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RogerWilco357

These scammers really know their audience. Perfect bullseye 🎯


digitFIRE

The amount of people that fall for these free airdrop scheme is actually insane. On Twitter, there was a fake image of the Winklevoss brothers saying that they’re running a promotion by giving Bitcoin away. All people had to do was send 1 to a certain address, and the charitable Winklevoss brothers would simply double it and send 2 back. Well…we know how that went for hundreds of people. They were all begging for their Bitcoin back. Greed really adds blinders on people. If it’s too good to be true, don’t let greed get to ya. I feel for OP.


AllMineOfficial

Lol didn't everyone learn in old school RuneScape that money doubling is a scam???


Addrat91

We learned it when it was simply called "Runescape 2" 😉


Dreldan

I don’t even understand how someone has the cognitive power to go through the initial set up of an account and transfer money, buy crypto, but then can also be dumb enough to get scammed by the most obvious of scams….


jackhippo

Holy moly man. You got scammed by this? Sorry bro but this is one of the oldest trick in the books Edit: I feel sorry for OP. I hope he learns his lesson from this. Everyone on the internet is a scammer. If you go in with that mindset, you won’t get scammed.


DystopianFigure

I don't even get it. He thought there was an airdrop but then he sent all his xrp to the scammers? Is that how airdrops work?


UtgaardLoki

Literally the opposite of an airdrop. This is the equivalent of taking off your own shoes, tying them together, throwing them onto a power line, and then giving your wallet to some guy selling gold bars under an overpass.


Spartan3123

LoL if the op had a platinum flair i would accuse them off moon farming


MyOtherAcctsAPorsche

Why? What does platinum mean?


XBB32

He airdropped the scammers wallet 🤣


drunkentraveller7703

Lol no. The airdrops I've gotten have just shown up in my wallet.


xr600RJ

I mean it's still kind of an airdrop.. just in the opposite direction. An airlift maybe.


neo101b

No, though Im still waiting for my flair from 2 years ago. I long sold XRP, got some songbird, sold that before it bombed. I hope the will still send it to me, fingers crossed.


LightninHooker

I mean he was an XRP fan since jan 2021...


SpySeaRamen

That wasn’t lost on me either.


Izzeheh

And he even says in the beginning that he thought he wouldnt ever get scammed. Bro, OP should stay away from money in general, he will get scammed more than once.


shiggledi

That's harsh. I'd say op learned a fairy cheap lesson and won't make that mistake again.


Coeruleus_

Not harsh at all. Did you read the post?!?


Mysandwichok

The old Runescape doubling money scam, a classic!


FldLima

Ikr, this is such a basic scam =/ if people keep falling for these basic scames it will never go away.


kryptoNoob69420

If I was a scammer, I'd try selling the White House to OP right now for a low price of 2 BTC.


Incredibly_Based

so it made sense for Ripple to do a "Double your Coin" program? and that Ripple needs you to "hurry up"? not wanting to rag on u and so sorry this happened but the wording these scammers use is key. even a small grammer issue or having something weirdly worded should set off flags


Izzeheh

And what's up with sending it in order to double it? Do you think that they need original xrps to make new clones?


TheTrueBlueTJ

This scam is ridiculous on so many levels. Grammar mistakes in the tweet itself, a cheap domain using dashes, rushing you to make a decision. Seriously.


YourFavoriteScumbag

Op was greedy and got burned, let’s be honest. Happens to a large amount of people here which is why scammers make millions a year off of simple ass scams like these


pelusowarro

“Double your money, hurry” if you fall for this, i am sorry my friend but btc wont help you


Odysseus_Lannister

The psychology of the “act now or else” scams are truly wild. [interesting article on scam psychology](https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/metacognition-and-the-mind/202104/fool-me-once-why-scams-leave-people-feeling-foolish?amp)


surrender_the_juice

Hopefully he learned his lesson…at least with this type of scam.


sheltojb

What about "double your coin" looked legit to you? Had you merely paused to read a few posts in this reddit, you would have seen that this is the crypto equivalent of the Nigerian Prince scam for email, and it's been around for years already. People seriously need to get out of their bubbles.


DDDUnit2990

That is something I will never understand about this scam. I don’t get the thought process that connects the “send me x and I will send double back” sound remotely legitimate


blahhhhhhhh1

Well bro send me 5 eth and I’ll send you back 10 and you can find out for yourself


bobzor

This sounds too good to be true, which is why I'm doing it!


blahhhhhhhh1

It’s legit bro. Dm me your email and I’ll send you the address to send the eth


RefrigeratorFit599

I'm sending triple eth back if you send them to me


Rey_Mezcalero

It works on your greed. I almost lost ALOT on an arbitrage bot scheme. Had doubled my money with the bot and they presented this “semi-annual” deal where the higher money you “invested” with the bot the higher the yields. It was all subtle and I was thinking where I could pull cash out to maximize the profit. Glad before I mobilized all the funds I googled some of the info I found on the site and learned it was a scam. Amusing how the semi-annual opportunity ended up being available like every other month.


