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How to Spot Cryptocurrency Scams

16 December 2021 09:40, UTC

The cryptocurrency business has a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. However, because the phenomenon of such cryptocurrency is volatile (that is, the popularity for a cryptocurrency can fluctuate in unpredictable ways) and no financial firms, such as governments or banks, can control their way of operating, scammers can take advantage of the loophole and steal the savings of unsuspecting people who are still unwilling to learn every detail about the cryptocurrency for which they wish to invest.

1. Cryptocurrency Rug Pulls by DeFi

Scams like these occur when investors are drawn in by a DeFi initiative. This project, which was built by shady developers, guarantees investors a great future. Once the depositors have amassed sufficient funds, the project's founder (you could call it a rug pull) and the programmers cash out the funds, cancel the project, and flee.

As a result, the DeFi (decentralized finance) industry is more vulnerable to hazards such as money loss, personal data theft, and so forth.

There have been many recent incidents of rug pulls, with the majority of them stealing $2 million or more from backers who put money into their ventures. Rather than cursing your luck, you may prevent such frauds by reviewing the project description thoroughly, double-checking the integrity of code functions marked as harmful or safe, or assessing the proportion of developer management in such projects.

2. Crypto-Investment Schemes That Aren't Wanted

Scams including pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes, and other similar schemes are examples of this sort of fraud. And the con artists who perpetrate such deceptive schemes are experts at persuading you to put money in unsolicited corporate offers simply by:

Mentioning certain celebrity testimonies or recommendations that aren't legitimate, safe, or truthful (on respective websites).

Then, if you make a bitcoin transfer to the virtual account, these con artists would entice you in the long-term advantages such as higher profits.

As a consequence, rather than slipping into scams and traps and squandering your savings, you should expose such frauds to law enforcement organizations or federal authorities. Conduct follow-up through chats or emails if necessary. It will assist many people in avoiding the uninvited traps that promise bigger profits in exchange for your investment in their offerings.

3. Job Offers Based on Cryptocurrency That Isn't Real

Have you accepted a cryptocurrency-based offer of employment over the telephone but failed to properly examine the firm or the source accessible online? If this is the case, your chances of being duped by cryptocurrency-based employment, which will first offer you a position as a miner, product designer, crypto-investor, or recruiter, will grow.

Now, those fraudsters will demand extra fees in order for you to apply for the employment position and be picked.

Stop right there, since as soon as users send money to their cryptocurrency wallet or via other methods that receive those turbulent cryptocurrency coins; they will begin blackmailing you, claiming that all of the personal information (such as your name, account information, and pictures) under their control will be released on the social media accounts. Instead of putting your heart and soul into certain job offers, do your homework on the team members that are giving you those positions and be very careful before investing!!!

4. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Scams

Although ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) may be used for charity fundraising and business funding, they are vulnerable to outright fraud. These frauds are mostly evident to different investors, bitcoin initiatives, and ordinary individuals as follows:

  • Pump-and-dump plans
  • Fraudulent Exit
  • Investing Fraud

Scammers will make wild accusations in all of the above forms, such as talking about their celebrity connections or trying to make you believe that the venture they are attempting to run provides greater yields to its customers when they buy shares in the cryptocurrency platforms (free of consensus bias) such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Finally, the con artists will flee with all of the investors' money, abandoning them.

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