Crypto Scams: Victoria VR and Fake Nickelodeon NFTs

Crypto Scams: Victoria VR and Fake Nickelodeon NFTsShutterstock

As more and more people get into cryptocurrency and NFT investment, the crypto scams keep on coming. Here’s what we’ve found recently.

Victoria VR

Victoria VR is a metaverse platform, a blockchain-powered MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) that claims to let users play, explore, and communicate within a photorealistic digital world. So far so good.

The problem is scammers know it too, and are trying to dupe its users. Recently, users have been receiving SMS text messages announcing a crypto giveaway by Victoria VR. If a would-be victim follows the attached link, they’ll be in danger of having their personal information compromised or worse. You won’t receive anything from this particular “giveaway” but might give away your own money instead!

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Scam webpage
  • SMS Content:

hxxps://giveaway-vr[.]com/?net=bsc

Fake Nickelodeon NFTs

Paramount, the media corporation behind Nickelodeon, recently set up Paramount.xyz, a website dedicated to NFT artworks based on characters from beloved kids’ shows like Rugrats and Hey Arnold!.

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Fake websites: nickelodeon.re (L), nickelodeon.co (R)

Unfortunately, scammers have caught on too, and are selling their own (fake) versions. Don’t fall for them! And be on the lookout for unofficial websites such as the above. You can also purchase direct from OpenSea’s dedicated online shop, here.

Protect Yourself with Trend Micro Check

  • Double-check people’s contact details — and URLs.
  • Reach out to official websites and support pages directly for help if in doubt.
  • NEVER use links or buttons from unknown sources! Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease: Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!

After you’ve pinned the Trend Micro Check extension, it will block dangerous sites automatically! (Available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge).

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You can also download the Trend Micro Check mobile app for 24/7 automatic scam and spam detection and filtering. (Available for Android and iOS).

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

Given you’ll be required to enter personal information on these kinds of platforms, ID Security will also ensure you’re never the victim of a data breach.

And as ever, if you’ve found this article an interesting and/or helpful read, please do SHARE it with friends and family to help keep the online community secure and protected.

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