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March 01, 2018, 10:47:30 AM
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Nowadays, Airdrop and Bounty posts receive coins, free tokens are everywhere. Many bad guys take the opportunity to create fake airdrop and fake bounty programs to collect your information for malicious purposes. Normally, they get your email, social network accounts for advertising or sales. In addition, many of the loopholes that reveal passwords will attempt to break into your account.

Many people with good security knowledge are not worried, but I know many of you do not know about security so if you disclose Email, password, private key of the wallet MEW risk of flying out of property.
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March 02, 2018, 10:14:31 PM
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I couldn't agree more.
Email + password required for registration = jackpot for the hacker
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March 03, 2018, 04:22:38 AM
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I also think that way, many bad guys are starting to make a profit by doing business cryptocurrency by cheating a lot of people to make it rich.

But we as human beings who have intelligence, should not take the wrong step to follow a project, it helps us find out first about the projects that we will do. So as not to lose after knowing that we are being cheated.
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March 05, 2018, 05:53:02 PM
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I couldn't agree more.
Email + password required for registration = jackpot for the hacker

Thats why i use Fake Email and some random password for airdrops , just in case something bad happens with my account . As i see somebody already found my logins at some websites and trying to log in , as i get emails for suspicious activity on my some accounts . Today he did click password recovery on my Blizzard Account lol , but he cant get my email password  Grin
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March 05, 2018, 06:11:48 PM
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All is good until they start to ask for KYC, we are aware, at least I do believe many of us are aware of potential sales going specially on the deep web or even between companies. It's okay when they ask about your name and email as there are many providers out there that will enable you to use some temp mail service for free or simply you go there and open up a new one. Above all you also have websites such as https://www.fakenamegenerator.com/  that will help you to make up new identity if you don't feel creative that day. Thing is regarding KYC that first off you can't trust startup that much for keeping your conditionals safe and specially you can't trust them if they turn out to be the scam and your details end up stolen.
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March 05, 2018, 11:37:58 PM
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I haven't applied for an airdrop these days. Are they really asking for email and then the password??

Plus I dont think KYC is need for airdrops. KYC is more like big investors stuff. You know, banks wont let large money enter them without knowing where it came from.
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March 06, 2018, 08:12:56 AM
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Nowadays, Airdrop and Bounty posts receive coins, free tokens are everywhere. Many bad guys take the opportunity to create fake airdrop and fake bounty programs to collect your information for malicious purposes. Normally, they get your email, social network accounts for advertising or sales. In addition, many of the loopholes that reveal passwords will attempt to break into your account.

Many people with good security knowledge are not worried, but I know many of you do not know about security so if you disclose Email, password, private key of the wallet MEW risk of flying out of property.

I'm not too interested to follow airdrop especially if you ask for complete data but their pay is not comparable. at that time, the same thoughts arise as you say. They do not actually build airdrop but only collect data for bad purposes, except at the same time they also run bounty.
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March 06, 2018, 06:25:39 PM
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Ya sadly 99 percent of airdrops are just scams or completely worthless. Just attempts to get your information and/or attempt to hack your accounts.
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March 06, 2018, 08:57:33 PM
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I haven't applied for an airdrop these days. Are they really asking for email and then the password??

Plus I dont think KYC is need for airdrops. KYC is more like big investors stuff. You know, banks wont let large money enter them without knowing where it came from.

Some airdrops require you to go thorough their website, I've heard that some will ask you for KYC, tho this I have heard, haven't happened to me, I know some bounties ask for KYC. It is needed for investors that's true, I am not sure regarding airdrops but it could happen I don't see any reason against this. Although if this is the case then this is not majority of airdrops for sure. Most of them are simple such as joining telegrams groups and such small things that everybody can do, some will require you to be active etc. Tho thing with KYC is that because of regulation, specially in the US these companies that run ICOs have to comply with their countries laws and rules. But I wouldn't deny the fact that some of these companies could sell your information to third party.
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March 08, 2018, 04:36:23 AM
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I haven't applied for an airdrop these days. Are they really asking for email and then the password??

