Looking for BIP39 tools? Beware of phishing!

I just found an advertisement on Google advertising a fake BIP39 tool and reported it to Google.

It's trying to mimic the well known "iancoleman.io" domain name (the first letter of the phishing domain name is "l", also one more letter is wrong).

Always download BIP39 tools from reputable sources and use them offline (or at least not in the browser).

The original BIP39 Mnemonic Code Converter is: https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

The phising website is hosted at Alibaba (IP address, the domain name is registered with epag.de.

$ whois lancolaman.io
Registry Domain ID: D503300001188207674-LRMS
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http://www.epag.de
Updated Date:
Creation Date: 2020-10-26T09:42:08Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2021-10-26T09:42:08Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
Registrar: EPAG Domainservices GmbH
Registrar IANA ID: 85
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Domain Status: addPeriod https://icann.org/epp#addPeriod
Registrant Organization:
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Country: CA
Name Server: A.DNSPOD.COM
Name Server: C.DNSPOD.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned

>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2020-10-28T23:57:52Z <<<

For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

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; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.13-Ubuntu <<>> LANCOLAMAN.IO
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6948
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512


;; Query time: 55 msec
;; WHEN: Thu Oct 29 02:02:28 EET 2020
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 58

My BIP39 generators (written in Python): https://github.com/vstoykovbg/doublerandom. The simplest of them (make-seed-simple.py) can be read easily to make sure it does what it should (and do not steal your keys).


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