Fake project from “Elon Musk”. New threat in the industry
Digital fraudsters work tirelessly to create new gimmicks and shenanigans that poison the purity of the crypto industry. Among the new scams, a scam project released with reference to Elon Musk deserves special attention. The scammers promoted a new dishonest scheme in the comments on the Twiiter post of the current President of America Donald Trump. Next, we will look at the details of the scheme, which will definitely help to avoid cooperation with dishonest entrepreneurs. So let’s get started.
Background of the project from Elon
First of all, it is necessary to give credit to the scammers. The swindlers took an extremely responsible approach to their own fraud. The completely copied Twitter of the famous businessman Elon Musk was used as the main tool. The account of the head of SpaceX was recreated up to the confirmation of verification. At the moment, proceedings are underway about how the scammers were able to get a check mark indicating that a real person is behind the account. According to the preliminary version, this account was stolen from the head of Business Chicks – Emma Isaacs. So the confirming checkmark belongs not to Elon Musk, but to Emma Isaacs. However, Twitter’s policy in this regard is still unclear. Why can a verified account be renamed without losing verification? The question is obviously rhetorical.
The basis of the fraud
However, a well-recreated Twitter page is just one of the reasons the scam met the expectations of the criminals. It should also be noted that the promotion of the dishonest scheme took place in a rather unusual form. Fraudsters wrote in the comments of Donald Trump’s post, in which the president talked about the current status of the election race. On behalf of Elon Musk, the criminals congratulated Trump on his victory, offered to celebrate his re-election (recall that at the time of the scam, the results of the US elections were unknown). Attracting attention to themselves, the scammers offered to go to the site and receive a reward in cryptocurrency. Supposedly, everyone could receive a substantial amount in digital funds.
You just need to send a small transfer to the digital address of the scammers. It’s amazing that someone really decided to transfer at least some money to obviously dishonest users. Nevertheless, it is necessary to additionally remember about the precautionary rules that will help protect against fraudsters.
How to avoid becoming a victim of scammers?
Recall that previously unknown fraudsters have already hacked the real Twitter accounts of large entrepreneurs. So the danger can lie in wait even on proven resources. But in order to protect yourself from digital criminals, you need to follow these rules:
- Double-check the information. If you see a celebrity offering to get cryptocurrency, check the details of this event on the Internet. Surely such a loud statement did not go unnoticed by the press. However, if there is no media coverage of this announcement, we can conclude that these are swindlers;
- Don’t pay first. No serious company works on the principle of “give us $ 20 and we will return 40”. This is called a pyramid scheme. Especially when such statements are not supported by legal documents, serious statistics and are based only on the word of honor of crooks.
- Be careful, because very often criminals reveal their own intentions in small things. Often it is possible to uncover a scam due to obvious contradictions and inconsistencies in the ad from the scammers.
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