Our community has been subject to regular attempts by scammers and cyber criminals to steal property (including tokens) and information. These attempts include people impersonating block.one personnel. They even impersonate Brendan and Dan.

Block.one encourages everyone to remain on high alert for scams, phishing, hacks and other malicious activities, especially things that appear “too good to be true.”

Scammers may attempt to steal your private keys, tokens, fiat currency, personal information, passwords and other items of value. Please remember to carefully read and review everything associated with a project, email or other communication before taking any action.  Be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

VERY IMPORTANT:  No one from Block.one will request your private key(s), tokens, passwords or personal information, whether by phone or in a Telegram message, email, website or any other form of communication.  Furthermore, no Block.one personnel will use Telegram, Skype, LinkedIn or other informal communication channels to propose a business relationship or partnership including a proposal which would involve the exchange of tokens.

A scammer that successfully steals your private key(s) will gain control of your account(s) on all community blockchains. The same may be true for passwords and other identifying information. For this reason, it is critical that you do not download, compile, install, or run software from untrusted sources, including repositories, websites and links, or provide your keys or personal information to any untrusted person or site. Please be cautious before using any community efforts, as Block.one will not review, certify, nor endorse any specific effort. 

Scammers impersonate people, including senior management, of companies. A Telegram chat, email, or website  may look like it was sent, owned or maintained or appear to have come from someone at Block.one and still be fake. Scammers often use a false sense of urgency to trick you into giving them your private keys, personal information or to induce you to enter into a fraudulent business arrangement by sending you agreements including, without limitation, non-disclosure agreements, token purchase agreements or any other agreements that would you require your signature or other personal information, or the exchange of tokens or private keys. 

Your private keys, tokens, other assets and personal information are private. We strongly encourage the community to exercise caution when dealing with anyone that requests access to your private keys or any other personal information or proposes a business arrangement involving your property, regardless of how it is requested.

Disclaimer:

Block.one is a software company that is producing the EOSIO software as a free, open-source protocol. This software may, among other things, enable those who deploy it to launch a blockchain, or decentralized applications with various features. For more information, please visit https://github.com/eosio. Block.one does not provide financial support to anyone seeking to become a block producer on any version of the EOSIO platform that may be adopted or implemented.

Block.one will not be launching any of the initial public blockchains based on the EOSIO software. It will be the sole responsibility of third parties, the community, and/or those who wish to become block producers, to adopt and implement EOSIO in the manner they choose, with the features they choose, and/or providing the services they choose. Block.one does not guarantee that anyone will adopt or implement such features, or provide such services, or that the EOSIO software will be adopted and implemented in any way.

Block.one does not endorse any third party or its products or services, even if they are mentioned herein. Block.one is not responsible for any linked content.

Please note that the statements herein are an expression of Block.one’s vision, not a guarantee of anything. While we will try to make that vision come true, all aspects of it are subject to change in all respects at Block.one’s sole discretion. We call these “forward looking statements”, which includes statements in this document, other than statements of historical facts, such as statements regarding Block.one’s business strategy, plans, prospects, developments and objectives. These statements are only predictions and reflect Block.one’s current beliefs and expectations with respect to future events; they are based on assumptions and are subject to risk, uncertainties and change at any time.

We operate in a rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from what is predicted in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: market volatility; continued availability of capital, financing and personnel; product acceptance; the commercial success of any new products or technologies; competition; government regulation and laws; and general economic, market or business conditions.

All statements are valid only as of the date of first posting and Block.one is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter any statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.  Nothing herein constitutes technological, financial, investment, legal or other advice, either in general or with regard to any particular situation or implementation. Please consult with experts in appropriate areas before implementing or utilizing anything contained in this document.

The ideas and information expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions, views or advice of Block.one or any other employee of Block.one.