Look for the ‘verified’ tick on YouTuber comments

Sometimes, a well-known YouTube series – especially those by an influencer – will feature fake accounts  in the comments section. These people or bots may pretend to be the YouTuber, mimicking their language to encourage you to click a phishing link. Fake prizes are a common hook; they often target some of the biggest accounts on the site. However, you can spot who’s real by checking for the tick icon: a badge of authenticity given to YouTubers with more than 100,000 subscribers.