Whale Impersonators - SCAMMING WATCH OUT!steemCreated with Sketch.

in life •  last year

Capture5.PNG

The Strike

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!

fake scammer ssj.PNG


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.

Capture.PNG


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.

Capture 2.PNG


Capture 3.PNG


Thanks to @Sweetsssj she contacted STEEM support, and that account had been removed.

Capture 4.PNG


Even though that account was removed, it does not mean that there are no more scammers out there, preying on helpless hard working steemians.

I do not ask any of you to upvote this post, but please resteem it so many more users can gain insight to the scammers out there. PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Glad you posted and share with us

·

Your welcome! I felt if i was almost tricked, many other could be tricked also.

·

That's what I said @hilarski LOL I'm honestly curious if somebody would see 5K for a resteem as a good call... Unbelievable 😂

·
·

Hahaha, desperate times call for desperate measures lmao.

·

HAHHAHAHAHAHA such an awesome GIF!

Dirty phishing act. Amazing how scammers always get so creative in stilling. If this energy was used to real good creation it would have been better. I think the scam itself (which I am totally condeming) fell because of the greedyness. Thanks for the info.

·

Exactly, its so creative and cunning, if they put that energy towards writing something they could at least sum up to something rather than being a scammer.

Good work exposing these scammers.

·

Thanks you very much, it's is scary and people really need to know and protect them selves :).

First red flag, a whale contacting you...disgusting

·

Hahah I know right, which whale is going to sit in the steem chat and talk to random people for an hour!

Congratulations @distress2success! You have completed some achievement on Steemit and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

Award for the number of upvotes

Click on any badge to view your own Board of Honor on SteemitBoard.
For more information about SteemitBoard, click here

If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

By upvoting this notification, you can help all Steemit users. Learn how here!

This post has received a 1.81 % upvote from @buildawhale thanks to: @distress2success. Send 0.100 or more SBD to @buildawhale with a post link in the memo field to bid on the next vote.

To support our curation initiative, please vote on my owner, @themarkymark, as a Steem Witness

This post has been ranked within the top 50 most undervalued posts in the first half of Sep 07. We estimate that this post is undervalued by $13.80 as compared to a scenario in which every voter had an equal say.

See the full rankings and details in The Daily Tribune: Sep 07 - Part I. You can also read about some of our methodology, data analysis and technical details in our initial post.

If you are the author and would prefer not to receive these comments, simply reply "Stop" to this comment.

·

I like these comments, thank a lot!

This post recieved an upvote from minnowpond. If you would like to recieve upvotes from minnowpond on all your posts, simply FOLLOW @minnowpond

We're likely to see more scams here. There's money to be made and that attracts the bad people. Let's be careful

·

Yes, and they use these familiar faces to lure us in and it's scary because some newer steemers would never know and maybe give away their passwords too.

·
·

You would hope people know how silly it is to give away a password. It's so easy to check if a Steemit account is legitimate by checking the history, but chat accounts can be faked. We need to be generally aware on-line.

You Are An Excellent Steemian. This post has received a 11.90 % upvote from @steemthat Return the favor and SteemThat Person Back: @distress2success. SteemThatBotMoreIGrow .


Please Upvote This Comment To Help Me Grow!

That is terrible!

·

It's very sad too, taking advantage of other people and some are vulnerable and not knowing!

Hoy en día es así, y creo que las personas ya no son tan ingenuas, es muy difícil dejarse estafar y mas por estas redes, otra cosa es que se metan a tu computador y te roben las contraseñas y ya eso no seria "estafa", seria "robo",.Pero en ese caso ya la cosa seria algo delicada por que si alguien se meta en tu computador tiene que ser a juro alguien cercano a ti.

That's horrible! Glad to hear the scammer got removed

·

Yea thankfully , there could be more out there too. At least this post have informed a few people !

Hmm. This is a disturbing turn of events.

Plus who asks for 5000 SBD? Big red flag right there!

·

I know right ahaha.

This post was resteemed by @resteembot!
Good Luck!

Learn more about the @resteembot project in the introduction post.
Also - check out @reblogger, by reading this post.


Check out the other content resteemed by @resteembot.
Some of it is really cool!


Thanks for sharing. Glad the account was removed.

·

Thank you and ya thankfully it was taking care of!

thanks for letting us know. I have restem it

·

Your welcome :).

OMG, Impersonator!!! Gonna flag this guy. As a community we should evaluate such posts and once confirmed that this is an impersonator we all should help each other to clean this space.
Thanks for the alert.

·

Thank you very much! Yes and hopefully Steemit can have a system in place that can get rid of these scammers.

Great information friend !
Thank you so much for alerting us .
Its a nice contribution to community .

·

Thank you for calling our attention to this kind of scams! Resteemed!

·

Your welcome!

Ахаахаа конец мне очень понравился 😂😂😁😀😀

Great job bro!!!

Good to know this and Resteemed. Being new here I need to do a lot of initial efforts. Thanks again.