Shiba Inu (SHIB) is a meme token which began as a fun currency and has now transformed into a decentralized ecosystem.
In this regard, the developer reveals that there are smart contracts with malicious code masked in airdrop a marketing campaign that distributes a specific cryptocurrency or token to an audience. campaigns and gifts of new tokens, which make use of the name of Shiba Inu for victims to unknowingly authorize the withdrawal of their cryptocurrencies from their wallets.
Whenever an asset of value and certain reputation becomes of public interest, it is very likely that unscrupulous people try to take advantage of its name to perpetrate scams, taking special advantage of the lack of knowledge that may exist among potential victims, often offering juicy proposals that will only end up with scammers in their wake.
While it is common to see these types of stories with assets such asBitcoin, Ethereum a decentralized open-source blockchain with smart contracts functionality. or many others, this time it seems that the scams revolving around the controversial memecoin, Shiba Inu led one of its main developers to speak out about a very aggressive scam, which can take advantage of the good reputation and interest in the project to make victims lose all the cryptocurrencies hosted in their token a digital unit designed with utility in mind, providing access and use of a larger crypto economic system. wallets. ERC-20.
Dangerous scam a scheme that is designed to dupe people out of cash or crypto. apparently associated with Shiba Inu
The information was shared by Kaal Dhairya, one of the leading developers of Shiba Inu, who published a post on the project’s official blog in which he warned readers about a number of scammers attempting to counterfeit the “Shiba Inu: Deployer” , es decir, crearon un contrato inteligente con código malicioso, el cual al aceptar un token supuestamente emitido por el equipo oficial, estarían otorgando permiso a atacantes para transferir todas las criptomonedas alojadas en su monedero personal (MetaMask or others linked to the web browser).
In this regard, Dhairya said that this type of code can be used for the purposes outlined above, and it is quite possible that there are unscrupulous people creating fake marketing campaigns apparently linked to Shiba Inu to launch fake tokens, offering them through airdrops and special offers.
In relation to modus operandi, Dhairya commented:
“Scammers / clever traders use programming to fool millions of people, sometimes, a more malicious code the action of coding is to write programming statements for a program. could empty your wallet a place where cryptocurrency users can store, send and receive digital assets. by approving the token… we see this more and more often and it breaks our hearts because we can’t do anything about it… So, never FOLLOW such offers in the crypto sector, always refer to the official channels of the project to check the veracity of the proposal, so you will avoid losing your hard earned money.”
To better enlighten those in the know, Dhairya shared an excerpt of the malicious code used by certain scammers, which would authorize the emptying of victims’ wallets, as it implements a function that enables the transfer once the supposed token is accepted.
Reputable scams and tokens
While these types of scams are increasingly common among those looking to take advantage of giveaways and presale campaigns for certain tokens, Dhairya warns that in the case of Shiba Inu this would be reaching a new level, as the controversial memecoin memecoins are the crypto tokens created as a joke or meme and claim to offer huge gains to holders. has not been free of copycats in the past.
Several reports published by the official Shiba Inu team also detail that many scammers have tried to capitalize on the project’s reputation. They especially warned about supposed team members and clone accounts offering giveaway campaigns for new tokens, which they call a clear warning sign to identify scam proposals.
También ha habido casos en los que estafadores promueven versiones de dicho token en otras redes, lo cual también se aprovecha para sabotear de alguna manera a las víctimas y hacerse con sus criptomonedas vinculadas a tal Blockchain.
Como ya pudo ver, la creatividad no tiene límites cuando de estafas se trata, y ahora los mecanismos para captar incautos son cada vez más elaborados, llegando incluso a un punto en el que puede ser muy imperceptible para los menos conocedores de los aspectos técnicos vinculados a la codificación de tokens.
On the other hand, don’t forget that scammers also take advantage of the reputation of an asset to bring out other “clones”, which often include or involve the name of the cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. of interest to capture the unwary.
Recuerde que la seguridad de sus activos depende principalmente del propietario de las criptomonedas, por lo que la recomendación es investigar al respecto, y más aún cuando hay una supuesta oferta que parece demasiado buena como para dejarla pasar. Evite ser la víctima, invierta tiempo para documentarse al respecto y maneje de forma responsable sus activos.
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