There’s been a lot of email & general phishing scams going around the cryptospace. I think, given the imminent influx of crypto newbies, we should try and educate everyone to the best on scam prevention and overall awareness.
If you own a Ledger, ([https://www.ledger.com/](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/%22)), a lot of these scams are directly targeted to you. Recently, the huge information leak / hack on Ledger created a massive influx of fake emails & SMS messages to individuals who were on ledger’s purchase history.
These emails can be very convincing, often professionally done to mimic exactly what a legitimate ledger email would say. The link below shows a scam variation
They will most likely say something along the lines of believing your device is faulty or your coins are at risk of being stolen. They encourage you to click a link disguised as a helpful button. These links can lead you to another website where you could be asked to input your 24 word key phrase or even just outright compromise your ledger with malware. The safest practice with these emails or SMS messages is that you DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS.
That may seem obvious to a lot of people, but if you have a decent sum of money on your ledger and you hear even that faintest idea that your coins could be jeopardized you can race to do impulsive actions – ie, clicking a phishing link.
This brings me to the most important part of avoiding phishing crypto scams.
**NEVER, EVER** **enter your 24-word recovery phrase anywhere else other than on your physical ledger device.**
Furthermore, I advocate downloading the metamask chrome extension ([https://metamask.io/](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/%22))
It has a built in feature which helps prevent phishing attempts on malicious websites or links. If you were to stumble onto one such instance with metamask installed you would get this :
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