Target’s blue tick Twitter account was hacked. Users targetted in most recent Bitcoin impersonation scam

Target’s blue tick Twitter account was hacked. Users targetted in most recent Bitcoin impersonation scam

The Target Twitter account was hacked and is actively promoting a Bitcoin scam.

Worse yet, they have taken control of the Target ad account and have paid for promoted tweets that are getting massive reach:

 

The tweets take victims to a website (not linked on purpose) which requests them to “confirm” their Bitcoin address by sending 0.2 BTC to 12SRjvqFo8MeZVc2UE9C8JQxkqsASRN9G5

At the time of this writing, the scammers had accrued almost 6 BTC (approx U$ 38,000).

Just before publication Target seems to have reestablished control over the social account and deleted the tweets, but it did not go unnoticed by the community:

Even an official UN account from Serbia believed the scam:

(The Serbian UN account shows just how much good faith people could have towards Bitcoin were this legit. Truly sad.)

Other retailers, such as The Body Shop, also took note (and were skeptical themselves).

 

There Are no Bitcoin Giveaways

“There’s no such a thing as a free lunch.” – Milton Friedman

No legit account, even if blue tick verified, is “giving away” any valuable cryptocurrency!

Let’s help stop this terrible wave where naive users lost their crypto in obvious scams.

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