What is the idea behind this proposal?
Everyone knows, since the begining of Crypto and the world of internet that Scams exist. It really is Red Queen dilemma but I’m for prevention and believe in its favor.
So the idea behind SAFE HELP Desk is to take precautions against scammers right now to reduce the number of people plundered in the future.
How do scammers work?
Making a fake profile. They copy an admin photo. They change one or two letters from the admin’s name. And they impersonate for him.
Then they are waiting for new members of the community and trying to deceive them.
What can we do?
We can create a driven by the community SAFE HELP Desk to help everyone and declare that only legitimate help can be found there.
This message can be added to any official message from MaidSafe and to all pinned message in the forum (and other communication channels like sites, telegram, medium and so on)
Proof of the concept
We know that not everyone will register in the forum to get help. So we need different channels of help leading to the SAFE HELP Desk.
For example a SAFE HELP phone line
00441292700696 UK Ayr
0012027135981 US Washington
What will you hear when you call?
"Never send money to anyone. All services of SAFE HELP Desk are free!"
And then you can speak to a volunteer from the community (in this proof of concept I will pick up the phone, please excuse me for my spoken English )