Scammers do not sleep

Using the panic in the world of cryptocurrencies, fraudsters come up with new ways to gain access to crypto-wallets and user accounts of exchanges. United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority warned that coronavirus scams may “take many forms and could be about insurance policies, pensions transfers or high-return investment opportunities, including investments in crypto assets.”

Scammers have tools such as malware, sites that offer help, or other standard deception schemes when users are asked to pay with cryptocurrency for certain services.

These software's are able to transfer the usernames and passwords of users crypto-wallet and exchanges to the hands of deceivers. On sites, you can catch viruses and other unwanted software. Therefore, it is recommended to be very careful with all unfamiliar resources and not to download suspicious applications to your computer or your smartphone.

Published 18 Mar 2020