Recently, the Arbitrum community has posted warnings to investors about the possibility of scammers generating fake Arbitrum airdrops. This tactic is popularly known as phishing, where attackers devise a deceptive means to manipulate users into giving out their wallet private keys.
The Web3 space offers improved blockchain security features. However, the flow of digital currencies into the system now makes it attractive for scammers and hackers.
Arbitrum Community Urges Users To Beware Of Fake ARB Airdrops
The Arbitrum upcoming token, ARB, is a layer-2 scaling solution on the Ethereum blockchain network. At the moment, the anticipated token has become an attraction for several scammers, given its profitability.
According to the post, the airdrop program aims to distribute 10 billion ARB governance tokens. The airdrop slated for March 23 will allow holders to vote on code changes. But scammers are already doing enough to rid victims of their funds by introducing fake tokens before the scheduled date.
A post from Redefine, a blockchain security company, shared this information. According to the post, the firm identified a website impersonating one of the Arbitrum official airdrop websites. On the fake website, users get a prompt to permit access to their holdings. The idea is to drain users’ wallets once they grant such access.
Aside from the above case, CertiK also revealed an account impersonating the Arbitrum Twitter account, with @arbitrum_launch as its username. Primarily, this account advertises the Arbitrum token airdrop to deceive holders. However, the company warned users to be aware of this account and avoid it.
Firm Detects Additional Fake Accounts
In a thread, CryptoMaximalist, a Reddit user, stated that scammers know the complexity of digital assets and the excitement users get when anticipating free funds. This is what initiates and drives their schemes.
The Reddit user noted that Arbitrum Twitter profiles were created to redirect users to fake websites of the company. So, to stay safe from and avoid the possibility of losing funds, users must assess their history and profiles for any spamming links.
Furthermore, there were over 273 phishing sites discovered last week. A Web3 anti-scam tool, Scam Sniffer, shared it in a tweet. The user noted that these sites were connected to Arbitrum following the airdrop announcement. This figure is expected to increase before the date slated for the airdrop.
The warning from the Arbitrum community is a reminder of the risky nature of the digital asset industry. Investors and other users must be cautious while using the system.
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