- Tram Ho
Facebook has announced plans to develop its own blockchain platform and Libra crypto currency. However, this plan has met with opposition from the US Government, being asked to pause indefinitely for review and evaluation. So far, Libra has not been officially launched nor traded.
Yet on Facebook, there have been dozens of accounts for sale in this encrypted currency. A report by the Washington Post said there are many personal accounts, pages and groups on Facebook as well as Instagram claiming to be the official dealer selling Libra coins. Even these agents can offer discounts to buyers.
According to the Washington Post, these accounts all use Facebook images, such as logos or names. These accounts also publish many other detailed documents, making them very convincing before those who lack understanding.
The goal of these accounts is to redirect buyers to third party websites, such as BuyLibraCoins.com. Or even a website is Calìbra.com, using special characters instead of the official i Calibra.com, so many people confuse.
Here, buyers will make payments to be able to own Libra encrypted coins in their e-wallets. But of course, no Libra will be transferred to their wallets. All is a trick.
“There is a irony, when Facebook left fake and fraudulent accounts related to the Libra crypto currency to exist right on its own platform. That further deprives users of a new currency that Facebook is trying to build trust, “ said Cornell University economics professor Eswar Prasad.
Currently Libra has not been officially released, once the currency is released, the above mentioned phishing tricks will be even more dangerous. This makes users question big about Facebook’s ability to control malicious and malicious content.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