Crypto Twitter users are sounding the alarm, wasting no time in exposing the scammers who have cunningly emerged on Meta’s newly launched microblogging app, Threads.
With the app’s staggering sign-up rate surpassing 100 million within a week since its release on July 5, the scammers have seized the opportunity to dupe unsuspecting users.
However, the astute members of the crypto community have taken it upon themselves to expose these fraudsters who have resorted to impersonating prominent figures within the crypto community.
The growing prevalence of these bogus accounts has sparked concern and vigilance among the crypto community, prompting users to exercise caution and remain wary of potential scams.
Crypto Twitter Exposes Scammers On Meta’s Threads
Jeffrey Huang, popularly known as Machi Big Brother on Twitter, recently shared his Threads profile, only to discover that an imposter had already set up a fake account mimicking his Twitter persona.
— Machi Big Brother (@machibigbrother) July 6, 2023
Over the weekend, another prominent entity fell victim to impersonation on Threads. Wombex Finance, a decentralized finance platform, took to Twitter to reveal that a Threads account had been created in their name.
Alerting their followers, Wombex Finance cautioned that this account could potentially be operated by a scammer, emphasizing that their project is not affiliated with the Threads platform. This incident serves as a reminder that scammers often exploit emerging platforms to deceive unsuspecting users.
Please be aware that Wombex Finance DOES NOT have an account on the Threads platform.
Any account claiming to be Wombex Finance on that platform is fraudulent and is operated by a scammer!
To avoid scams, always refer to our official channels:… pic.twitter.com/uU8fc2lTiB
— Wombex (@WombexFinance) July 8, 2023
Social Media: A Breeding Ground For Crypto Scammers
Impersonators on social media platforms have become an all-too-common occurrence, with scammers utilizing these fake accounts as a breeding ground for their deceptive schemes. These imposters exploit the trust and influence of prominent individuals and projects, aiming to trick unsuspecting users into engaging in fraudulent activities.
Meta’s Threads, despite its rapid rise in popularity, is not exempt from this phenomenon, as highlighted by recent incidents involving impersonations of notable crypto figures and projects.
In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrencies, interacting with shady links that promise lucrative crypto airdrops or giveaways can have dire consequences, including the potential loss of one’s valuable crypto holdings. Scammers employ various tactics, such as phishing scams and rug pulls, to exploit unsuspecting users and siphon their digital assets.
H1 2023 Web3 Security Statistics
Total losses from hacks, phishing scams, and rug pulls in Web3 reached $655.61 million in the first half of 2023.
108 attacks -> $471.43M
Phishing scams -> $108M
110 rug pulls -> $75.87M pic.twitter.com/8Q9kmDETfQ
— Beosin Alert (@BeosinAlert) June 30, 2023
The alarming statistics provided by Beosin, a Web3 security firm, further emphasize the magnitude of this issue, with total losses reaching a staggering $656 million in the first half of 2023 alone.
The alarming statistics reported by Beosin highlight the urgent need for heightened security measures and user awareness within the Web3 ecosystem.
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