The man who introduced himself under a pseudonym, Sebastian, had just finished his Netflix evening series with his wife when he decidedly got into the trap of fake Elon Musk – Advertise BBC.
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Sebastian received this message from his counterpart Elon Musk with a link attesting to the sale of Bitcoin by the American billionaire. The guy found himself on a serious looking website that promised to double his money invested in a competition run by Tesla.
Sebastian has also decidedly invested in more cryptocurrencies and waited for the result as he refreshed his screen every half minute.
Then the fake Elon Musk tweeted again, and for a while the guy thought the show was really real. However, the timer quickly expired, and he had to realize that he had been tricked. Then he completely collapsed, and instead of falling asleep, he somehow tries to get his money back – to no avail.
The man lost nearly 407,000 pounds (about 173 and a half million fortunes) on the treadmill.
In his despair, he tried to explain that overall, “he’s not the biggest fool in the world,” he has a well-paid IT marketing site.
Experts warn that fraudsters have already stolen a record amount this year, more in the first three months of 2021 than in 2020 for the whole year.
The man, who speaks under the pseudonym Sebastian, now wants international authorities to take targeted measures against fraudsters and for the owners of bitcoin exchanges to be proactive in this matter, as it is very easy to steal the cryptocurrency.