KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Cryptocurrency on Twitter

The bad guys are finding new ways to scam you on social media using your favorite celebrities. By using Twitter’s promoted tweet functionality, the bad guys are trying to trick you into thinking celebrities are “giving away” e-currency, such as bitcoin. The names of well-known celebrities will always show a blue checkmark next to their name on Twitter, so if you don’t see the verified mark next to their name, don’t click! Even if you do see the verified mark, don’t assume items posted on social media are safe or secure. This type of scam has also been seen on Facebook and other social media platforms. If it’s too good to be true…. Think Before You Click!

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The KnowBe4 Security Team