This new scam is using vanity of crypto bloggers to promote itself. In short – it’s a fake ICO, has nothing to do with WalMart, the domains are freshly registered and you should stay away from such scams.
On October 9-10 2018 many cryptocurrency blogs and news sites (including CoinVigilance) got an email that contained an “exclusive” press release for immediate distribution.
The e-mail said the press release is going to their blog only and won’t be featured in major media. That felt flattering and a lot of sites have published it.
Here’s what the scame-mail read:
From: Roger Adelmann <email@example.com>
Subject: Walmart Leafy Token Distribution
This information is intended for immediate release upon receipt.
You have been selected to receive the Walmart Leafy press release in order to broaden our range of distribution to the media. Our natural press outlets do not include cryptocurrency websites.
Walmart Inc. will integrate WalmartLeafy.com blockchain technology for suppliers of fresh produce starting in 2019 to reduce ecoli outbreaks and keep our customers safer. Suppliers will also transition ecommerce payments from cash to digital on the Ethereum network in the form of ERC20 Tokens.
Access the press release directly:
If you have any questions please use the information below to contact me.
A division of WalmartLabs
8am to 5.30pm Central, Monday-Friday
The content of this email is confidential and intended for the recipient specified in message only. It is strictly forbidden to share any part of this message with any third party, without consent of the sender. If you received this message by mistake, please reply to this message and follow with its deletion, so that we can ensure such a mistake does not occur in the future.
All of this stuff is a SCAM.