BEWARE! Scammer Using LEO Finance As Bait

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Witness Voting Scam

You must have seen this comment popping up everywhere on the LEO Finance & HIVE. As much as we want to earn free LEO and HIVE for voting witnesses, don't fall for this trap. Nobody is giving you that amount of crypto for doing a simple thing we all should be doing for free as stakeholders on Hive Blockchain.

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It's a scam. That link will probably take you away to a phishing website where they will ask you to enter your keys. DON'T CLICK THAT SHIT! Not your keys, not your crypto. They are clearly using Leo Finance as bait because it is one of the most successful and trusted communities on Hive. So innocent plebs might fall for it easily. Moreover, we are greedy hungry people with no control over our mouse clicks so it gets easier for the scammer to take advantage.


What Can You Do?

  1. Do not click the link.
  2. Downvote the comment
  3. Mute @cve3
  4. Educate others so that they don't get burned
  5. Stay safe guys!

How To Spot An Obvious Scammer

After spending so much time online in the past decade, getting scammed several times, I have learned how to spot an obvious scammer:

  • They would offer your money bait that sounds too good to be true. In this case, they are offering $250 worth of crypto for voting Leo Finance Witness.
  • A scammer is generally a spammer. Did you notice how this account is posting the same comment on everyone's blogs? - https://hiveblocks.com/@cve3
  • Link that would screw your life if you click on it is generally hidden behind a misleading TEXT. If you right-click on the link, copy the link address, and paste it into your notepad
  • If you don't know them personally, most probably they are a scammer
  • By using LEO Finance as bait, they are playing with emotions. A lot of peeps including me love this community and do anything to support it.
  • Most scammers are poor copywriters. They would make grammatical mistakes! Check that comment again and you will find like 3-4 of them. Native speakers might find more.

Vote For Leo Finance & Earn Upvotes

Sorry, you are not going to earn 300 HIVE & 200 LEO today. 😂 But you can earn my penny upvotes for voting LEO Finance as a witness. Just vote for them and post the screenshot in the comment section below. Here's the link (NO SCAM 😂): https://peakd.com/witnesses

#LFG




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Not financial advice. For infotainment purposes only.

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Ye man, thanks for this! There are also people out there that contact you directly and tell you that they can help you with problems you have with the platform.

That means that they are reading the general chat (and other chats) and see if there are any that have problems and they use that against you by asking you in DMs: "whats ur problem, I can help you sir". Eventually they ask for you secret phrase to unlock your account. Dont do it hahaha.

Cheers mate!

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Yeah man. I have noticed this too. Ever since I haved dived into NFTs, I have to join multiple discords almost everyday. Scammers then DM you by sending links to get into whitelists. They even send links to kint NFTs for a project that is planning to mint 1 month later. 😂 They are fucking everywhere keeping a tab on you!

We have to be stay vigilant. Cheers mate! 🔥 I hope nobody falls for this shit.

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Ye, it is madness! Many people are just born evil, to bad...

Cheers mate, and lets hope people in crypto understands that you never share your Keys to anyone😊

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It's obviously a scam but for a second I thought it might actually be legit... Why? Reputation! We need to be downvoting that account left and right to get that reputation down. Thanks again for the heads up, I will be voting for Leo witness.

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I haven't seen any of his comments on my post but it would be a waste because I am indifferent about free money

Free = scam

Not always but in most cases yes.

Thanks for the update

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Yes, man. Around $250 worth of crypto for a simple witness vote. 😂 Fucking hilarious.

Should have mentioned 20 HIVE or 50 LEO or something like that. 😂 Rookie scammer.

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Thanks for informing everyone. I saw the comment in a post and well it is very obvious, as you say it is very rare for someone to offer you that kind of money for doing something so simple.

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I think I saw this on a post somewhere but I tend to just ignore those.

Good job spreading the word, though, bro!

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Thanks bro. We all should think a thousand times before clicking any random link on the internet.

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Thanks for the heads up!
The most popular LeoFinance gets, the more scammers will try to take advantage of its name.
We need to be alert :)

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The scam never stops. I saw it on my Actifit posts so I downvoted it and put a comment to warn others. Hopefully, it keeps others from being scammed.

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Yes, every bit counts. My post helped at least one person from getting burned. I also alerted Hivewatches and that's why they even did a post informing everyone. This scam has been going on for months now. They hack someone's profile and use it to promote their phishing link. It's ridiculous.

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Hey. I got that spam comment by @cve3 and I accidentally clicked the link on my iPhone. I immediately went off but I was wondering if it could of downloaded a malicious script of something

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Hey @mcoinz79, no need to worry. I don't think so. It's just a phishing website. If you have entered your keys manually or signed a transaction using Keychain or Hivesigner then that's an issue. Otherwise, you are good to go.

To be on the safer side, I would suggest you change your keys. But it's your call.

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As long as you didn't enter any credentials into the fake Hivesigner page the link leads to, then your account should be safe.

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