With PEPE listed on Binance, the user’s PEPEs were valued at over 2 million.
A phishing scam tricks the user into pretending to be a real website.
From success to failure. The address of an (anonymous) user tells the sad story of how to invest USD 17 thousand dollars, get to have more than USD 2 million, not sell and end up losing everything because of a scam. He spent with this investment in PEPE, the most famous memecoin of the moment.
On April 17, the user in question bought a total of 5.2 ETH, and just over 7,000 USDC, at PEPEgiving a total investment of around USD 17 thousandas shown by the list of address transactions.
Once PEPE was listed on Binance, at the beginning of March, as reported by CriptoNoticias, the price of the user’s USD 350 billion PEPE reached close to USD 2 million. However, the user did not decide to sell them and kept his position until they were diluted to just under USD 500,000 with the fall in PEPE’s price.
However, on the afternoon of this June 2 He met that the user had transferred all their funds to an address marked as scam, belonging to the group of hackers known as Inferno Drainer. This is shown by a report from the firm specialized in the detection and monitoring of fraud with cryptocurrencies, Scam Sniffer.
These hackers are dedicated to creating fake phishing-type web pages to capture their victims. According to data from Dune Analytics, attackers register robberies for more than 7.1 million dollars, in more than 5,900 cases. At the moment it is unknown what led the user to fall for this scam.
Is according observe In Etherescan, the affected user only has a balance of 0.195 ETH left in his address. This is equivalent to just over USD 369 at the time of writing this article, according to data from the CriptoNoticias price calculator.