It's difficult to say how many people actually fall for fake crypto Twitter accounts or scams like this. While some scams are obvious, others might be harder to sniff out. Bots make this extra difficult because it can sometimes look as though a real person, not attached to the project, is promoting something when in actuality it's a bot that may or may not be, linked to the project. I guess the moral of this sordid tale is that if someone offers you crypto in exchange for crypto, your red flag should be flying high. But you're not in this alone! One helpful Twitter user, @djbooth007, started a scam alert Twitter account. The account, @thatsascam, uses bot tech (for the power of good) to crawl tweets and respond to sketchy offers with a message like the one below.
Alert!Scammers are impersonating official Binance accounts and tweeting to ask for deposits to specific addresses in return for gifts. You will lose your tokens if you do this! Binance will never ask you to send coins directly to any address for any reason. — Binance (@binance) February 12, 2018
— ^ That’s A Scam ! ⚠️ (@thatsascam) March 7, 2018Perhaps more annoying than potent, these fake crypto Twitter accounts and scam giveaways need to stop, regardless of how many people fall for them. Let's work together to make that happen! Do you agree? >> Bitcoin (BTC) Frenzy is like an Infectious Disease Spreading, according to Barclays Featured image: geralt via Pixabay