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Pro-Tips: How to Avoid Phishing/Scams

We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to avoid common phishing/scam techniques.

2 min read

1. Install EAL, PhishFort, or Cryptonite. These Chrome Extensions warn you when visiting malicious sites.

2. Never click a link sent to you, even if it looks like it was sent by a legitimate crypto company. Search for the service on Google, and find the information there. (Make sure it’s not an ad!)

3. You will never have to enter your private key for any service, airdrop, or KYC verification. Do not give your private key, mnemonic phrase, or keystore file to anyone! These are best used with MEW offline.

4. Check the URL very closely, to make sure it’s the one you are expecting. Phishers are very clever with their tiny dots and accents. Bookmark all the sites you frequent most!

5. Always Google search any token sales or ICOs you’re interested in. If it’s a scam, others will likely be posting about it. Check their Twitter, Reddit, etc. (Follow us on Twitter and Reddit while you’re at it!)

6. Search smart, and look for common signs of scams – lack of followers in common, angry comments, etc. Remember, there are many fake bots and accounts out there!

7. Before sending crypto to any address, search it on Etherscan first. There is a comment section there that is likely to be full of angry people if the address is known for stealing funds.

8. Double and triple-check everything! Make sure every address is 100% correct, as even one wrong character will lead to a completely different wallet. We cannot reverse or refund transactions, so this is very important!

9. Make sure the URL at the top of your interface shows that you are on our correct site, MyEtherWallet.com. Be cautious of any tiny dots or accents over the letters. Seeing these means you’re on a fake site.

10. Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to ask for help! We can always be reached at support@myetherwallet.com. Our support team is happy to help with any issue, big or small.

Pro-Tips: How to Avoid Phishing/Scams

We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to avoid common phishing/scam techniques.

2 min read

1. Install EAL, PhishFort, or Cryptonite. These Chrome Extensions warn you when visiting malicious sites.

2. Never click a link sent to you, even if it looks like it was sent by a legitimate crypto company. Search for the service on Google, and find the information there. (Make sure it’s not an ad!)

3. You will never have to enter your private key for any service, airdrop, or KYC verification. Do not give your private key, mnemonic phrase, or keystore file to anyone! These are best used with MEW offline.

4. Check the URL very closely, to make sure it’s the one you are expecting. Phishers are very clever with their tiny dots and accents. Bookmark all the sites you frequent most!

5. Always Google search any token sales or ICOs you’re interested in. If it’s a scam, others will likely be posting about it. Check their Twitter, Reddit, etc. (Follow us on Twitter and Reddit while you’re at it!)

6. Search smart, and look for common signs of scams – lack of followers in common, angry comments, etc. Remember, there are many fake bots and accounts out there!

7. Before sending crypto to any address, search it on Etherscan first. There is a comment section there that is likely to be full of angry people if the address is known for stealing funds.

8. Double and triple-check everything! Make sure every address is 100% correct, as even one wrong character will lead to a completely different wallet. We cannot reverse or refund transactions, so this is very important!

9. Make sure the URL at the top of your interface shows that you are on our correct site, MyEtherWallet.com. Be cautious of any tiny dots or accents over the letters. Seeing these means you’re on a fake site.

10. Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to ask for help! We can always be reached at support@myetherwallet.com. Our support team is happy to help with any issue, big or small.

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Security And Privacy

Pro-Tips: How to Avoid Phishing/Scams

We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to avoid common phishing/scam techniques.

2 min read

1. Install EAL, PhishFort, or Cryptonite. These Chrome Extensions warn you when visiting malicious sites.

2. Never click a link sent to you, even if it looks like it was sent by a legitimate crypto company. Search for the service on Google, and find the information there. (Make sure it’s not an ad!)

3. You will never have to enter your private key for any service, airdrop, or KYC verification. Do not give your private key, mnemonic phrase, or keystore file to anyone! These are best used with MEW offline.

4. Check the URL very closely, to make sure it’s the one you are expecting. Phishers are very clever with their tiny dots and accents. Bookmark all the sites you frequent most!

5. Always Google search any token sales or ICOs you’re interested in. If it’s a scam, others will likely be posting about it. Check their Twitter, Reddit, etc. (Follow us on Twitter and Reddit while you’re at it!)

6. Search smart, and look for common signs of scams – lack of followers in common, angry comments, etc. Remember, there are many fake bots and accounts out there!

7. Before sending crypto to any address, search it on Etherscan first. There is a comment section there that is likely to be full of angry people if the address is known for stealing funds.

8. Double and triple-check everything! Make sure every address is 100% correct, as even one wrong character will lead to a completely different wallet. We cannot reverse or refund transactions, so this is very important!

9. Make sure the URL at the top of your interface shows that you are on our correct site, MyEtherWallet.com. Be cautious of any tiny dots or accents over the letters. Seeing these means you’re on a fake site.

10. Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to ask for help! We can always be reached at support@myetherwallet.com. Our support team is happy to help with any issue, big or small.

Pro-Tips: How to Avoid Phishing/Scams

We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to avoid common phishing/scam techniques.

2 min read

1. Install EAL, PhishFort, or Cryptonite. These Chrome Extensions warn you when visiting malicious sites.

2. Never click a link sent to you, even if it looks like it was sent by a legitimate crypto company. Search for the service on Google, and find the information there. (Make sure it’s not an ad!)

3. You will never have to enter your private key for any service, airdrop, or KYC verification. Do not give your private key, mnemonic phrase, or keystore file to anyone! These are best used with MEW offline.

4. Check the URL very closely, to make sure it’s the one you are expecting. Phishers are very clever with their tiny dots and accents. Bookmark all the sites you frequent most!

5. Always Google search any token sales or ICOs you’re interested in. If it’s a scam, others will likely be posting about it. Check their Twitter, Reddit, etc. (Follow us on Twitter and Reddit while you’re at it!)

6. Search smart, and look for common signs of scams – lack of followers in common, angry comments, etc. Remember, there are many fake bots and accounts out there!

7. Before sending crypto to any address, search it on Etherscan first. There is a comment section there that is likely to be full of angry people if the address is known for stealing funds.

8. Double and triple-check everything! Make sure every address is 100% correct, as even one wrong character will lead to a completely different wallet. We cannot reverse or refund transactions, so this is very important!

9. Make sure the URL at the top of your interface shows that you are on our correct site, MyEtherWallet.com. Be cautious of any tiny dots or accents over the letters. Seeing these means you’re on a fake site.

10. Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to ask for help! We can always be reached at support@myetherwallet.com. Our support team is happy to help with any issue, big or small.

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