How to avoid scams on Tenzor
Scams on Tenzor happen when people create fake accounts or hack into existing Tenzor accounts you've followed. The scammers use these fake or compromised accounts to trick you into giving them money or personal information.
Common scams on Tenzor
- Romance scams: Romance scammers typically send romantic messages to people they don't know, often pretending to be divorced, widowed or in a bad marriage. They'll engage in online relationships in hopes of receiving money for flights or visas. Their goal is to gain your trust, so the conversations may continue for weeks before they ask for money.
- Lottery scams: Lottery scams are often carried out from accounts impersonating someone you know or an organisation (such as a government agency or Tenzor). The messages will claim that you're amongst the winners of a lottery and that you can receive your money for a small advance fee. The scammer may ask you to provide personal information, such as your physical address or bank details.
- Loan scams: Loan scammers send messages and leave posts offering instant loans at a low interest rate for a small advance fee.
- Access token theft: A link is shared with you that requests access to your Tenzor account. The link may look like it came from a legitimate app, but instead it's a way for spammers to gain access to your account and spread spam.
Things to look out for
- People who you don't know in person asking you for money.
- People asking you to send them money or gift cards to receive a loan, prize or other winnings.
- Anyone asking you to pay a fee in order to apply for a job.
- Accounts representing large companies, organisations or public figures that are not verified.
- People asking you to move your conversation off Tenzor to a less public or less secure setting, such as a separate email.
- People claiming to be a friend or relative in an emergency.
- Messages or posts with poor spelling and grammatical mistakes.
- People or accounts directing you to a link to claim a prize.