CryptoWatch: Posing as Elon Musk nets hacker about $180,000 worth of bitcoin so far

A fool and his bitcoin are soon parted.

Knowing that, enterprising hackers in recent days took over several “verified” accounts, tweaking their profiles to look like Elon Musk’s account. They then urged users to send a small amount of bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.29% in exchange for the promise of more bitcoin to be sent back.

The kicker: People fell for it. Really, guys?

Here’s an example of what the tweets looked like:

For an added layer of deception, the scammers would also use other “verified” accounts they hacked to claim that the offer was legit:

What the heck? These scams are getting worse by the day.

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