💰CRYPTO ALERT : LATEST SCAM IMPROVEMENTS🚫
Today, Sunday, got off to a great start. The weekend has come to an end, and the new week has begun. After lunch, I checked in on my social media accounts as usual to engage and see what others were up to. After tweeting about a few fantastic hive posts, there were unread messages too. One was a message request, so I went through the familiar ones first, which were mostly promotional, and then opened the message request to find out what it was.
This Twitter handler, who goes by the alias
Sugra, sent me a "Help!" Alert. To be honest, I didn't want to keep reading because ❌ "6800USDT with REWARDS?" ❌ That's no good.
But, What drew my attention was the
12 Mnemonic Phrases for a Tronx Wallet, and there was no link to click on, which was unusual.
"What the tweethell is going on?"
I wondered. As a result, I took a screenshot and sent it to my friend @yaziris. He's always had our backs at the terminal server [a.k.a House of Help], and I usually come to him with issues that I don't understand, particularly crypto and techie stuff.
And, as expected, he immediately detected the obvious BS. But, once again, we became curious, wondering what this new scam was all about and for what purpose. So we put on our detective hats and played along, with the warning not to click on any links. My heart was racing twice as fast as I opened my Trust wallet and created a new wallet
Testing, and I made sure to follow his every instruction.
We discovered money in this
Sugra's wallet when we opened it. But not the $6500USDT, just $1400USDT. We then took a step back. Questions began to fly, such as,
"Why would this Sugra give his/her wallet key phrase knowing there is money in it?"
Is he/she truly in need of assistance? [Of course, I'd help if genuine] Or is this some kind of plot/scheme?
So we thought that I make a transfer to myself and see if it goes through [it's really weird, but sometimes, what you see isn't real]. When I attempted to send $500usdt, it requested an 18TRX transaction gas fee.
We then considered checking the wallets transaction history once more. There were a few TRONX and Tether USDT transactions.
On closer look, discovered that the time frame/interval between when TRONX was sent into and out of the wallet was in nano-milliseconds. That's when we realized what the scam was all about. We were still curious and I had some hive, so I purchased 18TRX with it [we had an idea of what was going on, but sacrificing 2-hive to uncover this plot was well worth it].
I booted up my pc and decided to become
"Starr the Flash". I'd be lightning-quick, using my PC to transact the TRX and immediately hitting the send button to receive the USDT. That is, if what we thought was correct. I was very quick, but the transaction kept saying
"Error!!!" It was all over because
Sugra was lightning super-fast and carted away my 18TRX.😂
We finally confirmed what it was all about as a result of this. Because this is a
"WATCH WALLET," the
"Fraudster-sugra" has created numerous fake Twitter accounts and has been sending the same message to as many people as he or she can. He/she makes you pay the transaction fee after you've been baited, beware he/she is using a bot. You are not only paying the transaction fee, but you are also increasing he/she's TRX balance.
"Fraudster-sugra's" total TRX asset is currently 15,299TRX ~~ $957. All of these coming from deposits made by people from all over the world.
WHAT LESSONS CAN WE DRAW FROM THIS SCAM❓
- We have been told many times,
do not click on links, well now it's no longer about links. These
fraudsterskeep coming up with new schemes to steal from good people and this is one of them. Apparently if the transaction fee was more than a dollar or BTC or BNB I wouldn't have continued this wild path.😂
- It looks a pretty cheap scam, but trust me, most will fall for it and keep on sending in hopes to beat the bot [DO NOT
TRY YOUR LUCK, YOU CANNOT BEAT THIS BOT EVEN IF YOU WERE THE BOT ITSELF].
- There will always be people who would want to take advantage of your greed, guilt or good nature. Also not everyone who falls victim to scam are 'greedy' per say, some are naive or gullible, hence, If you think you're 1001% too smart to be scammed then well listen to a childhood teaching of mine;
"Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into condemnation] - 1 Corinthians 10:12"
Thank you @yaziris for the assistance and you for taking time out to read. I hope this comes as useful information to you and anyone you may know who needs some enlightenment.
Everyone protect you, your crypto assets and Stay safe✌️.
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