Beware of sophisticated scam attempts!

Dear Horizen community.

We noted that our support staff is being impersonated on Discord/Telegram. The impersonator is sharing a fraudulent copy of Sphere by Horizen on GitHub that spreads malware.

Official Horizen software is only available from Windows/Mac releases are code signed with a certificate belonging to “Zen Blockchain Foundation. Our team opened a support ticket with GitHub to remove the fraudulent copy of Sphere by Horizen.

This is a friendly reminder to be sure to always double check the account and certificate when downloading updates, and that Horizen team members will never ask for funds or for private keys.

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We received reports of a scam account called “Horizen UpdateWallet Bot” urging our community members to update Sphere by Horizen from a scam github account called “ZenCash Officiall”. We have reported this repository to GitHub.

We want to remind the community that we do NOT use bots to send messages to our community and we do NOT send update releases directly to our users.

The official Horizen GitHub can be found here:


Not rarely, scammers will impersonate Team members, so please be cautious, and report anything suspicious!

Dear community, over the last couple of months we have noted an increase in scams that target our community members. We want to ensure that everyone has the knowledge and tools necessary to combat attempts to steal their ZEN.

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thanks for posting all this @MedaR …all too easy to confuse and take advantage of people. Glad the team is being proactive.

Check this post!

In short, there are ways you can check what version of wallet you are using so you can avoid getting in trouble. In this case @CryptoManion and myself, we showed how to check SBH but the procedure is the same for all wallets.

Many thanks to the community for showing big interest in such videos, and big THANK YOU for all who helped us!

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