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Author Topic: Bitmain Antminer s9 Facebook scam  (Read 23 times)
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January 18, 2018, 06:23:25 PM
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There was a scam phishing website that was making the rounds on Facebook. Someone had paid for facebook sponsored posts that was offering deals on the new S9 miner.

https://www.coinbureau.com/news/antminer-scam-advertising-facebook-watch/

To the untrained eye, the domain would have appeared to be that of the Bitmain shop. Unfortunately, the domain employed a homograph attack that replaced one of the letters with a suspicious domain.

Users who were tricked by the phishing site though that they were buying the miner, were in fact handing the scammer $2,700.

There have been so many of these scams recently and this one even had a SSL certificate. Always be careful when buying something with crypto, entering your private keys or exchange login details!
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