Attackers offer to invest in a new digital asset, attach a payment link, and then stop communicating
Russians have become more likely to face cryptocurrency fraud during the initial token offering (ICO) stage. Having invested in such assets, users then cannot return their money, said the deputy board of Sber, Stanislav Kuznetsov, Izvestia writes.
According to Kuznetsov, the attackers are sending out a message offering to invest in a new cryptocurrency. The letter contains a link to payment. After the victim transfers funds, the scammers stop communicating.
The trend of creating fake token placements was confirmed by Kaspersky Lab. Her representative reminded that you should not follow dubious links from letters, messages in messengers and social networks.
Russians' interest in cryptocurrency is increasing amid market growth in November. Last week, the capitalization of digital assets for the first time exceeded $ 3.1 trillion, and the value of bitcoin renewed its all-time high at around $ 69 thousand.