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Dear community, over the last couple of months we have noted an increase in scams that target our community members. Our project has become more visible. As our project grows in popularity, scammers are more likely to attempt to target our community.
We have seen a large increase in accounts impersonating our staff, especially on Discord and scam GitHub accounts. We want to ensure that our community has the tools necessary to avoid and combat attempts to steal their ZEN.
How to Spot a Scammer
It’s easy to spot a scammer if you know what to look for. Here are some easy ways to tell if it’s a scam.
The person or account is:
- Asking for private keys or funds
- Contacting you directly to download an “update”
- Sending you links that are spelled incorrectly
- They use the name “Horizen” but the name is spelled incorrectly. I.e. Horizén, Horizon, ZenCash Oficial, Horizen Officiall, etc.
Tips for Avoiding Scams
- We will never ask for funds or private keys. Never share private keys with anybody.
- Question it if you don’t see it on the official Horizen Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn
- Horizen team members should have their tag and the team they work on in their name on Discord
- Check if the account that is sharing updates is on the team in the sidebar on Discord. Team members have orange or purple names.
- Add the Horizen GitHub to your favorites ...
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