Fake Electrum blames real Electrum for ‘ruining its reputation’ — pulls exit scam

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Fake Electrum blames real Electrum for ‘ruining its reputation’ — pulls exit scam

Post by RamboLambo » Fri May 11, 2018 8:40 am

"The scammers were using the .com domain variation of the real Electrum’s .org domain, to trick its users into believing that they were in fact using an upgraded version of the service.

As of press time, Electrum.com just shows one message from its team that puts the blame on Electrum for ruining their reputation:

Due to false accusations from electrum.org, they have ruined our reputation and brand of Electrum Pro. They managed to trick several news outlets to slander us. We decided to go our seperate ways to work on different projects. Our domain ELECTRUM.COM is for sale now with a price of 25BTC, non-negotiable. Contact lucaslofgren@mail.com if you are interested.

Wishing everyone the best,

Lucas Lofgren and the Electrum Pro Team

While scams are uncovered in the cryptocurrency space almost every day, this might be the first time where the scammers are pointing the finger at the very company they were impersonating.

The message is signed by one Lucas Lofgren, whose information and connections to electrum.com can’t be found on LinkedIn or elsewhere on the web. The website’s WHOIS information is not public, so information about the domain’s legal owner cannot be discovered."

https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/05 ... exit-scam/

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