Scammers Attract Cryptocurrency Holders With New Tesla Model 3 Offer
Cryptocurrency scammers are again trying to rid netizens of their savings, this time posing as John McAfee and offering a Tesla Model 3 as the main prize. Writes about this TheNextWeb.
“If you send 2 BTC or 20 ETH, you will receive the grand prize – a custom-made Tesla Model 3 signed by John McAfee, shipping included,” says a message on Medium..
However, in this case, we are not talking about the real John McAfee, or the real blog on Medium. The domain hosting the copy of the popular blogging platform page was registered just 2 days ago.
Users who come to this page are invited to send a small amount in BTC or ETH in order to verify their account and increase their funds. As with other similar schemes, those who believe in an attractive but still fraudulent offer should not count on fulfilling the obligations of the fake John McAfee..
There are many comments posted under the main message, the authors of which are delighted with the opportunity they have had and thank the organizers of the scheme. Curiously, an ordinary visitor to the page cannot leave a comment. Most links return to the Medium home page.
The names McAfee and Elon Musk never stop appearing in various dubious cryptocurrency ventures. Scams involving the latter have reached such proportions that Twitter recently began to automatically block all unverified users claiming their profiles belonged to a famous American entrepreneur and inventor..
Despite the apparently unrealistic offer, free cryptocurrency scams continue to flood Twitter and other popular platforms. Earlier it became known that the “Ethereum giveaway” can bring $ 50,000 – $ 100,000 per day. Nevertheless, the organizers of the described scheme were not yet too lucky – no transfers had been received to the cryptocurrency wallets they indicated at the time of publication..
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