As a first step for account safety, Sorare recommends using a long complex password that is unique to your Sorare account, and having two-factor authentication (2FA) - if you haven't done so already, click here to find out how you can enable 2FA.
Secondly, educating yourself on phishing is crucial as this is one of the most widespread and common cyber-attack techniques. A phishing attack happens when a bad actor poses as a reputable entity or business in order to deceive users and collect their personal data and information.
What to look out for:
Emails to convince the user to visit a fraudulent website. Phishing emails are normally requesting the user to reset his password leading to a fake website that looks very similar to the original one. However, the website is fake and when a user signs in, they provide credentials to the bad actor.
--> Trusted Sorare email domains
- Emails from Sorare will always have the sorare.com domain name at the end of them. Some examples include: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone Calls or SMS
Phone calls and SMS text messages are designed to manipulate users into giving personal data such as login credentials to steal account information over a phone/text conversation. Sorare does not send out texts to verify transactions. Do not click on links sent over text.
Phishing scammers will purchase advertisements to redirect users/traffic to a fake Sorare website and will steal all credentials when users input their information into the fake Sorare website.
Scammers can create fake websites asking for sensitive information to gain control of your accounts. Take note of the URL: www.sorrane.com/. The landing page may look familiar, but the incorrect spelling of Sorare in the URL signifies this is not www.sorare.com.
Tip: Utilize your browser’s bookmark function to access Sorare.
How to protect yourself from phishing:
Sorare never sends text messages or emails asking for security information. If you get a text message like this, chances are it’s a scam, even if it looks like it's from us.
These fraudsters are professionals, and their emails and text messages are convincing. So, we’ll explain how to spot these fake messages, and what to do if you’re unsure.
- Always check login URLs: Make sure you always log in through the official https://sorare.com website on an up-to-date browser. Always check the link details before clicking on it.
- Verify senders: Be skeptical of any communication that contains a link asking for personal information. They are sophisticated so please always verify the sender of the email.