Elon Musk, billionaire entrepreneur, and engineer has pointed out scam bots that mimic famous people and celebrities on Twitter to take Ethereum (ETH) and different cryptocurrencies from their victims.
Vitalik Buterin, ethereum co-founder also responded to Musk’s tweet, proposing on July 9 that CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey should take measures to fix the issue.
In his tweet, the world-famous founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX (Elon Musk) attracted attention regarding crypto scammers on Twitter. Spelling the name of ethereum in the wrong way, Musk seemed to be awed by the sophisticated “skillz” of the scammers:
“I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad Skillz …”
Vitalik Buterin, who also included “Not giving away ETH” to his Twitter handle to battle his own impersonators, asked Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to take care of the circumstance. On the other hand, Buterin proposed, “someone from the ETH community” could make a second-layer “scam filtering” solution:
“@jack help us, please? Or someone from the ETH community makes a layer 2 scam filtering solution, please?”
Buterin also gave off an impression of being disappointed that Musk has devoted his first Ethereum-related tweet to the issue of scambots, instead of the innovation behind the cryptocurrency:
“I do wish @elonmusk’s first tweet about ethereum was about the tech as opposed to the twitter scambots……..”
In February 2018, Elon Musk uncovered that he “literally own[ed] zero cryptocurrencies,” in an evident attempt to caution his followers not to talk to fake “Musks” on Twitter. The entrepreneur also noticed that he has reported the issue to Dorsey various times without much of any result.
Not long ago, Cointelegraph reported about various scam accounts on Twitter that attempted to act like the founder of Litecoin (LTC) Charlie Lee and used fake giveaways of the cryptocurrencies to draw in their victims.