Ledger Text Message
Ledger Text Message Scam: Fake KYC Regulations
Beware of a new Ledger text message scam as you might receive a notification saying that your hardware wallet is deactivated. The cybercriminals claim to be official Ledger reps and inform Bitcoin users that they are required to pass some KYC regulations. To do that, you have to access a website where you have to fill out a bogus survey. Don’t click on the link – it is one of the most common Bitcoin scams.
A variation of links are shown in this Ledger scam text. Some of the domain names are chain-ledger.io and ledger.com.device.id.634644.app. Rest assured, they are from the real Ledger, so delete them.
Below is a screenshot of the Ledger text message scam:
As you can see above, the text message reads: “Your hardware wallet has been deactivated. You are required to pass verification due to the new KYC regulations: ledger.com.device.id634644.app“.
In a different variation of the notification, the content reads: “Ledger Alert: You just sent 0.0366199 BTC (0/26 confirmations). Please visit chain-ledger.io in the next 45 minutes if you have to cancel“.
In a third variation of the scheme, the Ledger text message questions your login credentials. It says: “Did you try to log into your Ledger account from a new Ledger device recently?” The message features a fake location and IP address just so the user clicks the phrase that says “If you are not the one who tried to log in, please cancel device authorization here“.
Once you click on any of the links above, the Ledger Scam comes on.
Ledger Scam Text: How to Avoid
This Ledger scam text is one of the many phishing scams out there. We have many other similar schemes exposed on our website, such as the UPS Shipping Label or the fake USPS Text Message Scam. Many other suspicious notifications show pages featuring bogus tracking links on DHL, Royal Mail, Canada Post, and Australian Post.
On every single malicious website, they post a form that requires filling out your information. In the worst cases, you will open sites that enable macros that download malware and viruses onto your device. What can you do about it?
Do not click on any of these links. Also, please report the Ledger scam text message. Let’s see how you could do it. On the other hand, beware of fake Ledger products as well.
If you want to purchase a legitimate Ledger hardware wallet you can do it by accessing this page with the highest ranked item.
Ledger Text: How To Report a Scammer
Tons of phone scams are very prevalent during these hard times. Let your online friends know about the Ledger Text Message Scam by sharing this article here, on social media. If you wonder how to report phone scams or unsolicited messages, you can also officially do it to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) using the link below:
Meanwhile, if it’s too late and you have been victimized, here is what to do if you have been scammed over the phone.
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