A Binance exchange and Binance Coin (BNB) themed scam has been identified by the Malware Hunter Team behind the free ID Ransomware website that assists victims in determining the kind of malicious software that locks data.
Thankfully, the team picked up on the bogus website claiming to be the official Binance page supposedly releasing their ‘Latest News’, and posted the finding on their Twitter page on November 1, 2021.
The Malware Hunter Team, which identifies over 600+ ransomware families by specific filename extensions and patterns, ransom note titles, recognized hex patterns, email addresses, and BitCoin addresses, identified the false link (https://binancesupport.vip) which presents users with a phony QR code for them to deposit Bitcoin (BTC) into the smart contract blockchain.
Scam Binance website offers 12% profit
It’s worth mentioning that users should always exercise care and double-check that the Binance page is validated and that their Binance account, or any other crypto platform for that matter, is safe to avoid falling prey to these false announcements and losing their money.
As for example, the fraudulent website states:
“In order to unlock the mainstream adoption of Binance Coin (BNB), a good wallet is one of the most important gateways for our users.”
In addition, the hoax link includes the following in its fabricated announcement:
“Now team up with the high-quality wallets that have supported our Binance Chain since the beginning, we jointly launch the Binance Chain smart contract. Use the smart contract to trade your BTC or ETH to BNB, and it generates an extra 12% as your profit, which we committed to a total of 600,00 BNB.”
The scammers stipulate that the BTC Smart contract requires a minimum sending volume of 1 Ethereum (ETH), which is now priced at $4030, or 0.1 BTC, which is currently valued at $6,200, respectively.
Finally, investors should exercise caution when investing money in cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto wallets carrying out due diligence to prevent themselves from being subject to scams and other spurious activities.