Raising Awareness of Phishing Attempts

It has come to our attention that a lot of people as of late have been victims of 'Phishing' attempts, and we can't stress this enough; your account security is of utmost importance to us. We want to raise awareness to take pre-emptive action against these attacks.

First of all, what is Phishing? 

It is the attempt to steal your private information (usernames, passwords, etc.) for malicious reasons, by disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity. In this case, as an example, someone disguising as CryptoGames on Twitter gives you a link to a website that looks like Crypto-Games.net, but you notice the address bar says "http://Crypto-Gamez.net". This is a red flag and an obvious phishing attempt.

What do I do to prevent this?

Firstly, don't click every link you come across and verify it is from a trusted source. As an example, our only verified Twitter account goes by @Crypto_Games. If you see an account called @Crypt0_Games, it is not a trusted source and you must stay away from it.

Secondly, when you visit the website, check the address bar and it should be exactly like this, with a very small difference depending on your browser. If it doesn't look like this, leave immediately. Chances are your private information is at risk, and you do not want to take that risk.

 

And lastly, make sure you have 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) enabled on your account as a counter-measure. This will prevent them from accessing your account if they manage to obtain your e-mail and password.

Tips: 

  • Bookmarking the site is a safe way to access it, and we recommend doing so.
  • Keep in mind, CryptoGames’ staff members will never ask for your login information.
  • Never input your private information on a site that is not HTTPS. HTTP websites are insecure and cannot be trusted. 
  • To check shortened links and make sure you are safe when visiting a link, use a Short Link Reverser.

Stay safe

Be cautious about every link you visit, there are malicious people waiting for someone to take the bait so they can steal all their precious data. If a website gives you additional security options, use them. When your funds are on the line, you must act responsibly.