Fraudsters pretending to be Meta Mask have sent mass ‘phishing’ emails to investors asking them to fill the ‘KYC’.
Investors who click on the phishing email might be at risk as it’s embedded with a fraudulent link. ‘Verify your wallet’ is displayed at the bottom of the email which is fake.
”We have previously tried to contact you via email. Unfortunately we were unable to reach you. Have an urgent message regarding your assets. We would like to urgently draw your attention to the fact that you still have not agreed to the KYC. We are legally obliged to verify all wallets of our customers because we are a financial institution. Today is your last chance to take action or we’ll have to freeze your assets,” the fake phishing email read.
Watcher Guru advises users to not click on the link and protect their assets from the wrongdoings of the scamsters. Security and anti-phishing expert Harry was among the first to warn investors about the Meta Mask phishing email.
”A #phishing email targeting @MetaMask users is going out to various email lists. IP: 126.96.36.199 unlockinglocation [.] buzz phishing for secrets with POST /metamask/send.php cc: @danfinlay @kumavis_ @GoDaddy @cloudflare,” he tweeted.
HEX founder Richard Heart also retweeted the phishing attack email and warned users to remain alert about the happenings. Users who clicked on ‘Verify your wallet’ were taken to a ‘Recovery Phrase’ page. The page asked for their seed phrase.
Meta Mask has not sent the emails and investors need to double check emails they receive in the future. The number of scams in the crypto market has rapidly increased. Hence investors should be cautious. Moreover, the identity of the scamsters remains to be a mystery.
Meta Mask users at Risk?
This isn’t the first time that scamsters have resorted to sending out phishing emails to users. Another batch of investors received similar emails about filling their KYC forms.
The email had asked users to click on the link and fill their KYC and give out their seed phrase. Even Meta Mask released a statement saying they’re aware of the fake emails and advised users to not click on them.
”We’re aware of a recent email phishing campaign asking users to “verify” their wallet to comply with KYC regulations. This is a SCAM, please report as spam and delete it! This is our support team account. You can expect it to warn you about active scams. Stay safe out there!” the tweet read.