Many Twitter users who deal in bitcoin may have started falling for a scam on the social network following a post by a fake but verified Elon Musk Twitter handle.
The account claiming to be Tesla boss, said he has left his post of director of Tesla and was doing the biggest crypto-giveaway in the world.
It tweeted: “I’m giving 10 000 Bitсoin (BTС) tо аll community!
“I left the post of director of Tesla, thаnk yоu аll for your suppoоt!
“I decided to make the biggest cryptо-givеaway in the world, for all my rеadеrs who use Вitcoin.
“Participаtе in giveaway – m-tesla.me”
It is not yet understood how the account managed to get Twitter verification to the extent of having its tweet being promoted.
While the original well known Twitter handle of Elon Musk is @elonmusk, this fake handle is @capgemini_aust. It claims, in its profile, to be Musk’s official promo account.