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Title: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on April 16, 2018, 02:24:27 AM
If you're looking to invest in Cryptocurrency, you could  be vulnerable to phising and Ponzi schemes.

So how can you avoid them?

1. Be skeptical of emails that mentions Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

Scammers have stolen millions by impersonating real Cryptocurrency issuers.
Look for spelling and grammar errors, and verify the email address before sending  any payments.

2. Watch out for fake websites.

Look for the "secure"  and "https" markers before a website's URL  in your browser.  If they are not there, the website  might be fraudulent. Also,  check for tiny dots under the letters in the url that could be mean the site is fake.


3. Don't trust unverified twitter accounts.

Even if they look like they belong to Cryptocurrencies  or their founders, they might be scammers in disguise and be wary of anyone on twitter who asks you to send them Cryptocurrency.


Like any investment, there is a risk involved in Cryptocurrency.
Even legitimate coin issuers can be hacked, so think twice before sending money to anyone.




AVOIDING FRAUDULENT

•  Spot imposters. Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email.  
•  Do online searches. Type a company or product name into your favorite search engine with words like “review,” “complaint” or “scam.” Or search for a phrase that describes your situation, like “IRS call.” You can even search for phone numbers to see if other people have reported them as scams.

•  Don’t believe your caller ID. Technology makes it easy for scammers to fake caller ID information, so the name and number you see aren’t always real. If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. If you think the caller might be telling the truth, call back to a number you know is genuine.

•  Don’t pay upfront for a promise. Someone might ask you to pay in advance for things like debt relief, credit and loan offers, mortgage assistance, or a job. They might even say you’ve won a prize, but first you have to pay taxes or fees. If you do, they will probably take the money and disappear.

•  Consider how you pay. Credit cards have significant fraud protection built in, but some payment methods don’t. Wiring money through services like Western Union or MoneyGram is risky because it’s nearly impossible to get your money back. That’s also true for reloadable cards like MoneyPak, Reloadit or Vanilla. Government offices and honest companies won’t require you to use these payment methods.

•  Talk to someone. Before you give up your money or personal information, talk to someone you trust. Con artists want you to make decisions in a hurry. They might even threaten you. Slow down, check out the story, do an online search, consult an expert — or just tell a friend.

•  Hang up on robocalls. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded sales pitch, hang up and report it to the FTC. These calls are illegal, and often the products are bogus. Don’t press 1 to speak to a person or to be taken off the list. That could lead to more calls.

•  Be skeptical about free trial offers. Some companies use free trials to sign you up for products and bill you every month until you cancel. Before you agree to a free trial, research the company and read the cancellation policy. And always review your monthly statements for charges you don’t recognize.

•  Don’t deposit a check and wire money back. By law, banks must make funds from deposited checks available within days, but uncovering a fake check can take weeks. If a check you deposit turns out to be a fake, you’re responsible for repaying the bank.
Sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC at ftc.gov/scams. Get the latest tips and advice about scams sent right to your inbox.

 © https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud
⛔LIST OF SCAMS⛔
by Tomatocage
List known scam websites here (please leave out the http:// part so the forum doesn't parse them into clickable links).