Plus I dont think KYC is need for airdrops. KYC is more like big investors stuff. You know, banks wont let large money enter them without knowing where it came from.

Some airdrops require you to go thorough their website, I've heard that some will ask you for KYC, tho this I have heard, haven't happened to me, I know some bounties ask for KYC. It is needed for investors that's true, I am not sure regarding airdrops but it could happen I don't see any reason against this. Although if this is the case then this is not majority of airdrops for sure. Most of them are simple such as joining telegrams groups and such small things that everybody can do, some will require you to be active etc. Tho thing with KYC is that because of regulation, specially in the US these companies that run ICOs have to comply with their countries laws and rules. But I wouldn't deny the fact that some of these companies could sell your information to third party.

Right, it's scary that some of them can share your data with another third party even though for now they tell you they will not. Like Coinbase giving most of their user's data to IRS. I've had a campaign in the past that requires their investors KYC but not bounty hunters. And it worked.
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March 08, 2018, 10:14:11 AM
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And I suggest again to be more careful telegram groups that offer a lot of airdrops. In it does not display detailed information about the official web of ICO, only include the registration form.
Only a small percentage of them are legit, and actually pay a worthwhile coin/token.
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March 09, 2018, 10:40:26 AM
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And I suggest again to be more careful telegram groups that offer a lot of airdrops. In it does not display detailed information about the official web of ICO, only include the registration form.
Only a small percentage of them are legit, and actually pay a worthwhile coin/token.

Thanks for your warning. Attention everyone!
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March 09, 2018, 01:42:08 PM
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I've read the whole thread but don't see any problem here. What a panic? Just don't use your main e-mail for drops and make a random pass everytime as someone said here. Almost everyone in this thread is taking part in a bounty program as I see. If someone wants to get your social and wallets, they can just open any spreadsheet on any bounty thread... Do your best to protect your accounts: 2FA and so on... and everything will be alright
As for me, I do airdrops very rarely, just because I'm lazy) The problem is KYC for bounty hunters - this is a real problem as I see...
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March 09, 2018, 04:30:39 PM
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Isn't it obvious that those potential scam/fail ICO give the users free token because they give the ICO free personal data to be sold, especially the ICO that ask lots of personal data for KYC/AML just for claim free token.

I've read the whole thread but don't see any problem here. What a panic? Just don't use your main e-mail for drops and make a random pass everytime as someone said here. Almost everyone in this thread is taking part in a bounty program as I see. If someone wants to get your social and wallets, they can just open any spreadsheet on any bounty thread... Do your best to protect your accounts: 2FA and so on... and everything will be alright
As for me, I do airdrops very rarely, just because I'm lazy) The problem is KYC for bounty hunters - this is a real problem as I see...

There's no panic, OP just try to inform to those who might use their real identity or main email/password when join free airdrop or bounty campaign.

Really? People do this? Give their pass or private key to get airdrop tokens?  Huh How do such people survive in this world Huh
But I've passed a couple of KYC for nice bounties...now they have the scan of my passport  Shocked what can happen?
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March 09, 2018, 05:33:47 PM
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Isn't it obvious that those potential scam/fail ICO give the users free token because they give the ICO free personal data to be sold, especially the ICO that ask lots of personal data for KYC/AML just for claim free token.

I've read the whole thread but don't see any problem here. What a panic? Just don't use your main e-mail for drops and make a random pass everytime as someone said here. Almost everyone in this thread is taking part in a bounty program as I see. If someone wants to get your social and wallets, they can just open any spreadsheet on any bounty thread... Do your best to protect your accounts: 2FA and so on... and everything will be alright
As for me, I do airdrops very rarely, just because I'm lazy) The problem is KYC for bounty hunters - this is a real problem as I see...

