Axie Infinity is the hottest game on the blockchain right now, but it also attracted unwanted attention and scammers. And Axie Infinity is not a cheap game to play.
You’d either have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to play or find someone online who would entrust you with their account.
Needless to say, you should protect your account in every way you can to avoid any unnecessary loss.
5 Tips to Keep Your Account Safe
Scammers and phishing sites also know how to innovate and find ways to trick more people for their benefit.
Therefore, we should also take the necessary actions to secure our accounts, especially if we spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on them. So here are five tips to help you secure your account:
1. Don’t share your login information
This number one reason should be a no-brainer. You should never share your credentials with others, especially with anyone you’ve only met online. Even your closest friend can be tempted, so always be mindful.
2. Keep your seed phrase safe
If for whatever reason, you lose access to your account, you can always retrieve it using your seed phrase.
Another tip to keep your seed phrase safe is to not store it on any of your devices. Because as long as the internet can reach it, it’s still at risk of being stolen. Thus, it’s highly recommended that you store it somewhere offline, like a hard wallet or a piece of paper, and then keep it somewhere safe.
3. Get a hard wallet
Investing in a hard wallet is a reliable way to protect all your private keys and other digital assets. How does it work? A hard wallet is a physical device used to store digital assets offline.
Hard wallets like Trezor and Ledger look like USB sticks that you can plug on your PC. It also provides added security when making trades as it would require you to authorize any transaction manually using your hard wallet.
But keep in mind that you should buy from legitimate sellers or choose a trusted brand. It’s not advisable to be cheap when purchasing hardware that keeps your valuables safe as it could compromise the security it provides.
4. Always check the links from other sources
Phishing is the number one strategy that scammers do because now and then, people would fall victim to this.
Scammers create a replica of different platforms, and unsuspecting visitors would enter their credentials, giving the owner of that domain access to their accounts.
A recent incident occurred after an Axie player visited the wrong website. He looked up Axie Infinity’s website and clicked the first link he saw. Unfortunately, he didn’t notice that what he visited was not axieinfinity.com. Instead, he opened a phishing site called axieinfinlty.com (notice the difference when “infinity” was spelled). This resulted in losing all the funds and Axies he had bought as an investment.
5. Choose a scholar diligently
As a manager, choosing your scholar should be done with extreme caution because your scholar can run away with your assets at any given time. They could also participate in multi-accounting or having multiple accounts, which could lead to your account getting banned.So there you have it! The tips above not only work for your Axie Infinity account but also for other digital assets you may have.
With Axie Infinity: Origin, we can expect that more players will come, and of course, the same goes for crooks and scammers. So always be vigilant to ensure that your account is well protected if you don’t want to lose the funds and progress you’ve worked so hard for.