How to safeguard yourself against the address poisoning scam

MetaMask Warns A New Scam Called Address Poisoning
Address poisoning is a tactic used by scammers to steal cryptocurrency from unsuspecting users. They use addresses that closely resemble the real address of the intended recipient, and trick users into copying and pasting the fake address into their transaction history.

This can result in the user sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address, and losing it forever.

To avoid falling victim to this scam, it is important to always double-check the address before making a transaction, and use a tool like Bitquery’s explorer to confirm the address’s transactions, inflow, and outflow.