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Have I been scammed?

Hi Reddit, Throwaway account as to not embarrass myself. I've recently sold a domain to a person, and I think I've been scammed. Please let me know if this isn't the right subreddit to post. I originally listed the domain on flippa - after a while, a person contacted me saying he was interested in buying the domain name. However, he could only pay in bitcoin, and not use flippa's system. So I created a coinbase address; but then he said he couldn't transfer to coinbase, but could only use this site: []( So I created an account on swooden (it didn't require any personal details) - and he transferred the coins to the my address on - Great! I transferred him the domain, and all was good. Now I want to transfer the coins from swooden to coinbase - however, when trying that the site says that "*Failed to approve withdrawal request. You can withdraw your funds only on address, which is registered and verified with you account.* ***To verify you address with your account you need to make a deposit from this address. Minimal amount of the deposit is 0.02 BTC.***" This seems very suspicious, and I don't want to transfer coins across to the swooden site (I've only lost a domain at this point, i don't want to loose more). It should also be noted that when I look up my Swooden BTC wallet, there hasn't been any transactions on the ledger (even though the buyer has sent me coins to the address, and I can see the coins in []( I've done a bit of googling and swooden doesn't come up at all; looks like the site used to be for a Swedish startup with wooden toys for all children Have I been scammed? Thanks for any help!
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