Phishing site reported - steemautobot(dot)ml

in steemit •  8 months ago

Never give your password and double check on which website you really are!

I already warned you about several (potential) scam attempts (see bottom of this post for a list of them). Here is a new one. Thanks to @ace108 for catching my attention and notifying about this new scam.

Scam Description

The scammer publish the following comment on user’s post

or

If you click on the link in the comment, you will be redirected to the following site:

If you go down the website page, you will see 3 links that invite you to order for a “service”

If you carefully look at the underlying links, you will see that clicking on the “Order Now” buttons will bring you to another site:

The site is a fake SteemConnect login page

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

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 similiar pishing attemps, 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 shoud 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, contact me on steem.chat


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Thanks for the info!

thanks you #arcange for help me ....
please help me.. me alrady login that site.. what can i do now?

Excuse me @arcange, for repeating this question. Since you are doing good job exposing scammers, I have to ask you — is there something to be done against the strong bullies who are flagging innocent people out of pure fun?

Here is an example:

https://steemit.com/longexposurephotography/@lighteye/punch-ball-eng-srp-lopta-za-udaranje

What can be done against the flagging abuse? I have just put a post with that question in hope to find some solution without waging another senseless flagging war:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@lighteye/steemit-flagging-abuse

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To be honest, there is not much to do against such behavior. Flag war is useless and destructive.
My (very personal) way to manage this situation has always been "don't feed the troll".

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Never fed him. Never been in contact with him. He simply choose me for his sick fun.

Thank you anyway, @arcange.

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Interesting point of view. So, what are your thoughts on @steemcleaners? You see utility in that, right?

Also, do you have any thoughts on community driven flag incentivization projects to combat abuse? These have actually been successful in deterring abuse in a number of instances. I'd call that a win.

I came across a post about being careful on the site with the scams and phishing going on. So that got me extra careful, but I didn't expect it to be at this extent. Got your reply to my comment at @hangin's post. Thanks @arcange. The user is one of the, I would call already Steemit friends I frequently visit. I was wondering if his account was hacked or something. Also I've been receiving 0.001 STEEM and SBD's this past days from users advertising themselves for upvotes, but I don't bite those specially with the links. Resteemed for others to see. Again, thank you.

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Thanks @arcange.

I'm glad to help.

I was wondering if his account was hacked or something.

For sure it was!

Thanks for resteeming the post @happyfree!

Thanx for this,

hey guy realy thank you,
you saved me
i was on this site thinking hey here are no information like terms of service ore something like this and the loginurl was strange so i googled this. i found you.
This fake site was advertised here under one of my posts:

https://steemit.com/ask/@isfet.mage/a-german-minnowsupportproject

i might be a steemit nob but not a internet noob
So what to do know?
Is there some kind of report funktion?

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I added this new phishing attempt to my blacklist. Thanks for notifying!
My Warning Bot is not busy informing all targeted users.

hello thank you very much for your alert @arcange

It seems hard to keep up with all the scams on the web.

Thanks for the info @arcange!

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I just got one today on one of my posts. This is driving me up a tree and down the sidewalk. It seems that nothing is protected from scammers; not the normal web, not the blockchain, nowhere.

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I feel sorry for the older generations (I am 49 years old). I had a friend who somehow downloaded malware that then put her into a panic because she had those pop-up ads that tell you that you need to get their virus removing software.

Luckily, she took her laptop in to have the malware removed. I just always pause before I click on any link. If I even think it might be a scam.....I won't go there.

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She could have removed it herself with Malwarebytes and saved herself some money ... But anyway. That's neither here nor there. I think that in this day and age, the older generation needs to at least learn enough on the computer to get by. They need to know the basics.

thanks for the information. I will make you a witness

Great help thanks

Thanks @arcange i have to resteem this post to make all my friend carefully with the scammer... Good work, thank you

Thank you for alert. I'm so glad u so concern with this steemit platform.keep up this pure work! Resteem!

Thank you for the information...
as a newly joined person is very useful

Thank you for the updates. Seems like it's been rather bad lately.

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Yep ... phishing websites popping out like flowers in spring ...

Thank's for alert me.... what can i do for chek my steemit . I am a beginner and very blind for it

Thanks for this very helpful info!

Thanks for this awesome information.

Thanks!

thanks you

I really got the infomation very late after i. have login with my active key on the site and no free up have i gotten from the so. called upvoter. Thanks for the information and how can i change my active key?

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If you are still in control of your account, change you password and all your keys will be updated.

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Thanks for the help

Thank you for this information... surely it will help us content creators especially beginners like me here in steemit. Good luck my friend 😊 Btw, about discord links... should I click them or no?

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You should be careful before clicking any link and always check where you land.

Thank you for good information.

I always love your post because lot of gather knowledge in your post. thank you dear @arcange

I needed a reminded on what key to give out. Thanks for your work.

Thank you for the information...

Very helpful. Thank you