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Twitter/X advertisements dwindle, meanwhile Elon Musk tells advertisers: ‘Go f**k yourself’

By AntiScam | AntiScam | 4 Dec 2023


 

How very mature, and not totally childish.

Elon Musk tells advertisers: 'Go fuck yourself'

   

Now that most “normal” (i.e. non criminal entities) advertisers are gone, at least the crypto scammers still pay for promoted posts on Twitter/X, as well as the fake Gucci bag scammers, romance scams, low quality goods from Ali Baba/ Ali Express but with inflated prices, advance fee fraud grifters and fake NFT mint wallet drainers.

Examples of promoted posts which lead to phishing / fraud / counterfeit websites:

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Promoted posts pushing fake counterfeit Gucci™ bags    

 

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Promoted posts pushing fake “survey” leading to wallet drainer    

1*t9PRWtUuuNZy8MprWS8IfQ.jpeg Promoted posts pushing fake “survey” leading to wallet drainer  

 

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Promoted posts pushing fake “airdrop” and “survey” leading to wallet drainers  

 

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Peculiar how much scammers have paid to x/twitter for ads, to get 3.4 million views in a few hours, given that both the domain certificate and ad were from registered on the same day

 

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Promoted post pushing fake “airdrop” leading to wallet drainer  

 

1*boLPMc4qYBCoItxnBDqvgw.png This promoted scam even uses Musk’s face to instill trust in victims    

 

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Promoted scam leading to wallet drainer — no problem   https://twitter.com/kmees20 - scammer

 

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Promoted scam leading to wallet drainer using a masked URL. Users see one URL, but end up on another scam address.     https://twitter.com/ilikepie200116 - scammer


advertisement on twitter/x leading to fraudulent URL

Sponsored post from a "verified" account leading to wallet drainer. Visually upon inspection the link pretends to be `starknet.io` but actually is alrdrops.network (L instead of I) Users see one URL, bur end up on another scam address.      

 

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Promoted post pushing fake “airdrop” leading to wallet drainer    

 

promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

Promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

 

promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

Promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

Promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

 

promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

Twitter/X paid advertisement tied to domain registered via a temporary email address.
So this tells you something — this is a hit and run operation.
Whoever registered this domain does not plan on maintaining it for long or whatever.

 

promoted posts leading to fraudulent links

Same Scam, different name.

 

External references:

Elon Musk Just Told Advertisers, 'Go Fuck Yourself'
In a rambling interview at the 'New York Times' DealBook Summit, Elon Musk suggested advertisers fleeing X were…
https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-x-advertisers-interview

IBM pulls X ads as Elon Musk endorses white pride
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/16/23964160/elon-musk-antisemitic-x-post-ibm-ads

Companies pulling ads from X: Disney, Apple, IBM and more
The company's ad business is in limbo as big companies pull out.
https://www.axios.com/2023/11/17/companies-pulling-x-twitter-ads-apple-disney-ibm

Microsoft drops Twitter from its advertising platform
Twitter is being removed from Microsoft's advertising platform just days before the social media service begins…
https://mashable.com/article/microsoft-drops-twitter-from-advertising-platform

Elon Musk's Lawyer Accuses Microsoft of Abusing Twitter's API to Collect Data
Musk threatened to sue the company a month ago after a Microsoft advertising platform dropped support for Twitter.
https://www.pcmag.com/news/elon-musks-lawyer-accuses-microsoft-of-abusing-twitters-api-to-collect

IBM, EU, Disney and others pull ads from Elon Musk's X as concerns about antisemitism fuel backlash
Advertisers are fleeing social media platform X over concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content, hate…
https://apnews.com/article/elon-musk-x-antisemitism-twitter-ads-83e68f03e9bf1d261c1a8c55066c4e59

IBM pulls X ads as Elon Musk endorses white pride
An investigation indicated ads from IBM and others appeared alongside pro-Nazi X content as owner Elon Musk agreed with…
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/29/23981928/elon-musk-ad-boycott-go-fuck-yourself-destroy-x

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