Early last year when I got introduced to cryptocurrency by a friend (Ola Samson); I immediately to start introducing my friends. Unfortunately, very few of them took actions! At that time, bitcoin was sold around 350,000 – 360,000. During that time, I had a friend with over 700,000 who refused to invest in bitcoin. Now, that bitcoin is over 7,000,000 (Seven million); he is ready to invest – I hope you are not like that?
Today, everybody claims to be a Bitcoin gurus! If you have been online for quite sometimes you will definitely see the trends as it increases. A lot of things have happened over the years, has bitcoin was growing. The time of MMM, MLM, Low FEE and the like. I also fell for some of those planes no pretense. That is why you must make sure you always visit earnbase for practical and working strategies on bitcoin trading and investment. We have been there!
Quickly, let me tell you about three common ways to guide you from falling a victim this year. There are many different kinds of cryptocurrency scams that are victimizing people who are new to the crypto world. Con artists prey on those who don’t know the difference between a legit crypto platform and a fake one, who don’t know a Ponzi scheme from a legitimate affiliate program. These scammers fool people into thinking that their well-designed websites give them a semblance of legitimacy, but on closer inspection, these sites won’t pass muster. Here are some giant red flags you should be aware of:
1 – Website Has No SSL Certificate
It’s very important for a website that deals with cryptocurrencies to have an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate installed. Websites with no SSL only display HTTP before their domain names and websites with SSL show HTTPS. Many scam websites are here today, gone tomorrow types of sites, which means once they’ve scammed a certain number of people, they’ll shut down that site and move on to a fresh domain. It’s quite easy to transfer website files from one domain to another; this is why these scammers can set up shop very quickly.
2 – The Offer Is Too Good To Be True
Whether you’re trying to get the best rates for your dollars or bitcoins, it’s only natural that you’d want the best possible deal. Since cryptocurrencies are decentralized, most crypto exchanges have their own exchange rates. However, these rates don’t vary by much. If you see a website offering rates that are significantly lower or higher than other established exchanges, then it’s a giant red flag. It’s better to do business with a trusted platform with higher fees than to try to get the best deal out of an unknown website that could possibly swindle you out of your entire fortune.
3 – Beware Of Ponzi Scams
Some Ponzi scams are not as obvious especially if they’ve been around for a few weeks or months. This is because their first members would already have received their profits (derived from payments by new recruits) and would be posting glowing reviews on the Internet. At first glance, you might be fooled into thinking it’s a legitimate crypto operation especially if you personally know someone who’s made money from the scheme. Check out those positive reviews, and you’ll see they’re basically saying the same thing. We’d even like to bet they would have their affiliate or referral links somewhere on the review.
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