Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ripple CEO Targeted By Twitter Scam Accounts

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The CEO of the California-based startup Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse. Criticized Twitter for not doing more to combat fake accounts, some of which are verified.

“I can’t believe I’m still doing this,” In a tweet, the CEO addressed Twitter’s help account.

He said in a message that multiple verified identities. On Twitter have been imitating Garlinghouse and even responding to tweets on cryptocurrencies.

According to the email the CEO released. The Twitter Support team claimed that the reported account did not violate the social media company’s policy against misleading and false identities.

Garlinghouse claimed that

“It’s been years of scammy reply guys on this birding app, and we’re still waiting on any sort of action, while thousands (if not more) are taken advantage of.”

Additionally, it is unclear if and how bots are related to this problem.

At the time of writing, there seems that only one verified Twitter account, belonging to the real CEO, followed by a number of accounts with variations on the same name.

While the handles are significantly different. Other users claimed to have screenshots of certain accounts that do actually feature the checkmark and the CEO’s name and image.

Many other commenters have reported seeing numerous individuals spoofing Garlinghouse. Some have argued that it is very simple to validate an account. While others have speculated that these scammers may be purchasing verified accounts.

However, it appears that the CEO is engaged in a never-ending struggle with social media support teams and impersonators on these websites.

For instance, the blockchain business announced a lawsuit against the world’s largest video-sharing platform YouTube back in 2020.

“Today, we are taking legal action against YouTube to prompt an industry wide-behavior change and set the expectation of accountability,” the company stated at the time, adding that “YouTube and other big technology and social media platforms must be held accountable for not implementing sufficient processes for fighting [scams].”

This wasn’t the first time, however; the business had previously expressed concerns and issued warnings. About scams involving Ripple and XRP as well as impersonating its officials.

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Emily Carter
Emily Carter
I'm Emily Carter, a content writer focusing on blockchain and crypto news. I stay informed on the latest trends and developments in this fast-changing field and deliver clear, concise news to my readers. With a journalism background and English degree, I write high-quality, informative, and engaging news articles.

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