SCAM 120bitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1068102.0
SCAM 999Dice.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=948965.0
SCAM arcusgoldsales.com | Not really Bitcoin related, but owned by V.Kodoff, known scammer
SCAM alldiscounts.club | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1084998.msg11576383#msg11576383
SCAM bitclub.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1152263.0
SCAM bitcoin-doubler.com |
SCAM Bitcoin-forums.net | Phishing site
SCAM bitcoin-income
SCAM bitcoin-mixer.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1179213.0
SCAM bitcoin-paypal.gr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1018770.0
SCAM bitcoin-power.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1042184.0
SCAM bitcoin-stocks.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=918877.0
SCAM bitcoinbev.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1051298.0
SCAM bitcoincloudservices.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1085613.0
SCAM bitcoinminerz.com | Operated by Maidak (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=35312) who is accused of scamming: Ex1 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1077982.0), Ex2 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1086873.0;all), Ex3 (https://bitlendingclub.com/loan/browse/lid/11475/trading-loan-veteran-trader-5-repayment-2-weeks) Pending
SCAM bitcoinmixer.info | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1052407.0
SCAM bitcointopp.com
SCAM bitcoinvanitygen.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=795023.0
SCAM bitgold.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1133534.0
SCAM bitin.co
SCAM bitlaunder.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=713699.0
SCAM bitmix.io |
SCAM bitpap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1139596.0
SCAM bitplastic.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=613797.0
SCAM bitsell.me | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1146814.0
SCAM bitxzone.com
SCAM blockminer.eu | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1182668.0
SCAM btc-bets.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1112097.0
SCAM btc-casino.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1092185.msg11660816#msg11660816
SCAM btc-e.io
SCAM btc-multiplier.fr | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1100515.0
SCAM btcearnerz.tk | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1141296.0
SCAM btcflap.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1037033.0
SCAM btcflex.com |
SCAM butterflylabs.com
SCAM cloudminr.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1113505.0
SCAM cloudthink.io | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1074144.0
SCAM coincollect.com
SCAM coindesk.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1157098.0
SCAM cryptoconomist.biz | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1149488.0
SCAM cryptodouble.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=905242.0
SCAM deltaexchanger.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1093064.0 Pending
SCAM earntomorrow.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1018509.0
SCAM easyconvert.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1093162.0
SCAM ebitinvest.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1049003.0
SCAM ecurrencyxchanga.com
SCAM electrum-wallet.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1098340.0
SCAM exchange-ecurrency.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1127321.0
SCAM fastminer.net | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1128274.msg11918483#msg11918483
SCAM geminiex.com
SCAM grmining.com
SCAM hashie.co
SCAM honestexchanger.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=798609.0
SCAM instaforexchange.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1177549.0
SCAM ltcgear.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=926086.0
SCAM mineprofit.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=928263.msg12447927#msg12447927
SCAM minethatcloud.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=926990.0
SCAM mining.ml | https://archive.is/kkFBp
SCAM moneypakforbitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=358663.0
SCAM moneypakforbitcoins.us
SCAM moneypaktobitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1152132.0
SCAM moneypaktobitcoins.us
SCAM onedice.me | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=809084.0
SCAM p2pwallet.cc | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=925838.msg11149742#msg11149742
SCAM payypalexchange.blogspot.com
SCAM paypalmycashtobitcoin.blogspot.com
SCAM PBMining.com
SCAM predictcoin.info
SCAM scrypt.cc | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1017301.0
SCAM sellbitcoin.us | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1096692.0
SCAM stablebit.biz | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1068114.0
SCAM strevos.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1066256.0
SCAM thebtcescrow.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1089012.msg11607745#msg11607745
SCAM tukarbitcoin.info | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1129524.0 | Shady "exchange" site with no SSL
SCAM up-btc.cf | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1165544.0
SCAM val1d.ru | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1128293.0
SCAM webuyyourbitcoins.com | https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1120517.0
SCAM wm-center.es

Another thread of proven scams.

Adding this thread ⚠ List of SCAM ICO! [PROVED] (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4981560.msg44936918#msg44936918)  by bl4nkcode.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Zwei on May 10, 2018, 02:43:45 PM

2. Watch out for fake websites.

Look for the "secure"  and "https" markers before a website's URL  in your browser.  If they are not there, the website  might be fraudulent. Also,  check for tiny dots under the letters in the url that could be mean the site is fake.
http://i65.tinypic.com/15g5a1e.jpg


Https mean: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, if a site have it, that doesn't mean the site is legit and not fake, it simple mean the your connection with the site is private,
you can even get it for free, what you can do, is to check the Organisation that the certificate is Issued To.

 https://i.imgur.com/fEyqJ1O.png


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: MintDice on May 10, 2018, 04:26:27 PM
Unfortunately, many people don't understand Crypto well, so malicious people are using new tactics to steal from unknowing people. While there are many upsides to crypto being unregulated (such as no infringement n privacy), it's the kind of environment where scams thrive. If you get ripped off, there is no one to send a complaint to; however, the best way to avoid scams is to stay informed!


