Everyone is familiar with fake messages and emails coming from people pretending to be Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Richard Branson asking to accept a LinkedIn request, or a supposed ‘Elon Musk’ on Twitter announcing free Bitcoin or Ether. Social media could however be made better and cleaned up of its current messy situation with a simple add-on.
The KYC.Crypto login button is a simple add-on feature which, when integrated, allows users to verify profiles with their real identity.
A fake profile is usually created by putting together celebrity or model photographs and generic information or simple copies from existing real profiles. Often carrying typos and bad grammar, such profiles are used for many reasons and causes – from scraping email addresses and user information to financial scams and fraud.
Scamsters use professional networks like LinkedIn with fake profiles to garner useful information about many targeted individuals or sections of people. The information can be used to create phishing scams, send malware links, spy on activities, or send fake marketing offers.
A recent example of how a fake LinkedIn profile is noteworthy. A scamster posed as staff of a reputed blockchain online news publication with an official email ID, and offered to produce reports, case studies and analyses. The original staff member, whose email ID was provided and who received the email, pointed out that it was a scam that they were working hard to stop.
The huge amounts of fake profiles are simply mind boggling. An official blog post from LinkedIn admitted that “between January and June 2019, we took action on 21.6 million fake accounts. Around 19.5 million accounts were stopped from being created, and 2 million fake accounts had to be restricted before complaints were received. On Twitter, 200,000 accounts were suspended before being substantially active. Facebook too continues to face a similar problem.
The Add-on that Cleans Up Social Media
The Login.Crypto button works just like the Google or Facebook sign-in buttons that can be used to login to a portal or platform or social media platform without having to create a new account.
Given that fake profiles can be stopped if the user had been verified beforehand, the Login.crypto button can filter out or weed out all identities that have not been previously verified with official credentials such as a selfie with passport and other documents to verify their identity.
The Login.crypto can be integrated as add-one just like Google or FB signin button. Only users who are KYC verified can verify their existing profiles or login to new platforms.
The Login.crypto service works on the Tron blockchain and is completely decentralized. To get verified, the user needs to create a KYC profile in the DeFi service. The login information is secured via his own Tron wallet, and all personal data and documents are saved on the Tron blockchain with smart contracts and in the secure IPFS protocol.
Whenever any user logs in using the Login.crypto button, the platform can be sure that they are a real person, vetted and verified beforehand, and information such as the user’s first name, last name, date of birth and the Tron address are also available to the client.
The Login.crypto button offers decentralized and cryptographic protection to stop hacking or leakage of stored data. The real identity of every user is thus always confirmed and assured!