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Beware of cryptocurrency scams on the phone! | Blocksats

Yesterday the Polish BitBay exchange announcedthat she received a notification about people who are calling different people and impersonating company employees. In addition, the portal niezalezna.pl published an article about a man who was cheated on the phone by the “cryptocurrency” method. Additionally, administrators of the Binance Polish group on the Telegram report similar cryptocurrency scams.

Cryptocurrency scams on the phone

Today we received a report about phone cases in which the caller pretends to be a BitBay representative and informs that additional Bitcoins have been added to the account on the exchange. Sounds fun, but be very careful of such phones! Absolutely do not provide any data, passwords, account information, or the computer screen during such a conversation. – BitBay informed yesterday.

The stock exchange reminds you to check first if the connection actually left the company’s headquarters in such circumstances. How to do it? The easiest way to verify the number at this link. This page lists the BitBay phone numbers.

Note‼ ⚠We received a report today of phone cases where the caller is impersonating …

Published by BitBay Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Install the application and you’ll get cryptocurrencies!

Two days ago also a portal niezalezna.pl reported about the case of a 51-year-old. A man to call someone who promised him cryptocurrencies worth several thousand dollars. The condition was the installation of a special program on the computer. Unfortunately, the victim listened to the cheater. The software turned out to be a virus that enabled a hacker to access the 51-year-old online banking. The next step was taking on the latter loans for 75 thousand. PLN and finally transferring funds to the criminal’s account.

Watch out for the Telegram!

A few days ago, the admin of the Binance Polish group on Telegram warned of similar attacks:

“Important information!

Binance employees, Binance customer support employees (so-called Support) and Binance Angels will never ask you to send your cryptocurrencies directly to any address for any reason. Neither of Binance representatives will ever ask you for any password or private keys and will never ask you to disable two-factor authentication (2FA) in your account.

Always use caution when providing your personal information.

If you need help, click here to open a ticket (https://support.binance.com/hc/en-us/requests/new) to the help desk. “

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