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When the Bee Token ICO debuted on Wednesday, thousands of investors rushed to finance "Beenest", a house without commission. sharing platform that aims to disrupt the heavyweights of the Airbnb and VRBO industry.
Unfortunately, hundreds of them have unintentionally been victims of a phishing scam by e-mail and by telegram targeting potential ICO Bee Token contributors.
Bee Token spent most of the last two days warning his ICO contributors, advising them to ignore the company's direct communications and check the address of the sales contract symbolic on the official website of the OIC. ]
Please do not fund ETH at addresses that have the following warning: "Be careful, there are reports stating that this address has been used in a phishing (BeeToken) scam." pic.twitter.com/cKmpZPa5gT
– The Bee pawn (@thebeetoken) January 31, 2018
"The Bee Token has received reports of fake emails, telegram accounts, etc. purporting to represent the Bee Token ICO chip generation event. Please note that we will not communicate NEVER ever get an Ethereum address by e-mail or direct message to you via Telegram, "the company said in an article on the way.
Despite this warning, the crooks managed to divert nearly 1 million dollars from the official sale of chips and put them in their pockets. In the meantime, ICO had collected about $ 2.8 million at the time of writing.
Social media users allege that there is a reason why scam has been so successful.
Although the fraudsters may not have sent emails from Bee Token's official addresses, the victims claim that the crooks had access to the company's email list.
They base this charge on a lesser known Gmail tip that allows users to insert a tag into their email address when they subscribe to mailing lists. When they start receiving emails for which they have not subscribed, they can use this tag to identify from whom a sender has acquired the recipient's details.
Bee Token did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the alleged violation.
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