MetaMask, the Web3 wallet provider has warned its users about false claims of a planned MetaMask airdrop. MetaMask posted the warning on its Twitter after coming across rumors of an upcoming MetaMask snapshot or airdrop on social media.
According to a March 28 tweet from MetaMask, there have been “quite a few rumors going around” of a MetaMask snapshot or airdrop on March 31.
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“These rumors are not only false, but they are dangerous. They create opportunities for scammers and phishers,” warned MetaMask.
In its Twitter post, MetaMask has denied the rumors of an upcoming airdrop and has urged users to stay vigilant for fake sites in the coming days.
The recent rumors may be linked to a “fireside chat” session with ConsenSys CEO and Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin at ETHDenver 2023 on March 14, who reiterated that his firm is “actively working to decentralize” MetaMask. He later reportedly confirmed that the team intends to launch a token.
Activity on MetaMask nearly tripled on the back of the rumors, with data from DappRadar showing that the number of transactions on March 27 reached 21,460 from a baseline of approximately 8,000.