Unprecedented! The first ICO Scam inside Telegram community
Two of the admins in the Telegram chat of the newly announced Seele’s ICO scammed supporters for more than 2 million dollars’ worth of ethers.
Two of the Seele’s team members decided to jump ship and stole $2M from the Telegram community of the ICO. The scam started way before any official announcements for Pre-sale, whitelist or any of the sort, when the two admins started offering large private allocations.
Picture 1 – One of the team members reffering people to the community administrator (also part of the scam).
Picture 2 – Community administrator offering hefty bonuses.
After that the Seel’s team announced that they will take full responsibilty for the SCAM and will return the stolen funds:
We will take responsibility to compensate those people who have been scammed.
Also Nick Smith one of the people potentialy involved in the scam turned out to be a victim of an impersonator, who used his name and credentials.
Picture 3 – The other admin explained Nick Smith’s involvement.
Insider job or not, the end result is around 2 million dollars worth of ether has been stolen.