How to identify and report scams

If you ever suspect there’s unauthorized activity on your account, contact Robinhood Support immediately.

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Impersonation support scams

These scams are incredibly popular and are often found via search engine results or on social media—sometimes in the form of a promoted advertisement. Fake Support social media promo ad example

Phone support scams

Many phone support scams direct you to call a fake Robinhood customer service number. Although we offer phone support through an in-app callback request, at this time we do not have a direct dial support number. Scammers will ask you to:

  • Verify your information (with intent to steal it)
  • Download remote software (often malware or to gain remote access to your system)
  • Go to fake Robinhood login pages (hoping you’ll give them your login information)
How to stay safe

ONLY request phone support from Robinhood by logging in and requesting a callback in our app—at this time, we do not have a direct dial support phone number. Robinhood Support will never:

  • Ask you for your Robinhood account password or Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) code
  • Request you to download remote desktop access software
  • Ask you for your account information or credentials for other trading platforms
  • Send you links within text messages
  • Ask you to send money through different apps, such as CashApp or WhatsApp, or with text messages—never send money to anyone claiming to be from Robinhood
Social media support scams

A social media account can impersonate Robinhood or an executive team member promising a payout, a promotion, or special support if you send them something in return.

How to stay safe

Only engage with our authentic Robinhood social media handles. If someone is reposting a screenshot of what appears to be a Robinhood post, you can always go directly to our authentic handle to confirm whether the original post is legitimate or not. Do not engage with non-Robinhood handles promising you special help with your account.

How to stay safe

Only engage with our authentic Robinhood social media handles. If someone is reposting a screenshot of what appears to be a Robinhood post, you can always go directly to our authentic handle to confirm whether the original post is legitimate or not. Do not engage with non-Robinhood handles promising you special help with your account.

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Phishing

Phishing is a common way scammers try to trick you into giving them personal information such as an account email address and password, verification codes, Social Security number, or other personal information. Phishing attempts come via email, where scammers use different social engineering tactics to impersonate reputable senders like the IRS, your bank, or brokerage firm.

Other social engineering attempts may take the form of fake websites, as mentioned above, made to look like your applications, such as text messages, social media messages, profiles, phone calls, or postal letters pretending to be from Robinhood. When successful, these scammers can gain access to important accounts, such as your email or bank accounts that can result in identity theft, financial loss, or both.

How to spot phishing

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  1. The sender’s email domain (the web address that comes after the @ symbol): While the sender name might include “Robinhood,” the email domain must be an authentic Robinhood domain, such as: @robinhood.com, @proxydocs.com, @proxypush.com, and @prospectusdocs.com (for shareholder-specific communication). Some fraudulent domain examples are: @robinh00d.com, @gmail.com, and @yahoo.com.
  2. Language: Look out for typos, grammatical mistakes, awkward language, or missing words or spaces.
  3. Links: Instead of clicking on links or buttons within emails, log in to the Robinhood app or Robinhood.com directly. Links in phishing emails could direct you to a fake website asking for sensitive information such as your email address and password, account information, or Social Security number.
  4. Downloads or attachments: Phishing emails may include attachments claiming to be a 1099 tax document or other important files. These frequently contain malware that can infect your device. Be especially wary of .zip, .exe, .doc files.
  5. Fake prizes or gifts: Scammers may also contact you with attractive offers for free stock or other enticing deals to lure you in. Always be careful when clicking on links in social media messages, text messages, and emails that you don’t expect or recognize—especially if they sound too good to be true. On social media, Robinhood will only share updates and general information using our verified Robinhood social media handles.
How to stay safe
  • ONLY request phone support from Robinhood by logging in and requesting a callback in our app—at this time, we do not have a direct dial support phone number.
  • Only download and use the authentic Robinhood app available in the Google Play store and Apple App Store.
  • From your computer, only sign in through Robinhood.com to access your account and download items, like your tax forms.

Your personal email and phone provider security matter

When you request a password reset link for a site, where does that link typically go? Your personal email. Use a strong, unique password (10+ characters) and Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on your personal email associated with your Robinhood account to stay safe.

We recommend doing the same with your online account for your phone provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and so on). This helps protect against SIM swapping, when a scammer bribes or convinces the phone carrier to switch the phone number associated with your device to theirs.

