Episode 53 – The Verification Scam, How it Works, and Why it’s Everywhere

The Verification Scam, How it Works, and Why it's Everywhere Crypto Critics' Corner

Bennett and Cas talk about the most recent scam that's been omnipresent on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets: the verification scam. If you've spent any time on Twitter or Instagram, you'll have noticed verified accounts with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers that are spam liking tweets (usually about NFTs). But there's a lot more to the story than a simple compromised account. Let's talk about the thriving ecosystem of compromised verified accounts, engagement farming, and public relations firms that all work together to make our lives worse. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022.

Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss how compromised verified accounts on Twitter are being used to shill the worst cryptocurrency and NFT projects.

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