Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new methods to deceive users, aiming to steal their funds and sensitive information, so it is very important to educate yourself and the ones around you. The internet provides a haven for these types of scams, and they are particularly frequent in the cryptocurrency space. Be cautious and stay alert to avoid falling for social engineering traps.
There might be a person calling you on the phone and explaining the great opportunity they have for you. They might claim to be a very successful businessman or even pretend to be one of us - Blocktrade team. If you are unsure about who they are, you can always write to [email protected] to confirm their identity and if they are a part of our team.
However, be cautious to any kind of "too good to be true" deals, where individuals ask you for your password or in any way solicit you to purchase cryptocurrency or to make any investment. Please be advised that Blocktrade also does not offer any advisory or training services related to any investment. Any person pertaining to offer such services on behalf of Blocktrade is misleading.
Cybercriminals often exploit people with weaknesses such as: insufficient computer skills, people of age, people with disabilities, and people in financial trouble.
In order to avoid becoming a victim of such attacks, you should consider the following security measures:
- Educate yourself, family, and friends. Teach them about the common causes of social engineering and scam attempts and inform them about the main general security principles. Be cautious with emails, phone calls or any other attempt to contact you by unknown sources, which offer low-risk high return investments.
- Don't follow step by step instructions of someone blindly. If you are unsure about why you are taking these steps, please contact [email protected]
- Make use of educational material available at support.blocktrade.com