Scrolling on Facebook and voila – all of a sudden a nice ad pops up saying Amazon is about to launch it’s very own token and I have the chance to participate in its presale. On the ad Jeff Bezos, founder, executive chairman, former CEO of Amazon, is portrayed smiling.
Sure looks legit.
But let’s dig further.
See the CNBC News profile the news is coming from. It says in its description it is providing millions of households daily news but what is lacking are followers. The page only has 44 likes.
That definitely is a warning sign that this might not be an actual Facebook page of the news company CNBC News.
So where is the link in the ad directing us?
It will send us to a page on a domain cnbcnews.co.uk. Who owns the domain and when was it registered?
Looks like it’s registered just a few days ago on 1.11.2021 and with registrar Porkbun. Surely the date of registration of the domain just a few days ago is a red flag.
How does the site look like where the ad is sending us?
Immediate check of the website’s source indicates that the site is built with Wix.com website creator. This is a red flag as it is unlikely that Amazon would base it’s coin service site on an external web builder service.
What happens when you try to register?
When you click Sign up on that webpage you are redirected to a new site that is on a new domain name address amazon.comtoken.sale
The domain comtoken.sale is also registered at Porkbun and the same way it is a private registration – contacts are hidden. To get contact to the domain owner a form must be filled https://porkbun.com/whois/contact/admin/comtoken.sale
Conclusion: This looks to be a scam based on the above analyze.