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Cryptocurrency scams and the LGBTQ+ community

Cristina Miranda
Cryptocurrency is the latest way that scammers are asking people to pay. And that’s important to know, since recent reporting suggests that crypto scams have an outsized impact on the LGBTQ+ community
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Donating with crypto? Watch out for scams.

Rosario Méndez
You may have heard that the government of Ukraine is receiving donations by cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, scammers have heard this too and they’ve been posting on social media, as well as sending
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New crypto payment scam alert

Cristina Miranda
There's a new spin on scammers asking people to pay with cryptocurrency. It involves an impersonator, a QR code, and a trip to a store (directed by a scammer on the phone) to send your money to them
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Spotting cryptocurrency investment scams

Cristina Miranda
Cryptocurrency has gotten lots of attention as a new way to invest. But here’s the thing: scammers are taking advantage of people’s understanding (or not) of cryptocurrency investments, and how they
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What To Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams

Confused about cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin or Ether (associated with Ethereum)? You’re not alone. Before you use or invest in cryptocurrency, know what makes it different from cash and other
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How to spot, avoid, and report imposter scams

Colleen Tressler
Imposter scams often begin with a call, text message, or email. The scams may vary, but work the same way – a scammer pretends to be someone you trust to convince you to send them money or share
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Avoiding a cryptocurrency scam

Cristina Miranda
Yesterday some high-profile people had their Twitter accounts hacked by scammers who sent out fake tweets asking followers to send money using Bitcoin – a type of cryptocurrency or digital money
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Scammers impersonate the FTC, too

Juliana Gruenwald Henderson
Scammers never seem to run out of new ways to try to take your money or steal your identity, especially in times of crisis like the one we’re living through now. One of the latest schemes involves an
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Cryptocurrency blackmail scam alert

Cristina Miranda
The email suddenly appears in your inbox. Someone is writing to say that they have access to your cell phone or your computer. And they’re about to make your sensitive videos, pictures, or