Fake Worldcoin tokens spread just after launch

Blockchain security firm PeckShield has detected multiple fake Worldcoin tokens amid the recent launch of OpenAI CEO’s cryptocurrency. 
PeckShield identified two fake Worldcoin tokens circulating on the Ethereum network. The first demonstrated a staggering 100% price drop, indicating its dubious nature. It quickly became evident that it was a rug pull, posing severe risks to unsuspecting investors.

#PeckShieldAlert PeckShield has detected that a fake #Worldcoin rugged. https://t.co/TOhOpZc3Wn The fake #WorldCoin has dropped -100%. The Deployer 0x477aF2 has interacted with #SimpleSwap and #MEXC , and originally funded 161.6 $ETH from #MEXC https://t.co/4idBsxtSrm pic.twitter.com/wY8QZcyWdV— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) July 24, 2023

The deployer address 0x477aF2 was involved with well-known crypto platforms SimpleSwap and MEXC. Further investigation revealed that the perpetrator had initially funded the fake Worldcoin with a substantial amount of 161.6 ETH, originating from the MEXC exchange. This discovery highlights the potential link between fake tokens and illicit activities on cryptocurrency exchanges.

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PeckShield also unearthed another fraudulent Worldcoin token identified as “$WLD.” This newly created fake token was deployed within the last hour as perpetrators seek to exploit the excitement surrounding the official Worldcoin launch.

#PeckShieldAlert PeckShield has detected PeckShield has detected a newly created fake #Worldcoin $WLD https://t.co/8BB8xJADWOThe fake #Worldcoin was deployed within the last hour, and the deployer originally funded it with 1 $ETH from #Rollbit. Do *NOT* fall prey to it pic.twitter.com/3OnjQ71tM8— PeckShieldAlert (@PeckShieldAlert) July 24, 2023

The deployer address behind this fake token was funded with a single ETH from the crypto platform Rollbit.
On the same day, July 24, as the fake token discoveries, the genuine Worldcoin (WLD) officially launched. The coin is already listed on major platforms, such as Binance and Gate.io.

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