Fake MetaMask Security Emails [Crypto Wallet Scam Alert]

MetaMask email scam

Updated on March 10, 2022

Have you started your cryptocurrency investment? Many people have chosen MetaMask, a digital crypto wallet, to make transactions, but please be careful and think twice every time before you click on any links and enter your log-in password. Recently we’ve detected many fake MetaMask emails with different subjects, including newsletter, notifications, and security alert emails that falsely claim your MetaMask wallet is going to be suspended for some security issue:

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Different subjects of fake MetaMask emails.

Some Examples

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To retrieve your wallet, you are prompted to click on an embedded link in the email to verify your account. The link then takes you to a fake MetaMask website.

Note: the fake MetaMask website looks nearly 100% identical to the genuine one. Please take a look at the web address carefully – the legitimate domain of MetaMask should be metamask.io!

Fake MetaMask Website:
s[.]id/Meta-Wallet

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Real MetaMask Website:
metamask[.]io

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If you submit credentials like your recovery phrase, scammers can hack into your MetaMask wallet and transfer every “bit” away. What’s worse, since cryptocurrencies are decentralized, it would be nearly impossible to get them back! Watch out!

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Another fake MetaMask page that collects your recovery phrase (passphrase):

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URL: wwmetamaskvalidation[.]com

Visit this article for a more detailed list of fake crypto websites.

How to Protect Yourself

  • Use Trend Micro Check to check if a website is secure and browse the web safely: (It’s free!)
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Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links – and it’s FREE!

After you’ve pinned Trend Micro Check, it will block dangerous sites automatically! It is now available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.

Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check.

  • Double-check the sender’s email address.
  • Always go to MetaMask‘s official website instead of using links from unknown sources.
  • Add an extra layer of protection to your device with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection can help you combat scams and cyberattacks.

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