Whale Impersonators - SCAMMING WATCH OUT!
Yesterday I was enjoying my chat with a few fellow Steemians in the STEEM chat when all of a sudden I get a message from a person with the name of Sweeetsssj, and I thought it was @Sweetsssj the famous food and travel blogger! Immediately I jumped to reply to the message, and I see it is a link to Sweetsssj's new blog in Turkey. Seeing it lead me to her real profile I began to assume it was her!
Once I started to believe it was her, the fake scammer began to praise my posts says that they have improved a lot and they look great. After buttering me up nicely, the fake began to offer me a resteem for any post, but with a big price tag!
The scammer began to claim they are prepared to give me a resteem of any one of my articles, but only for 5000 SBD! I know, I know, you have got to be crazy to pay that much for a resteem, although when you get desperate anything sounds reasonable haha!
5000 SBD For a Resteem
The conversation continued, and then the fake scammer began to offer me an upvote for 7 SBD because I did not have 5000 SBD for the "resteem." Boy oh, boy did things get confusing from there! They kept pushing me to send the SBD to Bittrex and not to the Sweetsssj steemit account; this started to get fishy. They would not even send me an account number; they were stupid you can't send fund with out the wallets ACCT number.
The next hour went towards trying to figure out how the hell to send 7 SBD to them. I tried transferring, block trades and bittrex. It becomes apparent they purposely did not give a wallet number to send SBD. They wanted to ensure it won't send so they can ask for my password to help me "send it" quickly.
The scammer asked me for my password, I knew right away it was not the real deal! There after I purposely spent the next hour messing around with the scammer to give them a head ache from frustration trying to get my password.
I am writing this to show you that there are scammers out there, be careful! Never give away your password, even if @Dan the man who started Steemit asks for it, don't give it! Never send money to anyone for a "Resteem" unless it is a bot.
There are many more users who the scammer had also messaged in the pictures below.
Thanks to @Sweetsssj she contacted STEEM support, and that account had been removed.
Even though that account was removed, it does not mean that there are no more scammers out there, preying on helpless hard working steemians.