This story begins at the 2nd week of February, 2020.
I was in the midst of getting back into Stellar after a long year of frequent inactivity. While trying to re-work on an earlier project that had a scam alert section, I was noticing a higher than usual amount of threads being posted on r/Stellar over the past few months into the new year.
They were all about ‘memo-phishing’ transactions, and unfortunately some people falling victim to the scams. For after 2 years of being here, I have constantly seen these types of threads being posted on r/Stellar.
To this day, memo-phishing transactions have not stopped, but I believe some actions may have prevented further victims from falling for this. …
🚨ALERT🚨: If you have a Ledger hardware wallet, or ever used the Ledger.com website to put your email there then you may be exposed. Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your email is being targeted by scammers.
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Scammer’s bot — an automatic script that sends transactions with a malicious memo to accounts on the Stellar Network in order to attract the user to go to the malicious website where their Lumens (XLM) will be stolen. …