Scams have been plaguing the crypto space from inception, with major scams like Bitconnect to more rampant scams like phishing. It is no surprise that as the industry grows and evolves, these bad players also change their tactics and approach.
In recent times, there have been various complaints from the web3 community of falling prey to the tricks of these bad actors using the lure of offering them lucrative web3 job offers.
A vivid example of this is a Twitter user( Patrick chain) who took to the social media platform after his crypto wallet got drained with the use of malware that was sent to him by the scammer. Scanning through Twitter you would come across similar cases.
The big question remains, how can one identify these scams and avoid them?
Do your own research!
We can't over-emphasize the importance of doing due diligence when interacting with people or jobs in the web3 space.
Avoid downloading suspicious PDFs or applications from unknown individuals.
An increased number of victims were affected after downloading malware or downloading a PDF that was sent by scammers.
Avoid dealing with anonymous or suspicious accounts with little to no reputation.
Trust is a major factor in team building. If you must build as a team member the identity of your future team members should be known and not shrouded in secrecy.
If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely isn't true!
If a web3 job offer sounds over the top or too sudden without a process, ensure you take second thoughts, before taking the next step. Do careful findings and verification.
Stick to trusted job boards and recruitment agencies in the web3 space.
We have several web3 job boards and agencies with a track record of excellence, in the web3 job space, you can connect with them in your web3 career journey.
You can visit our website to view open job opportunities, and also join our community across different platforms to stay updated on the latest events in web3 and also interact with like-minded professionals.
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