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: cryptosec.info on May 10, 2018, 05:53:26 PM

2. Watch out for fake websites.

Look for the "secure"  and "https" markers before a website's URL  in your browser.  If they are not there, the website  might be fraudulent. Also,  check for tiny dots under the letters in the url that could be mean the site is fake.
http://i65.tinypic.com/15g5a1e.jpg


Https mean: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, if a site have it, that doesn't mean the site is legit and not fake, it simple mean the your connection with the site is private,
you can even get it for free, what you can do, is to check the Organisation that the certificate is Issued To.

 https://i.imgur.com/fEyqJ1O.png

Very true. You could get a free https certificate on sites like CloudFlare. The thing is though, most phishing sites don't even bother on getting an https certificate. So an exchange without a https certificate should automatically be a huge red flag.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: endlasuresh on June 25, 2018, 04:28:14 PM
You have made short post but not enough facts on this, I suggest you to write more facts so people won't loss in SCAM ICO's.
I would give plus one to you for this topic.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on June 25, 2018, 04:52:53 PM
You have made short post but not enough facts on this, I suggest you to write more facts so people won't loss in SCAM ICO's.
I would give plus one to you for this topic.
Thank you for your feedback. I will work on it and I'll update the post after making your suggestions.
Https mean: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, if a site have it, that doesn't mean the site is legit and not fake, it simple mean the your connection with the site is private,
you can even get it for free, what you can do, is to check the Organisation that the certificate is Issued To.
Yes it is, but I'm referring on the dots below the website. That's why I put an example image that will guide you on that violently little things.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: azvn on June 26, 2018, 08:00:27 AM
The best way for avoiding ICO scam is not investing in ICO. Even if you check all basic criteria of ICO and its legal, you still have a chance to get scam. So minimum your risk in investing ICO is not investing in ICO time. If you really like this project, follow their telegram/twitter and facebook to get news/information and know when it will be listed. When it be listed on exchanges, its your time to buy more because at the moment in bear market, all new tokens/coins are lower price than ICO price even with bonus. So buy and hold when it listed, is best way.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: trupero_uno on June 26, 2018, 11:09:12 AM
The best way for avoiding ICO scam is not investing in ICO. Even if you check all basic criteria of ICO and its legal, you still have a chance to get scam. So minimum your risk in investing ICO is not investing in ICO time. If you really like this project, follow their telegram/twitter and facebook to get news/information and know when it will be listed. When it be listed on exchanges, its your time to buy more because at the moment in bear market, all new tokens/coins are lower price than ICO price even with bonus. So buy and hold when it listed, is best way.

Your suggestion will be a benefit and safer than directly enter into an ICO earlier by waiting post ICO, actually there is other benefit other than avoiding Scam ICO that is the certainty for entering the project which pass the softcap. But this kind thing should not take generally because if everybody wait the project until enter to exchange, there will be no more successful ICO and lead to no project enter into exchange. So, it is better to still support ICO but the research should be deeper. I hope the ICO is still required to be supported as the starting stage of a project in crypto.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: zorko34 on June 26, 2018, 11:12:16 AM
hi. Thank you so much for this useful guide!
People now don't have excuses. you have to just follow these simple steps in order to protect yourself from scammers.
thank you so much again!


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Scoobers on June 26, 2018, 11:15:04 AM
Great resource, I have a couple of friends that have been scammed and another one had their account hijacked. This advice should be a compulsory read for all newbies.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: zolfa on July 02, 2018, 11:51:11 AM
information is very useful, but today the SEC has released education related to ICO to the public, as a repressive action to avoid any scam site that offers investment by ICO.

The SEC created a site explaining the scam criteria for ICO. the site is howeycoin.com, this scam site was created by the SEC to provide education to every society, so they can choose a good ICO and do not have the potential scam.

some of the common signs of ICO scam are.
1. high profit
2. SEC claims complain
3. pump and dump only.
4. endorsement of celebrities


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: cpoer2011 on July 02, 2018, 12:36:25 PM
Thanks for this thread, now I have some points to review back before jump into some ICOs. Do Your Own Research (DYOR) is very important and must be done before dealing with an ICOs. You give me a clear explanation about how to review ICOs. Once again, it's a very helpful thread.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Janeterrekg on July 02, 2018, 01:01:04 PM
Greatly thankful for this information. We all know that nowadays people are really getting involve and become a victim of different kinds of scams, most especially beginners here in the crypto currency community. This is one way for them and for all of us to be warned and be informed to avoid being scammed.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: gesdan on July 02, 2018, 01:42:03 PM
thanks for the suggestion, right now we can see many ICO that just find the money and not run their project in real or we can call it SCAM. and it will make the investor trapped because the bonus and the fake benefit that the developer said, so we should think twice also do some research about it before we invest on it


