The cryptocurrency market is a rather dangerous market, not only because of the possibility of losing money on the coin rate, but also because of the large number of scammers. This area is full of dishonest people who may try to steal your NFT in many ways. In this article, service specialists will share some tips on how to protect your NFTs from criminal encroachments.

All threats to your digital currency can be divided into two parts: technical and social engineering. Let's start with the technical ones:

  • Minimize browser extensions. They may have backdoors (hacker bookmarks). With the help of extensions, attackers can gain access to all your browser data, including passwords from all resources. Use only official extensions with which you are familiar in advance.
  • Don’t use public wifi to make transactions. With the help of a public network, hackers can intercept data about your transfers, ranging from recipients and sender, ending with data that gives access to your wallet or exchange.
  • Use a VPN to encrypt your data. However, be aware that free VPNs can be insecure. VPNs can really help encrypt your data and protect it from intruders. However, free, untested VPNs can do just as much harm as hacked browser extensions.
  • Disable JavaScript on your browser when using wallets. Through it, there are also many loopholes to your funds.
  • Always enable 2FA (two-factor authentication). If you need to enter a code from SMS and a code from your email to access your account, this will greatly reduce the possibility of gaining access to your account or wallet, even having a login and password from it.
  • Use different mail to authenticate on different crypto exchanges. Otherwise, having gained access to your mail with all the resources, an attacker will be able to hack everything at once.
  • Work on the links saved in your bookmarks and always double-check the link when switching from a third-party resource. This is necessary in order not to accidentally end up on a phishing site. If the link is "embedded" in the text, you can copy it into a text file and check it out. This is also used to protect against phishing.
  • When transferring cryptocurrency to another wallet, make a test transfer for the minimum amount. Make sure that the cryptocurrency has reached. If you make a mistake, you will only lose a small amount.
  • If they write to you in private messages that you have won something, (crypto or NFT), ignore this message. Companies do not do this and always announce the winners on their official resources.
  • Never give away passwords and SEED phrases from your accounts and wallets. However, do not lose this phrase yourself.
  • Store cryptocurrencies on different resources, preferably on cold wallets. This again can help save some of the funds if one of the wallets is hacked or blocked.

In this article, we shared information on how to protect your crypto and NFT assets from scammers. However, remember, having all the supporting documents, you can also count on the legal protection of your cryptocurrencies from the state.