A List of Fake Crypto Websites & Trading Platforms 2023

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    Last Updated on April 13, 2023

    2022 is the year for cryptocurrency and blockchain as more and more people start to invest in the Metaverse. While most of us are still exploring how it works, scammers have already found a million ways to make a profit — by creating fake cryptocurrency trading websites and fake crypto wallet apps. Do you know how to differentiate fake websites from the legitimate ones? Read on for a list of fake crypto website 2023 as well as some tips to protect yourself!

    How Fake Crypto Websites Work

    Scammers create fake cryptocurrency trading platforms or fake versions of official crypto wallet to exploit victims. These fake sites tend to have similar, but slightly different domain names from the legitimate ones, sometimes making it hard for users to tell. What’s worse, some of these copycat websites even appear very high in search results and look exceptionally similar to the real versions.

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    The legitimate site is on the left and the copycat site is on the right.

    To make these fake sites appear more trustworthy, scammers often show you fake testimonials or trading records:

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    A fake cryptocurrency trading website.

    These scam websites will even let you withdraw a small amount of money at first. Initially, after you have received your first deposits and a handful of seemingly successful investments, the sites seem perfectly legitimate.

    However, as you watch their investments continue to grow, you’ll feel encouraged to invest more money. It is then that the scammers spring the trap. When you want to withdraw the earnings, the website either shuts down or declines the request. If you contact “customer service” for help, scammers might even ask you to send deposit money. Of course, you won’t retrieve even one cent.

    In some other instances, the fake crypto websites are designed to be phishing pages — that is, all the credentials you enter will end up in scammers’ hands, including the password and recovery phrase of your crypto wallet and other financial details!

    How to Protect Yourself from Scam Sites

    The truth is, there are lots of scams and scam sites on the internet and they’re getting even more difficult to detect with common sense alone. However, for an easy and reliable method of detecting and avoiding scam sites, check out our free Trend Micro ID Protection.         
     
    ID Protection can shield you from scams, fake and malware-infected websites, dangerous emails, phishing links, and lots more! If you come across something dangerous online, you’ll be alerted in real time so you’ll know to stay well clear.        

    A List of Fake Crypto Websites (We’ll Keep Updating)

    Here we provide a list of fake trading websites / crypto exchanges.

    Tip: Press Ctrl+F to search

    btc[.]imtoker[.]cn
    imtokenhot[.]com
    imtoken[.]im
    1mt0kem[.]me
    imtoke-n[.]me
    apisglass[.]com[.]cn
    imtoken-lm[.]cn
    imtoikne[.]net
    app-imtoken[.]com[.]cn
    xz[.]app-imtoken[.]net[.]cn
    xz[.]imtoken-app[.]org[.]cn
    imtokenhk[.]com
    imtoken[.]net[.]im
    imtokenn[.]ee
    imtoken[.]ms
    imtoken002[.]com
    imtoken006[.]com
    imtokenwallet[.]biz
    bgj[.]im
    irn-tokan[.]com
    5cae[.]com
    bitprud[.]com
    cryptextrading[.]com
    bhptrade[.]com
    eta-maskx[.]com
    app[.]cryptomarketoptions[.]online
    m[.]cx789654[.]com
    cypto-clearing[.]com
    bitcetuss[.]com
    swiftkoin[.]com
    www[.]atcplus[.]top
    bitcoud[.]com

    green[.]im-tokens[.]store
    metamasuk[.]io
    dapp[.]tokenpocket-app[.]me
    wangshangtouzhuxianjinwang[.]
    sz51ly[.]com
    xn--metamask-ul5o017z[.]com
    rneta-rnask[.]com
    xn--metamsk-rgc[.]com
    app-token[.]im
    imtokenhot[.]com
    api[.]imtoken1[.]app
    appapi[.]tokenpro[.]pro
    token-lon[.]pro
    facai[.]im
    btc[.]imtoker[.]cn
    max[.]aguagua[.]com
    hnbaishihengtong[.]com
    www[.]tp-imtoken[.]top
    dapp[.]tokenpocket-pro[.]orgdapp[.]
    token-pockets[.]pro
    coingrapxforextrading[.]net
    bitmetroinvestment[.]com coingrapeforextrading[.]com
    value-capital[.]ltd
    app[.]excoin-red[.]com
    www[.]flipuniquemarket[.]live
    ggmcryptotrademarket[.]com
    xcoin-trade[.]com
    aspkdp[.]com
    exs-bitcoins[.]com
    www[.]zhendexultratrading[.]com

    fdexxds[.]com ameriswap[.]exchange
    2639088[.]com
    uncleblockgloballimited[.]com
    crytoratemark[.]com
    bilaxy[.]online
    bilaxy[.]club.wxapp
    bcgmap[.]vip
    cryptoxcointrade[.]online
    coinjab[.]net
    digitalwalletfutures[.]com
    bitcoinfrex[.]com
    tgtradem[.]vip
    alphapipsoptions[.]com
    free-gamms[.]site/exchangeBTC
    daofenix[.]com
    coinifytradingbolt[.]net
    algorandcapital[.]co
    imtokenbe[.]com
    premium-exchange[.]com
    bthdifi[.]com
    shorttermtradings[.]com
    globalbtcwallet[.]com
    cryptoexu[.]com
    aurplus[.]com
    premium-xtrade[.]com
    bigone-eth[.]com
    jpcrypto[.]io
    na-cryptoinvestment[.]ltd
    chickenfastmining[.]com

    Tips to Protect Yourself

    • Take a closer look at the web address of the website. Is it really legitimate?
    • Only download apps from official platforms like Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
    • If you observe any suspicious behavior when updating a crypto wallet app, immediately terminate the update and uninstall the app.
    • To confirm the legitimacy of a crypto wallet app, the first time your transfer money, send only a small amount.
    • Browse the web safely using Trend Micro Check. (It’s completely free!) 
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