Scammers get more creative each day, and try a variety of phishing and hacking techniques to get you to hand over your information. The seed phrase is the heart of your wallet, but your actions are what protect it. Even the most tech-savvy individuals fall to traps set by scammers.
You need to stay educated and aware of the digital landscapes you interact with daily in order to adapt and avoid scams.
Some of the most common places scammers go to target you are Twitter and Discord. There are a variety of fake Metamask support accounts, Opensea support accounts and others that are deceitful and have creative techniques to get you to sign over your information. If you are ever suspicious that you are at risk, consult others and the community before trusting anyone blindly. There are many accounts that also impersonate influencers on social media that ask for you to send them money or share your passwords and other information. Double and triple-check before engaging. Even if the account has 1 million followers, it might be a scam.
Official accounts like Metamask, Opensea, and Ledger will never ask you for your Seed phrase.
On Discord, similar accounts will reach out asking for your information, or to click on a link for giveaways/sales. Never click on a link if you do not know who is sending it. It does not matter if it is your favorite celebrity. Discord scammers will copy the exact profiles of twitter influencers, project founders, celebrities, moderators and developers. The real accounts will never ask you for your seed phrase, to send them ETH or to fill out a form. Do not engage with them.
A foolproof way to legitimize an account reaching out to you on discord is to message them on their official Twitter account. Slow down, and follow up with every single message to verify that who you are interacting with is who they say they are.