These are the different types of cryptocurrency scams.
It's extremely unlikely that someone is holding a legitimate giveaway that requires you to send your own money first. You should exercise caution when sending these types of text messages on social media. They may be derived from accounts that appear identical to those that an individual knows and enjoys, but this is all part of the trick. The numerous responses thanking the mentioned accounts for their particular generosity are simply fake company accounts or bots used as part of the giveaway fraud.
Fake mobile applications
When a customer installs a malicious app, everything may appear to function normally. These programs, on the other hand, are specifically designed to steal your cryptocurrencies. There were numerous cases in the crypto room where customers downloaded malicious apps whose developers posed as a major crypto company.
In such a case, when the user is presented with an offer to fund their wallet or receive payments, they are actually sending money to an address owned by the fraudster. Of course, once the money is transferred, there are no undo buttons.
Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes
The first red flag in a Ponzi scheme is an investment opportunity with guaranteed profits. Typically, this scheme will be disguised as a portfolio management service. In reality, there is no magical formula at the office, and the """"returns"""" obtained are simply the money of other investors.
Individuals involved in a new pyramid scheme must do slightly more work. The coordinator is usually at the top of the pyramid. They'll hire a certain number of men and women to work on the level beneath these people, and each of the men and women will be assigned a certain number of people, and so on. As a result, you have a substantial structure that grows exponentially as new levels are created and disguises itself as a pyramid."""