FAQ

How to protect myself against scammers?

Use cold storage - Buy a Ledger Nano S or a Trezor
Bookmark your crypto sites - Use those bookmarks and only those.
Only send funds to trusted addresses - Double-check what address you're sending ETH to. Look up the address at etherscan.io and check if there are bad reviews
Never trust any discord/slack/telegram/reddit message - Don't ever fall for messages that say you can get free ETH or that a hack has occurred.
MyCrypto has written a great guide on protecting yourself and your funds.

How can I join the fight?

Report scams to us here
Send abuse reports to the registrar, hosting and ssl provider of the scam domains
Install the EtherSecurityLookup extension on your browser

Can I use the data from this project?

Yes, you can either download the raw data files from Github or take a look at our API.

Are the reports open source? Where do they go?

All reports end up in a private Slack to protect people's privacy. The reports can be read by all team members of MyCrypto and they can decide whether the report makes it to the blacklist.

Why was the database created?

The database was created in 2017 by #TeamMEW when trying to find a solution to the ethereum scams. Of course grouping all the scams won't make them go away, but it will make identifying them and taking them down easier. It is now being maintained by the MyCrypto team.