I recently came across a post on Reddit about how someone keeps pasting in a different crypto address despite correctly copying the intended address. Just as the poster suspects, I too suspect that the computer he or she is using is indeed infected with some malware.
If you're not sure what malware is, it's essentially malicious software that's been unknowingly installed on a device with the intention of gaining access to personal information, to damage the device, or (in this case) used for financial gain.
This isn't the first time I've seen something like this happen. Back before I even started my channel, I learned about this either through an article I had read or saw a video about this back in 2018. Ever since I learned that, I always verify that the address pasted is indeed my intended address.
Whenever you're sending crypto, you really want to double or even triple check the addresses because if the address is incorrect, there's no one to contact to reverse that transaction. Just as the saying goes, "Don't trust. Verify."
Here's a quick 3 minute video about the Reddit post.
I hope the post has better informed you of another way that people are using to take your crypto.
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