This post and comment thread in the Cardano ADA Discussion Forum is an example for the larger question of caring for community in general. Whether by removing trash from an ocean beach or stopping to pick up a person walking (using appropriate caution and intuition), caring people improve our planet home.
Seeing apparent fraud on YouTube, I asked in the Cardano Facebook group,
Is there some official place to post suspected Cardano scams?
No, you just scroll on by like everyone else.
If everyone does this, nothing improves. Trusting, gullible people get hurt. A little effort goes a long way towards improving our community.
Yes, unlike other projects, Cardano has its own fraud detection bureau. This page describes how to report scams:
That is so helpful and appreciated!
I had no idea the Cardano Fraud Bureau existed!
I reported the fraud of the screenshot and will continue to report, as a support to the Cardano community.
Many thanks 🙏.
I am slow to suspect and sometimes my suspicions have proven false. The world is full of uncertainties. I'd rather let the experts make that determination, even though the fraud appears obvious.
They're always scams.
That's probably true. But while aiming for a gentler and less dualistic world, I avoid harsh labeling. Sure we can call it like it is. In this case there is no doubt. Still I'd rather not put myself in a position of judging.
Report it to YouTube
Thank you but I don't trust YouTube's follow-up. There's a better way, which I just learned from Martus Kloppers above. It's to report to IOHK's Cardano Fraud Detection Bureau:
How to report fraud
We want everyone to report potential frauds and scams involving Cardano, ada, and IOHK as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to submit a fraud report. We have set up the Cardano Fraud Detection Bureau to combat fraudulent videos, social media accounts, websites, emails, and software applications.
We are consistently monitoring and taking action on potential fraud, and we appreciate your collaboration.
How to report potential fraud....