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Fappanu on July 02, 2018, 02:20:29 PM
Many today are scam investment, phishing sites and so on. So it's a great help especially for new comers to understand and of course be careful of the websites they go to.
Great help to, So I refer my friends to read this thread,


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: rumexx on July 02, 2018, 02:26:20 PM
Grateful to you for this insightful work which will go along way in helping to identify the illegal ICOs before we invest or work to promote them. I will suggest that you keep updating the data base often to accommodate more that will come later on.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on July 02, 2018, 09:43:44 PM
Many today are scam investment, phishing sites and so on. So it's a great help especially for new comers to understand and of course be careful of the websites they go to.
Great help to, So I refer my friends to read this thread,
Thanks for the kind words. If you have some questions related you can aske here so that we can further discuss more about scams in order to avoid it.
Grateful to you for this insightful work which will go along way in helping to identify the illegal ICOs before we invest or work to promote them. I will suggest that you keep updating the data base often to accommodate more that will come later on.
Just follow the tips to avoid being scammed. Just be careful where you invest because a lot of scammers inside and out the forum. 


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: phelbaby on July 02, 2018, 10:55:10 PM
So many of the cryptocurrncy project are scammers,they only deceive investors and scam them but bettter stil there still some good ICO,s to invest on but this needs good research of the platform before investing


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: deviltasha on July 04, 2018, 07:26:38 AM
Here also blog on the topic, it considers ICOs specifically, but should be interesting in relation to the scams: https://icoguide.com/en/blog/how-to-identify-scam-icos


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: EzBreezy on July 04, 2018, 10:20:43 PM
Nice work bud. This is gonna be useful here in crypto world. I have a suggestion or for additional topic that will help us too. Can you gave us the importance of using 2-factors authenticator?


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: felicity06 on July 04, 2018, 10:29:58 PM
Working in cryptocurrency is really profitable but if you work on those scam also... It will become useless...  Working here is really hard as well as finding a good campaign is really hard to know and to predict also...  We should be always aware of it especially those who are only beggining to work here...  There are lots of way to ensure that we are in a right direction the only thing we need to do is to keep aware and have our own research about it...


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: zenrol28 on July 04, 2018, 10:32:06 PM
Don't trust anyone in this market. And always do researches because anything that looks new into your eyes might already happened in the past. Bitcoin and blockchain really has a great potential that is why frauds and scams are anywhere.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Balayashi on July 04, 2018, 10:41:21 PM
Well, actually even a https link it only means the responsible has payed for a SSL certificate. It does not avoids you to go into a scam.

About ICO's, never trust any email you receive...always search about ICO's by yourself. There are websites that evaluate ICO's, there are communities of ICO's investors that you can search and ask and participate and try to know by several sources if that ICO is trustable. Look at their team, linkedin profiles, github profiles, the project github, how long is without activity, how many commits in how much time, how many ppl participating. Read the whitepaper, try to understand the value of the project and always try to understant at the first glance if by any change it is any kind of ponzy or pyramid scheme (bitconect, regalcoin, etc).


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: vnck25 on July 04, 2018, 10:44:04 PM
Wow this is valuable information, I guess you went to great lengths to collect the list of scams at the very end of your post! Good job!! As others have mentioned many get into crypto just to earn quick money without knowing what crypto is and how it works. This post is very valuable in this regard where it cautions people on what to look in a scam and avoid such schemes altogether. Thanks again!


