in #scam7 years ago (edited)



I was in the Engima slack when I received this email, you will notice they even have the legit enigma url

The General channel in the slack was going crazy with confused people...Know one knowes if it is legit or not...People are sending ETH to the address from the link they received in the email
There was one transaction I saw for 100ETH

Slack Announcment

They had hacked the Slack channel and one of the admin's accounts and then posted in announcements


The hackers must have seen the general channel going crazy screaming "SCAM" so the hackers, while I was in there, deleted the general channel. Now anyone that sees the email to join the fake presale will think it is legit and get FOMO and send there ETH.

Here is the address:


Look at a number of transactions they have scammed
[Update there is now 3 pages of transactions]

They even used the image from the Decentraland presale

The Enigma ICO is so popular you can see by the spike in ETH being purchased





please be careful people.


At the time of this comment there has been 1150ETH to the value of $345,000 U.S Dollars stolen

Just got 2 more emails from the hackers


Make that 3

Yes, I got the Enigma email and was just about to buy in when I thought the message looked a bit suspicious with some grammar errors. Luckily, I decided to check out Ian Balina's telegram group that I belong to since I knew folks there would know what was going on. Sure enough, everyone was saying it was a scam and I didn't invest. Whew, but I feel bad for those that did. The last I heard, the scam address received over $300,000 worth of Eth.

One would think in the crypto space, people would confirm something before they send money.
Sad on several levels.

Yeah, the sad reality is you really have to check and double check things out sometimes otherwise it's so easy to get caught. Those people that lost out will be chocked but hopefully they'll learn for the next time. I've had to learn a few lessons the hard way in crypto land too as I'm sure many of us have.

Sometimes it takes a solid whack before we wake up and wear a helmet

FOMO destroys logical thinking

Yeah i am also in that group..i was in the actual Enigma slack right when it happened so i saw the mess..but i new when i recieved the email that they wouldnt just spring it on us that quick without a major announcement..

Woah....geez...freaky. This is the first time I've been caught up in a scam with an ico I was going to invest in. The sad thing is I still really like the project but I'm going to wait to see how the Enigma team reacts to this and if they can recover before I decide whether or not to still invest in them. Some people are saying they are over, but I don't belive that. I think it all depends on how they handle it. I'm leery of getting involved in the ico either way though. I think I might just opt to buy it once it gets on the exchanges if they handle things properly from now until then.

This won't stop the ICO. They will have to rethink the structure of it though and most likely redo the Whitelist because everyones whitelist email has been compromised.

Yeah, I'm rooting for them and hope they are able to figure things out.

Me to i was in the slack a few days and Tor seemed like a real genuine dude..not good when it happenes but even worse when it happens to nice people that really don't deserve it...But i hope this makes more projects re think the security aspect, it seems this has been happening alot latley.

People are saying the crypto markets are like the old west. Tying to make it through all of the dangers requires groups of people helping each other. Thanks for sounding the alarm and circling the wagons. We need to stick together!

I also received the mails. Almost seemed legit for a moment. I wrote about Enigma in my recent post. Check it out ;)


Ouch, thanks for the warning and the news, yet a dark story !

This sounds terrible! I hope somehow people will get their money back.

The hackers are still there


very good.
I would be happy if you like to follow me and give your opinion about my posts.

Education for ICO investors is key, obviously the ethereum address is not gonna be sent by email!! Thank you for sharing @cryptoiskey :)

Unfortunetly there are so many new green investors coming into crypto that many just don't know..i see the comments everyday in the slack channels about how "this is my first ico i am so excited"...they are the ones that will get stung..it is truly sad....

Yeah I know...the rest of the community must be attentive to keep these fucking scammers away from stealing people's money and blacken the name of good blockchain projects and ICO's.

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