Anatomy Of An Ethereum Phishing Scam On Facebook

Mark Muskardin
Nov 22, 2019 · 3 min read
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One of the things that scares me about wide-spread blockchain adoption are phishing scams that prey on those that don’t understand how blockchain technology works.

I recently experienced a phishing scam on Facebook where someone tried to get me to reveal my private key.

Here’s how the scam unfolded, and some of the tell-tale signs that should make you raise red flags if you come across something similar.

Step 1 — Notification on Facebook that someone shared a photo of me.

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Step 2 — Get someone to click on a link.

But I was still curious and wanted to investigate.

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Step 3 - Claim Your Prize.

Obviously there’s a catch. Let’s dig a bit deeper.

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Step 4 — Enter Your Private Key

Other telltale sales included weird domains (“airdrops-holders-eth.xyz”), and NO other links on any of the pages worked.

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Offending Domains

https://receipt-invoice-ethereum.rewards-erc20-tokens.com

https://airdrops-holders-eth.xyz/myetherwallet.html?/access-my-wallet

Conclusion

Things like this worry me about widespread blockchain adoption.

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Mark Muskardin

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Developer of the Ethereum decentralized application “Notional.Finance”.

Coinmonks

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Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

Mark Muskardin

Written by

Developer of the Ethereum decentralized application “Notional.Finance”.

Coinmonks

Coinmonks

Coinmonks is a non-profit Crypto educational publication. Follow us on Twitter @coinmonks Our other project — https://coincodecap.com

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