Scam tokens attempting to spoof "Shiba Inu: Deployer"

Scam tokens attempting to spoof "Shiba Inu: Deployer"

Quick post to alert the community about some scam tokens that are making run around claiming to be originated from the "Shiba Inu: Deployer" ( 0xb8f226ddb7bc672e27dffb67e4adabfa8c0dfa08).
At first when I saw an incoming transaction of the $WERSE token into "Shiba Inu: Deployer 2" I was pleasantly surprised but did not dig much into it because of being occupied by Shib The Metaverse land sale event. But upon looking deeper into the code I have found this is another scam ( or clever marketing )

This transaction on etherscan shows 101,000,000,000,000 WERSE tokens being transferred from "Shiba Inu: Deployer" to "Shiba Inu: Deployer 2".

However, this is just a marketing gimmick as this particular information comes from the events emitted by the smart contract. Etherscan relies on those events to display this token transfer information.

All honest tokens emit the correct information as events, with the correct sender and recipient addresses. This contract however, has crafted code specifically to emit malicious events (with arbitrary sender and recipient addresses), so that the token can associate itself with promiment wallets.

Here's is the malicious code segment in the token contract ( line 283):

Notice the :

if (sender == _owner) {
sender = lead_deployer

all this does is before the Transfer event is triggered for all transfers from the owner of the contract, the sender gets overwritten by the lead_deployer variable which comes from a hardcoded constant in the same contract :

And as expected, the 'lead_deployer' stores the "Shiba Inu: Deployer" address which fools many ( including myself ) that this token is from by the SHIB deployer let's FOMO into it.

The scammers / clever marketers make use of programming to fool lot of people of millions, sometimes more malicious code could drain your wallet on approval of the token, we see this everytime and it breaks our heart as we can't do anything about it for them. So please do not ever REACT to such news in crypto always listen to official project channels for announcements to save your hard earned money:


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