William Shatner calls out his fake Twitter handle promising Ethereum [ETH] giveaway

William Shatner, the Captain Kirk of the world famous original series Star Trek, recently tweeted in the response of a fake Ether giveaway being promised by a fake Twitter handle created in the name of Shatner. Shatner’s tweet said:

“BTW another fake me pushing a pump and dump crypto Ponzi scheme: @wiliiamshatners”

In the fake tweet, a giveaway website named etherpromotion.org was promoted that claimed to send back ten times the Ether on receiving an amount between 0.5 and  20 Ether for address confirmation.

Currently, the fake account is shown to be suspended. The account was active since late June with an extremely low number of followers.

This is not the only crypto space that Shatner has been seen to be involved in. Recently, the veteran Hollywood actor has also achieved the position of spokesperson for the Solar Alliance. This is a green-energy firm situated in Vancouver, Canada and San Diego, United States. The firm is also backing Shatner’s Bitcoin mining dream by supplying solar support to the setup.

Shatner, on many occasions, has spoken on his Bitcoin mining project. On one occasion, he said:

“You have to blank your mind and say ‘What is blockchain, again? How does mining operate, again?’ The concepts are really strange, and yet when you begin to grasp it, it makes sense.”

During the period of 2018, many scammers have used celebrity names on Twitter to lure the cryptocurrency community into investing their crypto coins only to lose it. Some of the celebrities that have been fake-created on Twitter are:

  • Tesla’s Elon Musk.
  • Crypto oracle John McAfee.
  • Billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Group, a major figure in the crypto-world.
  • Ethereum’s Founder Vitalik Buterin.

According to a workshop held by the US Federal Trade Commission, it was found that a sum of over $500 million netted out of just two months into crypto scams this year.

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