A fake CoinJanitor token appeared on Etherscan a few days ago. It happened shortly after we announced our fifth buyout. Five buyouts and there is someone out there trying to copy us! That is extremely flattering, but we must do everything in our power to prevent them from piggybacking on our work or even worse, scam members of our community.
Fake Token Background Information
This fake token’s resemblance to ours is uncanny:
- It has the same name
- Same ticker symbol (JAN)
- Exactly the same supply
Here is what it does not have:
- The legacy that CoinJanitor has on the blockchain (Our first transaction was registered roughly 773 days before theirs!)
- Our logo
- Any kind of official backing
- A history of being used to buy deadcoins
Some of these are features that the scam token will never have. You cannot fake legacy on the Ethereum blockchain for instance. But a lot of people don’t look at this, so it is important to warn everyone out there. Avoid the fake token.
How to Avoid the Scam Token?
At best this fake token is an attempt to emulate us and buyout dead projects. At worst it is a scam. So, if you are looking into CoinJanitor, please make sure you are looking at the legitimate JAN and verify that it is our project.
To do so, you can do the following:
- Check CoinJanitor’s Etherscan profile
- Check our CMC profile
- Get in touch with us via our Telegram channel
- Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and ask us to send you any information you would like to know about our project
General Warning Following the Creation of the CoinJanitor Scam Token
Just to make sure that everyone gets the right information, please make sure that you understand the following:
- CoinJanitor tokens should only be bought and sold from the exchanges that we have partnered up with: SouthExchange, Resfinex, and Unnamed Exchange
- No CoinJanitor team member will ever approach you asking for money or trying to sell you tokens
- We refrain from contacting anyone on Telegram. Unless you are a deadcoin dev, we are highly unlikely to contact you. Please double check if it is us when we contact you, or reply to us by email
We are not linking back to the scam token for 2 reasons:
- We don’t want to give it any kind of notoriety
- We want to make sure our readers click on the right links and don’t get confused
Stay safe and let’s keep on cleaning the space. Remember: when scammers start noticing us it means we are doing a bunch of things right!