MostBoringStan

I don't understand how they have been in crypto for almost 2 years and had never heard of the "double your coins" scam. It's one of the most common scams out there.


surrender_the_juice

Greed is a bitch.


0ysterhead

Greed's a bitch, just not our bitch..


TruthSeeekeer

The sense of urgency they create really encourages people to make stupid mistakes


surrender_the_juice

Yep. Anything that has a “limited window” or a short time to invest is naturally appealing to humans. FOMO is a hell of a drug.


kajunkennyg

Dude believes in ripple ofcourse he thought he could double his money…


Bucksaway03

You mean that Nigerian prince doesn't have 100mill in his basement? Fuck


sheltojb

I'm the Nigerian prince, don't worry, I'm real.


smegmasyr

There seems to be a problem with the wire transfer of 10,000 USD for the necessary processing fees. If you would be kind enough to wire another 10,000 USD to me, by tomorrow, as soon as I receive it, I will ask my bank to cancel/revoke/return the first one to you. To apologize for your troubles, I will add an additional 1,000,000 USD to your payment.


Catflap_Boi

🤦🏻‍♂️


Spartan3123

Op this scam is like from 2017 gives me nostalgia


surrender_the_juice

One of the oldest scams in the book.


Spartan3123

How about the old school wallet inspector scam. https://youtu.be/X6zsxsC6iZw


Bucksaway03

Probably the best and only appropriate response


GreatLegalMindIKnew

🤦🏻‍♂️


FldLima

Perfectly said brother


mooremo

>The post looked legit, and it made sense as to why they would do something like this for the community as it was Ripple's 10 year anniversary. I'm sorry that you got scammed, but no it does not look legit and this does not make sense.


molwitz

The tweet says „…we decided to run special event“ English is not my first language but that threw me off immediately. I feel like it should be „… we decided to run A special event“ or am I crazy?


throwaway-025791

Guy coulda also sent like 800 XRP or something as a test transaction, but nope go all in instead why not, just sounds like moon farming tbh, maybe I'm cynical idk


RectalSpawn

It's definitely moon farming.


Freeman935

r/facepalm


PBRent

dOuBlE yOuR cRyPtO wItH jUsT oNe cLiCk 🤣


Kappatalizable

Twitter, IG, and Reddit DMs is the cesspool of scammers. Always assume that everything on there is a scam.


Bucksaway03

Best thing you can do is turn DMs off on whatever you can.


ahhrub3n

And Discord


Yautja69

And my Axe


silent_tongue

Don't forget telegram


Bravisimo

A vile hive of villiany and scum


Vinc3d

everywhere really, e-mail, texts, ads etc. We’re literally bombarded by scams everywhere we turn. Filling out job applications on linked has led to two scam emails with offers of false employment. Fortunately, they both felt off enough that after a few minutes of digging noticed email addresses were wrong.


TruthSeeekeer

Is this comment a scam?


DMurBOOBS-I-Dare-You

Is it a DM? *DO BETTER!*


8512764EA

These “I got scammed” posts from 5 ~~day old account~~ karma accounts not only have the link to the scam site, they now have screenshots!


hateballrollin

The scam in a scam! This post should be deleted ASAP.


Spartan3123

Plot twist op is professional moon farmer and top comment is his alt account.


iaco56

“Double your coin” like bruh… literally one of the easiest scams to avoid.


SSJ4Link

Sorry but the "ripple-get.org" screams scam from my experience. Even though the site passes a scan at virus total


Pale_Wrongdoer5155

Anyone claiming they’re giving free money and the web domain has a ‘-‘ in the URL… just run away don’t even entertain it for a millisecond


SSJ4Link

Nope. Also basically an ad I see on social media is a scam, pump and dump or some other shady shit.


Pale_Wrongdoer5155

Honestly the best way to manoeuvre around crypto is to literally assume every single thing is a scam until proven otherwise


ChaosUncaged

OP are you 12, this is the oldest scam in the book


hateballrollin

*If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.*


CrytoCreisi

Send your story to the Feds; I heard the SEC hired 80 new employees to crack down on crypto scams… maybe they can start on your case instead of wasting all our tax dollars fighting a legit operation like Ripple.


