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Scammers Steal £137,000 in Crypto Hacking, Posed As Verified Twitter Accounts

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  1. Arpit

    Arpit Moderator Premium Member

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    Scammers in the UK were able to make off with £120,000 in Bitcoin after posing as the verified Twitter accounts of two well-known British companies, according to a report by the Telegraph on Monday.

    Attack of the Fake Elon
    The hackers pirated the verified accounts of clothing store Matalan and film company Pathé UK, then claimed to be Elon Musk and promoted a phony giveaway via the social media accounts. The two accounts had a total combined following of around 100,000. By Monday night, the fraudsters managed to steal £137,000 from nearly 400 people donating to the fake contest as of Tuesday.

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  2. MAGA

    MAGA Master of Crypto Staff Member Super Admin Premium Member

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    Can't believe people fall for stupid twitter scams lol
     

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