Crypto Scam Alert: FBI Warns of Fake Games Targeting Gamers
• The FBI is warning of a new crypto scam targeting gamers that involves fake rewards in online and mobile games.
• Criminals contact victims online, build relationships with them, and introduce them to games which offer cryptocurrency rewards for completing certain tasks.
• Once the victim buys the asset, they are then convinced to put more money into their wallet and eventually have it drained by the scammers when the deposits stop.
The FBI’s Warning
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that a new way of tricking crypto fans and investors is making its way through illicit circles. The agency said many new pay-to-earn crypto platforms are ultimately stealing digital assets from those willing to try and invest or take part in company services.
Crypto Scam Targets Gamers
The FBI says many illicit scammers and hackers have been creating what appear to be false gaming apps that promise huge financial rewards in exchange for completing certain in-game tasks. This is a major red flag for any investor given how volatile and speculative the digital currency trading scene can be. There is absolutely no way to guarantee returns of any kind given that the market is consistently up and down, and there’s no way to predict where things will go. Already, millions of dollars in crypto have been stolen, according to the agency.
How It Works
Criminals contact victims online and build a relationship with victims over time. They then introduce victims to an online or mobile game, which supposedly offers cryptocurrency rewards for completing certain activities such as growing ‚crops‘ on an animated farm. Victims are tempted with phony rewards and encouraged to put more money into their respective wallet; however, once the deposits stop their wallet is drained by the scammers who make off with all of their funds.
To protect yourself from becoming a victim of this type of scam it’s important not to trust anyone offering guaranteed returns on investments or promises of high profits without having done your own research first; always double-check any information you receive about potential investments before putting your money at risk as well as regularly review your wallets for suspicious activity or transactions you don’t recognize. Additionally, never share personal information or passwords with anyone claiming to represent a legitimate company as this could lead identity theft or other types of frauds being committed against you using your personal information without your knowledge or consent. Finally, if something sounds too good to be true it probably is so never let greed get in the way of common sense when investing!