Note: We strongly suggest that you DO NOT VISIT ANY OF THESE WEBSITES even to see what they look like. The website may gather information you have stored on your computer or even get viruses simply by visiting the site. Some of these fake sites appear to have your main AJ account already logged in.
A scammer, over social media (such as Discord), will give link to website that appears to be the Animal Jam Website (the link to enter AJ codes). They also may post the link at the at bottom of a YouTube video. The scammer implies that it's the correct link the legitimate website, however the link will take you to a fake Animal Jam homepage. The URL of the link site is different than the real Animal Jam, and other features may be different as well, such as advertisements and visual appearance.
If you enter your account info into a fake Animal Jam website, you cannot login and your username and password will be stored where scammers and hackers can access it. In worst cases, they will also be able to access your parent account and dashboard. Even worse, they might send out viruses to your computer to steal your personal information, money and Animal Jam items you own.
How to avoid this scam
If someone sends you a link that appears to the be Animal Jam website link, do not click it! It's important to visit the real Animal Jam website without taking that risk. If someone unexpectedly sends you an unfamiliar link, ask them what it is before clicking it. They could be trying to hack you by either taking you to a fake homepage or having you download a hack with one click.
If you're unsure whether an Animal Jam page is real or not, use these guidelines:
- Look at the URL of the given link, and compare it to the URL you see when typing in animaljam.com. The URL of a fake site will be different than the official Animal Jam website URL.
- Check the website copyright. A pattern seen in fake Animal Jam sites is that they have a copyright of the earlier year, so make sure that the copyright is the present year.
- If asked to enter account information, enter fake information (a made-up user and password). The real AJ webpage will say that the input is wrong, but fake ones will automatically accept it and store the information to a database that the scammer keeps.
- If there are other links on the page like you would usually see on Animal Jam (membership bundle, gift card, etc), see if they are clickable. If not, the webpage is fake. Also, if there are unfamiliar features such as games or advertisements, it's fake.