Scammers run fake Facebook crypto website

Posted 26 June, 2019

Scammers have created several resources that copy the official cryptocurrency portals from Facebook. There are a number of links on the websites when clicking on them, malicious software being installed on users' devices. The difference in the name of the resources is just one character.

The official website of the new cryptocurrency project has the address The fraudsters use the domain name Calì, in which instead of the letter “i” the letter “l” is used, but with a mark of accent on the letter.

"Both websites have the same marketing materials, wording, and slogans, except in the top right corner, the fake website is promoting a “Pre-Sale Libra Currency. Clicking the button takes users to another website which claims to offer a 25-percent pre-sale bonus.” - the experts said.

On a phishing page that almost completely imitates Calibra cryptocurrency wallet site, scammers offer users to buy Libra tokens at a discount. Although the sale of cryptocurrency Facebook will take place only by 2020.

Criminals offer users to buy Facebook cryptocurrency at a discount. They promise to make a transfer 600 LBR (Libra) in exchange for 2 Ethereum, or 8,000 LBR for 20 Ethereum.

The site is still working and at the moment it is not known whether there are victims of this scam. The IP address of the fake page indicates that the resource administration is located in the Moscow region in Russia. Experts urge everyone who wants to buy a cryptocurrency from Mark Zuckerberg to be as attentive as possible, since even more fraudsters may appear on the network before its release.

Previous story

27 June, 2019 10:57

← Huobi arbitrage scam: Chinese investors lose more than 15,000 ETH

Hackers in China applied an arbitrage scam scheme to get about 15,000 ETH from trustful investors. For that purpose, they created a fake Telegram group of Huobi Global platform. The scammers use a fake identity of Huobi Global employees and invited investors in the Telegram group called "Huobi Global official risk-free arbitrage group" to get Huobi HT tokens for ETH at the rate 1:105. The target users were ChChininese investors.

Huobi arbitrage scam: Chinese investors lose more than 15,000 ETH

Next story

26 June, 2019 16:45

Oil prices keep moving upwards in mid-week →

Oil prices keep rising in the middle of the week driven by the reports that US oil reserves dropped more than expected. The initial price upturn was caused by the stand-off between Tehran and US Administration.

Oil prices keep moving upwards in mid-week
Write a comment
Prove you’re not a bot + 6 = 26