Phishing attempts use images as comments

in steemit •  2 months ago

Never give your password on suspect or unknown websites!!

I already warned you about several scam attempts (see bottom of this post for a list of them). Here is a new one.

Scam Description

The scammer publish the following comment on user’s post

The message is not a text message but an image, making it harder to detect by warning bots.

If you click on the image or on the link in the “comment”, you will be redirected to a fake Steemit website:


NOTE: the domain name displayed may be different from the above screenshot

After a while, the page will fade out and a popup will appear asking for your credentials:


NOTE: the domain name displayed may be different from the above screenshot

If you enter your credentials (DO NOT DO IT), you will be redirected to the the real steemit.com website.

The goal of the creator of this website is to steal your credentials to hack your account and funds!

Preventive action activated

I will add any account sending phishing links to the black list of my Warning-Bot and it will issue warnings with a link to this post, notifying users of the malicious activity of those accounts.

If you find similar phishing attempts, contact me on steem.chat

To protect yourself, you can:

  • always double check before clicking on a link, especially if this links take you away from steemit.com.
  • verify the reputation of people writing comments on your posts. A user with a low reputation should trigger you attention.

Previous threat alerts

If you missed them, please find here the previous alerts I published:

reminder

A bit of paranoia is the basis of security.
There are a few simple rules to follow in order to avoid having your account hacked:

Rule 1: NEVER, I repeat, NEVER use or give your owner key or password!

Rule 2: Use your posting key to login, post and vote on trusted websites like steemit.com or busy.org.

Rule 3: NEVER give your active key as this key allows to control your funds! Only use your active key for special operation like money transfer or account update on trusted websites like steemit.com.

Rule 4: Anywhere else, if you are requested to provide any of the above key: RUN AWAY!!!

4 simple rules. It's not much to remember. Follow them scrupulously, and you will only have to laugh at unsuccessful attempts from scammers.

Spread the words, resteem this post to your friends, and you will make the platform safer.

Thanks for reading!


If you notice any new suspect activity like the one described above, drop a comment on this post or contact me on steem.chat



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happened on my post..same person..flagged em..

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Way to go!

Thanks for warning! You are now one of my witness.

Thank you for warning

suspect ? xD . All are suspect . upvoted !

Thank you for the information. if you find a comment I have a dangerous account, just destroy it.
Regards @arcange

there is a white and faded comment account why is it so below my post.

Thank you for the warnings, dannng a lot of phishing going!

Oh wow XD thanks for the warning @arcange those darn phishers lel

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