How to avoid Discord Scams

July 28th · 3 min read

Guardio Research Team
Guardio Research Team

Discord is a great platform for gamers and other communities to come together and chat, but it has also become a prime target for scammers. These scammers will often create fake accounts and try to friend or message people to get them to click on a malicious link. Sometimes, they'll even pose as a staff member or moderator to trick people into giving them their personal information.

You can do a few things to protect yourself and avoid being scammed on Discord.

Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know: this may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating. If someone sends you a friend request and you don't know who they are, ignore it.

Don't click on links from people you don't know: this is one of the most common ways people get scammed on Discord. Scammers will often send messages with links that lead to malicious websites or downloads. If you're unsure if a link is safe, you can hover over it without clicking and see where it will take you.

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Don't give out personal information to anyone: this includes your real name, address, phone number, and especially your credit card information. Many scammers will pose as staff members or customer service to get people to give them this information. If someone asks for personal information, make sure you know who they are and why they need it before giving it to them.

Use common sense: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don't believe everything you read on the internet, and be wary of anyone trying to get you to do something you're not comfortable with.

Report any suspicious activity to a moderator: if you see something that looks like a scam, report it to a staff member or moderator so they can take action and warn others about it.

Use two-factor authentication: this is an extra layer of security that can help protect your account from being hacked. You'll need to enter a code from your phone or email to log in with two-factor authentication.

Watch out for imposters: many scammers will try to pose as someone else to trick you. If you're not sure if someone is who they say they are, you can always ask a friend or moderator.

Be cautious of server invites: scammers will often create fake servers to get people to join them. If you're unsure if a server is legitimate, you can always ask a friend or moderator.

Don't give out your password to anyone: yhis includes staff members, moderators, and customer service. No one should ever need your password, so don't give it to anyone.

Use a secure browser: when logging in to your Discord account, make sure you're using a secure browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Avoid using public computers or Wi-Fi networks to log in to your account.

Keep your software up to date: regularly update your operating system and browser to help keep your account safe. New updates often include security fixes that can help protect you from scammers. By following these tips, you can help avoid being scammed on Discord. If you do end up being scammed, make sure to report it to a staff member or moderator so they can take action.

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