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SCAM ALERT. Pavel Durov is not giving away BTC & ETH

Pavel Durov Scam Alert
Pavel Durov Scam Alert

A few hours ago Pavel Durov announced the current problems with Telegram server, causing issues for European users.

Just in two hours a fake account pretending to be real Pavel Durov published a tweet with a scammy giveaway, promoting it with bots. Tweet consists of a call to send ETH and BTC claiming to send more in return. Links provided in this tweet address users to ETH and BTC wallets belonging to scammers.

55.3 ETH have already been sent to this wallet which is worth 40k USD approximately.

https://etherscan.io/address/0x7fa0c4ed46bfb7aef3d8cf90a0c0caac925d2914

ETH address

Etherscan

Just in 27 min scammers received almost 1 BTC.

https://blockchain.info/address/1KfywbqBjYZXZzXRLRZQqm2emma9gGw767

This tweet was made by a verified account, under the same name “Pavel Durov”, but different twitter login. How could it happen?

Pavel Durov on Twitter

ETH and BTC Addresses are constantly changing. Previous BTC address:

https://blockchain.info/address/19uThS8JXdVi1BH3mcAs8zNeDjT2Rj72CZ

BTC Address

Current BTC address:

https://blockchain.info/address/1DLWGFBw7SZ7TBZmfwi2CoR7D9BWfiPpZT

BTC Address QR

BTC Address Blockchain

Current ETH address:

https://etherscan.io/address/0x53341dc9dad660a00f9b5f25fb45150f7b2e1f0d

ETH Address QR

ETH Address Etherscan

There is also another tweet/comment with a different scammy giveaway.

Another Scammer

Ethereum Giveaway

ETH transactions

These are fake transactions to convince users the giveaway is real. You can check the real transactions here:

https://etherscan.io/address/0x471dbd4d8fce14eae3b36efa8fa97a3937038dfa

20.5 ETH have already been collected.

The extent of current damage is around 500k USD*.

*DISCLAIMER. This is our personal investigation. Unfortunately, we have not managed to find out all fake addresses yet. Thus, the damage can be more or less than 500k USD.