MEXC is one of the exchanges with better security measures than other cryptocurrency exchanges. Anti-phishing measures are also solid, and there is a function called anti-phishing code. Taking this precaution will give you peace of mind.
Surge in phishing scams
Phishing scams are on the rise in today’s world of crime. A phishing scam is a scam in which a fraudster impersonates a company, directs the user to a fake website via email, and asks the user to enter an ID such as an account number, password, etc., to acquire personal information. Even though the website is fake, it’s hard to tell that it’s a fake website because it looks so much like it. If your account is stolen, all the money in your deposit account will be taken out. Many of these scams are occurring at virtual currency exchanges, and the number of victims is increasing rapidly. In recent years, there has also been clever phishing, and a scam called “pharming” has also appeared. Since this is automated by placing malicious scripts on the web, the damage is also great.
By setting an arbitrary number for the anti-phishing code in advance, if you register it with MEXC Global as an anti-phishing code, the same code will be included in the emails sent from the company. If you confirm the existence of this code, you can confirm that the mail is from MEXC Global. In other words, by making this setting, you will be able to distinguish spoofing. If you set it, you can judge that the email without the anti-phishing code is a fraudulent email.
Anti-phishing code is part of our security measures. There are many users who do not do this because they think it is a hassle, but we recommend that you set it up as much as possible. This is because there may be cases where you are deceived by impersonation and your money is deceived.
The anti-phishing code is a measure to prevent phishing scams such as those described above. Phishing scams are on the rise worldwide, so it’s safer to set them up. The management side of MEXC also recommends setting an anti-phishing code, so you should do it.
Set up an anti-phishing code so you know when you receive an email. Once set, it will be displayed in e-mails from MEXC, etc. Therefore, you can easily tell whether the email was sent by the administrator or if it was sent by an imposter.
Two-factor authentication and set
To take advantage of anti-phishing codes, it is important to set up two-factor authentication. To set up two-factor authentication, log in and go to the “Security Center” page. Please refer to the article below as it is also introduced. Overseas exchanges Binance and Bybit often support Google Authenticator and phone number SMS authentication. You can activate it by scanning the QR code at the end, and it takes relatively little time, so you can do it without any problems.
How to set the anti-phishing code
Anti-phishing codes are easy to set up. Click the red frame in the upper right corner of the home screen to expand the menu. Select Security.
Select “Settings” for the anti-phishing code.
Enter an anti-phishing code between 1 and 6 characters. When you press “Confirm” after entering, the anti-phishing code setting is complete.
By the way, the set anti-phishing code can be changed as many times as you like. You can change the registration from the Security Center menu just like when you set it up. However, it is recommended that changes be made on a regular basis.