Hi Guys,

Based on a helpful article from Avast Security’s experts, we’ve got some tips for you about crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is an internet-based way of raising money for all sorts of projects, where lots of people donate small amounts. However, like anything online, there can be scams to look out for.

The Avast Security article talks about a new scam where people pretend to run genuine crowdfunding campaigns. The scammers set up a fake campaign that copies a real one, and then take the money donated by people who think they’re helping out a good cause.

These scams can look very real because they use the same stories and project information as the genuine campaigns they’re copying. But don’t worry, there are ways you can keep yourself safe.

Avast Security suggests some safety tips, like researching a crowdfunding campaign before you donate and only supporting campaigns that have been checked and approved by trustworthy sources.

Here are a few more safety steps you can take:

  • Look into the background of the campaign organizer: Who’s running the campaign? Have they successfully run projects before?
  • Be cautious with campaigns that don’t give clear information: If a campaign is real, they’ll be open about how they’re going to use the money.
  • Look for campaigns that have been checked: Some crowdfunding platforms check campaigns before they go live. These checked campaigns have been looked over by the platform’s team and are usually real.
  • Keep your personal information safe: Only share your personal or financial information if you’re sure the site is safe.

Our team is always ready to help if you’re worried about a crowdfunding campaign or if you want us to check if a project is real. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions about keeping your personal information safe and secure.

Remember, it’s everyone’s job to stay safe online. Stay alert, stay informed, and never be afraid to ask for help.

If you’d like more detailed information, you can read the original Avast Security article here

All the best,