Phishing scam thefts on Base are up 1,900% from January — Scam Sniffer

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The near 1,900% surge in phishing scams on Base since January comes amid an explosion in total value locked on the Ethereum layer-2 chain.

Ethereum layer 2 Base has seen an 18-fold increase in cryptocurrency funds stolen from phishing scams in March compared to January figures, recent data shows.

Approximately $3.35 million was stolen from phishing scammers on Base in March alone, according to blockchain anti-scam platform Scam Sniffer.

It marks a 334% month-on-month increase from February’s tally of $773,900 and a massive 1,880% spike compared to January, when Base only lost $169,000 from phishing scams, according to monthly Dune Analytics data compiled by Scam Sniffer.

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