Beware of the New Social Engineering Discord Authentication Scam Targeting NFT Owners

REV3AL TECHNOLOGY
3 min readApr 19, 2023
Beware of the New Social Engineering Discord Authentication Scam Targeting NFT Owners

Attention all Discord users and NFT enthusiasts! A spicy new social engineering scam is making the rounds on Discord, aiming to steal your valuable NFTs. This latest scam involves deceiving users into providing their authentication credentials, granting the scammers access to their digital assets. The tweet highlighting this scam can be found here: https://twitter.com/atareh/status/1645503732745146368?t=2JT1vWXIjl25TtLXHJ3DyQ&s=19

Beware of the New Social Engineering Discord Authentication Scam Targeting NFT Owners

In this PSA, we’ll provide an overview of the scam, explain how it works, and give you tips on how to protect yourself from falling victim to it.

The Scam: How it Works
The new scam targets Discord users, particularly those who own valuable NFTs like mutants. Scammers pose as legitimate members of the NFT community or even as representatives from well-known platforms. They initiate conversations with victims, often discussing topics related to NFTs to build trust and credibility.

The scammers then cleverly convince their targets to click on a link or provide sensitive information, such as their wallet or Discord login credentials. Once the scammers have access to these credentials, they can quickly drain the victim’s digital assets, including their valuable NFTs.

How to Protect Yourself

To avoid falling victim to this social engineering Discord authentication scam, follow these tips:

  1. Be cautious of unsolicited messages: Be wary of unexpected messages from unknown users, especially if they are asking for personal information or offering something that seems too good to be true.
  2. Double-check the source: If someone claims to be from a well-known platform or community, confirm their identity by reaching out to the official support channels of the platform. Don’t rely solely on information provided in a Discord message.
  3. Never share your login credentials: Keep your wallet and Discord login information confidential. Legitimate platforms will never ask you for your password or other sensitive information through Discord or other messaging platforms.
  4. Use 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication): Enable 2FA for all your accounts, including Discord and your crypto wallet. This extra layer of security makes it more difficult for scammers to gain access to your accounts, even if they have your login credentials.
  5. Stay informed: Keep up-to-date with the latest security threats and scams in the NFT and cryptocurrency space by following reputable sources and joining trusted communities.

The new social engineering Discord authentication scam is a reminder that the digital world is not without risks. By staying vigilant and following the tips provided above, you can protect yourself and your valuable NFTs from falling into the hands of scammers. Share this information with your friends and fellow NFT enthusiasts to help them stay safe as well.

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