You didn't win anything, and you should never click random links

I just noticed a new phishing scam on Hive/Leofinance...

I was browsing posts on my feed and noticed a weird comment accompanied by a nice red present. I didn't even click into the link at the bottom, but I'm sure it would take me to a page that asks me to login to my Hive account or something in an attempt to steal my keys.

The account spamming this same comment on dozens of posts all at once makes me feel it's an account that got stolen via the phishing scam and a bot is now spamming comments through their account trying to steal more accounts. Notice in the screenshot below that they don't actually tag the @leofinance account when promoting something that is allegedly from the official group.

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It should go without saying that you should NEVER click a link like this. You didn't win anything, and someone who would actually pay you to vote for them is up to no good in one way or another anyway.

The account in question has already been dealt with it seems, and has been downvoted to a -5 reputation, which hides all post previews from the author. You can still go in and manually see comments/posts that have been hidden via downvotes, and I love that about HIVE for anti-censorship reasons, but again I would advise against doing so lest you end up like poor @eleynesmb here...

The internet is a crazy place, and as more and more people learn about what we've got going on over here on the Hive blockchain, we're going to see more and more of these sort of schemes to try and rob you of your hard earned post rewards and investments.

THIS plan is an obvious and lazy one, but scams are getting more elaborate by the day, and there's always someone out there looking to make a quick buck off the backs of those who earn theirs.

Stay smart, stay safe, and don't click random links thinking you won a prize out of the blue.
Thanks for reading.

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Good call out! Certainly looks scammy. Votes should come organically, not because someone is paying, that’s why our current governments are corrupt and screwed up!

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It seems so obvious to me that the link shouldn't be clicked, but I know how the internet goes, and the naivety of people in general when it comes to free money...

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I just got the same on this post a few minutes ago but from a different account! @charlotteneko

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That won't be the last account we see spamming these comments, unfortunately. I wouldn't doubt that more than a few people have already fallen prey and will have their account reputation severely damaged 😕

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It's a shame...
As the old adage goes, though

if it's too good to be true...

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I dealt the same modus operandi earlier this week, it seems to use the keywords "vote" and "leofinance" which could affect the integrity of leofinance community because of these compromized accounts including @anaivelazco31.

They might have been phished, also victims of these chained phishing activity in Hive. This could easily be tracked. I will investigate this within this week.

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Thanks for letting us know. Those gift boxes seem appealing to the eyes no doubt and I'm beginning to see a lot of it on comment section of different posts. Thanks for calling it out I hope everyone gets to find out how fake it is so as not to lose their account to scammers.


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With all the accounts they have stolen we are likely to see more of this. People need to be really careful.

!PIZZA

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Already seen some acc getting scammed by this links, thanks for the info

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Online you have to be very careful with any kind of giveaways and "free"anything... But sadly people will still fall for it.

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