Discord Scams

By xuanling11 | Crypto Learning | 13 Feb 2022

Discord is the main channel for Web3. Many people virtually hand out in Discord nowadays and chat through many channels. Scammers are also hidden there and wait for rug-pulling users.



I will show you 3 common Discord scams and how to avoid them.


Common Scams

There are 3 common scams in Discord. Ask for the invitation, Provide help, and Promote products.


Ask for the Invitation


It is a common direct message received from an unknown person. They usually create hype with huge rewards that are too good to be true. And they urged you to join with amazing opportunities that many people are interested in. the problem is that the link may include a fake site that potentially brings you to another page that asks for private and sensible information such as your wallet private keys or tried to connect your wallet with their site.


Another invitation is to inform a big reward or winning of some kind of price out of nowhere. Be sure to not click the link that will also bring you to the unknown site and trick you to provide information.


Provide help


This is another common direct message once you asked questions on the channel. It will automatically send a support message to offer help. Once you discussed with them, you will likely receive a suspicious site or a form that requires you to fill out sensitive information.


Promote products


This is the third type of direct message. They either promoted scam NFTs or other well-known products that offer you a great discount. Again, you will have to click the link, then a suspicious site or a form that requires you to fill out sensitive information.


Scam Pattern

You got the idea. Scammers want you to provide your information through their social engineering method and trick you into their scheme. 


How to AVOID 


First, you can stop the function of the direct message just through your Discord user settings. 


Second, you can check their servers in common. The less in common, the more likely it is a scam.

Third, ignore the direct message. Just try not to respond or to click any links at all.


In conclusion

Discord scams are getting more and more serious. Be mindful of each direct message to protect yourself.

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash
Note: the post was shared on multiple platforms here.

You can refer my previous article lists here
Digital Commodities- the Unlimited Resources of Commodities Has Born
Universal Income in Crypto Way
DeFi 1.0 is Officially Dead - Welcome to DeFi 2.0
NFT Has a New Purpose
How Many Ads Are Too Much - Floki Inu Ads Got Backfire
Metaverse - Second Life Era
Bitcoin ATM Adoption and Its Potential Security Vulnerabilities
When Corporations Are Running By Everyone
The Fundamental Value Is Irrelevant
Coinbase At Huge Reputation Crisis
CBDCs' Flaw Design
Regulations Start Hitting Crypto Exchanges
From Bitcoin Standard To Zero-Knowledge Proofs - Decentralization 2.0
Shiba Hits 1 Million Users (Army) Milestone: What is Next?
How To Avoid Crypto Scammers
Crypto Philanthropy
Shiba Game - When Meme Meets Metaverse
Twitter CEO Steps Down - A Full-Time Bitcoiner
Change of Macroeconomy Landscape
CBDC Is Losing The Game
Crypto AWS
Doge The Future
El Salvador's Bitcoin
Market Sentiment Has Changed
Brief History of Ethereum and How Ethereum 2.0 May Over Promise
Crypto Is Getting Real
Who Cares If Craig Wright Is The Real Satoshi
Institutional Investors vs. Whales
What Happened In BadgerDao
A Proposal To Move Bitcoin Mining PoW Away
IMF Keep Crying Out, Crypto Adoption Keep Accelerating
Dogecoin Is Back to Top 10 But The Moon Shot Is Looming
How to Avoid The New Wallet Scam
Defi Enters To Crypto Bond Phase
What Types of Metaverse You Want
Global Regulations Are Coming Or Can They
IMF Did Have A Plan to Run Global Regulations
Doge Starts Moving
A New Malware Will Steal From Telegram
Smart Money Is Out, Institutional Money Is In
Wait, Web3 or Web 3.0 or web3
Airdrop?! Not So Lucky Anymore!
2022 Prediction #1: L1 Scalability
2022 Prediction #2: L2 Bridges
2022 Prediction #3: Zero-Knowledge Proofs or ZKPs
2022 Prediction #4: Regulated Defi On-Chain KYC
2022 Prediction #5: Institutional Crypto Adoption
2022 Prediction #6: Defi Insurance
2022 Prediction #7: NFTs-Based Communities - DAO 1.5
2022 Prediction #8: Metaverse and NFTs
2022 Prediction #9: Web2 Companies’ FOMO
2022 Prediction #10: Time for DAO 2.0
Craig vs People
Polygon Enters ZKPs - Plonky2
Crypto.com Backfire - When Centralized Crypto Service Panic
Coinbase NFT Marketplace
Crypto Paycheck
Coinbase Customer Service Alive
When Meta Patented Metaverse
When You Want Someone Forget About What You Did, Just Change You Name
When YouTube Enters Into NFTs
Facebook Just Did the Rug Pull
Bridging Between Web2 to Web3 Through NFTs
DAO The Way Part 1
DAO The Way Part 2
Who Is The Winner of The Crypto Adoption
Phishing Attacks
DAO The Way Part 3
What You May Expect NFTs After 6 Months and Beyond
DAO The Way Part 4
Licensed NFT vs. IP Law
Wormhole Hack - It May Not Be a Bad Thing
Preventing Rug Pulls
DAO The Way Part 5
Lessons Learned From Wonderland DAO
DAO The Way Part 6
Learn How To Defi Part 1
DAO The Way Part 7
Disclosure: The article was written by a delusional author who is possibly a nut job without any questions whatsoever about expertise in the subject matters. You should not believe any words this author wrote or you may experience similar symptoms or even possibly become a nut job.

How do you rate this article?




A delusional author who is possibly a nut job without any questions whatsoever about expertise in the subject matters to write with a freestyle.

Crypto Learning
Crypto Learning

All article was written by a delusional author who is possibly a nut job without any questions whatsoever about expertise in the subject matters.

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.