MetaMask airdrop scams - Popular Ethereum and other ERC-20 tokens non-custodial wallet MetaMask has warned its users of a fake MetaMask airDrop that h
MetaMask airdrop scams – Popular Ethereum and other ERC-20 tokens non-custodial wallet MetaMask has warned its users of a fake MetaMask airDrop that had gone viral on the internet especially Twitter.
MetaMask Issues Warning to Users About Scams and Fake Airdrop Offers
According to a Tweet from the official account of MetaMask, they considered the information to be false. They talked about the false rumors going around about a MetaMask Snapshot or airDrop on March 31st.
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see the tweet below:
🚨There are quite a few false rumors going around about a MetaMask snapshot/airdrop/etc. on March 31.
These rumors are not only false, but they are dangerous. They create opportunities for scammers and phishers.
Please be on the lookout for fake sites in the coming days🙏
— MetaMask 🦊💙 (@MetaMask) March 28, 2023
Fake MetaMask Airdrop
After investigating, we found that the carrier of the false news was a look-alike account of the MetaMask official Twitter. The account came out claiming they were the official MetaMask advertising a fake Mask token airdrop which it claimed it was from MetaMask.
see tweet below
The account was later reported and got deleted.
Possible Source of Deceptive Rumors Leading to Fake Airdrops Identified
It is suspected the rumor was linked to an interview the CEO of ConsenSys Joe Lubin had on March 14. The interview happened at the ETHDenver 2023. In the chat, Joe said that his firm is currently working to decentralize MetaMask by launching a token.
Watch interview below
While MetaMask has disproved an incoming airdrop, many of the replies from their post on Twitter suggest that they are still hopeful that an airdrop may still be launched, just at a later date.
The best way to tackle this issue is to let us all know when the Airdrop will officially take place.
— ali (@0itsali0) March 28, 2023
ConsenSys was contacted for clarification about whether there were plans for a future airdrop. However, we are yet to hear back at the time of publication.
Although activity on MetaMask nearly tripled on the back of the rumors, according to data from DappRadar. The Data shows that the number of transactions on March 27 reached 21,460 from a baseline of approximately 8,000.
MetaMask saw an equal flurry of activity because of rumors of an airdrop back in November 2021. It Followed the recent airdrops from both the Ethereum Name Service and Lubin’s mention of a token.