Most of the sites claim that the token pre-sale will end sometime this weekend, with the price listed near $1. Notably, the first bogus website identified by CoinDesk has since been taken down.
Many of the websites found in CoinDesk’s review are similar, with several sharing common design elements, while other sites are blatant clones of each other. Additionally, several of the sites use identical language to describe their purported offering:
“We present GRAM, the representative cryptocurrency of the TON Blockchain. 200 millions of [sic] Telegram users will get a TON wallet making it the world’s most adopted cryptocurrency, it will easily accommodate millions of users and thousands of decentralized applications, to provide direct payment channels to transfer value in milliseconds.”
Domain-ownership searches of the websites yielded varying results, including some entries that attempt to provide an air of legitimacy.