Scammers are always looking for new ways to steal money from unsuspecting victims, and the latest target appears to be the upcoming “ARB” token Airdrop from Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Arbitrum. This airdrop is scheduled for March 23 and will send out 10 billion governance tokens via a token airdrop, which will allow holders to vote on code changes.
Unfortunately, scammers have already set up hundreds of phishing websites and scams aimed at tricking crypto users into giving away their funds. Several fake Arbitrum websites and Twitter accounts have been reported by blockchain security companies, impersonating the official airdrop. These fake sites and accounts are designed to look official, and users are being asked to provide access to their funds, which would presumably result in scammers draining their wallets.
#CertiKSkynetAlert 🚨— CertiK Alert (@CertiKAlert) March 19, 2023
Be aware of a fake @arbitrum Twitter account which is advertising a token Airdrop.
Do not interact with this Airdrop.
Always verify Twitter accounts and URLs from trusted sources.
Stay vigilant! pic.twitter.com/gTlSNRzd6l
The community has been warned to stay vigilant and not interact with any suspicious links. According to the blockchain security company Redefine, several websites have already impersonated official Arbitrum airdrop websites. CertiK, another blockchain security firm, pointed to a fake Arbitrum Twitter account with the user name “@arbitrum_launch” advertising a token airdrop. They warned users not to interact with it.
To avoid falling for scams, it’s essential to be vigilant and stay informed about the latest phishing websites and scams. The official airdrop is set for March 23, and users should only interact with official Arbitrum websites and social media accounts. Don’t let scammers take advantage of you and steal your hard-earned money.
Gm, $ARB airdrop holders! ☀️— ANDAO (💙,🧡) 🦇🔊 (@ArbitrumNewsDAO) March 19, 2023
We found a lot of scam accounts calling you to claim airdrop! Don't trust! 🚨
Only legal website: https://t.co/zjxfLBnn9I
The following 6 accounts are official 👇👇@arbitrum@arbitrum_cn@arbitrumcore@ArbitrumDevs@arbitrum_intern@OffchainLabs… pic.twitter.com/0nEqEsnH8k
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