ApeCoin Phishing Scam Yet Again

Key Takeaways:

  • PeckShield has received a community intel and confirmed that Ape.Claims is a phishing website.

Hackers are now every day out there with a new type of ApeCoin Scam. A few days back, i.e., around April 6, we saw a site https://apecoin.gives/. This scam was reported by Twitter User nikhilchallagulla to PeckShield Team. Apecoin Project is very trending nowadays, so scams around it are also increasing at a faster pace. http://Apecoin.com is the only official website. So users should always be highly suspicious when connecting their wallet to any other website, and they should never type their seed phrase.

This time, users first receive an indication on coinbase that he has received ~10k Ape, and When he went to the site to claim them, scammers transferred his real $Ape from his wallet. So, If our readers receive an airdrop of “wrapped apecoin,” just ignore it. It’s an advertisement for a phishing site, i.e., http://ape.claims. We will advise our readers not to execute any transactions on this site.

Phishing Website
Phishing website

Last month, we saw a similar ApeCoin Phishing Link Scam. Apecoin Team at that time has tweeted and advised its users to stay safe from these scams. So Just after Apecoin’s official Airdrop, there was a Flashloan Attack. Attacker firstly arbitraged about 60,564 Ape tokens, worth about $400,000. Then Attacker borrowed BAYC tokens and then redeemed them to get BAYC NFTs. Then he used BAYC NFTs to claim the AirDrop APE token. So Apecoin is the primary target for attackers and scammers. So users should be more careful.

Here are some other phishing links scams our readers should know about:
  1. Tasty Bones NFT Phishing Scam
  2. Phantom Wallet Phishing Scam
  3. Moonbirds NFT Phishing Scam
  4. Garbage Friends Phishing Scam
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Yash Kamal Chaturvedi

Btech Computer Science, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (2023)

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