Scamwatch provides an insightful article to help users protect themselves from scams. We recommend that you have read the article to learn how to protect yourself online:
Where to Report Scams?
If you think you have been the victim of a scam, we recommend reporting the scam to your local police, Scamwatch and ACORN. We have provided links to these organisations below:
Different Type of Scams
Educating yourself on common scams is important, the link below provides great information on different types of scams, these include online shopping scams, dating & romance scams, malware & ransomware scams, and investment scams.
The articles below provide further details on these types of scams:
Examples of Common Facebook Scams
Things to look out for:
- The scam page is called "Coin Spot" which is not our name. The real page is named "CoinSpot".
- The scam page tells the user to sign in via a link. This is NEVER advised as this is likely a phishing link. We advise to always sign in via a bookmark to the real CoinSpot platform.
- This scam page has shared a user's facebook photo. The real CoinSpot would never share any personal details of any users.
Things to look out for in this example:
- We do not announce partnerships in the comments section of a Facebook post. We never ask for you to send crypto in exchange for a greater amount of crypto. This is always a scam.
- A scam page may post a deposit address claiming that after you send them crypto they will send you more. Never send to these addresses as you will not get your funds back.
- Any comments of users claiming to have followed the instructions and received prizes are not real. These are fake profiles commenting with the intention of scamming you.