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.
The scammer publish the following comment on user’s post
or the following text version of the comment
NOTE: The content of the comment may be different from the above screenshot
The comment contains a non clickable link that, if you enter it manually in your browser (something you should not do), will lead you to a copy of the well known “autosteemer” phishing website.
NOTE: the domain name displayed may be different from the above screenshot
I already described this scam in full details in these posts:
I have become a well-known phishing fighter and the crooks continue their misinformation campaign by including my name in the footer of their website:
This way of practicing is pathetic and it's really taking Steemit users for idiots. Do you think a thief is really stupid enough to leave his name wherever he has put traps to catch his victims?
I will add any account sending such phishing links to the blacklist 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:
- Scam alert and white hat counter-strike
- Phishing exploit has been stopped - Scammers thwarted!
- Potential scammer reported- @jones420
- Fake Steemit website try to steal your password!
- Phishing attack to steal your active key
- Potential scammer reported - @minnowpond
- Scammer reported - @russiann
- Scammer reported - @steemitrobot
- Scammer reported - @tripadvisor.com
- Scammer reported - @harquick
- Scammer reported - @gtg.witnesses
- Phishing site reported - sleemit(dot)com
- Phishing site reported - www.steemitfollowup(dot)ml
- Phishing site reported - www.steemitfollowup(dot)cf
- Phishing site reported - www.autosteemer(dot)com
- Phishing site reported - www.autosteemer(dot)club
- Phishing site reported - upperwhale
- Phishing site reported - steamit(dot)ga
- Phishing site reported - steenit(dot)cf
- Phishing site reported - steemautobot(dot)ml
- Phishing site reported - autosteem(dot)info
- Phishing site reported - steemij(dot)tk
- Phishing site reported - steemitservices(dot)ml
- Phishing site reported - uppervotes(dot)ml
- Phishing site reported - steemupgot(dot)ga
- Virus infection threat reported - searchingmagnified(dot)com
- Phishing site reported - steemrobot(dot)ga
- Phishing site reported - postupper(dot)ml
- Phishing site reported - steembot
- Phishing site reported - steemone
- Phishing reported - Scammers use account's profile
- Phishing site reported - steemitfoto
- Scammers must really hate me a lot to create a dedicated scam link
- Phishing site reported - pixz
- Anti-phishing war - The crooks continue their bashing campaign
- Phishing site reported - SteemitProtection
- Phishing site reported - myaprotection
- Phishing site reported - TPM Rotator
- Phishing site reported - SteemPix
- Phishing site reported - minnowboosternetwhitelistinvite
- Phishing site reported - steemituper
- Phishing site reported - steemiv
- Phishing site reported - steemiz
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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