We expect the community to be respectful of each other–this is why it is not okay to trick other users into doing something. We have rules in place that forbids scams and content which purposefully misleads others. As with all online platforms, we encourage you to be mindful when communicating with others in the community. In our experience, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Read on to find out more about protecting yourself from scams.
As a platform built with creator needs in mind, we welcome the use of stage names or professional identities on SoundCloud. However, that doesn’t mean that you can post content that is intentionally misleading. As a rough guide, you mustn’t create profiles or post content that is intended to make people think you are someone else. Don’t use someone else’s name or trademark without their permission, or pretend to be associated with someone you aren’t, even if you feel that you are helping that person by doing so. This includes the use of misleading track titles or tags.
Protecting yourself online is important. While we do all we can to prevent unwanted attempts to access your personal information, there are some things to be aware of that can help you to protect yourself. Here are some tips to remember while using SoundCloud:
1. Don’t give in to phishing attempts; never reveal any confidential information about yourself or your account details to other community members (via messages, comments or otherwise).
2. If you are being offered a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You can find some examples of common scams here.
3. Be wary of community members who ask for access to your content (e.g. unreleased demos, downloads of private tracks). You never know who is behind this request-- it may not be who the profile claims to be.
Remember our key advice: always be extra cautious when interacting with individuals online.