Shady PM going around in /r/btc, new attack vector?
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clicks | 4 days ago | Google AI sentiment -0.20 | comments: discuss | tags: bitcoin


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Just got a PM from an account created 1 month ago with this message:
from /u/RareTomatillo
sent 43 minutes ago
Hey man, i am Maya from China. I am currently a uni senior and i need to do an essay on the crypto market. So as I look around on /r/bitcoin , I found some of your posts which were extremely informative for me and my assignment. If possible, can I follow your twitter? I?d love to read more from you and i think your sources is very important for me to have a grade-A essay. Hope to hear from you soon. If you want to check who I am, please have a look on my profile at https://twitter.com/MayaWu_browne . Thanks!P/s: I access Twitter Reddit via VPN and the speed sucks so I would be grateful if you are kind enough to send me your Twitter link. (Searching username crash all the time with my Internet)
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Besides account /u/RareTomatillo another user has confirmed that account /u/QuirkyProtection0 has sent them an identical message except that it changes the subreddit based on your last post as their's was:
Greetings! I am Maya, im from China and i just come to US doing internship for a corp in the crypto business. My colleague introduced me to Reddit and Twitter to read what you guys share and comment about crypto. Anyway, i came across your comments on /r/cryptocurrency and it was very informative. I wanna know about the market here in the US so can i have your twitter to follow what you read or share? Thankss in advance! Here?s my Twitter if you wanna check: https://twitter.com/MayaWu_browne
Why are they trying to collect Twitter accounts via these bots? Can anyone else confirm they're also getting the same?
edit:
Some users are saying its so they can reveal some your email or parts of it
All of these fake accounts where created on October 28th, besides 1....

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