A fake profile under the name of Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been discovered to have been set up to dupe crypto enthusiasts out of Bitcoin (BTC).
In a Facebook post, the Musk impersonator(s) claimed that they would double any sender’s BTC. The post included a BTC wallet address and came from an “official” fan page that purported to share Elon Musk tweets.
“This is a fanpage, uploading tweets etc from him”, the ‘About Us’ message read. Further digging revealed that the people who manage the page are based in Egypt, and not the US where Musk is currently based.
Looking into the now deleted page revealed that it was created in July 2019, under the name Kizito Gavin. The name changed to Elon Musk in October 2021. Facebook, which recently rebranded its group company name to Meta, has refused to comment.
In similar news, the Twitter handles of numerous high-profile figures, including Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and others were hijacked to promote a crypto scam that was quickly shut down but not before some people mistakenly sent funds to the handles.
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