Beware of this Scammers : Scam going on Hive right now

in LeoFinance9 months ago

Hello Guys,

Hope you all are good.

I came across this comment in one of the post this morning.

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The commenter was advertising some Airdrop and advising to claim 500 Hive. At first i was so tempted to click on the provided link to claim it, but it was looking like too good to be true.

This was the first time i was seeing this so i decided to not click.

And then i saw same comment on a few other posts and realized that this is some sort of scam.

Please beware of these scams and Please Do NOT CLICK ON LINK or PROVIDE YOU KEYS to anyone.

There are always some visible red flags which can help you identify these scams :

  1. If you have heard of this thing for the first time, it is very attractive and seems too good to be true, chances are that this is not true and it's a scam. There is always some sort of announcement from official page or community to inform such offers/airdrops.
  2. You will see similar posts and same comments at a lot of places and it's usually posted by same user or by a few users.
  3. They try to create some sort urgency and try to compel you to do action immediately by calling it some limited time offer or by adding today's date as last date.

So guys, Beware of these scammers and don't do anything if they instruct you to do.

I recently came across a post on hive where the poster described how his account has been hijacked when he clicked on this link and he does not have access to his own account anymore.

Scammers transferred his HP and other assets from his account.

So again Please be cautious.


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One of the most obvious scams I've ever seen. I hope plebs don't fall for this crap

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I'm a n00bie and it reads as an obvious scam. But still, unless you're clicking an .exe how would going to a site take over your account? If it could be done that easily then the accounts aren't particularly safe. And wouldn't it be better for the scammers to put in a keylogger and go after your bank accounts?

I'm assuming the user went to the site; went through a "credentialing" process to get the coin, and in so doing, gave up his wallet info.

Yeah, i think they tricked the user to pass on the account keys and that how they gained the access.
We all need to know the importance of these keys and purpose of different keys. Some can be shared and others should not be.

Yeah, this is an obvious one but still new users fall prey to these scammers.

We need to educate the community.

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I have seen the comments...
Thanks for spreading the awareness...
!BEER

Saw it on a reply on a friend's post. I believe I also saw a post on noise.cash with a warning not to even do it . I reblogged of course

Thanks for helping us make others aware of this.