In line with our commitment to protecting crypto investors from scams proliferating the industry, we recently uncovered a Twitter handle “Bonus Chainlink” promising as much as 33% returns in LINK per month to individuals who hold Ether (ETH).
Bot accounts are promoting the alleged giveaway by leaving comments on tweets of crypto-related Twitter accounts with substantial followership, citing an alleged partnership between Ethereum and Chainlink to reward token holders.
Also, as shown in the above screenshot, tweets from the account are protected, tactic Twitter-based fraudsters to make unsuspecting victims view their scheme as legitimate. BonusChainlink is referring users to linkcoin.info, a website that was offline at the time of writing.
Our guess is that either the scheme is still being developed or the website has been taken down by the hosting provider, Russia-based Host Man.
Bonus Chainlink Doesn’t Exist
Although the scheme says that for every 10 ETH that a user holds, they can receive 300 LINK tokens, there is no official partnership between the Ethereum Foundation and the Chainlink project to give away LINK tokens to ETH holders.
Also, as we’ve warned in similar scam alert reports, nearly every crypto project offering unreal returns to investors is likely a scam. The said 33% returns per month by Bonus Chainlink definitely fits that bracket, especially given the current of the global economy.
Meanwhile, in a similar coverage, we recently reported a Twitter user lost 0.1 BTC funds to a fake Binance giveaway on YouTube.