Following yet another well-executed bitcoin hoax, Musk spewed out a torrent of frustration—advising his followers to “report” Twitter Crypto Scams as soon as they spot them:
Report as soon as you see it. Troll/bot networks on Twitter are a dire problem for adversely affecting public discourse & ripping people off. Just dropping their prominence as a function of probable gaming of the system would be a big improvement.
The highly lauded tech entrepreneur cited a scam emanating from the verified Twitter account of English documentarian, Bruce Parry. The since-deleted Tweets were enough to prompt gaming aficionado @nichegamer, to write:
Supposedly, Parry’s Twitter was hacked and used to promote a bitcoin scam, although this is, as yet, unconfirmed.
Whatever occurred, it was enough to provoke a serious call of action from Musk:
This isn’t Elon’s first tangle with crypto tricksters. Speaking during his appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, Musk noted that it was “bitcoin and ethereum scammers” that inspired him to infamously tweet: “Wanna buy some Bitcoin?”
Musk himself has been at the centre of a cryptocurrency scam. Back in 2018, a verified Twitter account impersonating Musk promoted a ‘crypto giveaway.’ Shortly after, Musk reached out to Dogecoin creator, Jackson Palmer, to ask for help getting rid of “annoying spam scammers.”