What is Binance giveaway scam?
It became popular for scammers to offer free giveaways of Bitcoin or other digital currencies in exchange for paying a registration fee by providing some personal information. Scammers behind this particular giveaway scam claim that the more cryptocurrency people send, the more they will get back.
These scams have to be ignored. No people ever received any amount of cryptocurrency back and simply lost the cryptocurrency they sent to scammers.
There are at least two variants of this scam; one of them is designed to look like a Binance cryptocurrency giveaway established by Changpeng Zhao, the founder, and CEO of Binance. Like most scams of this type, in order to trick unsuspecting people into sending larger sums of cryptocurrency, this one claims that people can participate in a giveaway only once.
As stated in the "Rules" section, to participate, people have to send at least 15 BNB (Binance Coin) to the provided wallet address, and they will receive twice the amount they sent. The maximum amount of Binance that can be sent is 10,000 BNB. Moreover, the scammers behind this fake giveaway offer bonuses.
For example, they claim that if people send 50 or more BNBs, they will get 100 BNB plus 10%; if they send 500 or more BNBs, they will get 1000 BNB plus 20%, and so on. This scam page also contains a fake number of people who already participated in the giveaway and a list of transactions of sent and received amounts of Binance.
Another giveaway scam variant claims to be a Bitcoin giveaway. It offers to receive ten times the amount of the sent cryptocurrency. For example, it offers 1 BTC in exchange for 0.1 BTC, 10 BTC in exchange for 1 BTC, and so on. In order to lure more people into this fake giveaway, the website claims that the total amount of Bitcoin is going to be given away is 5000 BTCs.
Like the first variant, this one contains a fake list of sent and received amounts (transactions) too. There are more similar scams (fake giveaways) on the Internet. Quite often, they mention real people who run crypto-related businesses (like Changpeng Zhao, Steve Wozniak, etc.).
However, these giveaways are not real and created to deceive unsuspecting people into transferring their cryptocurrency to scammers behind them.
|Threat Type||Fake Binance and Bictoin giveaway|
|Hoax||The more cryptocurrency is sent, the more will be received in return|
|Disguise||BNN giveway by the founder of Binance|
|Related Domains||binance-gift[.]com, binance-btc[.]fund, giveaway[.]limited|
|Detection Names (binance-gift[.]com)||Fortinet (Phishing), Kaspersky (Phishing), Netcraft (Malicious), Sophos (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (binance-gift[.]com)||126.96.36.199|
|Detection Names (binance-btc[.]fund)||Fortinet (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (binance-btc[.]fund)||188.8.131.52|
|Symptoms||Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.|
|Distribution methods||Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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More examples of similar giveaway scams are "Doge Giveaway Scam", "BTC Giveaway Scam", "LiteCoin Giveaway POP-UP Scam". It is noteworthy that there are other cryptocurrency-related scams, for example, fake exchanges offering cheap Bitcoin (or another cryptocurrency), giveaways of digital currencies in exchange for a registration fee, personal information.
Another important thing to know about scam websites is that most people end up on them accidentally. Typically, unreliable websites get opened through other shady sites, clicked deceptive ads, or by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Most users unintentionally cause downloads, installations of unwanted applications when those apps are bundled together with other, mainly free programs. In other words, when PUAs are offered in downloaders or installers for freeware and users do not opt out/decline them before finishing downloads or installations.
In most cases, users can do it using certain checkboxes (by unticking them) or "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or other settings (by changing them). Sometimes users download or install unwanted apps by clicking deceptive advertisements.
They cause it when they click ads designed to run certain scripts. Typically, such ads appear on dubious pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Programs should be downloaded from official pages and via direct download links only, the same applies to downloading files. Peer-to-Peer networks (like eMule, torrent clients), unofficial websites, third-party downloaders (and installers), etc., are not reliable sources for downloading (or installing) any programs.
Downloads, installations should not be finished without checking and changing "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings if downloaders, installers come bundled with unwanted apps. Advertisements on questionable pages should not be clicked as well.
