Crypto Warning: Imposter Trezor Bitcoin Wallet Website Targets Users By Using URL Typos
While the developers of trezors argue that Trezor wallet is a safe and secure way to keep your cryptocurrencies from cyber attacks and hackers, the question now arises is it still safe?
A Redditor has apparently spotted an imposter website for Bitcoin hardware wallet Trezor. Imposter scams have become quite common and can vary in the forms that they take place in. Scammers pretend to be someone you trust, and by way of an email or call convince you to send them money.
Such is the case, a Reddit user discovered an imposter website which is trying to steal people’s bitcoin through the trezor wallet. Castorfromtheva – Reddit user, on Oct 4th posted concerning issues regarding the website, that they performed a test on the site to confirm its authenticity, turns out that it wasn’t true. He states –
“I just made a little ‘typo' test and entered ‘tezor[dot]io' where I obviously left out the ‘r'. I was instantly redirected to a site called https://trezor[dot]run/start/ which is not the original trezor site (the correct size is http://trezor.io respectively https://trezor.io/start/).”
The Reddit user further explains that when you put a typo error in the URL it would so direct the user to the Trezor scam website probably installing a compromised computer code.
Bitcoin engineer and self-proclaimed BTC maximalist Jameson Lopp took to Twitter
James Lopp, a self-proclaimed BTC extremist also a Bitcoin engineer took to his Twitter account and tweeted –
Users of @Trezor's web wallet should NOT visit it by typing "https://t.co/ZTH56WFMys" into your browser – if you mis-type the URL you may be redirected to an imposter site that will try to steal your BTC! Bookmarks are your friend!https://t.co/3WLq4bo0NB
— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) October 4, 2019
raising an alert regarding this to pretend website online.
On May 23 as reported by Cointelegrah, there was an app who appeared to be the Trezor wallet. Some scammers were noticed for adding fake cryptocurrencies to their Google Play store. While the app had no Trezor branding, it appeared to have a conventional login display asking users for their credentials.
A warning was passed by the company to its users in Nov 2018 of dummy versions being made of its wallet. Company representatives said they witnessed Trezor dummy’s being released over the past years but this fake Trezor software produced by an unknown seller comes as a shock.