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Crypto scams

Crypto scams are emerging as a major source of cybercrime. Crypto are not typically insured, so when you send crypto to another wallet on the blockchain it can’t be reversed or undone, making crypto scams incredibly lucrative for scammers.

Crypto romance scams

Scammers spend weeks or months of flirting and flattery to gain your trust after meeting you on a dating site or social media, only to persuade you to give up your cryptocurrency.

  • Scammers move your conversation from common dating platforms like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Match, etc. to off platform channels like Whatsapp, where messages are encrypted and harder for companies and law enforcement to track.
  • After gaining your trust, scammers may try to convince you that they’re experts in crypto or can guarantee high returns using their advice.
  • From there,they may have you purchase crypto on an authentic site, like Robinhood. And then ask you to transfer it to an address provided by the scammer. Once the crypto is transferred, there may be no way to retrieve it.
Crypto giveaway scams

Scammers create fake screenshots and messages from legitimate companies on social media promoting giveaways. The posts often contain links to phishing websites aimed at stealing your money or information.

How to stay safe
  • If someone you’ve recently met offers you financial advice, get a second opinion from someone you know and trust. Especially before you send money to an unknown account or person.
  • Don’t trust links or app download suggestions sent to you by strangers.
  • Invest your digital assets in well-known and credit-worthy platforms. If it’s a familiar crypto company they’re referencing, type the URL yourself and do your own research instead of trusting their link.
  • Exercise caution while forming online relationships. Beware of promises of “low investments and huge returns.” If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be skeptical of giveaways on social media.
  • If you see a screenshot of a Robinhood social media profile, go directly to our verified handle to confirm its accuracy. If the handle says “Robinhood” and it’s not on that list, it’s fraudulent.
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Take action

If you encounter any suspected scams in email, text messages, phone calls, websites, or social media, report them to reportphishing@robinhood.com. Only use this email address to report suspected scams. You will not receive a response from our team.

Help us investigate with the right information:

  • Email: Include full email headers. See how to do that here
  • Text message: Screenshot the message and include the number that contacted you
  • Phone call: Include the phone number from the call and share as much detail as possible
  • Website or social media account: Send the full URL or handle and how you found it (such as through a search or a direct message)

Reporting suspected scams helps Robinhood identify and take down these sites and thwart attacks—your report can help protect your account and others too.

If you shared your Robinhood credentials with anyone else, used the same password for a different online account, or are concerned about your account’s security:

  • Remove unknown devices. Review and remove any devices you don’t recognize or no longer use.
  • Change your password immediately. A strong password contains at least 10 characters, includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols—and is one you don’t use for any other app or service or share with anyone.
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). 2FA helps protect your account by requiring two sources of verification to sign into your account: something you know (your password) and something you have (a one-time code). Every time you log in or make changes to your account, you’ll be prompted for a verification code. This step helps protect your account, even if someone knows or guesses your password.

Contact Robinhood Support immediately if you notice any unusual logins or if you see activity you don’t recognize.

For more tips on how to help keep your account secure, see Security best practices

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By opening a third-party URL or hyperlink, you’ll be accessing a third-party website. No monitoring is being performed of the information contained on the third-party website. Robinhood Markets, Inc. and its affiliates are not responsible for the information contained on the third-party website or your use of or inability to use such site and do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

Brokerage services are offered through Robinhood Financial LLC, (“RHF”) a registered broker dealer (member SIPC) and clearing services through Robinhood Securities, LLC, (“RHS”) a registered broker dealer (member SIPC). Crypto services are offered through Robinhood Crypto, LLC (“RHC”) (NMLS ID: 1702840). The Robinhood Money spending account is offered through Robinhood Money, LLC (“RHY”) (NMLS ID: 1990968), a licensed money transmitter. The Robinhood Cash Card is a prepaid card issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard® International Incorporated. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are affiliated entities and wholly owned subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc. RHF, RHY, RHC and RHS are not banks. Securities products offered by RHF are not FDIC insured and involve risk, including possible loss of principal.

Crypto held in RHC accounts are not covered by FDIC or SIPC protections and are not regulated by FINRA. RHY products are not subject to SIPC coverage but funds held in the Robinhood Money spending account and Robinhood Cash Card account may be eligible for FDIC pass-through insurance (see the Robinhood Cash Card Agreement and the Robinhood Spending Account Agreement).

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