Avoid These Free Tron / Ethereum Airdrop Scams!
As I was looking into Tronix ($TRX) on Twitter, I found a couple of accounts offering free Tron airdrop. These are obvious scams I wish to highlight in this post.
In fact, anyone in the crypto long enough should be familiar with them. Yet these scams pop up regularly, in a new fashion, and people fall for it.
All. The. Time.
So hopefully this post acts as a signal to be aware of such scams – for now and in the future.
What Is This Scam All About?
Seen on Twitter, these scams are all about giving away free Tron coins to all the Ethereum holders. In other words, if you have Ethereum, you will get a certain number of Trons in your account for free.
Technically, this is called airdrop.
But the reality is different. There is no airdrop. In fact, you will be asked to visit a website and then share your Ethereum private key to receive free Trons.
You know what happens next, right? Moment you give your key, your Ethereums will be transferred to another account. You will be cheated. Looted. And scammed.
Avoid These Fake Airdrops
Inform your friends – offline and online. Even your neighbors. And share it with people around you because scams like these must be reported. They are stealing hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of Ethereum every day.
Take a look at this profile:
Going by the handle @tronlabsnetwork, you can see the profile pic is copied. It resembles the original Tron Foundation pic.
The description looks perfect. Even the handle can confuse some of us. Plus, as they don’t follow anyone, it may seem like the official Tron handle.
Look at the recent tweet: “Receive 30% Tron Airdrop: 0.3 $TRX for each $TRX on your balance.” Then this tweet leads to this website: http://tronlab.tech/en.html
Here’s how the website looks like:
You are asked to enter your wallet address and then later, as you press the Continue button, you will be asked to enter your Ethereum private key for confirmation.
Do. Not. Fall. For. It.
There Are Many Tron Airdrop Scams Out There
Another user @Saravana discovered another Twitter account, in the name of Justin Sun, promoting this ambitious fake airdrop.
There’s an endless supply of such scams. Such accounts are deleted if reported. Yet they take birth after a while — with another name — another handle — and another clever tactic.