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How to Prevent Common Scams on Telegram

Telegram is one of the most used social media apps in the internet space. With over 550 million users monthly, this placed Telegram as one of the top 10 most popular social media networks in the world.

Common scams on Telegram

Customer Support Scam

Tips on how to avoid Customer support scams

  • The support staff will never send you a DM first.
  • Do not release any sensitive information such as seed phrases and passwords to anyone.

Tips on how to avoid Romance scams

  • They promise to visit in person but never show up,
  • They are inconsistent with their words.
  • Always make the conversation centred on money.
  • They are always in need of one help or the other.
  • Always pushy about your personal details.
  • Always avoid video calls.

Fake Telegram group

Tips on how to avoid being added to a fake Group

  • Click on settings. (Image 1)
  • Click on privacy and security. (Image 2)
  • Click on groups and add only your “my contacts” to ensure only trusted people can add you to a group. (Image 3)
Image 1, 2, 3


  • Go to settings. (Image 4)
  • Click on privacy and security. (Image 5)
Image 4, 5
  • Click on 2FA. (Image 6)
  • Activate 2FA. (Image 7)
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