Bitcoin Laundry has been made aware of a phishing site that is imitating us. Don't be fooled! Bitcoin Laundry wants to help you stay anonymous online, and make sure that you receive top level service from us. Make sure you are taking steps to verify you are really using the original Bitcoin Laundry. If you find a false link or a site that claims to be bitcoin laundry, please let us know.
How to Avoid Phishing Scams
Learning to recognize scams and malicious sites is an important part of using Bitcoin safely. Here are Bitcoin Laundry's tips to avoid phishing scams and false duplicate sites:
1. Navigate directly- know the clearnet or .onion site you want to go to and type it directly in your navigation bar. Navigating from google or clicking a link from elsewhere may take you to an imposter site that looks exactly like the original. Bitcoin Laundry's addresses are or . If you mix you bitcoin with us frequently, copy and paste these addresses somewhere so you can navigate directly here. Follow links only from highly trustworthy sources, and never from individual posts. Even if you think the link is from a good source, better to double check and independently verify that the url you have is the real one.
2. Check the URL- Many scams use a url that is very similar to the site they are trying to copy, maybe just one letter different, or with a different top level domain (.com, .io, .net, etc). Before you ever send money, double check your URL to make sure you're sending your funds to the right place. Never download anything or click links on a site you're not sure about.
3. Use a vpn and tor- If you happen to come across a malicious site, this will keep your IP address and other personal information from being exposed.
Protect Yourself When Using Bitcoin
Imitation scams are not the only kind of scam that can affect you when you are using Bitcoin online. Here are some other types of scams and how to avoid them.
Investment scams- Does the site offer an investment opportunity that sounds too good to be true? If a crypto service is offering an extremely high yearly return on investment, make sure you do your research and proceed with caution.
Phishing scams- Have you received an email asking you to follow a link to log into an account? This is a common tactic for stealing login information, and reputable services will not ask you to log in directly from an email.
Mining scams- If you are interested in mining bitcoin, do your research thoroughly and understand the process. There are many scams out there offering to rent mining equipment for a fast return. Anyone offering huge profits for crypto mining is likely a scam.
We hope that this information has been helpful to you! We are always interested in helping you protect your assets, so check our blog for more articles about online security, anonymity, and bitcoin.