Bitcoin Scams

5000 BTC Giveaway Scam: Chamath Palihapitiya, Elon Musk Not Giving Away Bitcoin

The number of bitcoin giveaway scams has been increasing rapidly amid rising prices of cryptocurrencies and deepening economic crisis worldwide. These scams claim that famous people are giving away bitcoin, such as Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Bitcoin Giveaway Scams on the Rise Bitcoin giveaway …

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22 More Crypto-Stealing Google Chrome Extensions Discovered

A security researcher has discovered another 22 Google Chrome web browser extensions built to steal their user’s cryptocurrencies. Cybersecurity news outlet, Naked Security, reported on May 8 that Harry Denley, a security researcher specializing in cryptocurrencies, discovered 22 more malicious Google Chrome extensions. The extensions he discovered impersonated well-known crypto firms like Ledger, KeepKey, MetaMask, …

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Crypto Scammers Impersonate Members of Olympic Committee

The ongoing pandemic forced the postponement of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. This has triggered a series of online crypto-related scams, including an email from alleged members of the International Olympic Committee. In these emails, scammers ask unsuspecting victims for donations. As Trend Micro reported on April 30, scammers are asking for crypto donations so …

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Google Keeps Promoting Crypto Scams Despite Strict Crypto Policies

While Google’s subsidiary, YouTube, is facing a lawsuit for promoting cryptocurrency scams, Google’s advertising platform continues to display fraudulent crypto ads through its advertising network. According to a report by Bitcoin (BTC) crypto exchange, CoinCorner, Google Ads was running an ad for CoinCorner’s phishing clone website, CoinCornerr.com. The issue was reported by CoinCorner’s marketing manager, …

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