Caution: Ripple’s SEC Victory Triggers Wave of Investor Scams

Ripple Labs court ruling spurs wave of scams targeting investors, warns Ripple CTO. Stay vigilant against fraudulent schemes.

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  • A new wave of scams has targeted Ripple and XRP investors.
  • Scammers have been impersonating Ripple executives or employees.
  • The deceptive tactics have even extended to creating counterfeit websites resembling official Ripple pages.

A surge of fraudulent schemes targeting investors has emerged in the wake of a recent court ruling favoring Ripple Labs. Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer, David Schwartz, has issued a warning, shedding light on scammers capitalizing on the positive news to deceive users.

What Is It, and How Is It Done?

Typically, they create counterfeit Twitter accounts that impersonate Ripple executives or employees. Through these accounts, they promote bogus giveaways or airdrops, aiming to entice investors into divulging their personal information or cryptocurrency holdings.


In some cases, scammers even construct fraudulent websites that mimic official Ripple pages. Unsuspecting users may be prompted to enter their login credentials or seed phrases on these sites to partake in the fake giveaway.

What to Look Out For

To shield yourself from falling prey to these scams, it is crucial to remain vigilant and adopt preventive measures. Here are a few pointers:

  • Exercise skepticism toward any Twitter account claiming affiliation with Ripple, unless you can confirm its legitimacy. (Given that Twitter Blue is a subscription-based service that grants a blue checkmark, it is important to note that not all verified accounts are authentic.)
  • Refrain from entering your personal information or cryptocurrency holdings on untrustworthy websites.
  • If you suspect that you have become a victim of a scam, promptly contact your cryptocurrency exchange or wallet provider. Additionally, report the scam to the relevant authorities.
Real Brad Garlinghouse Twitter on the Left vs a Fake on the Right.
Real Brad Garlinghouse Twitter (Left) vs Fake (Right). Source: Twitter

On the Flipside

  • The recent court ruling in favor of Ripple Labs signifies a significant legal victory for the company, reinforcing its position in the cryptocurrency industry.
  • Despite the risks posed by scammers, the fact that scammers are attempting to exploit Ripple’s positive news demonstrates the perceived value and potential profitability associated with the company and its cryptocurrency.
  • Ripple’s proactive response to these scams, along with Schwartz’s public awareness campaign, showcases the company’s dedication to maintaining a secure and trustworthy environment for its investors and users.

Why This Matters

The emergence of scams exploiting Ripple Labs’ recent court ruling is a stark reminder of the persistent threat facing investors in the cryptocurrency market. By shedding light on these deceptive practices, investors are urged to exercise caution and stay vigilant, fostering a safer environment for all participants in the crypto space.

To learn more about the recent surge in Ripple’s price following a court ruling on XRP’s security status, read here:


XRP Not a Security: Ripple’s Price Surges Following Judge’s Ruling

To delve into the suspected inside job that resulted in the exploitation of $100 million in Multichain, explore this article:

Multichain Exploited for Another $100 Million as Experts Suspect an Inside Job

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.