The crypto world is interesting and profitable. Thus, most people want to learn about the niche and connect with the community. Telegram is one of the best places for crypto enthusiasts to share tips and knowledge.
Recently, Telegram even announced its partnership with TON where the platform will accept TonCoin crypto as a means of payment. The coin will also be available for free crypto payments amongst the users on the platform. Telegram is also planning to allow negotiations with Bitcoin so that the project will gain traction amongst the fans.
However, Telegram is not only in the news for its partnership with TON but also for crypto scams. Many scammers are looking to collect personal information or dupe the users for their money. It is possible to avoid such situations by taking precautionary measures such as:
Check the usernames correctly
Scammers try to create a fake narrative by posing like support staff or admins using the same usernames as verified brands and credible groups. They just interchange a few words or use a different font which can be missed by the user.
So, make sure to check the usernames closely and search for their activity in the groups. If they do not fit into these categories, then they are most likely to be a scammer.
Keep a check for bot groups
A lot of scammers have a habit of cloning groups and communities of the coin or project. They may advertise as “insider knowledge” to attract users. However, they lack organic members and usually prop the membership statistics with bots.
When you join a group on Telegram, check the profiles of the members to differentiate between real and fake users.
Use credible learning sources
A lot of platforms are offering guides and resources to beginners. Most of the information comes from legitimate sources but it is necessary to double-check anything before investing your money.
Compare the data from various sources. Consider facts instead of assumptions and emotions to invest.
Verify the giveaways
Scammers use free cryptocurrency giveaways to obtain users’ personal information, including private keys. Some of them send a small amount of cryptos to your wallet to win your trust.
Do not accept any welcome messages if you did not enter any giveaway contests. Remember that the authentic platforms are very transparent with their prizes and award procedures. If you participate in giveaways, check the social media pages of hosts to check the official announcements. If there is no open and clear communication on social media channels, it is probably a scam.
Analyze credibility claims
A lot of scammers create various profiles on social media to look legitimate. Forums that are connected with community forums do not assure credibility. Confirm the project affiliation, endorsement, and relationship claims through trusted parties and independent sources.
Do not click on unverified links
Do not enter your personal information on any random forms or click on malicious links. Such links can download information on your computer without permission, resulting in data breaches and theft.
You should always enable firewalls and antivirus website blockers to prevent access to such malicious websites. You should always be vigilant about your assets.
Thus, you need to be vigilant about your assets. These tips will surely help you to avoid Telegram scams. However, scammers still have other ways to steal your assets and so you need to be careful.