With the popularity of the digital asset economy and the popularity of many encryption companies, there are more and more copycats. There are many websites that are clones of official websites from companies that provide mining equipment sales, wallets, full nodes, paper wallet tools, and popular trading platforms.
Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com wrote a report on mining equipment. We found that one of the links seemed to belong to a reliable mining manufacturer, but the URL did go to a mock site, which looked the same as the original URL. the same. People make mistakes, and the truth is that some of these scams are elusive. This is because these pages usually look exactly the same as the official website, but with a few small details missing.
Some shady websites are very obvious, such as Terence Zimwara of news.Bitcoin.com write About the Bitcoin company and the ostensible score sharing token. However, some web pages are simply imitated web pages and are almost the same as official web pages. For example, there is a website that mimics the official page of mining machine manufacturer Strongu. Google happens to keep posting a rough website at the top of the results page.
The website is called “strongutech.com” and the real web page is actually called “strongu.com.cn/”. The imitator website (using the word “technology” in the name) was created as a fake sales website. It also effortlessly makes it top in the Google browser results. It should be known that the imitator website is not the company’s official mining shop. News.Bitcoin.com has reported it to Google’s anti-phishing page, which allows people to report suspicious websites.
Deception of reliable encryption company websites has been happening for many years. For example, Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange six years ago Be deceived Through the web page named “coinbase.re/”, everything except the login button is real. This means that after unsuspecting Coinbase customers use it, hackers will steal login credentials. This site is also the first “sponsored” post at the top of the Bing browser results page.
Last summer, European law enforcement agencies Arrested A group of people cheating on the website Blockchain.com. The hacker managed to empty the wallets of 4000 victims. All the malicious actors do are using a technique called “piracy”, which uses domain names but has a small typo.Sites with fake paper wallet generators people have been to complain About a few years.Three months ago, a Reddit user returned Reported On the fake Ian Coleman BIP39 page at the top of Google search results.
Scammers use deceptive websites and cybersquatting to steal people’s cryptocurrency day after day. Scammers also appeared in Google’s Play Store, copying well-known brands and creating fake apps. Just recently, Satoshilabs, the company that makes Trezor hardware wallets, released an Android application disguised as an official application on Twitter.
The company issued a warning to all Android users with Trezor devices. Tweet Released on December 2, 2020. “This app is a scam and has nothing to do with SatoshiLabs and Trezor. We have reported it to the Google team. Always confirm any operations on your device. Do not type the seed word before Trezor asks you to enter it.” The hardware wallet manufacturer added .
The fact is that as cryptocurrencies become more popular, the number of imitators, scammers and website scammers will increase. When accessing wallets, exchanges, mining companies or any services where you use cryptocurrency, always make sure that the URL is 100% correct. In many cases, Google, Bing and other popular browsers have allowed imitators to deceive websites at the top of the results page, and even sponsored some scams.
You can report phishing websites to Google and other browsers so that others can have a safer browsing experience when browsing on the web. Moreover, many encryption companies like Coinbase also provide people with ways to report phishing and deceptive sites.
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