ETH giveaway scams were common on Twitter in 2018. The scam bots practically impersonated some of the most popular crypto personalities such as Elon Musk and Vitalik Buterin in their quest to steal cryptocurrencies from users.
Interestingly, these bots known for their infamy have resurfaced on Twitter with a new makeover even though their mode of operation remained the same.
What these scam bots tend to want to accomplish is announce Ethereum giveaways with the intention of luring many users to scam sites where they are asked to verify their wallet addresses by sending small amounts of eth to a specified wallet.
The wallet presumably manned by the scammers always sent back the ‘test’ crypto to the owners and sometimes even double them creating the impression that there would be an authentic airdrop.
Gullible users come away with the impression that sending bigger amount of ETH would give them more or possible double them. But this would not happen, the scam’s intent is to get people to send large sums of money that won’t be returned.
When you come across Twitter airdrops and giveaways presumably from a prominent crypto personality, you could be sure that the scam bots are back.
Even though every prominent personality in crypto circles have made it clear that they are not giving away ETH, the scammers have not relented in their quest to steal as much as they could.
The latest scam bot simply announced an ETH giveaway encouraging people to get theirs. It doesn’t seem as if this scam campaign has really gained traction yet. A view of the recipient address on Ethereum explorer shows that no deposits have been made to the wallet yet despite a regularly updated spreadsheet that creates the impression that people are responding to the deceptive airdrop.
Twitter has been working hard to make sure that verified accounts do not fall into the hands of scammers by making the verified checks mark label off limits to people who impersonate influencers.
People are advised to be wary of sites that ask them to send cryptocurrencies for verification purposes and all unconfirmed airdrops.
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