How To Recover Funds Sent to a Wrong Public Address

How to get the Private Key

If you accidentally send ETH (or ETC or CLO or X ) to your POA address (CLO address or ETC address or X address ) you can recover them. Please make sure you have backed up your recovery phrase and then follow the process outlined below.

Step 1 - Access Mnemonic Code Converter Site


Step 2 - Input your Recovery Phrase

Enter your recovery phrase into the “BIP39 Mnemonic” field

Step 3 - Coin/Token Selection

Select the coin you accidentally send your funds too
Example: If you sent POA to your ETH wallet, select ETH - Ethereum in this field.


Scroll down and find the Derivation Path section if the coin or token is not on the options to choose from.

Step 4 - Get the Private Key

Copy your Private Key from the first row.

Step 5 - Recover your Wallet

Import this private key as the coin you are trying to recover (POA, ETC, ETH or X wallet) inside your Trust Wallet App.
Example: If you sent POA to your ETH wallet, import your private key as POA.

Derivation Path

If the coin you accidentally send your funds to is missing on Step 3, you need to chose ETH - Ethereum and then select the BIP32 option under Derivation Path, Client “Custom derivation path”.

Enter one of the values for BIP32 Derivation Path from the list below and continue with Step 4.

  • ETH: m/44’/60’/0’/0
  • VET: m/44’/818’/0’/0
  • WAN: m/44’/5718350’/0’/0
  • CLO: m/44’/820’/0’/0
  • GO: m/44’/6060’/0’/0
  • POA: m/44’/178’/0’/0
  • TOMO: m/44’/889’/0’/0
  • NIM (Nimiq): m/44’/242’/0’/0
  • AION: m/44’/425’/0’/0
  • TT: m/44’/1001’/0’/0
  • THETA: m/44’/500’/0’/0


For getting the Private Key of your BTC address, choose BIP84 for the Derivation Path.