Telegram Founder Pavel Durov is Latest Target of Twitter Spoofing Crypto Scam

This crypto spoofing scam has become almost predictable as it happens all of the time. Crooks attempting to steal cryptocurrency will try and spoof Twitter accounts to make it look like a trusted, known individual or business is giving away ETH or BTC only to digitally pickpocket the funds. Pavel Durov, the creator of Telegram, is the just the most recent target of this type of con.

You can review the Tweet thread here below:



And then the nefarious Twitter bots kick in …


This type of scam has been attempted probably hundreds of times yet sometimes people do fall for the trap.

According to this post on Medium, the crooks have made off with at least over $500,000 in crypto. Not a small amount.

Yesterday, prominent crowdfunding platform Republic got hit with a similar type of spoof. The unfortunate thing it is pretty hard to stop these types of attacks.


As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is… Hopefully, Twitter (and Telegram for that matter) will figure a way to stop these types of cons.

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