'Twitter Crypto Giveaway' Scam Promises Free Lunch

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A new, absurd scam is doing the rounds online, this time trying to squeeze some illegal profit, abusing the name and likeness of Elon Musk.

One of the domains that run the scam is, somewhat humorously, called "twitter-elon dot net", obviously trying to get all the clickbait words in and capitalize on the ongoing coverage of Elon Musk's planned deal to acquire Twitter.

The pages used by the scam would usually include a picture of Elon Musk and Twitter's logo, while obviously having nothing to do with either. The premise and hook the scam uses is that the page is giving away a total of 5 thousand BTC and 50 thousand ETH to the "lucky" winners of a draw. To become part of the fake draw, however, visitors are expected to send some crypto first.

Naturally, doing this will only funnel the currency to the wallets of the crooks running the scam and would not put you in any draw, as the entire premise and "giveaway" are fake.

Scams using the roaring popularity of crypto have become very common. This latest one adds a pinch of clickbait to the mix, abusing the names of both Elon Musk and Twitter.

June 7, 2022