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Shiba Inu Team Warns of SHIB Airdrop Scam

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Shiba Inu investors face a new fraudulent airdrop scheme targeting the SHIB community. Shibarmy Scam Alerts (@susbarium), a community-driven platform exposing cryptocurrency scams, has issued an alert urging caution regarding any promises of free SHIB. 

Shibarmy Scam Alerts caution users against connecting their cryptocurrency wallets to websites claiming to facilitate a SHIB airdrop. Currently, no official SHIB airdrops exist. Connecting wallets to fake airdrop sites could grant unauthorized access, leading to partial or complete fund losses.

Airdrop Scams Target Shiba Inu Enthusiasts

Airdrops are a legitimate marketing strategy in the cryptocurrency space. Projects use them to distribute free tokens, generate interest, and reward early adopters. However, scammers exploit this tactic to trick investors into compromising their wallets. Shibarmy Scam Alerts identified a post on X promoting a fraudulent SHIB airdrop. An X user, Roberto Colon (@canobori), created the post, which had been viewed over 34,600 times at press time. Yet, the post had few engagements, with only 4 likes and 8 reposts.

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The Importance Of Scam Alert Accounts

The low engagement despite high views highlights the community’s awareness of these scam tactics. In February, Shibarmy Scam Alerts warned about a different scam. The response underscores the need for vigilant accounts like Shibarmy Scam Alerts. These scammers leverage social media platforms to spread deception. The account promoting the scam was established over a decade ago and has a moderate following. 

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The Shiba Inu ecosystem team proactively combats such scams. For instance, last month, the official Shiba Inu Platform X handle issued a similar warning. They highlighted the absence of authorized SHIB airdrops and urged users to avoid clicking associated links. Moreover, the threat extends beyond SHIB.

Scammers also target the broader Shiba Inu ecosystem, launching fake airdrops for BONE, LEASH, and other tokens in the SHIB ecosystem. Consistently, the Shiba Inu team issues warnings against these fraudulent activities.

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Tortola, BVI, 14th June 2024, Chainwire