Beware, scammers are impersonating Elon Musk and stealing your money

Did Elon Musk suddenly become generous? No. However, according to emails received by some Internet users, the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, via a foundation, would be ready to send you free Bitcoins. This is of course a scam, reports Phonandroid.

The disputed email is sent by the “Elon Musk Mutual Aid Fund” (“Elon Musk mutual aid fund”) or the “Elon Musk Club” and it announces that you can receive Bitcoins for free. But distrust sets in from the start. The subject of the message is sometimes vague and the email contains an attachment in HTML format called “Get free Bitcoins”.

A promise of 0.001 to 0.055 Bitcoin

By opening the attachment, one is redirected to a website where all participants can get from 0.001 to 0.055 Bitcoin. By clicking on “Accept invitation”, the user is redirected to a page titled “Bitcoin Donate”. At this moment, you have to give personal information such as the Bitcoin address, your name and a photo. Finally, a third page opens. There are listed the names of alleged donors.

Once you have gone through the process, you are asked to receive the money to pay some sort of commission in Bitcoin for “financial assistance” reasons. You are off to drop 0.0001 Bitcoin, which is about 3.84 euros. A sum that will be sent to the scammers and permanently lost.

Last May, crooks who had usurped the identity of Elon Musk managed to recover two million dollars in Bitcoin.

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