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Do not trust the Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam website

Also Known As: Fake Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway
Damage level: Medium

What is Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam?

One of the most popular crypto-related scam types is a giveaway scam offering participants a chance to multiply their cryptocurrency, for example, to get back double the amount of cryptocurrency deposit. It is common that scammers use names of well-known people (e.g., Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak) to trick people into sending them cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency transactions on the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other networks are irreversible. Therefore, people who fall for these giveaway scams lose their money/cryptocurrency without a chance to get them back.

Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam

This particular giveaway scam is created to trick people into sending Dogelon Mars (ELON) cryptocurrency. Scammers behind it promise to send back five times more of what people send them. For example, people are promised to get 10,000,000,000 ELON for 2,000,000,000 ELON, 500,000,000,000 ELON for 100,000,000,000 ELON, 1,500,000,000,000 ELON for 300,000,000,000 ELON, and so forth.

Also, scammers offer bonuses. For example, they claim to send 125,000,000,000 ELON bonus for 25,000,000,000 ELON, 250,000,000,000 ELON for 50,000,000,000 ELON, 750,000,000,000 ELON for 150,000,000,000, and so forth. In order to participate in this giveaway, people are supposed to transfer the chosen amount of ELON to the provided wallet address.

In order to trick people into sending a larger amount of Dogelon Mars, scammers claim that there is a limited amount of the ELON cryptocurrency (10,000,000,000,000 ELON) that is going to be given away, and people can participate in this giveaway only once. Neither this nor any other similar crypto giveaway is real/legitimate.

It is noteworthy that giveaway scams (and other scams) can be promoted through potentially unwanted applications that most users download and install on their browsers or computers unknowingly. Quite often, apps of this kind are designed to promote shady, deceptive websites and collect data, and (or) generate advertisements.

It is common that PUAs collect addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, IP addresses. There are PUAs that can read sensitive information.

Furthermore, their developers could sell gathered data to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), use it for marketing purposes, or monetize it in other ways. Examples of ads that PUAs generate are coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads.

Those ads can be used to promote questionable sites. In some cases, they can be designed to cause unwanted downloads, installations by executing certain scripts.

Threat Summary:
Name Fake Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Hoax Participants can receive five times more of the Dogelon Mars cryptocurrency they send
Disguise Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway page
Related Domains dogelonmars-airdrop[.]com
Scammer's Cryptocurrency Wallet 0x22763395570A7B2DF349b99E6eF52302E0454aF6
Detection Names (ethereumceo[.]live) Certego (Suspicious), Emsisoft (Phishing), Netcraft (Malicious), Scantitan (Phishing), Full Detections List (VirustTotal)
Serving IP Address (binance-btc[.]fund) 63.250.38.204
Distribution methods Compromised pages, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Cryptocurrency loss
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More examples of crypto giveaway scams are "Ethereum Giveaway Scam", "Doge Giveaway Scam", "Binance Giveaway Scam", and "SAFEMOON Giveaway Scam". It is important to mention that not all of these scams ask to send cryptocurrency.

In some cases, scammers use these websites to trick users into providing sensitive information (they offer cryptocurrency in exchange for certain details).

Quite often, giveaway scams are promoted via Twitter (fake accounts), YouTube, and other platforms. If a browser opens various scams or other questionable websites automatically, it is likely that it has a PUA installed on it.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Sometimes, potentially unwanted apps are distributed through deceptive advertisements by designing those ads to run certain scripts. Users cause unexpected downloads or installations by clicking on those ads.

It is worthwhile to mention that deceptive ads that are used to promote PUAs appear on untrustworthy websites. In other cases, potentially unwanted apps are distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".

Usually, bundled potentially unwanted apps are mentioned and can be opted out via "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings (or checkboxes) that downloaders, installers for other programs have. Users download or install PUAs with other programs when they finish downloads, installations without changing any of the aforementioned settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Applications should never be downloaded (or installed) via third-party downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks like eMule, torrent clients, unofficial sites, and so on. It is advisable to trust official websites and direct links only.

Downloaders and installers that have "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings or checkboxes should be checked for bundled applications. Usually, those settings (or checkboxes) can be used to decline unwanted offers.

It should be done before finishing downloads, installations. One more way to avoid unwanted downloads, installations is by ignoring advertisements on shady pages.

In most cases those ads are used to advertise untrustworthy sites. However, some of those ads can be designed to download, install unwanted apps.

Any unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on a web browser and applications of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

The appearance of Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam (GIF):

Appearance of Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam

Text presented in Dogelon Mars (ELON) giveaway scam:

Join the AIRDROP
DOGELON MARS believes that blockchain and ELON coin will make the world more fair. To speed up the process of cryptocurrency mass adoption, We decided to run 10,000,000,000,000 ELON AIRDROP.

To participate you just need to send from 2,000,000,000 ELON To 500,000,000,000 ELON to the contribution address and we will immediately send you back 10,000,000,000 ELON to 2,500,000,000,000 (x5 back) to the address you sent it from.

NOTE: You can do it only one time.

For example:

If you send 2,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 10,000,000,000 ELON back.
If you send 20,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 200,000,000,000 ELON back.
If you send 100,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 500,000,000,000 ELON back.
If you send 200,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 1,000,000,000,000 ELON back.
If you send 300,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 1,500,000,000,000 ELON back.
If you send 500,000,000,000 ELON , you will get 2,500,000,000,000 ELON back.
Contribution Special BONUS:

25,000,000,000 ELON + = 125,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
50,000,000,000 ELON + = 250,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
75,000,000,000 ELON + = 375,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
150,000,000,000 ELON + = 750,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
250,000,000,000 ELON + = 1,250,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
350,000,000,000 ELON + = 1,750,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
450,000,000,000 ELON + = 2,250,000,000,000 ELON BONUS
Payment Address
You can send ELON to the following address:

Copy Address to Clipboard
Waiting for payment

10,000,000,000,000/1,600,980,000,000

Last chance to get your ELON

Instruction
To make a transaction, you can use any wallet or exchange to participate!

Once we receive your transaction, the outgoing transaction is processed to your address.

Once we receive your transaction, we will immediately send the requested amount back to you.

Every address that is sent too late, gets their ELON immediately sent back.

Transactions for Address
0x22763395570A7B2DF349b99E6eF52302E0454aF6

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

PUAs uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the fake dogelon mars (elon) giveaway, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with fake dogelon mars (elon) giveaway removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the fake dogelon mars (elon) giveaway, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the fake dogelon mars (elon) 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

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