Social media has 2 sides, positive and negative impacts for everyone
You can gain much information, expand relation and knowledge in social media
But at the same time, in social media you can also lost anything that you have
As a digital era, anything that related to the digital stuff seems interesting
Including the digital assets, cryptocurrency
Who’s unfamiliar with this one of popular topic these times?
Unfortunately, nearly half of the consumers that reported a cryptocurrency-related scam in 2021
They said it started with an ad, post, or message on social media.
The Federal Trade Commission has labeled social media and crypto a “combustible combination for fraud,”
With nearly half of all crypto-related scams originating from social media platforms in 2021.
The report found that as much as $1 billion in crypto have been lost to scammers throughout the year,
Which was more than a five-fold increase from 2020,
And nearly sixty times up from 2018.
The data from FTC found the percentage of scams on few social media platform, such as;
Instagram 32%, Facebook 26%, Whatsapp 9%, and Telegram 7% as the top platforms used for crypto scams.
Interestingly, Twitter as the social media platform widely adopted by the crypto-community,
Is not being part of the platform of scams
Even though there may be some spams of scams appears some times on Twitter
The scammers also expand their effort to gain the advantages from social media
Another methods appears continuously
According to the FTC, common investment scams include cases in which a so-called “investment manager”
They will contacts a consumer, promising to grow their money,
But only if the consumer buys cryptocurrency and transfers it into their online account.
There also impersonating a celebrity method
They will act like someone who can multiply any cryptocurrency that a consumer sends them
Or promises of free cash or cryptocurrency.
So, you need to be wiser using social media! Avoid scams activities on your own social media
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