A Warning About Imposter Groups
Not exactly in the spirit of giving.
As we grow bigger in popularity, the unfortunate reality is that there will be groups attempting to impersonate Saffron Finance with the sole interest of stealing your SFI. I have personally handled roughly a dozen cases in the last few days and felt that perhaps by making a post it could help illuminate a few of our newer users to better protect their tokens.
The latest and most prevalent group is from a group called Saffron Finance Indonesia. They have made a fake Telegram, created a fake impersonator of Psykeeper, and even made a fake medium that copies our articles verbatim with one sole exception: they are claiming that SFI is offering a 1.5x bonus staking offer. This is a similar to the type of scam that you would find on Twitter, where a bot— posing as a celebrity — says if you send a certain amount to this address, you will receive double the rewards back. These are always scams.
From there, the imposters are then scamming our Indonesian users and immediately market selling the tokens that they receive.
It is paramount to know that we will never ask you for your SFI or DM you directly. There are only two telegrams that exist: the official Saffron.Finance and the Saffron Soldiers telegram dedicated to price talk. Any other telegram claiming to be Saffron Finance is a scam. In addition, the only Saffron Finance medium that exists is this one. Sometimes imposters will try and add or remove letters/special characters to try and fool you. If you are ever in doubt — double check the URL and refer back to our actual website saffron.finance to only directly use the links featured there.
If you are approached by someone who claims to be from Saffron, consider the following points:
- Are the links they’re showing you found on our official webpage?
- Do the Telegram usernames match the actual SFI owner (@Psykeeper_SFI)? Is the medium article account actually ours, or does it just have the same name and avatar?
- Are they asking you to send to a specific ETH address instead of use our web3 app? If so, why?
- Does it sound too good to be true?
At the end of the day YOU are responsible for the security and safety of your own tokens. If you send your tokens to a complete stranger and get scammed, we unfortunately cannot do anything to help you. You can help us by aggressively reporting potential scammers to either myself, Psy, or warning other users ahead of time so individuals do not lose their hard earned tokens.
Please be careful out there and have a wonderful holiday season!