Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary’s A Twitter account was hacked on Thursday and was used to promote a Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaway scam. Scammers claim Wonderful will give away 5,000 Bitcoins and 15,000 Ether, allowing anyone to participate. Did.
Kevin O’Leary’s “Fake” Bitcoin and Ether Giveaway
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary’s official Twitter account, aka Mr. Wonderful, Started promoting Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaways. thursday morning. The account tweeted claiming that O’Leary has made a lot of money from cryptocurrencies over the past few years and decided to donate 5,000 Bitcoin and 15,000 Ether. The tweet also includes a link that allows anyone to participate in a cryptocurrency giveaway scam event.
O’Leary’s Twitter account further claimed that he had not been hacked and that the giveaway was not a scam. It also falsely claimed that Mr. Wonderful said on CNBC last night that he was actually deprecating some cryptocurrencies.
The link provided in the first tweet led the investor to believe that he was O’Leary’s official Bitcoin and Ethereum website. It directs you to his website, which he claims to be. “Anyone can participate, including those in the United States,” the website details. Additionally he is provided with two links. One for participating in the BTC giveaway and one for participating in the ETH giveaway.
The bogus giveaway post was removed by Twitter hours after he was posted.
Cryptocurrency giveaway scams circulating on social media
Cryptocurrency giveaway scams are circulating on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
Scammers often hack the accounts of celebrities, politicians, celebrities and businesses and use them to promote fake giveaways. Elon Musk and his companies, his Tesla and Spacex, are often featured in these scams.
With the O’Leary giveaway, the scammer apparently reused the same his website that he created for the fake Tesla and Elon his mask giveaways. Besides comments on his O’Leary giveaway site thanking Musk for sending him BTC, Shark Tank star’s Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaways at the top of his page says Tesla’s It had a logo and was hosted on his website named Tesla. by URL.
In July 2020, dozens of Twitter accounts were hacked to hack Apple, Google, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Floyd Mayweather, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Mike Bloomberg, Mr. Beast, and Uber. , Warren Buffett. Most recently, Pakistani politician Imran Khan’s Instagram account was used to promote his Musk-powered giveaway scam, while the British Army’s official Youtube and his Twitter accounts were linked to him in July. It was compromised to promote Bitcoin giveaways.
O’Leary recently came under fire from the crypto community for defending former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. He was paid around $15 million to become a spokesperson for a cryptocurrency exchange. Following the FTX meltdown, O’Leary said Bankman-Fried was a great crypto trader and would back him again if he had another venture.
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