Beware: Kickass Torrent Clone is Looking For Your Credit Card Details

Kat.am, one of the most popular clones of the original Torrenting site, has turned into a scam.

It has been a bad month for file sharing peeps, first the popular Torrenting site Kick Ass Torrents was taken down after  its founder Artem Vaulin was arrested. Then, last week, Torrentz.eu, a popular torrent meta search engine also shut its business. 

After the two above losses, torrent community had a really big gap to cover and to do this, many Kickass Torrent clones came into existence. However, some of them are not as good as original Kickass torrents used to be.

In fact, Kat.am, one of the most popular clones of the original Torrenting site, has turned into a scam.

At first glance, everything seems fine with the UI and content of the site. But, if you try to open a torrent page and try to download a torrent file, users are asked to create a user account.

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Original site never asked for registration to download torrents.

The sign-up form suspiciously asks users to enter their Credit Card Details.

While advertising on original Kickass torrent was questionable on many pages, the site never asked for any personal or financial information during sign-ups from users. One can guess that after the original clone was taken down, the domain name would have become available and someone bought it with the idea of running a scam.

Be careful pirates, torrenting smething may cost you more than buying it in some cases.


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