All communities may be affected by scams so it’s important to be aware and understand what you can do to protect yourself.
Verify information by checking the official communication channels:
Celo Blog: https://blog.celo.org
Celo Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeloOrg
Celo Discord: https://discord.com/invite/atBpDfqQqX
Celo Github: https://github.com/celo-org
Celo Telegram: https://t.me/celoplatform
NEVER share your seed phrase, private keys and passwords with anyone.
Best practice is to keep your seed phrase written on paper in a secure location far away from any online medium storage, local computer storage or even USB thumb drives.
Do NOT share your seed phrase with anyone or enter it on websites.
Need help choosing a wallet? Check out our guide on Celo Docs.
Does it sound too good to be true? Then it probably is. Here are some examples that should raise red flags:
“Send any amount of Celo to this address and we’ll send you 3 times the amount back for a limited amount of time only.”
"You won 500 Celo. Send any amount to this address to claim the prize!"
Scammers often create fake websites that mirror official sites. Pay close attention to the URL. When in doubt, go back to official sources to verify.
celo.org vs ceilo.org - one is not like the other.
Check, recheck and check again the wallet address you are sending your assets to. We recommend sending a small amount as a test transaction and ask the recipient to verify they received it before sending the full amount.