Unfortunately, cryptocurrency scams are an endless part of the industry, with bad actors trying to do something too good to be true (usually to double their assets).
The most recent example came a few hours ago when Apple held a live event regarding the new iPhones, AirPods, and Apple Watch.
- When the nearly 50-year-old tech giant announces the new generation of its product line, all eyes usually turn to the company. That was the case yesterday when Tim Cook and his colleagues introduced the new iPhones (14), AirPods and Apple Watch.
- But the bad actors were also prepared. The scammers may have expected to continue watching Apple-related videos on YouTube, and forwarded an old interview with the company’s CEO to promote a fraudulent crypto site.
- According to Verge, the video had “many signs of forgery,” including the odd title – Apple Event Live. Apple CEO, Tim Cook: Apple & Metaverse 2022 and has been watched by tens of thousands of people at some point.
- However, the bad actors added BTC and ETH logos to the stream and redirected viewers to a questionable URL that had nothing to do with Apple. The Verge said YouTube removed the video after a while.
- These types of cryptocurrency scams have been going on for a long time. Perpetrators usually use a brand or a famous person to trick victims into sending their cryptocurrency to their wallets while promising to double it in return.
- While this sounds like an obvious scam (because it is), there have been many cases where it has proven profitable.
Apple Crypto scam scam attracted thousands of viewers during iPhone 14 reveal: report first appeared on CryptoPotato.