Who Is a Real Admin?
A Telegram channel admin won’t ask for credit card details, personal data, or any passwords. They are there to help and will never request any personal information.
How to Recognize a Fake Admin?
Scammers are orbiting around a variety of chats, looking for their entry point to an unaware community.
Apart from the admin chat tag, seeing the common groups between admins and the users is one of the additional ways of making sure that this is a legit moderator. However, if a fake Telegram admin manages to get the unaware user to join his fake group, they will have the same groups in common as well. It is through the combination of fake admin recognition tools, that the user will have some certainty whether the admin is a real Community Manager, or just another impostor. They will have an easier time choosing who to trust.
Recognizing Admins Through a Bot
On AmaZix moderated cryptocurrency groups, the user has the ability to check whether a user is a legitimate AmaZix admin or not. They just need to forward the message of the presumed admin to @amazix_mod_bot (AmaZix Moderation Bot), and they will get the confirmation they need. The bot has the list of every AmaZix admin, and is able to further authenticate their position within the community.
Establishing trust between the Community Managers and cryptocurrency groups is important, and through markers like the ones presented above, the users will have an easier time deciding who to trust.
Potential Threats of Fake Admins
Fortunately, distinguishing between real and fake admins in crypto communities is possible, and by using the aforementioned methods, chat members evade the danger that fake admins pose.
Scams are the most obvious reason why fake admins cause disarray in community chats. Unaware members might trust the words of someone in power which results in unforeseen consequences. The scammer is the one who profits, while the crypto community and the project’s image suffer. Scammer behavior can be noticed in the example provided by Pundi X. By exposing the scammers' tactics, Pundi X illustrated how to distinguish between a fake project representative, and a real one.
Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD)
It isn’t also uncommon for admin impersonators to use the FUD tactic. The trusting chat can get swayed by emotions employed by someone who is supposed to care and protect for it. Playing with the minds of project followers is an unethical and damaging activity. Chat members shouldn’t feel like they are on hostile territory, fighting off fearful thoughts injected into their minds by a fake Telegram admin who doesn't have their best interest in mind.