Bitcoin Scam - Be careful with scammers on discord

A few days back I received a message in discord from some unknown person. I have received similar up messages several times in the past. I usually don't pay attention to such messages and completely ignore it. But this time I was a little bit curious to see what it was all about and just a small thought that it could be true. I have heard from some of my friends that they won from random giveways.

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The message looked pretty decent with information as to what we should be doing to claim the gift. The main reason why I was interested and curious was because it said that the coupon was valid only for a day. Even though I have had such experiences in the past, I wanted to give it a try. I clicked the link and the first thing was to register. The site asked me to register which I did.

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Until this point of time, I did not have any doubt and wanted to continue with the process. I unfortunately used my proper email address here. But carefully I did not choose a good password or any of my regular passwords. As soon as I applied the coupon code the account had a value of over 600$.It was very surprising for me.

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I knew very well that this would be a scam only. So, I thought of withdrawing the money immediately as mentioned in the message. I followed the instructions that were mentioned there. When I hit the withdraw button, it asked me for a Bitcoin address. I quickly grabbed a Bitcoin address and saved it there. One thing here to note was that the message that I received said only 0.008 Bitcoin but after logging in, I got 0.08 Bitcoin which is way to high.

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As soon as I hit the submit option to complete the withdraw request, I received the above message. That is when I got the confirmation that this is a perfect scam.

I wanted to write an article as awareness because there are still people who fall in this crappy trap. I have had similar experiences in the past and I managed to escape somehow. As crypto world is pretty new, there are scammers in many places trying to get advantages from the system.