In a recent twist of events, the brilliant mind behind the Uniswap protocol, Adams, took to Twitter on November 10 to shed light on a disturbing revelation. Screenshots shared by Adams unveiled a wave of deceptive practices orchestrated by fraudsters targeting none other than the users of the widely-used decentralized exchange, Uniswap.
These cunning scammers went to great lengths, mirroring the profiles of two prominent figures – ZachXBT, a blockchain investigator, and CertiK, a leading blockchain security company. Their objective was clear: to lure unsuspecting users into clicking on a deceptive link under the false pretense of an “approval revocation.”
An impersonator account spearheaded the misinformation campaign, falsely asserting that two of Uniswap’s hot wallet addresses had incurred a substantial loss of 1,064 ETH, equivalent to around $2 million. To add fuel to the fire, multiple fake bot accounts on various social media platforms joined the chorus, deceitfully claiming losses in the alleged incident.
The repercussions of this scam escalated as the perpetrators succeeded in making the Uniswap hashtag trend in the U.S., amplifying the reach of their deceptive tactics. At the time of reporting, the extent of the scam’s impact on actual Uniswap users remains uncertain, raising concerns about potential victims.
Uniswap enthusiasts are advised to exercise caution, stay vigilant against phishing attempts, and verify information from trusted sources amidst this unsettling wave of scams targeting the decentralized exchange.