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How to Avoid Phishing Scams in the Crypto Space. 

Category Archives: Scam Alerts

Scam Alert: Ignore Fake Aventus Profile and Message

The following Aventus profile and associated message are fake. Please ignore. Don’t fall for this phishing scam!

Aventus Presale Phishing Scam

Beware of the latest Aventus presale phishing scam (see the image below) designed to defraud you. Don’t become a victim. Arm yourself with the knowledge required to participate in the upcoming Aventus token sale in a safe manner. 

Prior Warnings and Instructions

The Aventus team went out of their way in recent days and weeks to warn users about possible scams and how to get around it. Those who fail to heed the warnings and instructions stand to become victims of these vicious phishing scams.

Security to the Maximum

The Director and Co-founder of Aventus, Alan Vey, posted the following in the the #link-duedilligence channel of the Aventus Community Slack after the latest phishing scam surfaced:

“We are turning our security up to the maximum. We are outlining the extreme measures we will be going to from now on to ensure security. As a rule of thumb for you please start communicating to everyone: any official aventus communication will include a video by myself and/or @annika through our youtube channel confirming the information. Please always cross check multiple aventus sources before taking any action. Any email we send will have a unique number in it and a link to a youtube video of us reading out that number!”

Latest Update from the Founders of Aventus

A Message To the Aventus Community About Security Concerns.

Bittrex BCH / Ziber Scam / Tradeblock Malware/ Jacki Bot / Jaxx / Coinbase / ChainCoin Cult

Bittrex BCH / Ziber Scam / Tradeblock Malware/ Jacki Bot / Jaxx / Coinbase / ChainCoin Cult

Source: Crypt0

Crypto Scam Alert: InsureX Slackbot

The InsureX slackbot has posted the following and sent out the same message via email as well. Don’t follow the link and don’t insert any of your details. It is a scam!

InsureX ICO Hacked, 1100 ETH Lost to Scammer

Trade at own risk at Cryptodao.com

Founder and CEO of Populous.co, Stephen Williams, posted the following warnings in the Slack…

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SCAM Alert – Scammers Pretending to be PILLAR Token Guys – Fake Twitter Accounts

SCAM Alert – Scammers Pretending to be PILLAR Token Guys – Fake Twitter Accounts

Source: jsnip4

Populous Investor Update – 03/07

Stephen Williams (nicowilliams484), Founder and CEO of the Populous Platform, posted the following update: “Guys do not send funds to any addresses posted in our forums. It has come to my attention that Slack bots are being used to fool people in to parting with their funds” (Populous Slack, July 3, 2017).

Source: Populous Scam Alert

Populous Scam Alert!

Don’t fall for scammers who pretend to be members of the Populous dev team!

The Populous (PPT) presale is closed. There is not going to be a token generating event (TGE) as was  planned for July as all PPT tokens were sold in the presale.

Thus, at this stage, don’t buy PPT from anyone who pretends to be selling these as part of a TGE, pre-ICO or ICO. In addition, remember that the real PPT tokens will only be released from July 9th, 2017 onwards. It is best to wait until PPT is available on official exchanges.

Anyone who is telling you otherwise is either trying to scam you or trying to sell PPT IOUs to you at highly inflated prices.  

Populous itself is not a scam!

Some erroneously assume that we claim Populous is a scam based on what’s posted here. Nothing could be further away from the truth. Populous itself is not a scam. We never claimed it is a scam. 

Populous Investor Update – 03/07

Stephen Williams (nicowilliams484), Founder and CEO of the Populous Platform, posted the following update: “Guys do not send funds to any addresses posted in our forums. It has come to my attention that Slack bots are being used to fool people in to parting with their funds” (Populous Slack, July 3, 2017).

Plus

“you can beat that feeling by only dealing with an ORGANISATIONS OFFICIAL POINT OF CONTACT, with Populous our point of contact is http://www.populous.co/ and info@populous.co”

Plus

“People please please understand Populous is NOT requesting anymore funding if anyone says in this channel or any other channel that Populous IS looking for funding… IT IS A SCAM DO NOT BELIEVE IT… PRESALE ICO IS OVER… THERE IS NO ICO… THERE IS NO MORE PPT!”

Populous Investor Update — 29/06