The Shiba Inu community has seen increased activity since the launch of Shibarium, the Ethereum Layer 2 network. However, along with this increase in activity, there has also been a rise in bad actors attempting to take advantage of the situation. As a result, a team member has taken to X (formerly Twitter) to warn both the community and exchanges about the issues that have arisen.
Shiba Inu Team Member Confirms Absence of LinkedIn
Due to the prevalence of fake Shiba Inu pages on various social media platforms, it has come to light that LinkedIn, a platform designed for professionals to build their networks and careers, has also been affected. In response, a SHIB team member named Ragnar has clarified the situation.
According to Ragnar, the Shiba Inu project does not have an official LinkedIn page, alerting users on the platform. However, Ragnar did not stop there and went on to address crypto exchanges in the post.
SHIB HAS NO OFFICIAL LINKEDIN
One more thing that I want to make aware mostly to Exchanges. I continue receiving messages from listing managers from exchanges telling me they are receiving offers to list SHIB in the Fantom chain. There’s no FTM version of SHIB and there’s no…
— RagnarShib.eth (@RagnarShiba) October 10, 2023
They revealed that they had been receiving messages from exchange representatives who were being approached to list the meme coin on the Fantom blockchain. However, Ragnar warned that SHIB has never been launched on the Fantom network and, therefore, there is no such token.
“There’s no FTM version of SHIB and there’s no Official SHIB LinkedIn,” Ragnar said. “There’s only a Metaverse SHIB Linkedin managed by Marcie. That’s all.”
Scammers Are Always On The Prowl
This is not the first warning issued to the Shiba Inu community following the launch of Shibarium. In September, another team member took to X (formerly Twitter) to alert users about a scam that was deployed on the blockchain. Users were warned to steer clear of projects involved in funding attacks.
Crypto scams can have devastating effects on users. A recent report by The Guardian revealed that a man in the UK lost £300,000 in a scam. CNBC also reported on a 77-year-old retired civil servant named Marjorie Bloom who was scammed out of $661,000.
Just this week, news broke that a number of Binance users in Hong Kong lost over $450,000 due to phishing messages sent as text messages. In response, the Hong Kong police posted a notice on social media to raise public awareness about the scam.
These scams do not discriminate, as the bad actors will defraud anyone who falls into their trap. That’s why it is crucial to keep community members informed about any identified scams to help them avoid them and protect their crypto.
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