Members of the popular Shiba Inu community are being targeted by scams on Telegram’s direct messaging platform. A recent tweet from the watchdog account Shibarmy Scam Alert warned users to be vigilant against deceitful actors posing as official affiliates. Scammers have been reaching out to unsuspecting users via Telegram DMs, claiming to represent legitimate Shiba Inu organizations with the aim of extracting sensitive personal and financial information or convincing victims to send them money. The scam tactics involve building trust through seemingly harmless conversations before shifting to requests for data or funds. The team advised taking precautions before engaging unknown DM’ers about money or personal details, such as verifying identities by cross-checking website links and social media profiles, and exercising skepticism of unprompted chats requiring sensitive data or money. Furthermore, users should confirm purported investment opportunities through official channels before taking action and report suspicious accounts.
This is bad news for the Shiba Inu community, as the scam tactics are difficult to detect and could result in significant losses. It is important to remain vigilant and take precautions to protect oneself from scammers.
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