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November 03, 2018, 01:39:35 PM
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Received an email early this week then received another one today all with the aim of scamming mail recipients. The email goes like this,
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Good evening. Welcome to the Binance team.

You are registered on our website Binance. We’ll let you know about the launch of AirDrop to distribute BNB coin media to our members.

You can get up to 200 BNB coins if you have completed all your tasks - AirDrop
You can find them in our form. (To avoid a novice user reading this and mistakenly clicks on link, i wouldn't post like to form.


 the composer of this email has only one intention, and that's to scam you of all your tokens on your MEW, he further requested for a signed message after asking his victims to do some task on Facebook and Twitter.

the moment you follow the link and login your MEW your tokens are as good as gone because that's a spoofed site (phishing website). A friend of mine fell for a similar scam airdrop that uses the same means to scam its victims .

The moment you receive any email asking you for a sign message no matter who the sender is, always check the site to verify if it's the authentic site and avoid commenting on all those facebooks posts asking for your email for a particular offer, 99.9% of them are scammers also scammers search for those kind of post for e-mails to send scam mails to. Stay safe, avoid airdrops requesting for sign messages and bounty manager, avoid displaying of full emails on google spreadsheet. Something like this is OK invest*******@gmail.com.


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November 03, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
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Such acts are not particularly new and have been around for a very long time now, and they are most of the times very clear scams which doesn't even need any research to be done on. It is very obvious that a company won't reach you to make you a part of their airdrop and give you free tokens, but if you are interested in them, it is your job to approach them and get a part of the airdopped tokens. And even if they do so, they would never ask you for anything else than your ETH wallet or your email address in some cases. People should understand such simple facts and should not fall for such things at all.
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November 03, 2018, 02:02:35 PM
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I received the same Email.
They get our Email addresses from the bounties that we participate.
They bounty managers should NEVER let that information to be public.

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November 03, 2018, 03:40:30 PM
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I didn't receive a mail but my advice is always to be very carefully for mails. I never click any link if I don't know that I ordered the mail or was going to receive it from another person. And it's obvious no one would send an Airdrop announcement via mail if you don't registered before.

They bounty managers should NEVER let that information to be public.
100% agree! Therefore I don't give my real mail for bounty or crypto issues. Lazy or corrupt bounty managers are a big danger.

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November 03, 2018, 03:43:01 PM
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This 'airdrops' and 'bounties' has really cost good people their resources all in the name of 'free money'. It still surprises me that people venture into these things without equipping themselves with the right knowledge. In this case, the participant got informed on time and took necessary measures to prevent lost.


Also, how do we ensure that our details/information we give out during our involvement with an airdrop. I read there are cases where investors suffer same faith
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November 03, 2018, 03:48:03 PM
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Actually most of this scams are pretty obvious and easy to see through. But greed is the best tool of a scammer. And when we all realize that there are no free dinners or quick profits scheme and actually get down to work, we stop getting excited at the prospects of some freebies and are less likely to fall into a scam.

Of course other scams are better organized and more difficult to see through. Always stay in your guard

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November 03, 2018, 04:33:30 PM
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It is always recommended to invest time before investing money in doing research, Bitcoin is based on the blockchain technology which relies on the fundamental principle of decentralization but when there is a distribution of control and power, there is a distribution of responsibilities too and thus understanding those responsibilities is extremely important. There is a scam accusation section on this forum where we can keep ourselves updated with latest scam trends to avoid it.

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November 03, 2018, 09:02:44 PM
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You shouldn't click any spreadsheet that came from their emails. It has been in the reports when someone fall for that scam. And why you are gonig to log in from the link that they provided? don't be so confident with those emails.

Check if those emails really came from binance itself or the website is really the link of MEW. If you found something and it has extra letters or unusual words then don't doubt yourself if you feel that there's something wrong. And it's obvious if the email came from Binance e.g. @binance.com / @post.binance.com like this then its from binance but if its not like that, its a phishing or came from scammer.

And lastly, don't be hungry with airdrops.

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November 04, 2018, 08:26:54 AM
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They sent email to me too but i know that this will scam me if i click the link. And if i had received email like that before that i always recheck their social media or telegram grup. They always use the big exchanger or good token/coin to make people intersting to scam. So I would suggest recheck and asking at social media and telegram grup

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November 04, 2018, 12:48:28 PM
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always check the site to verify if it's the authentic site

Which is general rule that should be used always.
Thanks for this eye opening guide for many. If it saves one person from beign scammed, its worth it.
Also it educate people about scams because email scams are quite similiar to each other with minor differences.

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November 04, 2018, 06:42:47 PM
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It’s good to expose these cases which may seem obvious scams for many of us, but that are intended to pry on those more naïve or less used to seeing stuff like this around. One needs to be suspicious of everything and wary with any scheme that offers free crypto, quick returns on them, or even what seems like a friendly helping hand that move you over to a corner (i.e. telegram channel) in order to have a 1-to-1 chat with you to "help" you out.

In the referenced case, the hook was the name of one of the main exchanges, Binance. That should lead us always to access the exchanges communication channels (Site, twitter, telegram) and confirm if such airdrop is actually being performed by them (that is, if one doesn’t see right through from the start).

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November 04, 2018, 08:56:57 PM
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This email is written in such a poor form that it cant possible originate from a trustworthy company like Binance.
It is so important to pay attention to the the style of writing and grammar.
Here are a couple of obvious mistakes.
 

1. We will let you know about the launch or AirDrop.
Who says that in an official email? We are pleased to let you know.. We would like to let you know... It is our pleasure to announce...

2. ... distribute BNB coin media...
What is BNB coin media?

3. You can get up to 200 BNB coins
Even though it is called Binance COIN it is not a coin, it is a TOKEN.

4. You can get up to 200 BNB coins if you have completed all your tasks
You can get up to 200 BNB coins if you have completed all your tasks

5. Airdrop You can find them in our form.
Them? Who is them? Why a plural form? It should be you can find the airdrop (it) in our form.

6. We wish you good luck in Airdrop.
... in THE airdrop

7. Best regards Binance Company
They couldn't even get this one right.
Best Regards,
Binance

8. Go to your wallet write...
What is a wallet write?
It should either be:
Go to your wallet, write
or
Go to your wallet and write

9. Which register their wallets in our Airdrop This development...
They forgot the punctuation mark after Airdrop.

 

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November 05, 2018, 05:49:53 AM
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This email is written in such a poor form that it cant possible originate from a trustworthy company like Binance.
It is so important to pay attention to the the style of writing and grammar.
Here are a couple of obvious mistakes.
no matter how obvious a scam is people still fall victims especially novice. Let's take ponzi scheme as an example we all no the gains aren't achievable yet people still patronized the business that's why we have new ones popping up in their numbers daily. This method of scam (site phishing) is still very common and been used to scam numerous individually on a daily based. That's why it's recommended to alert the community each time you spot any type of scam whether new or old so precautions can be taken by novices (newbies)

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