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Scammers Using Ethereum 2.0 to Swindle 800K Subscribers of 13 Years YouTube Channel


newslogical.com 16 January 2020 06:00, UTC
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Pogo, a YouTube channel with over 800K subscribers, has been hijacked by scammers, live-streaming Ethereum Foundation videos in an attempt to swindle unsuspecting subscribers of their ETH.

The scammers, who are impostors of Ethereum Foundation, changed the name of the channel to Ethereum 2.0 Foundation, claiming to be behind the pre-release of Еthereum 2.0.

The scammers claim to be giving people 10,000 BTC and 10,000 ETH purposely to celebrate the Вinance’s new fiat listings and the proposed launch of Еthereum 2.0.

These faceless scammers fabricated some non-existing rules that those interested in the giveaways must follow.

The scammers demand that interested subscribers have to send a minimum of 0.1 BTC or 5 ETH during the competition period, to earn a huge amount. Every qualifying user receives a portion of 10000 BTC & 100000 ETH, the scammers have claimed.

Pogo, whose YouTube channel of 844,000 subscribers was hijacked, do uploads video of games and reviews latest games for his subscribers. The platform turns movies and games into music

Earlier today, the YouTuber announced that his channel was hacked and contents he has been gathering for over 13 years were deleted with hackers transferring the account to theirs.

While YouTube has shown concern over the issue, the account is still in the hands of the hijackers at the time of writing, and videos of Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, is still being live-streamed on the channel.

He said: “My YouTube channel is hacked. 13 years of content just got deleted. Hackers have transferred the channel to their account. @TeamYouTube has yet to step in and help despite my efforts. I’m sorry everybody. They look like scammers — please avoid clickbait!”

Pogo is owned by Remix artist Nick Bertke, a widely known musician that converts sounds and songs from Disney films.

His popular contents, Alice in Wonderland and Up into dreamy chillwave songs which had millions of YouTube views, among others have now been deleted by the scammers.

One of my favorite Youtubers, Pogo who has almost 850k subs has just had his channel hacked by crypto scammers who have also deleted all his videos. @TeamYouTube please help and stop these scams proliferating on your platform. https://t.co/yCHi89EYKo

— Franklyn (@Franklyn408) January 15, 2020

In the past, Crypto scammers demanding Ethereum were high in numbers on Twitter, but it seems the unscrupulous elements have fully moved to YouTube.

In the past, NewsLogical reported how scammers hijacked Twitter pages to swindle followers of their crypto wealth.


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