Handy tips to ward off scams and phishing attempts | by SatoshiLabs | Feb, 2024

If the hacks, scams, and phishing attempts are anything to go by, navigating the world of crypto requires a thoughtful approach to security. Being well-informed and prepared can make all the difference.

Here are some handy tips to remember to keep scams and phishing attempts at bay,

One way to ensure that you are accessing a legitimate Trezor web wallet is to bookmark it in your browser. This will allow you to quickly access the site without having to type in the URL each time. Make sure to only bookmark web wallets that are known to be legitimate and trusted, such as https://suite.trezor.io/web. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of falling victim to a phishing scam and keep your digital assets safe.

💡 Tip: Organize your bookmarks and make sure your browser’s bookmark bar is only filled with genuine and trusted websites.

The safest route to downloading the Trezor Suite is via the official Trezor website. Download it from the official Trezor website at https://trezor.io/trezor-suite.

By creating a unique, strong passphrase, you make it harder for attackers to gain unauthorized access to your account even if they obtain your recovery seed. Keep your passphrase confidential and separate from your recovery seed to enhance your security against phishing attempts. Never share it with anyone! For Trezor Model T and Trezor Safe 3 users, we always recommend entering your passphrase on the Trezor itself using the touchscreen or buttons.

💡 Tip: Think of a passphrase that is memorable to you but challenging for others to guess. Avoid common phrases or easily accessible personal information.

Remember, Trezor will never reach out to you via text messages, phone calls, or social media DMs. Should you receive such messages, consider them phishing attacks. Report and block the sender, and communicate any concerns to Trezor’s official support channels.

We can never stop stressing this enough (even at the cost of being mocked as a broken record!). Your recovery seed is the key to your digital assets and should be kept confidential at all times. Sharing it or making digital copies can put your assets at risk, as they may become accessible to hackers or unauthorized individuals.

Do not enter your recovery seed anywhere unless in your Trezor device upon recovery.

💡 Tip: Consider the use of a durable material like metal to inscribe your recovery seed for increased resilience against physical damage. Check out the Trezor Keep Metal here.

Please update your Trezor device firmware only within the Trezor Suite App. When a new firmware version is released, Trezor Suite will display a notification along the top of the interface. Here’s more on this,

💡 Tip: As a general practice, we make it a point to communicate all Trezor Suite updates on our Twitter handle. Here’s the one from January,

To maintain your security and peace of mind, interact solely with official Trezor and SatoshiLabs domains and social media accounts. Here’s a quick reference to the official channels you should trust:

Authentic SatoshiLabs domain names:

Our official social media and communication channels are:

Here’s the official Trezor YouTube channel.

Our affiliate program also has unique links that help to identify them as partners, which include:

Trezor will NEVER ask for your recovery seed, over email, customer support, or any form of communication.Trezor is NOT able to ‘block’ or ‘deactivate’ your device.

The message today is the same as the day Trezor was created 10 years ago. Do not enter your recovery seed anywhere unless in your Trezor device upon recovery. Users who are uncertain about the proper behavior of their wallet are more than welcome to contact our support at https://trezor.io/support.

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