7 Jan 2022 | Updated 8 Jan 2022 [events]

PacificNWVet pays 3.93 XMR fee for transferring 0.34 XMR

PacificNWVet1 has paid an extremely high fee of 3.93 XMR for transferring 0.34 XMR:

3.93 xmr transaction fee for .34 transaction seems way to high and hopefully this is something that does not happen ever to anyone else.. it was 800 dollars approximately transaction fee for a 70 dollar transaction..2

The transaction was sent with the official Monero GUI wallet (Oxygen Orion v0.17.2.0) in Simple mode (connected to an unknown remote node) and it was mined by MineXMR3.

According to xnbya4, the pool’s admin, the block reward has already been distributed to miners, so a refund is not possible.

It is unclear how this happened, but we need to avoid similar situations from occurring in the future.

selsta5 suggested some ideas:

Also make sure to always verify the fee before sending any transaction, connect to a trusted remote node (or run your own node) and always use the latest wallet version.

If you want to help PacificNWVet, feel free to donate some XMR to his address6.

Update: the community has covered the full amount lost in fees7.

  1. https://github.com/PacificNWVet 

  2. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/8134 

  3. https://minexmr.com/ 

  4. https://github.com/xnbya 

  5. https://github.com/selsta 

  6. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/8134#issuecomment-1007661228 

  7. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/8134#issuecomment-1007878121