Elon Musk has been hacked: Tesla CEO’s Twitter account shares scam tweet prompting hundreds of victims to send thousands of dollars to a bitcoin account promising a return of ‘double the amount’
- Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ Twitter account appears to have been hacked
- A tweet said he would double any amount sent to his bitcoin account
- While many users knew it was a scam, some shared that they had sent money
Elon Musk is known for sharing outlandish messages on Twitter, but the latest one really doesn’t seem to have any character.
There is a scam circling Twitter and shared on Musk’s account along with Bill Gate’s Wednesday night page telling users to send them money and receive double in return.
“I’m grateful and will double all payments sent to my BTC address,” the tweet said, saying the offer will only be available for the next 30 minutes.
While many users knew the gesture was malfunctioning of a cyber criminal, others replied that they had sent money to the listed account.
At around 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, a tweet appeared on Elon Musk’s Twitter account telling users that if they send him $ 1,000, they’ll receive $ 2,000 internally. “I’m grateful, double all payments sent to my BTC address,” the tweet said, saying the offer will only be available for the next 30 minutes
The same tweet, with some difference, has been shared three times on Musk’s Twitter account since it initially surfaced around 4:30 p.m. ET and shortly after on the gate’s page.
The idea of the reports stated that billionaires are giving back to his followers by inducing them to send money to his BTC address.
And apparently the offer is ‘only 30 minutes in progress’.
All scam tweets have been shared over 3,000 times and have just as many comments.
Many users tweet that the post is a scam, hoping no one will fall for it.
However, some seem to have sent money to the address, only to find they have been cheated.