Beware of Fake Arbitrum Airdrops: Community Warns20. March 2023
• The Arbitrum Foundation announced an upcoming token airdrop, offering 10 billion governance tokens.
• Unfortunately, this has led to several attempts from scammers to set up fake token airdrops aimed at stealing funds from victims ahead of the official event.
• Blockchain security companies have warned users not to interact with these fake websites or Twitter accounts, and Scam Sniffer has detected more than 273 phishing sites related to Arbitrum since the announcement.
Arbitrum Airdrop: Community Warns of Fake Tokens
The Arbitrum Foundation recently announced an upcoming “ARB” token airdrop, offering 10 billion governance tokens. Unfortunately, this news has become a target for scammers looking to trick crypto users and steal their funds before the official event.
Blockchain security companies have been warning users not to interact with any suspicious websites or Twitter accounts claiming to be connected with the Arbitrum airdrop. For example, Redefine found one website impersonating an official Arbitrum airdrop website that asked users for access to their funds – something that should never be done as it would result in the scammers draining their wallet. Meanwhile CertiK pointed out a fake Arbitrum Twitter account – “arbitrum_launch” – which was advertising an unofficial token airdrop.
Beware of Phishing Scams
Reddit user u/CryptoMaximalist also posted about this scam, warning people that scammers are hoping to capitalize on the complexity of crypto and users excited for free money by setting up fake social media profiles and websites with links aiming to steal funds instead of giving out tokens. Web3 anti-scam tool Scam Sniffer has already detected more than 273 phishing sites related to Arbitrum since its announcement, meaning that number is likely going to rise before the official drop on March 23rd.
In order to avoid falling victim, everyone must take precautions while interacting online and make sure they are only dealing with legitimate sources when it comes to cryptocurrency transactions and investments – especially when it comes with free money like an airdrop! Always verify Twitter accounts and URLs from trusted sources before clicking on any shared links as well as checking user’s profile history for any signs of spamming across multiple subreddits.
Stay Safe Out There!
The crypto community must stay vigilant in order protect themselves against scams like these! By following simple rules such as double checking sources before investing or sharing personal information online can help keep your funds safe from malicious actors looking exploit unsuspecting victims out there!