BATs Sent to Publishers without the User's Consent

Hello everybody. Though still unfamiliar with the way it works with tipping, but it is quite strange to find a transaction on your uphold dashboard sending all you have to Brave publishers. I find it a sort of using creators to generate BATs for brave.
This is really unacceptable if not a way of deceiving people.
Mind that my auto-contributions was OFF, and I did never send my BATs.

Can you share with us what happened here exactly? How does it work with tipping? why do we need to tip, simply?


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Thank you for reporting! Please DM with the following information:

  • Copy/paste your Wallet ID (found on brave://rewards-internals)
  • Your OS and Brave version (first three lines in brave://version)
  • A screenshot of your Rewards panel in Settings --> Brave Rewards.

This will help to speed up the troubleshooting. Thank you in advance!

Hi, thanks for your reply. Am I going to reply with these items you asked for here?

I have the same exact problem. All my BATs were withdrawn from my uphold account and sent back to @BravePublishers. @steeven, I’m DM’ing you the same details. Thank you.

Hi @dicarsio, please see DM. Thanks.

Hello steeven
I cannot really see what you mean? how will you solve this problem?
I think for Brave withdrewals should be done after the user’s consent? It is strange to take somebody’s Bats without his or her consent. Of course, Brave will say that auto-contribution was on; I am sure enough it was not on.


Yeah, I’m sure auto-contribute was off on my brave as well, that’s a given. I have disabled it even on my phone and ipad, which doesn’t have uphold yet…

HI @Nomintana, I’d like to help get to the bottom of what caused the issue, but will need this info

  • Do you have multiple devices linked to your Uphold?
  • Can you share a screenshot of your Contributions and Event Log tabs which can be found here brave://rewards-internals/

Please send in the Direct Message that we have going from last week. Thanks.

@dicarsio - can you send the same information? Thanks in advance!

I hope this is not sensitive to share!

@Nomintan please send the info via DM. Click Steven username > Message.


I’m having the same problem. All my money was sent to @BravePublishers, my auto-contribute option was off and i didn’t get notified about it. How can i get my BAT back?

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