According to the famous entrepreneur Elon Musk, despite the decrease in the general hype around a new class of digital assets, cryptocurrency fraud on Twitter has reached a new level.
One of the users of the social network talked about the "new" deception scheme, in which attackers hack verified accounts and use them to advertise extremely dubious offers.
It is worth noting that attackers hack verified accounts and use them to promote fraudulent schemes for a long time. The general principle is based on the scheme "send one Bitcoin - get back twice as much." Fraudsters even presented these proposals allegedly from Vitalik Buterin and Elon Musk.
For example, in November 2018, the verified account of Mask offered to take part in the distribution of 10,000 Bitcoins. To do this, it was necessary to send from 0.1 to 2 BTC to the specified address, and in return they promised to send from 1 to 20 BTC, respectively. However, no one received the "prize" - gullible users only lost their money.
Musk noted that "trolls and a huge number of bots on Twitter are a significant problem" and you need to complain about such messages as soon as you see them.
John McAfee did not stand aside and also spoke about the problem of cryptocurrency fraud on Twitter. He said that his name is used to spread fraudulent offers much more often.
At the same time, according to McAfee, the problem arose because of the connivance of the social network itself.
"Musk takes Twitter to task over fake accounts impersonating him. I am far more impersonated than Musk. All of my complaints have fallen on deaf ears.If I ran Twitter's development team, this problem would be solved in 24 hours. Want to try me @Jack?"he wrote in an address to the CEO of the social network Jack Dorsey.
Musk takes Twitter to task over fake accounts impersonating him.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) February 4, 2020
I am far more impersonated than Musk.
All of my complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
If I ran Twitter's development team, this problem would be solved in 24 hours.
Want to try me @Jack ?https://t.co/wsRYLSikI1