Crypto Wallet Trezor Warns About Telegram Scammers Who Impersonate Its Team Members
The official Trezor Twitter handle cautions all wallet users that its Telegram chat admins will be the first to come in touch with them.
Dear all,— Trezor (@Trezor) January 17, 2020
We’re receiving messages about the fake Trezor Wallet beta-testing application form circulating in Telegram being spread by accounts pretending to be our team members.
Be careful, and remember that our Telegram chat admins won’t start a conversation with you first!
A $32,000 extension
Buying a hardware wallet is not a surefire way of avoiding thefts. Fraudsters constantly come up with new ways of luring new victims.
Recently, Ledger Wallet user @hackedzec was unfortunate enough to lose 600 Zcash (ZEC) after downloading a fake Google Chrome extension. The Ledger Support team tweeted a fishing alert shortly after.
⚠️PHISHING ALERT⚠️— Ledger Support (@Ledger_Support) January 2, 2020
A Chrome extension malware has been detected called "Ledger Secure". This is NOT a legitimate Ledger application
DO NOT use it and contact us if you've installed it:https://t.co/bRaDjYHZbY
You can help by reporting the extension:https://t.co/oltHbtA8RR
To make things worse, the price of the privacy coin nearly doubled soon after his loss, which totaled a whopping $32,000 at today's prices.
Check your hologram
Back in November 2018, Trezor also warned about bogus wallets that are circulated by unknown vendors. In order not to make a very expensive mistake, one should buy these devices directly from the company's website or from official distributors.
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