MetaMask Snaps Transaction Insights – Forta

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Transaction Insights provide essential information about a transaction you’re about to submit. For example, Forta protects users from scams by highlighting the risk of a user-initiated transaction before the transaction is approved. Read more on our Knowledge Base here:[…]scord&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=2023_Nov__awareness_none

🔒 How it Works:

The Forta Snap for MetaMask is a plugin that automatically scans the addresses in a user’s pre-signed transaction against Forta’s database of known scammers. Based on the results, the plugin will display a “high-risk” or “low-risk” warning message to the user.

Some of the scam types covered by the Forta Snap include:

– Token impersonation

– Pig butchering

– Gas minting

– Sleep minting

– Hard and soft rug Pulls

– NFT wash trading

– Access to keys or user assets – No

– Access to create/update/modify transactions – No

– Access to read transactions – Yes

Forta Snap does not have access to users' keys or assets. Forta Snap access is limited to reading the transactions and displaying the risk rating.

Practical Examples:

By accessing the Forta tab, users are presented with one of two indicators:

High Risk: This label signifies that the address being interacted with has prior associations with scam activities. Caution is advised.

Low Risk: This label indicates that there's no known record of the address being involved in scam-related activities. However, users should still exercise their own due diligence.

Click the Forta Tab in MetaMask: Once you've initiated a transaction, navigate to the Forta tab within the MetaMask transaction window.

Check the Risk Level: On the Forta tab, you'll see a risk assessment label, either High Risk or Low Risk, which gives you an indication of the potential risk associated with the address.


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    1. Never share your Secret Recovery Phrase with any site or a person. MetaMask does not use Gmail or web forms. Do not enter your Secret Recover Phrase into a pop-up window, even if it looks like MetaMask. Verify links are legitimate. Scammers often use these tactics.

    2. Beware of fake websites. The official website for MetaMask is

    3. MetaMask Support will never DM you. This is a common tactic scammers use to try and get access to your wallet.

    4. If you need to reach Support: open MetaMask, then menu > Support. The ‘Start a Conversation’ button will start a chat, the bot asks a few questions to help route you to the correct team. You can also visit the Support site from the web:

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    7. Never call phone numbers, text Whatsapp numbers, DM on Discord, use WeChat or do video chat with people on this subreddit. MetaMask does not offer customer support in this manner. There is NO exclusive MetaMask Discord.

    8. We don’t ask for an email address to create a wallet. We can’t email you. We will never ask you to verify or upgrade/merge your wallet.–

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