Have you ever received a similar message and wondered why you got it, or how it could be a scam? Read on, if you have.
The idea behind a scam like this is to entice you to sign up for their fake exchange - what's the point?
They want to farm your credentials to try on other exchanges (real ones) and/or steal your crypto and/or try your credentials on other websites, e.g banking, emails etc. Once you've signed up to their fake exchange, they'll also request you deposit real crypto into it to 'verify' your account, which they'll simply take. You will not receive the 'winnings'.
These guys are relentless, they won't give up and won't hesitate to steal everything you have. This is one of the biggest scams we see while working at DNDW.
If you have signed up to this exchange, we recommend the following:
If you have used an email address with a completely new password, meaning never used before - you are okay.
If you have used an email address and a password you have used before - change your password/email combos they will now have access to your accounts. Most importantly start with your email account, then crypto exchanges, then banking accounts, and finally general accounts.
If you have gotten to the point where you deposited crypto - that crypto is gone. Unfortunately you will not get that back. The best thing you can do is accept the loss and move on.
If you have submitted any form of ID for verification - treat it as though your wallet/ID has been stolen. Make a police report, so if your identity is stolen for fraud, they are already aware it may not be you.
Below is the message in text form:
:crown: Congratulations Debaucus :crown:
:medal: Hello,You received this message, because you are a participant and winner in the cash prize draw from the Xorbtc.com cryptocurrency exchange.:medal:
The exchange holds a raffle of cash prizes in the amount of 955k$:money_with_wings:, In difficult times of the in the world, among Discord users.:point_up_2:
:dollar: You have been assigned a promo code:
:cherries:You can take part in the priz: from 0.002 to 0.79 BTC :cherries:
:fire:Instructions for using the promo code::fire:
:crown: You need to register on the exchange: https://xorbtc.com/ ;
:crown: Go to your account settings;
:crown: Enter a promo code;
:crown: Done! You can use your winnings!
:heart:Rules for using the promo code::heart:
:computer: You must withdraw the received BTC within 3 days, otherwise, the application will be declared invalid.
:computer: The promo code can be used once;
:computer: Do not pass your promo code;
:computer: The promo code is valid for 4 days. :clock1:
:fist: If you have any questions about your winning promo code, you can contact the online support service of the exchange, on the main page of the site.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT CRYPTO AND HOW TO USE IT, PLEASE IGNORE THIS MESSAGE.
Team Xorbtc.com ©️