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Brian Li 🍊👾
@bli.eth
Can someone help me understand a potential scam transaction on my wallet? I randomly received 0.41 ETH from an address which was followed by my account sending out 2,702 of what I assume is a fake USD Coin... https://etherscan.io/address/0x88F667664E61221160ddc0414868eF2f40e83324#tokentxns
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Reality Crafter
@realitycrafter.eth
These tokens aren't true ERC-20s, so they aren't bound by the same rules. You can create token contracts that have arbitrary senders and receivers. The receiver is paying the gas fee for creating and sending the tokens, so it requires no interaction on your part.
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Reality Crafter
@realitycrafter.eth
Also lmao, the contract creator for the fake ETH is Fake_Phishing185675
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christin
@christin
Why would someone do this? 🤔 is it similar to those old people scams where they edit their bank account webpage with fake numbers and claim they need their money returned?
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Brian Li 🍊👾
@bli.eth
Ah thanks for the clarification! My issue is that if I look at a transaction that happened just before, it looks like someone sent 0.41 real ETH to my account before sending 0.41 fake ETH... https://etherscan.io/tx/0x6b5771f1df6da63d461c545e7d8aabbd4561396cff5929be924cf28053608382
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