There's no panic, OP just try to inform to those who might use their real identity or main email/password when join free airdrop or bounty campaign.

Really? People do this? Give their pass or private key to get airdrop tokens?  Huh How do such people survive in this world Huh
But I've passed a couple of KYC for nice bounties...now they have the scan of my passport  Shocked what can happen?

Looks like you misunderstood, what i mean is people use same email/password when register to ICO's website and sometimes they also give their personal information for free tokens because the ICO says it's required by KYC.
Many people have concern whether the ICO could sell the data or not since ICO these days have bad reputation.

I thought the topic starter started conversation about "fake airdrops". But now we talk about KYC and personal data in general...don't get you. Of course 'fake' ICOs steal and sell data and this might be dangerous. Any reliable and serious team with a promising project would keep your data in safety place, cause they are not interested in selling them...
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March 11, 2018, 10:40:49 AM
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Isn't it obvious that those potential scam/fail ICO give the users free token because they give the ICO free personal data to be sold, especially the ICO that ask lots of personal data for KYC/AML just for claim free token.

I've read the whole thread but don't see any problem here. What a panic? Just don't use your main e-mail for drops and make a random pass everytime as someone said here. Almost everyone in this thread is taking part in a bounty program as I see. If someone wants to get your social and wallets, they can just open any spreadsheet on any bounty thread... Do your best to protect your accounts: 2FA and so on... and everything will be alright
As for me, I do airdrops very rarely, just because I'm lazy) The problem is KYC for bounty hunters - this is a real problem as I see...

There's no panic, OP just try to inform to those who might use their real identity or main email/password when join free airdrop or bounty campaign.

Really? People do this? Give their pass or private key to get airdrop tokens?  Huh How do such people survive in this world Huh
But I've passed a couple of KYC for nice bounties...now they have the scan of my passport  Shocked what can happen?

Looks like you misunderstood, what i mean is people use same email/password when register to ICO's website and sometimes they also give their personal information for free tokens because the ICO says it's required by KYC.
Many people have concern whether the ICO could sell the data or not since ICO these days have bad reputation.

I thought the topic starter started conversation about "fake airdrops". But now we talk about KYC and personal data in general...don't get you. Of course 'fake' ICOs steal and sell data and this might be dangerous. Any reliable and serious team with a promising project would keep your data in safety place, cause they are not interested in selling them...

I agreed with that problem: "KYC is not need for Airdrop because airdrop's award is small amount while Information in KYC is more much."
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March 11, 2018, 03:46:32 PM
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I don't worry too much about fake airdrops... I have a separate email account for crypto stuff and just block addresses that spam me and unsubscribe from anything I don't remember signing up for. It might be a little extra work but I have made ~$1000 this year already from airdrops, so I think it's worth it. Of course, I'm not giving them private keys or anything.
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March 11, 2018, 05:17:49 PM
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I don't worry too much about fake airdrops... I have a separate email account for crypto stuff and just block addresses that spam me and unsubscribe from anything I don't remember signing up for. It might be a little extra work but I have made ~$1000 this year already from airdrops, so I think it's worth it. Of course, I'm not giving them private keys or anything.

I did make some decent money from airdrops aswell , but most of them was scams , i did sold in right time some of them . Currently most sucesfull airdrop i guess is eBTC , they airdroped 2459 Tokens to participants and few months back price reached 1.40-1.50 per token lol Smiley
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March 12, 2018, 01:18:44 AM
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Yes some of them also do fake KYC Checks to collect detail information data . they can sell it to big company or person that have their plan with that thing .
or possibilty they used it for their activity from our data.

for email i think its fine as long we put 2fa or with password with intense combination.
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March 14, 2018, 01:16:15 PM
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To me.... Any new start-up that ask me for my personal data to get an airdrop is not worth it. I don't trust people with my personal details not to talk of new start-up just to receive an airdrop. Honestly! Most airdrops are not worth it because there token eventually becomes worthless.
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