Telegram scam

Watch out for scammers on Telegram!

By ispan | publish0x_news | 26 Aug 2020


telegram scam

 Telegram messenger is a popular platform for cryptocurrency enthusiasts to discuss, trends, and prices with fellow members of their community. Unfortunately, is also a popular platform for scammers and thieves, in part since it is extremely easy to impersonate another person or organization on Telegram.

Scammers on Telegram often approach project developers soliciting payment for asset listings on Coinbase and other digital asset exchanges. In addition, scams promising investment bonuses on new ICO listings are prolific.

Whoever writes you in a direct message has “Official” somewhere in the profile. Do not get enticed! Telegram gives users a lot of freedom to create accounts with any names on. Anyone can use whatever name they wish, from “Bill Gates Official” to “Official Scammer”. 

If someone writes you from a Telegram profile marked as a SCAM – it is a scam. Spare yourself some valuable time and do not double-check the validity. It is a scam.

If someone with a picture and the name of the admin of our chat writes you a private message offering help – it is a SCAM. The real admins of chat will not write you first.

If someone reaches you in Telegram saying they represent a support team, support channel, marketing team, or company management – it is a SCAM.

Anyone who asks you to send digital currency to external addresses to have money withdrawn or to check something, etc. Your scam you will not do it in any case.

Typical Scammer Requests:

  • Demands to send funds to some address to resolve your issue.
  • Asks to send a “returnable” deposit to resolve your issue.
  • Requests you to loan funds because they have an urgent need.
  • Asks to send funds to be eligible for a bonus or to participate in a giveaway.
  • Invites to participate in a “great investment opportunity”.

They do psychological pressures to make you comply with their requests:

  • Time pressure: “You have 2 hours to send money”, “This needs to be fixed urgently”.
  • Intimidation: “You will lose your account and your funds”.
  • Assurances of legitimacy: “Don’t worry, your funds are safe”, “Trust me”, “Beware of scammers”.
  • Guilt: “I guess you do not want to fix your account”.
  • Technical language: see in the section above.

Sense of progress: they will ask your personal info piece by piece and even move you to a different chat which is “more secure” (of course, it is not!).

Some screens:

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Important! To avoid being joined to some strange spam group without your consent (telegram allows this!) you must change some default configuration. When you open Telegram, click on the “Settings” button. It’s on the bottom right of the left tab containing the contacts, recent calls, and chats buttons. Once you get to the settings menu you need to click “Privacy and Security” which will bring up a corresponding menu to the right. Once inside the “Privacy and Security” menu navigate to the section under “Privacy” that says “Groups.” It should be third down from the top. Within “Groups” is an option to toggle “WHO CAN ADD ME TO GROUP CHATS.” Make sure that instead of “Everybody” (default Telegram configuration, I think it’s very wrong) you have it set to “My Contacts.”

Assuming you have no scammers in your contact list, you can be sure that the random adds to scam groups, or any other groups on Telegram, will not be a problem anymore. Following these steps will keep you out of the wrong channels on Telegram.


Remember. Never give your passwords, 2-factor security codes or email access to anyone. Any request to access to your account is fraudulent. Exchange support staff will never ask for your passwords, 2-factor codes, or email confirmations.

Its sounds like: What about sending me your bank card and PIN number? I would just like to check your balance… Or can you leave your address details and your front door open tonight for me? I just want to see what items you have in your house.


Telegram scams you can report to [email protected] or within the Telegram interface.

Spreading awareness and cautionary diligence are the best defense against these prolific scams.

As mentioned earlier, it’s best to avoid any interaction with people you don’t know on social media platforms.


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