As WOO begins to make a big impact in the crypto community, more and more hackers, scammers, and impersonators are targeting both WOO X and non-WOO X users.
Here are some examples that have been frequently reported by our community:
1. Fake website
In this example, the scammers created a website and mobile version to build trust with victims. Most of the links look like this:
Most of our victims are directed to this site by impersonators. Once you log in and try to deposit, your tokens are gone, and your credentials will also be recorded.
If you’ve experienced logging in to a website like this, we will suggest that you take the following steps to secure your account:
1) Scan your computer for viruses, key loggers, spyware, and other malicious code using antivirus software with updated virus definitions.
2) Change the password for the email address associated with your WOO X account.
3) Do not log in to a public computer such as net cafés or LAN centers, or use public Wifi to your WOO X account. Only use your WOO X account on a secured computer and a trusted internet environment.
4) Make sure you have enabled Google Authenticator(“GA”) for the second level of security applied to your account, making it more difficult for your account to fall into the wrong hands.
2. Chat Channels(What’s app, Telegram, Discord)
There is also an abundance of reports that there are impersonators in our community who try to offer support or promotion.
Recently, we noticed that scammers are creating fake telegram groups, impersonating the admins or even the most active users of the official groups to apply scams. Be aware that WOO X will never do airdrops through the Telegram group or ask for anything that could compromise your tokens.
Please note, that WOO X support will never be the first to direct message you and offer any kind of service. Most of the time our support will only reply in the group channel for basic questions. If the issue needs a further look into the account, we will only ask you to message us with the UID/email or submit a ticket.
Last but not least,
We have prepared several tips and reminders to help you to keep your WOO X account safe from scammers:
- Never give out your private key — the private key gives full access to your wallet, WOO admins and customer support won’t ever ask for your private key.
- Only you (or a trusted other) should know about your private key.
- Keep your private key safe — preferably write it down and store it in a safe place.
- Never give out your username and password — WOO admins and customer support won’t ever ask for your password or private key. You risk losing your account by giving away your username and password.
- Don't click random links — scammers may try to DM links that lead to malicious sites and these sites may:
- Attempt to install malware on your system
- Trick you into giving up your username or password
- Some sites precisely mimic official websites such as the WOO X website, so ensure that you are accessing official WOO related sites only through these URLs:
3. Be aware of fake WOO tokens!
One common scam is to create a fake WOO token with the same name. Check that the contract addresses for WOO are correct before buying any tokens on-chain:
WOO on ETH — 0x4691937a7508860f876c9c0a2a617e7d9e945d4b
WOO on BSC — 0x4691937a7508860f876c9c0a2a617e7d9e945d4b
WOO on Polygon — 0x1b815d120b3ef02039ee11dc2d33de7aa4a8c603
WOO on Fantom — 0x6626c47c00f1d87902fc13eecfac3ed06d5e8d8a
We also created a repository of contract addresses — we recommend bookmarking this page if you use WOO in DeFi applications for ease of use. We will add to this and keep it updated as the WOO token continues to evolve.
4. There are no official free WOO giveaways or WOO token airdrops!
Common scams are to ask for WOO to be sent to an address and they'll send back double the amount. These don't work and you will get your WOO stolen. There are multiple variations, including fake podcasts and YouTube videos, Telegram communities, and mock websites, so be vigilant! WOO can only be acquired by buying WOO on exchanges or through staking/providing liquidity on several approved platforms, including:
SpookySwap WOO/USDC Pool: https://spookyswap.finance/add/0x6626c47c00F1D87902fc13EECfaC3ed06D5E8D8a/0x04068DA6C83AFCFA0e13ba15A6696662335D5B75
Uniswap V2 WOO/ETH Pool: https://app.uniswap.org/#/add/v2/0x4691937a7508860F876c9c0a2a617E7d9E945D4B/ETH
Sushiswap WOO/USDC Pool: https://app.sushi.com/add/0x4691937a7508860F876c9c0a2a617E7d9E945D4B/0xA0b86991c6218b36c1d19D4a2e9Eb0cE3606eB48
Bancor WOO/BNT Pool: https://app.bancor.network/eth/portfolio/stake/add/single/0x30c6fE4D0526C5c6707d7E2EBbD4fFbBdce1728C
PancakeSwap syrup pool: https://pancakeswap.finance/pools
5. Beware fake admins and technical support!
Admins will usually never DM you out of the blue — we either will ask first on public chat or reply to DMs sent to us. Here’s a list of all Woo X Telegram and Discord Mods & Admins.
The list of official WOO social media administrators and moderators is confirmed and updated by the team internally and can be checked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16g9qpur2j4rGYiY_ExTQuW-2qrEIAGFTtVQn4qCbgzw/edit#gid=0
WOO X support emails may be faked. Official emails are sent out from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder, every transaction is final in cryptocurrency, once tokens are sent to a scammer there will be no way to retrieve these lost tokens, that’s why we urge everyone to be aware of potential scams.
The WOO team and community admins hope this guide has been helpful in safekeeping your WOO tokens.
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