How not to get caught by scammers?
On the first part of the safety guide you put a lot of reactions. We heard you and prepared the second part. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. We will answer all of them.
When you fill out forms to get into Whitelist, or even just following the project, you join official Telegram and Discord groups (other social networks are also possible) and then suddenly you get a personal message that “you won” or “you were selected” or shortly before the token is put on the market, you may receive a message with a token contract.
100% it will be scammers. They monitor users who joined groups and start sending personal messages.
Never follow links from private messages, don’t reply to them and delete/block the chat immediately so as not to lose your funds.
You can minimize the appearance of such messages through the security settings in the app:
• In Telegram, we recommend banning them from adding you to groups.
• Discord has a feature to prohibit private messages.
Don’t be afraid to close and delete private messages from unknown contacts, because administrators of the projects you follow will never write to you first.
Sometimes you may get a message about a prize or some other information from the project to your email.
The first thing you should do is to check the sender of the message. In 99% of cases they will say through their official media that they send out a mail to the users and they will say which e-mail it should come from.
Also we want to warn you against downloading any files from e-mails of unknown senders, even text ones, as it can cause installation of malware.
Phishing sites are quite common.
These are copies of project sites, games or entire exchanges, by connecting to them or by signing a contract you can lose your funds. Don’t be a “fish”.
You may be wondering, how do you know the official channel of a project?
• First, when publishing information on the channel, we always attach links to the site/channel or other official source.
• Second, you may also find the links you need on aggregator sites like CoinMarketCap or CoinGecko (if the project is already launched, the token contract address is also available there).
When you got in the whitelist of any project (or not), you may want to sell your purse or buy another one. To do this, we all use a kind of “markets” – OTC. But, as in any market, here too we will be expected by amateurs of profit. Guarantor can be in collusion with the seller, or the seller can write off your money from the purse purchased. There are many other situations that can arise and bring you a loss. We recommend using only verified OTC and always refer to guarantors and check if the guarantor mentioned in OTC matches with the person you are dealing with.
If you try to combine all of the above in one sentence in this section – check the sources of information very carefully. This will help you save your money.
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