Scammers have launched several fake Libra websites aiming to ensnare credulous traders in a supposed Libra pre-sale.
One example is calìbra.com (note the ì) — is a mirror image of Facebook’s legitimate website, calibra.com.
Like the domain name, the scam website has some differences when compared side-by-side to the legitimate site. Both websites have the same marketing materials, wording, fonts, color schemes, interactive displays, and slogans – although the fraudulent one looks askew.
Instead of “Get Started” button in the top right corner of calibra.com, hosted in Russia fake website has “Pre-Sale Libra Currency” button. Clicking the button opens another webpage that claims to offer a 25 percent bonus for trading Libra. Better act now, as the pre-sale is 93 percent complete, the scammers allege.
Some of fake Libra websites has clearly been created for fun. Zuckbucks.cash offers exchange Ethereum for ZBUX, “an ERC20 token which can be used to do absolutely nothing.”
“Want to buy a cup of coffee with your ZBUX? Too bad! Need to pay your bills? Better use another currency! Want to pile on to Mark Zuckerberg’s already incredibly overinflated bank account? Now we’re getting somewhere!,” according to the website.
“Just like LIBRA, Zuckbucks offers no inherent benefit besides putting your money directly into the pocket of the developers,” the website says.