Very often those ads are used to promote shady websites and can be used to distribute unwanted apps. Any unwanted, suspicious, unknown extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins that are installed on a browser and/or programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be removed.
If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of binance-gift[.]com website (GIF):
Text in the Binance giveaway scam:
Giveaway Rules Bonus FAQ Transactions To join
Hurry up and take part in the giveaway of 150,000 BNB
During this unique event we will give you a chance to win 150,000 BNB, have a look at the rules and don't miss on your chance!
Participate in the giveaway
BNB BNB 150,000
USD Dollar 40,000,000
Changpeng Zhao Event 2021 Marketplace Price Predictions Live Event 150,000 BNB Giveaway About
We believe that Blockchain and Maker coin will make the world more fair. To speed up the process of cryptocurrency mass adoption, We decided to run 150,000 BNB giveaway.
To participate you just need to send from 15 BNB to 10,000 BNB to the contribution address and we will immediately send you back 30 BNB to 20,000 BNB (x2) to the address you sent it from.
If you send 15+ BNB, you will get 30+ BNB back.
If you send 30+ BNB, you will get 60+ BNB back.
If you send 60+ BNB, you will get 120+ BNB back.
If you send 120+ BNB, you will get 240+ BNB back.
If you send 240+ BNB, you will get 380+ BNB back.
50+ BNB = 10% Bonus
500+ BNB = 20% Bonus
1000+ BNB = 40% Bonus
10000+ BNB = 50% Bonus
You can only participate once.
47 210 BNB already sent to participants!
Hurry up and take part in the giveaway!
Use this QR code to participate
47 210 BNB
150 000 BNB
You can send BNB to the following address:
Waiting for payment
What do I have to do to participate in the giveaway?
How long will it take me to get my bonus?
Who is the sponsor of this giveaway?
How many times can I participate in the giveaway?
How do I get my bonus?
Transactions for Address
Giveaway Rules Bonus FAQ Transactions To join
Another variant of this fake giveaway scam offering Bitcoins (binance-btc[.]fund - GIF):
Text in the BTC giveaway scam:
5,000 BTC Giveaway!
To verify your address, just send from 0.1 to 10 BTC to the address below and get from 1 to 100 BTC back!<
Click/tap here to copy the address!
Waiting for your transaction...
1. To make a transaction, use any wallet or exchange that supports Bitcoin.
2. Send small amount you want multiplied by the promotion from your
wallet. For example, to get 10 BTC, send 1 BTC. You can use Electrum or
your wallet of choice to send BTC.
3. Once we receive your identifying transaction, we will immediately send the requested amount back to you.
4. If you are late, your BTC will be instantly refunded to your address! No risk!
Still waiting for transaction? Click HERE!
Every participant who is late gets their BTC immediately sent back - you won't lose anything.
A variant of Binance-themed scam offering Tether cryptocurrency (giveaway[.]limited website):
Text presented within:
To verify your Tether (Erc-20) address, just send from 100 to 10 000 Tether USDT to the generated address below and get from 200 to 20 000 Tether USDT sent back to the address you sent Tether USDT from or the one you specified below, you will get double of what you send to the giveaway address.
In this event, participant will get 2x(double) of whatever they send to the giveaway address instantly which can be traded on any exchange
How To Participate:
Step1: Make sure you have at least 100 Tether USDT or above in your wallet.
Step2: Enter the amount you wish to invest below.
Step3: Enter the Tether USDT address you want to receive the bonus with
Step4: Click the "Generate Payment" button to generate the payment address.
Step5: Send the amount you entered to the generated address.
Step6: Wait for at least 1 - 8 minutes.
The 2x bonus will be sent to the address you entered or the one you sent the Tether USDT from.
Enter your Tether USDT address
xLeft Tether USDT715 132 / 1 000 000
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- What is Binance giveaway scam?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bitcoin giveaway, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with bitcoin giveaway removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bitcoin giveaway, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the bitcoin giveaway, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove bitcoin giveaway from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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