Bitmain Antminer S9 Facebook Scam

  • There was a scam phishing website that was making the rounds on Facebook. Someone had paid for facebook sponsored posts that was offering deals on the new S9 miner.

    To the untrained eye, the domain would have appeared to be that of the Bitmain shop. Unfortunately, the domain employed a homograph attack that replaced one of the letters with a suspicious domain. 

    Users who were tricked by the phishing site though that they were buying the miner, were in fact handing the scammer $2,700. 

    There have been so many of these scams recently and this one even had a SSL certificate. Always be careful when buying something with crypto, entering your private keys or exchange login details!

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