Scammers, whose goal is too trusting users of the Twitter microblogging service, have lured out of their already almost $5 million in the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Such data leads the user Cryptomania with reference to

It is noted that, in total, scammers lured 8148 ETH, which at the time of publication of the record was equivalent to $4.9 million.

One of the most desperate users, believing in the promise of easy money, sent 30 ETH to the fake CEO account ShapeShift Eric Voorhes. The corresponding transaction can be found on Etherscan.

To date, on the resource, more than 4,000 such scam projects have been registered, of which almost 700 are in active status, waiting for new victims.

Note that over the past few months, Twitter has become a real hotbed of fake accounts that copy the profiles of famous individuals or companies. All of them operate on the same simple scheme, offering users to send them a small amount in one of the Crypto-currency, promising to send in return ten or even twenty times more.

Despite the promise to stop such practice, which head of Twitter Jack Dorsey gave back in March, a wave of fraudulent schemes, however, does not stop.


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