As many of you know, one of the easiest ways to purchase a sneaker bot is through some sort of discord marketplace, such as Botmart or Tidal. While these groups for the most part are safe, there are the occasional lurkers out there that try and deceive new sneaker botters into falling for their scams. This guide will go over most if not all of the types of scams that scammers like to use on botters throughout the community.
Please read this over closely if you’re a beginner, it could potentially save you hundreds from scammers waiting to take your money.
If you have any more specific questions about the types of scams that occur, feel free to DM me on discord at Toby69#4599. I usually respond in a timely manner.
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Fake Middleman Scam
The most common type of scam is scammers impersonating middlemen and credible people in the sneaker botting community. They will have very similar discord handles compared to the real person, often switching an uppercase “i” with a lowercase “L”, or the other way around.
The scammer will also try and use the credible person’s twitter account to make it seem more convincing, so look closely to make sure the person is who they say they are. Usually if you ask them to do middleman for a transaction, they’ll say no, which is a good indicator that they’re trying to scam you.
Fake Ticket Scam
If using a middleman, make sure that the middleman transaction is through the actual discord group you are in.
For example, if using a Botmart Middleman, make sure it takes place within their discord server. If someone is PERSONALLY directly messaging you about being a middleman and being able to facilitate the sale, they’re trying to scam you.
Scammers will often try to convince you to hand over sensitive discord information, such as passwords and email addresses in an attempt to gain control of your discord and sell the services for a profit. Please DO NOT EVER give you your personal discord information, as this is the easiest way to lose thousands.
Cracking Keys Scam
Scammers will tend to rent out your bots often to try and crack the bot for their gain. While this doesn’t happen very often, you should often be wary of who you rent your bot out to. Make sure that each person that does rent is a reputable, verified buyer in the sneaker botting community.
Free Beta Scam
Another less popular scam is the free beta scam. Scammers will DM members telling them that they are the developer for an up and coming bot company, in the hopes that you download their software. While you think you’re getting a new bot, you are actually installing malware that could potentially steal passwords, important documents and more. Example:
QR Code Scam
Scammers send you a QR code, usually related to getting a free discord nitro, but in reality when you scan that code you are effectively handing over your discord credentials to the scammer, where he can then sell or steal the services linked to your account.
Fake Paypal Emails
Scammers in general use fake emails to trick you into either clicking a link from the email that takes you to a fake site where your info is stolen, or the email is meant to fool you to think that your money has already arrived, and convince you to send goods before you’ve actually received payment.
Make sure the email is from [email protected], as any other email is going to be 100% a scam. If the domain is not @paypal.com then do NOT trust it.
Toby has been botting since Chrome extensions were the way to go. This American sneakerhead knows botting like the back of his hand. You'll see him all over our Discord server.
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