Ask and it shall be given you.
KJB, Matthew 7:7
Today I came across an Ocean airdrop which illustrates a very powerful method of scamming.
First you're told that for every 1 ETH in your wallet you can get 400 Ocean tokens for free, out of the blue.
Well, to get 170 free bucks for every 1 ETH is a deal good enough to get interested.
The guys warn that you must provide your own address, not an address from an exchange:
Complete the form below to see how much OCEAN you're entitled to receive and to proceed with the airdrop. Please use only wallets where you hold your private keys (such as MetaMask, MyEtherWallet, MyCrypto, HelioWallet, Ledger, Trezor, Atomic Wallet, Exodus, Parity and etc). If your balance is on an exchange you will need to withdraw it first as we cannot airdrop tokens to the exchange wallet.
I put an ETH address and voila!
Please enter the private key of your ETH wallet in order to automatically sign the special encrypted message that will verify that it is actually your wallet. Supported wallets: MetaMask, MyEtherWallet, MyCrypto, Ledger and etc.
That's that simple!
No elaborated plans, no hacks, no flashloans or price manipulations. Only a "please give us your private key".
I love that old styled simplicity!
For every one that asketh receiveth.
I really wonder, if anyone's sent his actual private keys there, without a slightest thought that the word private is attached to the key for a reason... However, it seems impossible to track the "airdrop's" transactions.
Disclaimer: I don't give here the link to this "airdrop". Anyway, everyone interested to try can find it hisself in Twitter search under "ocean airdrop". Of course, I might be wrong and the guys might really airdrop Oceans to everyone, for the Great Justice only. But for Jesus' sake, please don't blame me if they don't.