Users received tokens worth hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. But when you try to sell them, you can lose everything :: RBC.Crypto

The attackers send cryptocurrencies, which can then not be sold. She copies the token of the popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club

On March 17, attackers began sending tokens called ApeCoin worth hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars to various wallets. Users receive coins that do not match the real altcoin contract. The Etherscan blockchain explorer flags such tokens as fake.

Photo: Ethersca

Photo: Ethersca

In particular, counterfeit coins worth $3.8 million were transferred to one of the wallets, $3.6 million to another. The attackers sent a lot of transactions. Sending fake cryptocurrencies is a fairly common scam. The fact is that such coins cannot be sold.

An error is displayed when trying to sell fake tokens. This may be due to the fact that the sell function is disabled, or it is only allowed for certain addresses – the issuer itself.

The main danger that such cryptocurrencies can provide is the loss of control over the wallet. When trying to get rid of the token, a crypto investor may receive a request from attackers to access the crypto wallet and all the assets on it. By giving consent, the user can give attackers full control.

On March 17, the creator of the popular NFT collection Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) began giving away new ApeCoin (APE) tokens for free. They can be obtained by holders of original NFTs. It will be possible to apply for coins within 90 days, starting from March 17, 15:30 Moscow time.

At the end of February, cryptocurrency users began to receive Ukraine and Peace tokens. These coins are also impossible to sell. Attackers can distribute and promote such tokens so that crypto investors start buying them on decentralized trading platforms. In such cases, crypto investors themselves transfer money to attackers when buying tokens, but they cannot return them back, since tokens cannot be sold.

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