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on July 22, 2018, 12:33:18 PM
This is a great read for new users in the cryptoworld. like me. got some friends im sure that needs this. thank
Thanks for the kind words. Will update it everytime I learn new ways to avoid scams.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: royalfestus on July 22, 2018, 01:22:24 PM
You have made short post but not enough facts on this, I suggest you to write more facts so people won't loss in SCAM ICO's.
I would give plus one to you for this topic.
He cant write all, he just wrote a few. Besides the reason you can post on his thread is to write those things you think are missing. No man is an island of wisdom.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Bennix on September 20, 2018, 12:08:49 PM
There are thousands of scammy projects out there,and one needs to be careful inorder not be defrauded.
One should check the identity of those behind a project he want to invest on to know if they are faceless .
I said this because 80% of scammy project are managed by faceless people.
Even if the people managing a particular project are known check to see if they have managed a multi million dollar project.This will help you to know their previous performance.
You should also check if the project has its own website ,Reddit ,twitter ,telegram and discord.
If they have all these things another step is to note down what the participants on its social media are saying about the project for example if there is so much complain ,and the customer support of that projects is not ready to proffer solution then know it is a scam.
You should also note down how active the admins of a particular projects are on social media, meaning how often do they post updates on social media?
You should know the problem the developers of a particular project aim to solve after you have read and understand the white paper.
The question is ,would there be a demand for that token if the developers solve the problem
The questions is,do they have the financial capacity to solve the problem or not?
How do they raise the money ?it is a scam if there is no clear definition on how to raise the fund.
Finally ,if they are not following its roadmap ,it means the developers are scam.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on October 11, 2018, 03:27:18 PM
Another thread of proven scams.

Adding this thread ⚠ List of SCAM ICO! [PROVED] (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4981560.msg44936918#msg44936918)  by bl4nkcode.


Bumping this thread for newbies.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: SJJoh on October 15, 2018, 10:28:24 AM
It might sound obvious, but please, pay attention to the language as well. Try to see the patterns in how admins communicate in FB, Telegram and so on. If they are not overly formal and then you suddenly receive a PM starting with "Dear Sir", there are high chances that even if they have a picture of the admin, all the info corresponding in their account, they are still not an admin. If the team is not pushy in sales and you get a PM with a different overall attitude, consider why. It helped me and some of my friends several times.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Areding on October 20, 2018, 01:12:12 PM
Fraudsters have lost their positions badly and can invent nothing peculiar. The methods are the same, and if you understand the subject, it easy to find out you deal with fraudsters.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: cleygaux on October 25, 2018, 02:53:06 PM
Thanks OP, Even in telegram I have received many look a like names of different ICO admins but if you double check the username its different people they are offering a private sale with a big discount and if you are not aware about it then you might be scam in no time be very careful in investing always use the official mediums for transactions.


Title: Re: Interested in Cryptocurrency? Beware of these scams.
Post by: johnine on October 26, 2018, 06:46:09 AM
hi. Thank you so much for this useful guide!
People now don't have excuses. you have to just follow these simple steps in order to protect yourself from scammers.
thank you so much again!


Hello newbie, It seems so good right ? The idea of it is very useful. Specially this generation because there's a lot of scammers everywhere specially when it comes about money.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: richan on October 27, 2018, 10:16:08 PM
The new mode of scamming crypto users is the emails from ICOs that impersonate real ICOs at a cheap discounts. I never reply to emails of ICOs I haven't personally applied for whitelisting.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Bilinnaire on October 28, 2018, 11:15:24 AM
Furthermore, be careful with your details. Many are fond of looking for freebies and in turn they submit their confidential information into the hands of scammers. Be careful while participating in such activities, if you aren't careless, then you're very close to being safe.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: FedKosco on October 28, 2018, 01:31:58 PM
The new mode of scamming crypto users is the emails from ICOs that impersonate real ICOs at a cheap discounts. I never reply to emails of ICOs I haven't personally applied for whitelisting.

These letters are not only not worth answering. It is even better not to open them, because you can get a virus on your computer.
And you should never give your main mail when registering for projects.


Title: Re: [GUIDE]How to avoid scam?
Post by: Daboy_Lyle on January 21, 2019, 03:00:24 AM
The new mode of scamming crypto users is the emails from ICOs that impersonate real ICOs at a cheap discounts. I never reply to emails of ICOs I haven't personally applied for whitelisting.
Better not to open them. You can ico's during their pre sale on their site to take away the scammer.
Sometimes we can't avoid it because a lot of email bomber is working just to get money by scamming.