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Offline Francewhoa

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BitShares Facebook Account Hacked? Spoofed?
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:12:31 pm »
Hi BitShares enthusiasts :)

Do you know who is the contact person to flag a suspicious event related to BitShares? During the last 8 hours a large amount of people received not requested solicitations. Which feels like spam. They claiming to be from BitShares. And using Bitshares alleged Facebook page.

Did BitShares sent this message? If not, BitShares Facebook account might have been hacked or spoofed. And a spammer or black hat hacker is presently sending that message to numerous Facebook accounts.

This is the suspicious message I received allegedly from BitShares at https://www.facebook.com/officialbtshares/posts/187033188766504

List of other people who received the same message at https://www.facebook.com/pg/officialbtshares/posts/?ref=page_internal
Using this page above, search for the keyword:
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5000
Text copy of the message below. I could send a screenshot if easier.

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BitShares Cryptocurrency shared your photo.
    8 hrs ·

    #GoodNews.
    Congratulations!
    You are one active users who are lucky to get 5000 BTS.
    Do not miss!!
    5000 BTS are on the way your wallet.
    More details available here —>
    https://sites.google.com/view/getbitshares
    5000 BTS will be distributed in your account.
    Yours faithfully,
    BitShares Official
    #BitShares #BTS #Blockchain #Cryptocurrency

You can ask Facebook to secure your account at https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203305893040179#I-think-my-account-was-hacked-or-someone-is-using-it-without-my-permission.

If you think your friend's Facebook account was hacked find https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=162166840513454#-I-think-my-friend%E2%80%99s-account-was-hacked.

Report fake Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/help/306643639690823

Today we send a direct email to notify BitShares at [email protected]

Cheers,

Francewhoa
« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 09:19:43 pm by Francewhoa »

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Re: BitShares Facebook Account Hacked? Spoofed?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 06:40:11 pm »
Reply from BitShares

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Dear Francewhoa,

thank you for reaching out to us. However, the BitShares Blockchain Foundation
does not maintain any social media accounts for itself or the BitShares Blockchain
other than @bitshares.fdn on the Steem blockchain.

Also, your links mostly have "bitshares" written wrongly which leads me to believe
this is a phishing attempt known to the entire crypto currency space already.

Kind regards
 -- BitShares Blockchain Foundation

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Re: BitShares Facebook Account Hacked? Spoofed?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 04:21:59 pm »
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 02:37:15 pm by Francewhoa »

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Re: BitShares Facebook Account Hacked? Spoofed?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 05:31:25 pm »
Report them to facebook for scamming, solved.
Hertz, Beyond Bitshares, Gridcoin!

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Re: BitShares Facebook Account Hacked? Spoofed?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 07:18:45 pm »
Thanks Customminer :)

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