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Risk Warning - Notice to UK Users  

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Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

What are the key risks?

1.You could lose all the money you invest

The performance of most cryptoassets can be highly volatile, with their value dropping as quickly as it can rise. You should be prepared to lose all the money you invest in crypto assets.

The crypto asset market is largely unregulated. There is a risk of losing money or any cryptoassets you purchase due to risks such as cyber-attacks, financial crime and firm failure.

2.You should not expect to be protected if something goes wrong

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) doesn’t protect this type of investment because it’s not a ‘specified investment’ under the UK regulatory regime – in other words, this type of investment isn’t recognised as the sort of investment that the FSCS can protect. Learn more by using the FSCS investment protection checker here.

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) will not be able to consider complaints related to this firm. Learn more about FOS protection here.

3.You may not be able to sell your investment when you want to

There is no guarantee that investments in crypto assets can be easily sold at any given time. The ability to sell a crypto asset depends on various factors, including the supply and demand in the market at that time.

Operational failings such as technology outages, cyber-attacks and comingling of funds could cause unwanted delay and you may be unable to sell your crypto assets at the time you want.

4.Cryptoasset investments can be complex

Investments in crypto assets can be complex, making it difficult to understand the risks associated with the investment.

You should do your own research before investing. If something sounds too good to be true, itprobably is.

5.Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Putting all your money into a single type of investment is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.

A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. Learn more here.

If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.

For further information about cryptoassets, visit the FCA’s website here.

Introducing Tap's New Anti-Scam Protection Feature: Your Shield Against Scammers

Introducing Tap's anti-scam protection feature: safeguarding users against remote access scams with enhanced security measures.

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In an era of rapid digitization, we at Tap prioritize the security of our users above all else. Our continuous aim is to improve our security measures, addressing new threats as they emerge. Today, we are delighted to unveil our latest effort in this ongoing commitment: the Anti-Scam Protection Feature.

The internet has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, not least banking. But with this convenience come certain risks. We've noticed a rise in scams involving remote access tools like Teamviewer or Anydesk. While these apps have legitimate uses, they are being increasingly exploited by scammers to gain unauthorized access to users' mobile devices and their financial accounts.

Seeing the need for an additional line of defense, we've developed the Anti-Scam Protection Feature. This tool proactively scans all the installed applications on a user's device during startup. If it detects potentially harmful apps like Teamviewer or Anydesk, it immediately triggers an unskippable alert. This alert informs users about the potential security risk and instructs them to remove these apps.

Furthermore, we urge users to reach out to our dedicated support team for further guidance. Our team is always ready to assist our users at every step, ensuring they can navigate the online financial landscape safely and confidently.

This feature is not just another update to our app - it is a testament to our unwavering commitment to user safety. By proactively identifying potential threats, our Anti-Scam Protection Feature helps us enhance account security and promote safe digital practices.

The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and so are the threats that lurk within. But with innovative features like our Anti-Scam Protection Feature, we aim to stay a step ahead, ensuring that Tap continues to be a secure platform for all your financial needs.

We highly encourage you to ensure that your Tap app is always updated to the latest version, allowing you to fully leverage our newly introduced security features as we continue to release them. Together, let's continue to create a safer financial environment.


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