A new scam has been discovered recently using the company name Pundi X, allegedly distributing a total of 5,000 ETH tokens.
One of the strategies most used by criminals in the world of block chains and cryptocurrencies is to exploit the popularity of famous people, for example, as happened in the case of Greta Thunberg, as well as known Blockchain projects such as ETH 2.0 release. Such situations are similar to what happened to Pundi X, known for his smartphone with blockchain technology.
In fact, web criminals started using, obviously without any rights, the name of the company to present a gift totaling 5000 ETH.
The scammers published a fake post in Medium and created a website, Pundixclassic.com, through which they invited users to send ETH, minimum 0.1 and maximum 20 ETH, with the promise of sending back between 1 and 200 ETH to those who carried out the transaction. Obviously, this is a complete scam to steal ETH from users.
Analyzing the published address, it is possible to see that it was created 10 months ago, on April 12, 2019 to be precise, while the website Pundi X original He is over 2 years old.
Also, the name of the website itself is misleading since the word classic was added after Pundix, although It is certainly not the official website.
The site also refers to a Unknown Pundi X Classic (NPXC), obviously different from the original, which is Pundi X (NPXS).
As if that wasn't enough, the address contains a smart contract From which it is clear that the code is not configured to return any cryptocurrency.
Unfortunately, some inexperienced users have fallen for the scam and the address contains some transactions totaling 14 thousand ETH, currently around 2 million dollars.