So there I was doing some research on the story I'm writing about Kid Travis, who engages his fans on Discord which is, for those of you not familiar, a messaging app that is popular with software developers and music fans and indie communities of all sorts. It's growing really quickly, and like all things that get past a certain point of high traffic, the spamming and criminal minds have really taken hold. I am a member of the Audius message group, which I wrote about earlier. I have been investing a lot of time and some money as well in the process of getting back up to speed on the state of crypto, the mining scene, and all the new altcoins that are coming out. I remember joining up with Audius last year as just a streaming platform, but they were very clear about the fact that they were releasing a new coin, and I would have invested in them sooner, and probably seen a pretty nice return, but they were not available on coinbase and I just didn't want to jump through the hoops necessary to find a way to invest. That's what the piece I wrote about last week covers, so click here if you're curious about that.
Apparently it is very easy for scammers to connect with a list of accounts that follow a certain channel, so the way it works is like this.
First, you get a message from a user that seems legit, and at first glance, it sounds like an opportunity. Now I am fully aware that I made some bad calls here, so please be kind in terms of the comments. The lesson has to be that in the world of crypto, and really everywhere else as well, we just have to always be on alert for bad actors. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and that's why the blame falls squarely on me for this one. They set me up and I fell right into the trap.
The message led me to a fake page, and now looking back, I realize that none of the links worked. ALWAYS CHECK THE LINKS!