Electrum, a popular bitcoin wallet service, uses electrum.org as its primary web address. “An alleged scammer has since bought the similar-sounding .com domain, which they’re using to mimic Electrum’s services. It’s styled as Electrum Pro, “the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet.”
Electrum's website is https://t.co/aHiZIZH54e. We do not own electrum dot com, and "Electrum Pro" is very likely bitcoin stealing malware. Please use https://t.co/Rne1yx5acw for a list of Bitcoin wallet websites.
— Electrum (@ElectrumWallet) April 5, 2018
On primary inspection, ElectrumPro leaves no doubt about it being a scam. The website attempts to present their product as an upgrade to Electrum as if it belonged to the same team.
Their website lists 4 team members with broken GitHub links and no other social media profiles. The names do not ring a bell in the blockchain community either. All community links are broken, except for a Twitter account with just one tweet:
— ElectrumPro (@ElectrumDotCom) March 27, 2018
It is basically a course in “How to spot a scam 101”.
Published April 6, 2018 — 16:30 UTC