The verification procedure requires moving a button from the fake crypto news Discord server to the bookmarks bar in one’s web browser, as seen in this video that can be found on Youtube. After reaching that page, the visitor will see instructions telling them to return to discord.com, where they must then click the new bookmark in order to finish the verification procedure.
When unwary users of Discord follow the link supplied by the hijacked administrator account, they are requested to connect their cryptocurrency wallet to the scammer’s site. Once connected, the scammer’s site requests limitless spend permissions on the members’ tokens and then empties the balance of any valued accounts.
In the meanwhile, any user in the hijacked Discord channel who is aware of the fraud and responds to it will have their account terminated, and the compromised admin account will erase their communications.
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