Telegram users began to receive messages with a proposal to buy yet existing cryptocurrency messenger GRAM (GRM).
Fraudsters seem the creators of blockchain‐system Telegram Open Network (TON) and prompt users to register on the website and buy a 30 thousand tokens for $5 million (283 thousand) to become the first holders of the cryptocurrency Telegram, which will be used for settlements within the network.
The invitations will contain links to a fake website TON. The resource describes the process of pre-sale of tokens, which is the need to gain $ 30 million to launch the cryptocurrency until February 1, 2018.
Maybe the scammers have intensified in the recent publication of the network of official document entitled “Telegram Open Network”, signed by Nikolai Durov, one of the founders of Vkontakte and brother of Pavel Durov. The document is dated 3 December 2017, consists of 132 pages with a very detailed description of the services on the basis of the blockchain, which is scheduled to launch on the basis of the messenger Telegram.
We will remind that earlier the information that the Telegram is being prepared for the ICO and use of blockchain, said the former employee of the company Anton Rosenberg. Pavel Durov has not directly refuted this information, but several times it was reported that the official information will be communicated only by official channels or the Durov.