Tesla steals Bitcoin's limelight, but Musk gets caught up by crypto scammers

Tesla has recently become a topic of discussion among investors. Tesla has performed best in the past few months, and even has risen up to 120% in the past month, surpassing Bitcoin's in 2020. which performed. The company's stock once broke through $ 900, becoming the second largest car company in the world by market capitalization. The so-called people are right and wrong, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has recently become the target of harassment by scammers.

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Elon Musk warned his Twitter followers to pay attention to crypto scams online.

Scammers have secretly taken control of some legitimate Twitter accounts and turned them into Musk-like accounts, and have Twitter users hand over bitcoin or other digital cryptocurrencies to places they consider to be business opportunities.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted on Saturday:

"Crypto scams on Twitter have reached a new level. This is not cool."

This is not a new phenomenon. The Independent found in a report in November 2018 that scammers had defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars through "impersonating Musk", and some sent more than 6,000 dollars to scammers.

The Independent found that some verified Twitter accounts, including the publisher Pantheon Books, were hacked and impersonated as Musk's Twitter accounts. Then, the hacker sent a tweet to launch the scam: "I offered 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC) to all communities!" I left the position of director of Tesla, thank you for your support. The Independent said the hacked Pantheon account posted the information.

Apparently, a new scam about Musk was recently discovered-but Twitter has suspended the account-which led the entrepreneur to scream on Saturday, but essentially reminded Twitter followers that buyers need to be conceited ("buy Beware ").

"Report as soon as you see it," Musk posted. "Troll / robot networks on Twitter are a" trouble "issue that can adversely affect public discourse and get people into trouble."

As early as September 2019, Twitter said it would increase its focus on combating online financial fraud.

Musk told Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at a Twitter staff meeting three weeks ago that the problem was not just financial.

Social networks need to provide users with more feedback to help them know that the entities they interact with are "real people, not people trying to play with the system," Musk said at a video conference in Houston.

He says:

"People are actually upset that various interest groups are manipulating the system, and there are many such organizations."

Another voice complaining about cryptocurrency scams is Vitalik Buterin, the founder of the blockchain network Ethereum. He tweeted two years ago: "Don't believe anyone is seeking or offering money on Twitter." Vitalik also directly changed his nickname to "Vitalik did not give away ETH."