Leonidas Hadjiloizou, one of the most well-known and appreciated members of the XRP community, published a tweet yesterday to warn the community of a scam, not even so sophisticated, which risks making users' portfolios completely empty; this is a fairly simple method, the scammers promise to send tokens for free and, indeed, they do, they send some XRP for free on the portfolios of the unfortunate on duty and, to demonstrate the sending of the sum, they provide a tag to the users it contains a link to the official Ripple site.
Just a pity that this site is a clone and when the unfortunate person on duty logs in, he only transmits his access credentials to the scammers, who thus proceed to empty the user's wallet.
It seems absurd to have to remember it again, however no one will ever give you anything, whether it is cryptocurrencies or anything else, the famous "gift" is nothing more than a trojan horse so it is really depressing that there are people who still today they take on this kind of scam.
That of sending free tokens is one of the most common left-handed throws in the world of cryptocurrencies, there are no scams managed in this way, however this scam in particular is in a certain sense unique in its kind because, in this case, the scammers actually send some tokens to the victim on duty, thus gaining their trust.
It is essential, therefore, that those who approach the world of cryptocurrencies for the first time understand that, despite having to do with an available and generous community, scams are on the agenda and no one can be trusted in this environment; before making any move, therefore, it is always good to deal with the rest of the community on twitter, which still remains the most used social despite the rise of telegram, and especially on bitcointalk, the community's forum of reference.
Personally, as a rule, I tend to ignore any possibility of earning tokens easily, or of receiving them as gifts, however in this way I also lose those few opportunities that are real; those who do not want to give up the possibility of receiving some tokens as a gift (as happens for example with airdrops) must therefore always be careful to check the correctness of what they are doing in advance, most of the time it is sufficient to do a quick online search and, if nothing is found on the search engines, open a thread on bitcointalk asking the most expert what they think, thus discovering that the fraudulent nature of certain initiatives will almost always be confirmed.