Recently I wrote an article about a Bitcoin Gold scam site, claimbtcgpu.org, that was trying to trick unsuspecting visitors into entering the private key to their Bitcoin, under the guise that this was a requirement to claim free Bitcoin Gold. Shortly afterwards, the site was shut down.
Undeterred, the same scammers are back, however, this time they are using the domain name claimbitcoin.gold. They have also set up a twitter account that is strikingly similar in appearance and name to the official Bitcoin Gold twitter account. You can see a screenshot of it in the image at the top of this article. The username of the fake account is Bitcoin Gold @btcgpu, while the official account is Bitcoin Gold @bitcoingold. The use of btcgpu in addition to the name Bitcoin Gold makes it seem particularly official, as btcgpu.org is the official website of the real Bitcoin Gold.
To sweeten the deal, and the appeal of the trap, the scammers are claiming to reward those who sign up with 100 free Bitcoin Gold, in addition to one for every Bitcoin held. Hopefully the fake website and twitter account will be taken down soon, but don't be surprised to see them rear their ugly heads again using yet another domain name and social media account.
You can be sure that you don't fall for this or any other Bitcoin scam, now or in the future, by never sharing your Bitcoin Private Key or Bitcoin Seed. Any party asking for this information is attempting to access and take possession of your Bitcoin.
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