Minutes earlier, the Twitter account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a suspicious message including Bitcoin.
The message read: “I’m feeling generous due to the fact that of COVID-19 I’ll double any BTC payment sent out to my BTC address for the next hour …”
Connected was a Segwit Bitcoin address.
The message gathered countless likes and retweets in the couple of minutes it was up.
Quickly after it was released, the tweet was erased, with Elon Musk or Twitter admins relatively gaining back authority of the account and erasing the message.
However it rapidly emerged that this was not the case. The following message was released minutes later on, with the account sharing the specific very same Bitcoin address with a somewhat modified message.
Feeling greatful, doubling all payments sent out to my BTC address!
You send out $1,000, I return $2,000!
Just doing this for the next 30 minutes.
bc1qxy2kgdygjrsqtzq2n0yrf2493 p83 kkfjhx0wlh
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2020
Since this short article’s writing, the Bitcoin address has actually built up 2.7 BTC, worth roughly $25,000
Under Musk’s tweet are responds from people that were impacted.
Not the Only Account Tweeting a Crypto Rip-off
These messages were not separated to Elon Musk’s Twitter account, followed by over 36 million all over the world.
Over the previous hour since this short article’s writing, popular Twitter accounts all throughout the cryptocurrency area have actually shared suspicious messages.
Accounts of leading Bitcoin experts published an ad for a ‘trading group’. And accounts of exchanges and particular market executives published a link a message marketing a supposed charity project, “Crypto for Health.”
Accounts impacted consist of the @Bitcoin manage, among the biggest crypto manages, Justin Sun, Charlie Lee, trader Angelo, Gemini, Binance, and more.
All these accounts published the messages in a brief time period (around within an hour) however not all at the very same time.
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