FTX users have reported receiving deceptive emails purportedly sent by FTX Trading, West Realm Shires Services and FTX EU.
FTX users are reportedly being targeted in a withdrawal scam. X (formerly Twitter) user and FTX
creditor advocate Sunil cautioned FTX account holders about the phishing scam
and urged them to avoid clicking on dubious links.
Sunil’s X post highlights the ever-evolving tactics online scammers employ.
FTX users have reported receiving deceptive emails purportedly sent by FTX Trading, West Realm
Shires Services and FTX EU. The emails falsely offer FTX creditors an exclusive chance for
immediate asset withdrawals, bypassing waiting periods and legal proceedings.
One example of a fraudulent email states:
“We are excited to offer the valued priority clients of FTX Trading Ltd., West Realm Shires Services
Inc., and FTX EU Ltd., a special opportunity starting today, Oct. 20, 2023. As a priority client,
you can now undergo the withdrawal process for your assets on the FTX platform and deposit
them directly into your wallet, eliminating any waiting period and court outcomes.”
The email targets users keen to withdraw assets amid ongoing legal disputes involving Sam
Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of the exchange.