Ethereum Scam Fake Elon Musk Twitter Account Giving Away 5000 TH
Scammers have struck again, using a method that is fast becoming old by impersonating Elon Musk on Twitter. On Wednesday, a post from an account pretending to be of the SpaceX CEO said he was giving away over $4 million worth of Ethereum to celebrate the launch of the company’s Starlink satellites.
But there was a catch to giving away all that precious cryptocurrency, which is where the scam kicked in. The scammer, who used the same profile picture that Musk uses for his official Twitter account (though there are small differences, if you look closely), created an account @elonhmusk which looks very similar to Musk’s. And the fake account that posted a tweet in reply to Musk’s, making it look like a tweet from Musk to anyone unfortunate enough to be gullible to a blatantly incredulous claim.
If someone sent their ethereum to the address in that tweet, it is certain they would never see it again, let alone the promised ten-fold instant return on investment. But then, there are so many red flags in that post that anyone who values their ethereum tokens would not actually send any money, unless they were blinded by their excitement and hopes of making a quick buck without doing anything.