Several users reported a scam that seeks to steal funds under the false offer of ApeCoin. This is a hoax that was launched through profiles of Twitter that appear as verified and offer to send this cryptocurrency within the framework of an AirDrop, a procedure within the crypto world that consists of giving away coins or tokens to wallet addresses to promote the launch of a new virtual currency. Although this is a common technique in the world of cryptocurrencies, in this case everything was used as a hook to orchestrate a scam, which would have already caused more than a million dollars in losses.
ApeCoin is a new token of ethereum based on the popular project NFT Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC). It is believed that in the near future this cryptocurrency could become a payment method within the metaverse, the new evolution of the internet that will inhabit web 3, based on blockchain technology.