Musk warned fans on Twitter to beware of online scams. Scammers first get a legitimate Twitter account, then disguise it to look like Musk’s real account, and then trick Twitter users into handing over bitcoins or other digital currencies to convince them that doing so captures business opportunities.
“Cryptocurrency scams on Twitter have reached new heights, and they’re not cool at all,” Musk said. “
In fact, this kind of fraud is not new. A November 2018 report said that fraudsters had defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars by posing as Musk, and that some had even sent more than $6,000 to the fraudsters. Reported that the fraudsters black into some certified Twitter accounts, dress up, make the account look like Musk account, and then scam.
There have been scams recently, so Musk is warning fans. Musk wants fans to report the scam as soon as they see it, saying that the Twitter platform Troll and the bot network have become terrible problems, seriously affecting public discourse and even deceiving users.
Three weeks ago, Musk told Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at a Twitter employee gathering that the issue was not just about money.