World-renowned brainiac and latent bitcoin enthusiast, Elon Musk, has once again called out crypto scams on Twitter. According to the Tesla CEO, bitcoin scammers have reached “new levels.”
Following yet another well-executed bitcoin hoax, Musk spewed out a torrent of frustration—advising his followers to “report” scams as soon as they spot them:
Report as soon as you see it. Troll/bot networks on Twitter are a *dire* problem for adversely affecting public discourse & ripping people off. Just dropping their prominence as a function of probable gaming of the system would be a big improvement.
The highly lauded tech entrepreneur cited a scam emanating from the verified Twitter account of English documentarian, Bruce Parry. The since-deleted Tweets were enough to prompt gaming aficionado @nichegamer, to write:
Well, this one's a new one.
Even verified accounts are now being hacked and pushing fake bitcoin scams, that have us included in the fake screenshots, Jesus christ lol. https://t.co/3HV1hwkFk9
— Niche Gamer (@nichegamer) February 1, 2020
Supposedly, Parry’s Twitter was hacked and used to promote a bitcoin scam, although this is, as yet, unconfirmed.
Whatever occurred, it was enough to provoke a serious call of action from Musk:
The crypto scam level on Twitter is reaching new levels. This is not cool.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2020
This isn’t Elon’s first tangle with crypto tricksters. Speaking during his appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, Musk noted that it was “bitcoin and ethereum scammers” that inspired him to infamously tweet: “Wanna Buy some Bitcoin?”
Musk himself has been at the center of a cryptocurrency scam. Back in 2018, a verified Twitter account impersonating Musk promoted a ‘crypto giveaway.’ Shortly after, Musk reached out to Dogecoin creator, Jackson Palmer, to ask for help getting rid of “annoying spam scammers.”
@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
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