Twitter accounts Lily Katz and Olga Harif - employees Bloomberg and Businessweek - were simulated by scammers who on behalf of journalists asked the audience to send them some sums in crypto-currencies. This is reported by the Forbes.
Scammers created fake accounts in Twitter @ LilyKatz5, @ subidetu4692 and @ o1gakharif - using the same names and photos as on the original pages of their victims. In an attempt to avoid detection, scammers blocked true journalist accounts, and then started sending spam to their followers with offers to send them a little cryptocurrency in exchange for a small number of ETH coins.
Despite the fact that the accounts of Katz and Harif are verified (such accounts have a small blue tick next to the owner's name), fake accounts have existed for quite a long time - a whole week.
Twitter has long been criticized for its inability to cope with the huge number of bots that hit its platform. Some believe that the social network does not want to do this, because their removal will mean a significant drop in the number of monthly active users on the site, as well as a sharp reduction in the number of followers of many of its users.