A modified video of Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of collapsed crypto exchange FTX, is trying to trick users into a fake crypto giveaway to potentially steal their funds.
Over the weekend, a deepfake video impersonating SBF was circulating on Twitter. To make the fake video more believable, scammers managed to use a Twitter blue account and mimic SBF’s real account.In the video, Bankman-Fried appeared to offer “compensation” for users who lost their funds in the fallout of FTX by doubling their cryptocurrency in a typical giveaway scam.“Hello everyone.
As you know our FTX exchange is going bankrupt. But I hasten to inform all users that you should not panic. As compensation for the loss we have prepared a giveaway for you in which you can double your cryptocurrency.
To do this, just go to the site ftxcompensation.com”The scam has ostensibly taken advantage of Elon Musk's new policy for selling blue Twitter checkmarks for $8.Read more on cryptonews.com