Mobilize the crypto community to support the victim of the phishing scheme, which lost 12 bitcoins (BTC) – the total share of investors accumulated over seven years.
On June 12, Eric Seifeks, the host of the podcast, tweeted that he had lost all his savings in bitcoins after typing the first phrase from his hardware wallet into the malicious KeepKey keeper from the Google Chrome Store.
Saviks mentioned that he hopes to buy an apartment in the future for money, and said: “All my savings are gone, but I do not have bitcoins.”
At today’s prices, Savics Bitcoin stocks totaled more than $ 110,000.
Community donates 0.7 BTC for fraud
Savics drew sympathetic words from prominent figures in the crypto industry, including co-founder of Binance CZ, ShapeShift CEO Eric Voorhees and CasaHODL CTO Jameson Lopp.
However, other viewers decided to donate BTC for Savics, as OrangeDog tweeted, “Eric, can you post the BTC address? I want to sacrifice someone to lower the balance from scratch. ”
At this date, Savics’ portfolio received approximately .709 BTC, valued at approximately $ 6,650 at current prices. In the event that Savics will return the lost money, he promised to return the donated Bitcoin currency to senders.
As the famous critic and economist Nuriel Roubini, Savics, notes, he tweeted:
“1 out of 1000 scammers daily in the world of bitcoins / shieldcoins. No security in SHITCOIN LAND! Billions are lost daily due to fraud and digital theft. If someone steals your credit card or bank account information, I will immediately recover 100%. ”
Crypto scam hits Google Chrome store
The Google Chrome Store is increasingly becoming a hotbed of phishing in your software pocket, as a large number of fake Ledger plugins have been discovered on the platform in recent months.
In March alone, it was estimated that the expansion of fraud consumed 1.4 million XRPs – currently valued at $ 269,000.
In April, Google removed 49 malicious extensions from the Chrome Web Store that were identified as cryptographic phishing attacks.