Free Bitcoin on Twitter? It’s A Scam!

Bitcoin scam on Twitter

The Bitcoin price boom has spawned a lot of what appears to be spam accounts on Twitter asking users for retweets in exchange for free Bitcoin.

Bought 1,500 bitcoin in 2011 for $2.87 each. I will pick 5 random people who retweet this and give one to each of you. Merry Christmas. 🎅 #Bitcoin

https://twitter.com/Crypto_Junkie_/status/938881085617967104

The accounts catch initial attention by using popular hashtags that pertain not only to the Bitcoin (BTC) that is in the news, but also other popular cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

I bought 1,500 bitcoin in 2011 for $2.87 each. I will pick 5 random people who follow me + retweet this and give one to each of you #bitcoins #ETH #BitcoinCash

https://twitter.com/LikeableFeed/status/938976648787120128

People are slowly realizing the promises are fraudulent, and the quicker ones have come up with their own versions.