Ethereum Classic [ETC] tweeted about a trick airdrop known as Ether Emerald or Ethereum Emerald [ETE]. The Twitter record of the scammer tricked readers as it said that it is a child platform of the smart contract advancement stage of Ethereum.
Ethereum Classic had a counter-reaction to the same, as they cautioned individuals stating that Ether Emerald is not part of their team.
On 1st July, Ethereum Classic tweeted:
“Scam Airdrop – ETE #EtherEmerald is *Not* affiliated with #EthereumClassic Using @etcdev’s “Emerald Project” as their project name to confuse users – No Team/Project info – No Code – No Communication – Follower bots – Plagiarized Roadmap Use common sense. #CryptoScams #Scams”
Izuchukwu Udeh, a Twitter user commented:
“Do you actually mean that there will be no ETC Hardfork on the 13th of July, no Ethereum Emerald to be forked from ETC? And no giving of ETE 1 – 1 ETC Holders?”
Scamming users with “Giving away ETH” is not a new scam racket in the crypto-world. But as for ETE airdrops and fraudulent usage of ‘Emerald Project’ is concerned, Ethereum played its duty as they warned the users about the fake networking.
Ethereum Classic has an advanced independent development group known as ETCDEV. This group discharged Emerald Wallet v1.0.0 to the network last month. The ETCDEV group is an autonomous gathering of programming specialists and experts who handle the central undertaking of Ethereum Classic’s projects. This independent group was mimicked by the Emerald Project scammers.
The Emerald Wallet is an Ethereum Classic Wallet part of a broader project known as the Emerald Platform. ETCDEV team released Emerald Wallet v1.0.0 to the ETC community. This time last year, ETCDEV Team had released the first alpha version of the Emerald Wallet. All releases of Emerald Wallet can be located on the Github of ETC.
As of now, Ethereum Classic has not taken a legal action on the scammers. The group asks users to send ETC to an address and offers ETE in return. One of the scam accounts of Ether Emerald tweeted:
“If you want to buy ETE now:
1.send ETC to our official ETC address: 0x2147d3a60aDA55d5DE3c2d3d5De377A344c5C3Ab we will get your sending address from http://gastracker.io
2.send ETH to our official ETH address: 0xDd43903CBd9d010A5d4411B7829384103cBa7c22 #Ethereum #Emerald”
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Author: Simran Alphonso
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