Kevin O’Leary’s Twitter Account Hacked to Promote Bitcoin, Ethereum Giveaway Scam – Featured Bitcoin News
, 2022-12-29 21:30:13,
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary’s Twitter account was hacked Thursday and used to promote a bitcoin and ethereum giveaway scam. The scammers claimed that Mr. Wonderful is giving away 5,000 bitcoin and 15,000 ether, and anyone can participate.
Kevin O’Leary’s ‘Fake’ Bitcoin and Ether Giveaways
The official Twitter account for Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, started promoting bitcoin and ethereum giveaways Thursday morning. The account tweeted claiming that O’Leary has made a lot of money from crypto over the last few years and he has decided to give away 5,000 bitcoin and 15,000 ether. The tweet also provides a link for anyone to join the cryptocurrency giveaway scam event.
The O’Leary Twitter account further claimed that it is not hacked and the giveaways are not a scam. It also falsely claimed that Mr. Wonderful said on CNBC last night that he will away some cryptocurrencies for real.
The link provided in the first tweet takes investors to a website claiming to be the official site for O’Leary’s bitcoin and ether giveaway. “Everyone can participate, including those in the United States,” the website details. Two more links are provided: one is to participate in the BTC giveaway while the other is to participate in the ETH giveaway.
The fake giveaway posts were removed by Twitter a few hours after they were posted.
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