A message to all Bitcoiners: Attention! There are scammers active that are targeting your Bitcoin (BTC).
There are emails going around that look like they’re from Ledger, but that’s not the case at all.
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Ledger phishing mail
In the past few days, tig mails have been sent from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. But make no mistake, this has nothing to do with the ‚real‘ Ledger. They are scammers that want to take down your Bitcoin.
Ledger is known for their hardware wallets. The Nano S and Nano X are among the most widely used wallets in the world. The French company also has a large customer base. But at the end of July it went wrong and hackers got their hands on it.
The swindlers are very smart with their recent fake phishing emails. They say that ‚your cryptocurrency is at risk‘ and that you therefore need to take action. But as soon as you click the button in the mail it goes wrong.
BE WARNED: DON’T CLICK ON LINKS IN THESE EMAILS. Ledger Live has no known data breaches and it will go wrong as soon as you follow the instructions in the mail.
As soon as you click on this link you will be taken to the website ledgėr.com, and you can already see it: the webpage has a small change compared to Ledger (namely ė instead of e). In this way they fool you.
Note: Ledger can’t know if someone’s Bitcoin is in danger. You own the private keys and if you keep the hardware wallet safe and don’t do anything with it, your Bitcoin is safe anyway. As soon as you connect the device to Ledger Live or to the internet, the scammers can only strike.
At the end of July, the hackers captured more than 1 million e-mail addresses and leaked the personal data of another 9500 people. It is very likely that they are trying to strike the now with this action.
So the motto for everyone is: never just fill in the seed phrase or private key. Not on websites, but also not on software that has just been updated. Also don’t just click through from emails in order to – in all haste – walk straight into the hands of the scammers.