UNKNOWN

APRIL 2022

GLOBAL

MOONBIRDS

DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS

"Moonbirds are more than just an avatar. They're a collection of 10,000 utility-enabled PFPs that feature a richly diverse and unique pool of rarity-powered traits. What's more, each Moonbird unlocks private club membership and additional benefits the longer you hold them. We call it nesting – because, obviously."

 

"Once inside, you will have exclusive access to Moonbird-related drops, Parliament meetups and IRL events, and access to upcoming PROOF projects; including the PROOF metaverse, codenamed Highrise."

 

"The money collected by via this Moonbirds project goes to PROOF Holdings, a True Ventures backed Web3 media company that brings together NFT artists and creators."

 

“We have big plans and this funding will be used solely to expand our team and launch new products — ultimately creating additional value for our community,” the project website says.

 

"BEWARE of scammers, we don't Instagram, have a public discord, or have any other URL other than http://moonbirds.xyz"

 

"To celebrate almost 60k followers on our official twitter account, we want to give you the biggest airdrop in the history of the NFT community. To find out more, go to the airdrop page."

 

"When people started calling out the tweet, they locked people’s ability to reply under the guise of “safety” so nobody else could highlight the scam."

 

"Birds, we are worried about your safety, and until Elon buys Twitter and stops these crazy scammers, we are closing comments to keep you safe. Will be open in 48 hours."

 

"The link opened to a fake airdrop page. Few people realized the scam until they read Moonbirds’ verified account and put up a post to beware of the scammers."

The Moonbirds NFT project suffered an attempted phishing attack. Attackers rebranded an account with 60k followers and used it to promote a supposed airdrop. Victims were taken to another website with a malicious smart contract designed to steal their funds.

 

It is unclear how successful the attack was. It is possible that no funds were taken, since there may have been a limited overlap in followers between the Moonbirds Twitter and the fake account, and commenting was allowed for most of a day which could have warned others about the scam before they participated.

HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?

Never interact with any project except through that project's official website. Bookmark the official website of every project. Keep the majority of funds offline and never have more funds than necessary in your current active wallet.

 

Check Our Framework For Safe Secure Exchange Platforms

Sources And Further Reading

 For questions or enquiries, email info@quadrigainitiative.com.

Get Social

  • email
  • reddit
  • telegram
  • Twitter

© 2021 Quadriga Initiative. Your use of this site/service accepts the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This site is not associated with Ernst & Young, Miller Thompson, or the Official Committee of Affected Users. Hosted in Canada by HosterBox.