The wild west that is the cryptosphere is a liberating place to be, but as Peter Parker’s other uncle once said, “With great freedom comes great responsibility.”

Here’s how you can stay safe and make sure you’re engaging with the legit social media account of any crypto project:

1. Look at the username/handle and check for the verified blue tick

Display names do not have to be unique (multiple accounts can have the same display name) and can be changed easily — they’re not good indicators of whether a social media account is legit.

Look out for the username/handle instead. They are unique and cannot be replicated by impersonators. TenX uses the handle @tenxwallet for Twitter and Facebook. It is also a verified account on Facebook – hello, blue tick!

On Facebook, you can find the handle below the logo and display name.

2. Check the founding date and post history of a profile

Illegitimate, impersonating accounts tend to be created more recently, and you’ll usually find dubious and irrelevant post histories. In comparison, legit accounts contain consistent and regular updates about their projects.

3. Scan the page for obvious typos and grammar mistakes

Obvious grammar mistakes are usually a red flag — you should check the handle/username to make sure you’re engaging with a legit account.

4. Remember that a legit account will never ask for your passwords or private keys

In general, you should never share your password or private keys with anyone.

5. Bear in mind that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Accounts impersonating a crypto project might entice you to send BTC or ETH to an address in return for twice what you sent. Damn! Sounds like an amazing deal? Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

When in doubt, ask for help at any of our legit TenX channels! 👇