A prominent bitcoin (BTC) enthusiast said he outmaneuvered a Twitter scammer – and although he spent USD 100 in the process, he said he has unveiled some key scamming tactics common on the social media platform. Meanwhile, another crypto community member said he has managed to stave off the worst of a suspected SIM swap attack.
Per a series of tweets from crypto podcaster Brad Mills, a scammer approached him offering to sell the Twitter handle (@BradMills) of another Brad Mills – an evangelical Christian pastor and podcaster.
The crypto Brad Mills stated that he decided to engage with the scammer and offered to send money to complete the deal. However, it appears the scammer was something of a crypto-skeptic.
“It doesn’t appear any accounts were accessed, and my phone number has been restored, I’m tentatively hoping that the attack is over, and unsuccessful.”
…many web applications, and especially banks, refuse to support Google Authenticator (don’t even mention yubikey)… https://t.co/wbs1ymtvT4
— daniel ternyak (@dternyak)
Last year, another crypto community member managed to out-scam a hapless would-be villain – and later donated his earnings to charity.
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