An Ethereum Classic (ETC) organization has come out to warn digital asset holders against a possible scam. Reportedly, the scam is to exploit users the day after the altcoin completed its hard fork.
Etherum classic said on popular social medium Twitter on Monday that they ousted an alleged scam calling itself EAgharta alongside ETC’s bonafide Agharta hard fork.
Needless to say, ‘EAgharta’ is a complete scam, probably from the same people who did something very similar at Atlantis. Stay away. ETC Agharta did not result in new ‘Agharta coins.’ They are just trying to scam you the tweet read.
ETC also posted a screenshot that has EAgharta’s Twitter handle to warn users. The screenshot has the scammers’ solicitations to users to “safely claim Ethereum Classic #Agharta (ETC Hard Fork).”
Users who visit the site are prompted to enter and save a password to create a wallet.
Reportedly, the Twitter handle of these hackers links to their site and its Trumpian byline of “Agharta Hardfork make Ethereum Classic great again!”
Towards the end of 2019, global accounting firm Deloitte in a research revealed that cryptocurrencies are susceptible to quantum attack. Quantum computing being a secondary level of computing poses a lot of threat to crypto and blockchain technology the research revealed.
While Agarata was not a contentious hard-fork, which means that no new coins had been created, some fraudsters try to scam traders out of their money, offering to claim some Agarata coins. They post under “Ethereum Classic Agharta” Twitter account, which was registered only in January 2020.
How the scam works
The hard fork Ethereum classic activated originally is meant to improve interoperability with protocol changes that were introduced to its blockchain.
The hard fork attracted the scammers to hide behind Eagharta to exploit the hard fork event and sell fraudulent proprietary “Agharta” coins.
On the other hand, Ethereum classic claimed the new token is yet to be created as part of the network’s hard fork.