Preventing fraud

Fraudsters use cryptocurrency scams to trick you out of your money. They pose as trustworthy individuals or businesses and request cryptocurrency for payment or to invest in a unique opportunity. Learn about cryptocurrency scams and how to keep your money and information safe.
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What you need to know

What's a cryptocurrency scam?

Common cryptocurrency scams

How paying with cryptocurrency differs from traditional methods

Warning signs of cryptocurrency scams

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