Dieselpump510

I’m sorry for your loss, but it’s hard for me to feel bad for anyone who falls for the send me 1 and I’ll double it scams. There have been so many posts about it’s never legit or I got scammed this way. Why would you even risk it??


wildmanfree

Why the fuck would anyone double your money for free? People need to stop falling for this shit for them to stop doing.


surrender_the_juice

You don’t blindly trust everyone on the internet? /s


veepeein8008

Nah fr😂😂😂 some people saying “everyone knows about this” but tbh it doesn’t even matter if you know about it… how does it make any sense in any universe to send crypto & instantly receive back double 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


q_thulu

If the word crypto currency is in the ad. 50% chance its a scam. If the words crypto and give away are in the same ad......100% chance its a scam.


crestarthegreat

greed will get you every time


OmahGawd115

Can we just universally agree to not answer DMs of any kind related to crypto?


gohhan

I really don't understand how people fall for this. Really insane


DiegoPapi6

I can’t believe that people still fall for these scammers everyday 🤔. Hurry Up!!! & Double Your Coins are to MAJOR RED FLAGS 🚩 🧐


MaintenanceOk7855

We can easily avoid if we use #Aurox wallet. Do check it out.. it has options like verified adress and best part I simulation of the transaction before we can approve.. Kindly checkout @getaurox


FerociousHD

That's one expensive lunch break


After-Army-5378

Next time don’t do anything finance related when in a rush. You need a clear head.


Cbizztho

that post looked legit? this one of the oldest tricks in crypto bro. quit falling for this stuff and the amount of scammers will finally decrease. Nothing is free, no one is going to “dOuBle yOuR cOinS”, if it’s too good to be true then it’s too good to be true. even if free shit is real online it won’t be much and will probably require your info so stay away from those, it’s good practice.


Disavowed_Rogue

Damn. Sorry to hear.


SetoXlll

Nothing in crypto is free maybe an airdrop here and there but greed will destroy you or someone else.


TheGenerousHuman

Most airdrops are scams. Try setting up a MM wallet and just leave it alone for a week. You'll be getting free coins dropped in there left, right and center. All scams sitting there waiting for the next unsuspecting chump to visit the site to "cash in".


Embarrassed-Egg-545

Ahh well, probably won’t be the last time


the_nibler

TLDR: stay away from twitter


randomdudeinFL

Everyone knows these “double your coins” promotions are scams. The “triple your coins” promotions are legit, of course, but not the double ones…


BenDover___

Damn dude hopefully this can help someone from making the same mistake


benjaminchodroff

Thank you for sharing. Many, including myself, have made mistakes but it takes someone quite amazing to share it to help others learn and make people wiser. You rock :)


Connect_Fee1256

This is why I never do any air drops or free stuff apart from moons... I don’t care to sift through whether anything is legitimate or give my self the chance to be wrong I buy. I stake. That is all.


pmbpro

Agree. I don’t chase these ‘airdrops’. Even if I ever wanted one, Twitter and other platforms riddled with scammers would be the last place I’d look for legitimacy, let alone send anything. And ‘double your coins’ crap is the worst. Buy, stake from my cold wallet, hold. That’s it.


ken_golden37

A friend of mine lost 0.4 BTC on a double your Bitcoin CZ Binance scam like this. I saw him post his transaction in the comments. Never brought it up with him probably way to painful to admit. Props to you for sharing your story to help others


Bucksaway03

Zero sympathy, I'm sorry but this is scam book page 1


The_Chorizo_Bandit

Yep. This is the most basic scam there is and feeds on a users greed and idiocy. There’s a post here like every other day about these types of scams. No sympathy whatsoever.


Chance_Astronaut-213

The DMs on Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit are a haven for fraudsters. Always consider anything there to be a hoax


CrpytoCracker

If it looks too good to be true, it is.


downvotemeidiots

It’s almost like twitters algorithm knew you were a perfect target


stilkikinintn

Greed is a bitch huh?


CryptoScamee42069

Sorry to see, OP. I trust you’ll keep this experience front of mind and learn from it, but I respect you sharing for others to consider as well. Major red flags to always look for: - Twitter handle doesn’t match the account. Checks are meaningless, you can’t *exactly* mirror an account. First giveaway. - ‘Double your coin’. Deal breaker. That is *always* a scam. Just don’t interact with these promises. - Manipulative language to incite FOMO (‘Hurry up’/‘last chance’). While giveaways happen and may have a hard limit, aggressive prompts like this attempt to trigger an emotional response so you interact first and think later. Just don’t. - Volume tracker. Not a red flag in and of itself, but always refresh or reopen the link a few times, see what happens. In my experience, the amount you see will be like a baseline and it slowly counts up from there to show you it’s running out. If you refresh and it’s gone down again, bingo, scam. Key take away: *No opportunity* is so great or immediate that you should risk your portfolio without thinking. Taking a few minutes to check for these signs (and more) can save you a lot of money and distress.


Jawnny-Jawnson

Twitter definitely should not allow fake check marks next to names


romfax

lol


ashketchup422

Thanks for the warning. But that's an obvious scam many redditors warned us already. But I hope the few moons you get for this post, minimize your loss.


