In this type of attack, a bad actor would purchase hardware wallets, record the private keys of these wallets, and post them for resale on Amazon or eBay. This works because hardware wallets are in demand and often-times out of stock. People are often unwilling to wait for the main distributor to have stock.
The image below shows a hardware wallet posted for resale:
Only purchase your hardware wallet from trusted sellers:
When you find these scams, post about them on social media like Reddit and Twitter so that users can learn about their existence. You can also share this article using the sharing links below the title.
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