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Elon Musk and Bill Gates Twitters hacked with tweets prompting users to send money to bitcoin

Billionaires HACKED: Elon Musk and Bill Gates Twitter accounts share bizarre tweets prompting users to send money to a bitcoin address in return for double the amount

  • Elon Musk’s Twitter account appears to have been hacked Wednesday
  • A tweet said he would double any amount sent to  his bitcoin account
  • Although many users knew it was a scam, some shared they had sent in money 

Elon Musk is known for sharing bizarre posts on Twitter, but the latest one seems to really be out of character.

A scam is circling Twitter and has been shared to Musk’s account, along with surfaced on the billionaire’s account around 4:30pm ET Wednesday that tells users if they send him $1,000 they will intern receive $2,000.

‘Feeling grateful, doubling all payment sent to my BTC address,’ reads the tweet, which states the offer will only be available for the next 30 minutes.

 

Although many users knew the gesture was the evil working of a cybercriminal, others replied they sent money to the listed account.

A tweet surfaced on Elon Musk’s Twitter account around 4:30pm ET Wednesday that tells users if they send him $1,000 they will intern receive $2,000. ‘Feeling grateful, doubling all payment sent to my BTC address,’ reads the tweet, which states the offer will only be available for the next 30 minutes

 The same tweet, with some difference, has been shared on Musk’s Twitter account three times since initially surfacing around 4:30pm ET.

The idea of the posts stated that Musk is giving back to his followers by prompting them to sending money to his BTC address.

And apparently the offer is ‘only going on for 30 minutes.’

All of the scam tweets have been shared over 3,000 times and have just as many comments.

Many users are tweeting that the post is a scam, hoping no one will fall for it.

However, some appear to have sent money to the address, only to find that they have been duped.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk