Scammers Tried To Make Money On The Name Of The CEO Of SpaceX
While Elon Musk is updating Tesla Cybertruck, scammers are actively using his name with the hope of hitting a big jackpot. After all, it is difficult not to “fall for the bait” when Elon Musk himself offers you to make money on Bitcoin. What did the scammers come up with this time?
“Elon Musk” again offered to invest in crypto
If Elon Musk were given $100 every time scammers tried to make money on his name, Tesla’s creator would add another million to his bank account. Least. This time, the scandal revolved around the streaming video service Twitch.
The scammers followed the proven path: on the website they registered many accounts, allegedly belonging to Elon Musk. The random-numbered variations of his name didn’t seem to confuse Twitch users. On one of these channels, a fake stream was launched, where Elon Musk conducted a giveaway of cryptocurrencies.
The essence of the drawing was as follows: viewers had to send a certain amount in Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency to the address they received when they clicked on the link. They were promised to return their investments within an hour, but with a profit of 5 times the amount. To get the video into the top broadcasts, scammers used cheating with the help of bots: 40 thousand fake accounts – and the video with “Elon Musk” was in the top position of Twitch.
The real Elon Musk was present in the video, but it was a snippet from his previous interviews, in no way connected with cryptocurrency and gives. To lull the viewers’ vigilance, the scammers changed the soundtrack, so it was difficult for Musk fans to doubt what was happening.
But the scam quickly failed. Twitch moderators have banned the channel with the fake Elon Musk.
Elon Musk is the “favorite of scammers”
Scammers have repeatedly used the name of Elon Musk to lure money from gullible users of social networks and streaming platforms. In July, Twitter was embroiled in a similar scandal. Then the scammers hacked into Elon Musk’s account and, on his behalf, offered subscribers to send Bitcoins for $1,000 to make a double profit in return.
While scammers “earn” millions of dollars on Elon Musk and the cryptо, the creator of Tesla himself assures that he is not the owner of the cryptocurrency. He recently admitted on Twitter that “he only has 0.25 BTC, which a friend once gave him. “
Even though the incident with the Bitcoin giveaway on Twitch was quickly resolved, the scammers will definitely not stop there. Twitch is actively integrating cryptocurrency payments into its system, so be careful not to fall for another fake “Elon Musk”. Twitch is actively integrating cryptocurrency payments into its system, so be careful not to fall for the next fake Elon Musk.