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AITA for laughing at my sister after she fell for a bitcoin scam?
So, my sister(17F) fell for a bitcoin scam. I(16M) after finding out just started to laugh uncontrollably. She was being an idiot and got scammed that way. She supposedly went on twitter and found an Elon Musk bitcoin scam which is extremely common. She somehow decided to send a thousand dollars worth of bitcoin to this address in hopes of getting a Tesla. How idiotic is that; a person who buys bitcoin has to know if all the scams that happen with an irreversible currency. She’s calling me a prick and an asshole for not helping her. The thing is, she can’t be helped. Bitcoin is not reversible and no bank is willing to insure her wallet. So, AITA?
A 17-year-old teen and two other 19 and 22-year-old individuals have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts within minutes as part of a massive bitcoin scam.
I get tons of these emails, three just today. They claim to have hacked your computer and have nude pictures of you, that they will share unless you send them $800 or more to them via bitcoin. Here is my question. WHO would fall for this scam? Keep in mind they send these with fake email addresses so you can't reply to the scammer. What subset of human beings is gullible enough to fall for this scam, while ALSO being smart enough to know how bitcoin works, and know how to acquire $800+ worth? These scammer must literally make absolutely zero money doing this scam? Granted all they have to do is send out as many of these spam emails as they can. But still, they must get absolutely zero return on time-investment. Also sending the same people these emails 10x a day doesn't help either. Even if you would have fallen for this scam and you knew how to use bitcoin, unlikely as it is, are you going to send out a million dollars in bitcoin? I wish there were some way to fuck these guys over.
US arrests 17-year-old 'mastermind' Graham Ivan Clark in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam. Have we left the "lone wolf" narrative for active shooters on to cyber hackers now? Does anyone actually believe this kid hacked Twitter all on his own?
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