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Avoiding Cryptocurrency Scams

Published April 26, 2023

Cryptocurrency has become increasingly popular as a form of payment and investment, but it is also being targeted by criminals looking to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Unfortunately, cryptocurrency scams are on the rise, and they’re becoming more sophisticated every day. It’s important for cryptocurrency users to be aware of these scams and understand how to protect themselves from them. In this article, we will discuss some common cryptocurrency scams and provide tips on how to prevent them.




One of the most common cryptocurrency scams is phishing. Phishers use malicious websites and emails to try and trick people into revealing personal information or sending cryptocurrency. They may also use social engineering techniques, such as creating fake profiles on cryptocurrency exchanges, in order to gain access to user accounts. Users should always double-check website URLs before entering any personal information or cryptocurrency. 


Pump and Dump Scheme


Another cryptocurrency scam is the “pump and dump” scheme. This involves groups of unscrupulous people buying a large amount of cryptocurrency and then artificially inflating its price before selling it off for a profit. This can be particularly dangerous for novice cryptocurrency investors who may not understand how these schemes work.


Fake Cryptocurrency Wallets


Cryptocurrency users should also be aware of fake cryptocurrency wallets. These malicious apps and websites can trick users into sending cryptocurrency to them, never to be seen again. It’s important for cryptocurrency users to research any wallet before using it and only use those from trusted sources. 


High Return Low Risk


Finally, cryptocurrency investors should always be wary of cryptocurrency investment schemes that promise high returns with low risk. These are classic signs of a Ponzi scheme, and cryptocurrency users should avoid them at all costs.




Protecting yourself from cryptocurrency scams is not difficult if you take the right steps. Be sure to double-check website URLs before entering any personal information or cryptocurrency, research any cryptocurrency wallets before using them, and avoid cryptocurrency investment schemes that promise too-good-to-be-true returns. By following these steps, cryptocurrency users can stay safe and protect their investments. 

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Skyler has been a Marketing Content Specialist at Neighborhood Credit Union since 2019. 

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