Unfortunately, a brand new phishing rip-off is lurking in the NFT house. This scam, as reported via @serpent on Twitter, has already stolen $650,000 from a person, and it should be a lot more common in case you aren’t careful now. Again, that’s one of the scams, especially phishing scams that we noticed during the time when NFTs were rife.
About this phishing scam
To see in-depth highlights in this particular case of scams, see the full thread by Serpent on Twitter†
This example involved Twitter consumer @revive_dom, who was once the unlucky person behind this scam. It started two days ago when he started getting more than one textual content messages and contact calls from “Apple inc.” regularly asking him to reset his Apple ID password. After giving this verification code, the scammers wiped his MetaMask wallet, which had stolen more than $650,000 worth of crypto and NFTs. This is the result of saved for your iCloud is your MetaMask seed word.
Here, on this phishing scam, the method was once like this. The scammer has requested random password resets as a way to make the patient suspicious of one thing going down. Then the scammer will ask the patient for the code, claiming that it is meant to make sure he is the real owner of the Apple ID, when in reality he is using that code to reset the patient’s password . After this, they access their iCloud account and get access to the whole thing along with the MetaMask knowledge stored on iCloud.
How to protect yourself
Serpent provided some important tips on how to protect yourself from phishing scams at the end of his Twitter thread. Always use a cold wallet to store your valuables and don’t give verification codes to anyone. Then protect your knowledge, don’t give out your phone number or your individual email. Finally, the caller’s knowledge is easy to falsify. Companies like Apple will never name you