In an effort to steal innocent people’s money, scammers have begun to use various Twitter accounts that impersonate major firms and figures within the cryptocurrency world.
On January 30th, for example, a response was posted to a Tweet by Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin whose verified Twitter handle is @SatoshiLite and who lists his name as “Charlie Lee [LTC]”, by someone using the same name and the nearly-identical handle, @SatoshiLitev (of course, this handle is not verified). The response solicited donations – and contained a promise that Lee would repay people ten times the amount that they donated:
“I am donating 240 Litecoin to the LTC community. First 60 transactions with 0.4 LTC sent to the address below will each receive 4 LTC to the address the 0.4 LTC came from LdJsGa9NLzL7QkkLzEkMsn94UodEfZKLUz Claim your LTC now!”