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

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.

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

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Just in 27min scammers received almost 1 BTC.

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

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

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

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.

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