean"

How can you actually locate the transaction? When I search the info, I am given a block at a certain time in July but no transaction matches up?

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  • What did you use to search for the transaction?
    – Rohan Nero
    Commented Aug 19, 2023 at 3:38

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Every transaction on the blockchain has a unique identifier known as a transaction hash (aka tx hash/txn hash).

Coinbase describes a transaction hash as being "similar to a receipt, that serves as proof that a transaction was validated and added to the blockchain"

Here is an example transaction hash:

0xf53015e1df3b14bdd7c3e5af1ad2c6090509c06188f35527858ae9a51e7cb254

If you search this inside of a block explorer such as Etherscan, you can view the details of the transaction:

enter image description here

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  • 0x5603f28e..9d8848dabb9 Is what was given to me...
    – Joe Marsh
    Commented Aug 19, 2023 at 14:57
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    Provide the entire hash or try to search it on Etherscan.io
    – Rohan Nero
    Commented Aug 19, 2023 at 21:35
  • This is all I was given, it was via a scammer
    – Joe Marsh
    Commented Aug 20, 2023 at 11:08
  • Without the entire hash, we can't confirm the validity of the transaction, considering you said it was from a scammer it's probably safe to say that it's fake.
    – Rohan Nero
    Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 0:25

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