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Crypto Scams of the Week: MetaMask Phishing and Sextortion Attempt

Crypto Scams of the Week: MetaMask Phishing and Sextortion Attempt

 

 

Cryptocurrency investment is at its peak and everyone is curious and interested to put their money into it. With that in mind, It's vital to have a clear picture of what the scammers are up to. Here's what our Trend Micro Check Team found this week.

 

 

MetaMask Phishing

Netizens have reportedly been receiving fake SMS messages posing as official MetaMask security alerts.

 

SMS Content:

These scammers create panic and urgency so they can pressure users to act accordingly. However, if you click the link it will lead you to a fake page - and by entering user information, security details will be compromised.  

 

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Sample Fake Login Page

 

 

Sextortion Attempt

This attack is different. Scammers will insist that they can access the victim’s device using a Trojan virus. They will claim that they have pornographic videos of the victim. They will hold it as a hostage and demands ransom via bitcoin

 

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Sample Email

 

Stay vigilant! Read the full article here.

 

Protect Yourself!

  • The use of the word “FREE” in promotional material is always a major red flag.
  • Use only legitimate wallet apps and browser extensions to avoid phishing scams.
  • Always double-check that everything is in order before you make a transaction. 
  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to browse the web safely and install Trend Micro Maximum Security for an extra layer of protection.

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