On Thursday, January 12th, Mailchimp, informed Near.org about a breach affecting the email addresses of Near Wallet users. In the last couple of days, scammers have been contacting Near Wallet users via email impersonating Meta Pool. They are requesting Stakers to transfer their NEAR to a new smart contract (Screenshot below). The emails have been sent from the following domain, meta-pool.online.
At Meta Pool, we take security very seriously. We want to remind all Stakers that Meta Pool is a non-custodial platform, meaning that the wallet owner is in complete control and has custody of his private keys and information. We do not collect any personal information from our service users.
Meta Pool never collects Staker’s emails and any personal information. We built a decentralized and non-custodial platform. This means we cannot and will not contact you via email regarding your stakes or wallet keys.
Members of the Meta Pool team will never send private messages via Telegram, Discord, Twitter, or any other communication channel asking for funds, or your wallet key or requiring any private information.
HELP THE COMMUNITY STAY SAFE
Should you receive any suspicious emails or messages from potential scammers please warn our team via our official Discord and Telegram channels. This way we can alert the rest of the community.
Note: If you signed up to our newsletter, webinars or meetups, we will only communicate informing about news or events. Again, we will never request funds, or your wallet key.
Please always verify the domains for our services:
Meta Pool Team
About Meta Pool & stNEAR
Meta Pool is the leading liquid staking solution for $NEAR and wNEAR token holders. With Meta Pool you earn NEAR staking rewards and maintain your liquidity to participate in DeFi protocols on NEAR and Aurora.
Users staking $NEAR and wNEAR with Meta Pool receive in exchange stNEAR (staked NEAR) tokens.
stNEAR simultaneously accrues staking rewards and unlocks users’ liquidity enabling them to participate in DeFi activities (e.g. lending, farming, borrowing) on NEAR and Aurora.
Stake $NEAR on Meta Pool
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Meta Pool also solves the problems associated with Proof-of-Stake networks staking: illiquidity, immovability and accessibility. Meta Pool also aims to distribute staking in multiple validators to improve censorship-resistance of the NEAR network.
With a TVL of ~9 Million $NEAR and growing, Meta Pool has become in just a few months a cornerstone element of the NEAR ecosystem. Meta Pool is making NEAR Protocol more decentralized and therefore more secure.
In February 2022 Meta Pool has been successfully audited by BlockSec, confirming the implementation of the highest security standards.
For more information visit https://metapool.app.