It's that part of the cycle where it's important to remind you freaks of the wallet software you download. As Michael Goldstein said many years ago, Everyone's a Scammer looking to get your bitcoin. Scammers come in all shapes and sizes. Some will promise you that they can produce yield if you give them your bitcoin and allow them to allocate it to traders who will go outperform the market. Others will try to convince you that you should convert your bitcoin to their preferred shitcoin because it is destined to appreciate in BTC terms. There's even a class that will shamelessly tell you to keep your bitcoin on centralized exchanges, which have a history of going bust.
This class of scammer is a bit more sophisticated. There is a lot of effort that goes into selling a dream that gains are to be had or preserved if you take their advice. This type of scammer typically wears a suit, a sheek silicon valley startup outfit, or a wizard costume. This type of scammer preys on individuals who should otherwise know better, but are easily suceptible to flashy confident talking.
On the other side of the spectrum is a class of scammer that preys on people simply looking to properly secure their bitcoin. The unsuspecting innocent victim who thinks they're doing the right thing by downloading wallet software to secure their bitcoin properly. There are no front men to these scams outside of sleek websites and "Download" buttons. Something like the scam wallet above attempting to get users of the Trezor wallet to download a mobile app they assume is connected with the company and insert their seed phrase so their funds can be swept to a wallet controlled by the scammer.
This is something everyone should be hyper aware of when downloading any wallet software. There are scammers across the internet attempting to convince you that you are downloading secure and trustworthy software when you are actually downloading malware. To avoid this you should incorporate few best practices when downloading and using wallet software:
I don't think it's clear whether or not the fake Trezor suite app has successfully conned anyone into coughing up their seed phrase, but the liklihood is that there has been some victims that have fallen prey to this scam.
Securing bitcoin is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly. Take your time. Do your research. Cross reference the official sites of these providers using social media and GitHub. Ask a friend or someone on Twitter if you are not sure. Most importantly, be aware that this type of scamming exists.
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