How to protect myself against scammers?
- Use cold storage - Buy a Ledger Nano S or a Trezor
- Bookmark your crypto sites - Use those bookmarks and only those.
- Only send funds to trusted addresses - Double-check what address you're sending ETH to. Look up the address at etherscan.io and check if there are bad reviews
- Never trust any discord/slack/telegram/reddit message - Don't ever fall for messages that say you can get free ETH or that a hack has occurred.
MyCrypto has written a great guide on protecting yourself and your funds
How can I join the fight?
Can I use the data from this project?
Yes, you can either download the raw blacklist
files or take a look at our API
Are the reports open source? Where do they go?
All reports end up in a private Slack to protect people's privacy. The reports can be read by all team members of MyCrypto and they can decide whether the report makes it to the blacklist.
Why was this database created?
The database was created in July 2017 as EtherScamDB(.info), when trying to find a solution to the ethereum scams. In 2018, we migrated to CryptoScamDB(.org) in order to indicate our support of the wider cryptocurrency ecosystem.
While grouping all the scams won't make them go away, it will make both identifying them and taking them down easier. Currently, it is being maintained by members of the MyCrypto team.
If you have any other questions and would like to get in contact with us, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.