Fraudsters copied Twitter-account of the Ethereum project founder. A user with a nickname VitalickButter posted information that users can get 2 ETH for paying 0,2 ETH. The followers voluntarily transferred their ETH savings to the mentioned address of a cryptocurrency wallet.
I'm donating 400 Ethereum to the ETH community! First 200 transactions with 0.2 ETH sent to the address below will receive 2.0 ETH in the address the 0.2 ETH came from.
Don't miss out – first 200 only! Claim your ETH now!
— Vitalik Buterin (@VitalickButter) February 1, 2018
Within a few hours the wallet received 6 ETH and withdrew the digital currency right away. According to Rambler.ru fraudsters managed to get aproximately $7,3 thousand.
Unlike the real Twitter-account of Vitalik Buterin, the fake one has only 11 followers.
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