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Beware of scammers pretending to be Cointelegraph journalists

May 20, 2020

Cryptocurrency Community, stay alert: Cointelegraph has recently seen an increase in fraudsters pretending to be our journalists on Telegram, LinkedIn and other social media.

Although this is not a new phenomenon at all, this fraudulent activity appears to have increased in recent weeks. Fortunately, due to their current methods, they are not particularly difficult to identify.

It is easier than you think to spot a scammer

There is a very simple rule here: Cointelegraph does not charge fees for news articles. Never.

Beware of scammers pretending to be Cointelegraph journalists
Beware of scammers pretending to be Cointelegraph journalists

If someone gets in touch with you and promises you positive coverage of your project on Cointelegraph for a payment, they are a fraud. try to cheat out of your hard-earned cryptocurrencies. Don’t send money to these peoplebecause you won’t see it again.

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Pay attention to such tricks

These scammers often create fake social media accounts with a username based on the names of our journalists. They will contact you or your organization and offer you a positive item for a fee in cryptocurrencies. You can attach an invoice asking for a 50% prepayment, or you can even try to build a relationship of trust.

There have also been cases of spoofed email addresses that appear to be an @ cointelegraph.com account. But don’t fool yourself The senders’ email addresses are incredibly easy to forgeand the fraudster will almost always want to continue interacting in a different way, knowing that all responses sent to the actual email address will go to the actual author, who will then be informed of the fraud.

All official contact information for our authors can be found on their respective author page. To do this, click on the author’s name at the top of an article. Our author pages can contain the author’s email address, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.

Unless you have a permanent relationship with someone on our team. Only trust the approaches if they come from the profiles listed on our website. If you ever have any doubts that you are communicating with a real member of our team, just use that team member’s author page at Cointelegraph.com to find his email and contact him directly.

If you have been the victim of fraud or suspected fraud, please send an email to editor@cointelegraph.com.