HACKED ! Beware of Phishing Sites
My Dear Friends
Lately I've seen a number of scam sites coming out of steemit and there are a lot of hackers out there trying to scam you of your STEEMs & SBD. Let me show you a few examples so you are aware of whats going on and make sure you do not fall into the trap.
1) Suspicious URL !
Checkout this site ! It looks like a 100% replica of Steemit.com however if you look closely, you would realize that its STEEWIT.COM instead . Once you login you would be
DO NOT GO TO THIS URL OR TRY TO LOGIN
Here is another scam site similar to the one above its called STEEMIL.COM . Again I do not advise you to goto the URL unless you really know what you are doing.
2) Wallet Transfer URL scam
Here is a clear example of the URL thru a Wallet transfer MEMO . Someone will send you about 0.001 SBD telling you that you've won something or even saying you need to claim your free STEEM / SBD and then provides you a URL to click.
Once you click the link it would tell you that you have won something and need to key in your passwords. That is where your account would be compromised.
picture by dragonsrous
3) Comments SCAM
If you get these and you are 100% sure you did not plagiarize , do not click on the link ! It would bring you to a fake URL. In this particular example you can see that everything looks good in a glance and you would not suspect anything.
Take a closer look and you would realize that the "s" is not an "s" . Its another fake site !
What can I do if I come across these sites ?
Quickly blog about it and send notice to few of the top witnesses so they are able to echo your post. Make sure you are sure and validate that its really a scam site.
Do not even try to login
If you had accidently logged in , immediately reset your password ( PROFILE --> CHANGE PASSWORD )
There would always hackers out there trying to steal your hard earned coins. So do make sure you take precautions as to which websites you visit and always look at the url closely before keying in your passwords.
Best is to only use your posting keys as no transfer of steem / sbd can be done without your MASTER / ACTIVE passwords.