Tag Archives: Elon Musk

Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scams Grow More Sophisticated

Elon Musk is not giving away any crypto, so you know. It’s not a thing that happens, no matter what you’ve heard. Which is what scams like this rely on: word of mouth. Hey, did you hear you can get free Bitcoin and Ether from Elon Musk? I saw it on his Twitter page. The The post Elon… Read More »

Target Twitter Account Hacked by Bitcoin Scammers

A recent hack involving the Twitter of retailer Target has wise investors doubling down on too-good-to-be-true offers. Target Becomes the Target The cryptocurrency community is no stranger to hacks and scams and most hodlers are wise enough to steer clear of too-good-to-be-true ICOs and The Real Real Elon Musk #GivingAwayFreeETH Twitter scams. In spite of this, hackers remain… Read More »

Twitter: Bitcoin Scammers Hack Retail Giant Target’s Verified Account

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A number of high profile, verified Twitter accounts including retail giant Target and The Body Shop were hacked in what appears to be a coordinated campaign to promote yet another iteration of the now-ubiquitous crypto giveaway scam. A series of tweets by verified Twitter handles endorsing the bitcoin giveaway scam were highlighted by a number… Read More »

“Elon Musk” Crypto Scam May Have Snagged Dozens Of Bitcoin (BTC)

“Elon Musk” Strikes Again, Bitcoin Scam Ensues After Twitter reportedly restricted (and banned) many of the accounts sharing the likeness of Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one of the social media platform’s foremost stars, reports have arisen that claim that the world-renowned entrepreneur has been impersonated yet again, this time in a context pertaining to Bitcoin (BTC).… Read More »

Twitter Crypto Scammers Steal $150K by Posing as Elon Musk

Scammers plaguing a popular social media platform have successfully stolen over $150,000 in cryptocurrency. They used the verified accounts of two prominent British businesses by posing as Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk. Two British Brands Targeted in Twitter Scam to Steal Crypto British fashion and home goods retailer Matalan and the United Kingdom arm of French film… Read More »

No, Those Elon Musk Crypto Scams Probably Haven’t Made Fraudsters $175,000

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A reporter receives a scam tip, reviews the e-mail, checks an address on the blockchain, and figures the balance shown is the take from the scam in progress. Probably the author and most of his peers are guilty of the assumption — the pseudonymous nature of the blockchain makes it difficult to know right… Read More »

Elon Musk Impostors Score $176K (And Counting) in New Twitter Scams

A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday – including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher – all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Each of the compromised accounts engaged in a well-known crypto giveaway scam by promising to send large amounts of bitcoin to any users who sent them… Read More »

Musk Impostors Hack Lawmaker, Publisher Accounts in New Crypto Scams

A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday – including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher – all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Each of the compromised accounts engaged in a well-known crypto giveaway scam by promising to send large amounts of bitcoin to any users who… Read More »

Scam Me Once: Twitter Promotes Fake Elon Musk’s ‘Bitcoic’ Giveaway

Twitter has come under fire from cryptocurrency commentators once again after the social network began actively promoting an ongoing scam involving a Bitcoin giveaway. ‘Elon Musk’ Offers Millions of Dollars in ‘Bitcoic’ The scam, which has involved various accounts in recent weeks, currently revolves around a fake Elon Musk account using the hijacked Twitter handle of publishing house… Read More »

Millionaire Will Build Blockchain Smart City in Nevada

A crypto millionaire is moving ahead to build an enormous smart city in Nevada, in which Blockchain technology will drive all interactions. Creating a ‘New Kind of Business’ in the Desert To build this high-tech city, Jeffry Berns, CEO of Blockchains, LLC bought 67,000 acres of desert land in northern Nevada for $170 million in 2018. The company… Read More »