- The Shiba Inu community is warned against fake TREAT tokens and scams involving tokens not part of the Shiba ecosystem.
- Scammers are also imitating the SHIB Magazine web page, attempting to deceive users into connecting their wallets to mint fake NFTs.
The Shiba Inu Community: On High Alert for Scams
The Shiba Inu community, commonly referred to as the SHIB army, is on high alert as it faces an increasing threat from bad actors. The Shiba Army Scam Alerts, a Twitter handle dedicated to exposing scams and safeguarding the community, has issued critical warnings to protect the SHIB holders from potential fraud.
Beware of Fake Tokens
One key warning for the community involves the yet-to-be-released Shiba Inu ecosystem token, TREAT. The SHIB army is cautioned against deceptive schemes by malicious individuals claiming that the TREAT token is already available. This misinformation is part of a larger ploy to exploit unsuspecting Shiba Inu holders. The community is advised to remain vigilant and avoid falling for such false claims.
Fake SHI and TREAT Tokens Circulating
Additionally, there is a noticeable rise in fake SHI and TREAT tokens being promoted on social media platforms. Shiba Inu lead Shytoshi Kusama recently called attention to a scammer on Twitter promoting these counterfeit tokens, complete with fake contract addresses. This tactic underscores the importance of the community’s awareness and the need for constant vigilance.
Impersonation of SHIB Magazine
Another critical warning involves scammers duplicating the SHIB Magazine web page. These fraudulent actors encourage users to connect their wallets under the pretext of minting NFTs, only to drain the connected wallets. Shiba Inu holders are urged to only trust official sources, carefully verify URLs, and exercise caution before connecting their wallets for any transactions.
Official Publications and NFTs
The first edition of SHIB Magazine, featuring 1,000 free NFT covers as gifts for early subscribers, was launched recently, followed by the second edition with boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on the cover. With 3,000 free Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao x Shib NFT covers given away, it’s crucial for the community to differentiate between these official publications and the counterfeit offers circulating online.
The Shiba Inu community is reminded to stay informed and cautious, as these scams pose a significant risk to their digital assets and personal security.