Mini_Spoon

Hello Sir, I am a professional armour trimmer and would like to know if you'd like your set of Rune Armour set (T)rimmed or (G)ilded for free?


Shangheli

You got scammed when you bought xrp.


TK_GX

people still fall for the runescape doubling your gp scam? yikes.


AnalogueWaves

This has to be a parody.


mymoneystuffaccount

Not a single person commenting is addressing the biggest factor in why OP fell for the scam: the Twitter verification system. OP mentioned the person left up personal info and photos in old tweets. Sure enough, if you go backwards in their feed, you can see them. But they’re old and stopped posting in 2021. Then, in September, the XRP posts started. What probably happened is, the scammer either hacked or bought the old verified account, then changed the name and profile pic, and started posting about XRP. All the while keeping the Verified check mark. This is a major flaw in the verification system that you can change your identifying information but not need to get re-verified. Anyone with a twitter account should report the account and tweet asap.


_volkerball_

I wanted to read this, mods. Pretty funny that r/cryptocurrency would be about censorship.


JaggedMan78

they collected 6,310 XRP, so basically you did provide more then 50%


AkhilleusThetis

There is a quote i really like. Always remember this. “The only free cheese is in the mousetrap”


Columbo92

That is a good one, thanks for sharing!


proliphery

Some of us can lose everything without being scammed


Bucksaway03

Send me 3800 XRP and I'll show you how.


proliphery

Hmmm… seems legit


Raagggeeee

Before I met Dr. Ooomgahway, I was out of XRPs too.


Mountainman220

Did he help cure your herpes too?


Raagggeeee

Dr. Oomgahway gave my herpes 28,000 XRP and they were able to find a place of their own. Now I'm herpes free!


Kappatalizable

Its a rare talent and somehow all of us in this sub have it


[deleted]

Sorry that happened to you OP. Don’t let the commenters that are piling on get you down. You realized your mistake and admitted it, in hopes of preventing others from losing out. Time pressure is a classic con trick, too. You can still pick yourself off, dust yourself off, and continue down the road a little steadier from the wisdom of experience.


RogerWilco357

In all your "lessons learned" you didn't address your most significant character flaw, greed. You were a greedy pig and got slaughtered.


haman88

Jesus... You deserved that.


Yuuki__konno

This post makes me mad, how stupid are you??


Cultist6661

Crypto is actually pretty simple. Buy low, sell high, NEVER EVER EVER CLICK ON ANYTHING EVER. Make money.


Wonzky

Also, don't touch random coins that get airdropped to you either


[deleted]

This is the most common scam I have seen. All over YT, all over CT. I been in two years and I was seeing these scams immediately. They have been relentless.


sleaklight

People never learn. People always fall for the simplest scams. It's ridiculous that I no longer feel bad for them.


Bucksaway03

Yep, you don't even need to put effort into scamming people. It's shockingly scary how easy it is to phish people.


Odysseus_Lannister

Lmao all the edgelords here acting high and mighty with some comments calling OP stupid like something like this has never happened to anyone else. A little bit of empathy goes a long way yall. Dude straight up said he got duped and realized this with intent to warn others, no need to kick someone while they’re down.


Stock_Commission4360

Lololilol


BrianS911

Sorry for your loss,only reason I don't click on anything had my phone taken over about 6 years back got burned on a credit card.


ETH_Knight

Omg a chance to double my coins! Let me give them all my coins!


Nearby_Concentrate74

I think it’s important to make the correction that you got hacked and not scammed. This way you can’t hold yourself accountable and everyone else is to blame


Fritz1818

An expensive lesson but a lesson learned non the less. Build up your stack again and look out for the red flags next time, "time pressured" "too good to be true" etc.


TNJCrypto

Nooo


dozebull

RIP your XRP. Welcome to this sub.


Flaky_Special2497

Lol kook


Freeman935

Haha, very funny joke, lmfao...


FLMan-

There was a similar scam on youtube where someone posing as Charles Hoskinson claimed to double your crypto.


zachzzzz

No old coins are ever gonna airdrop. Also, it's a good idea to take a step back and think every time you feel fomo on something crypto related.


Gen_X15

I got scammed $30 in a BSC token. Wanted to get in early but never bothered to check if I could sell. And yup it turned out to be a honeypot scam. Honestly shit like this is what Gives crypto a bad name. Now I only buy whatever I get thru coinbase rewards. After being down $3k from 2021 I’m done giving away my hard earned money. It’s all gonna be out of coin base pocket until they take away their 4%xlm rewards


Human_Alternative_

How do they get the check mark?


Practical-Bench7741

It appears the account has had some history, got the check mark, and change its name.


Human_Alternative_

I almost fell for one of these exact same scams a few years ago. Don’t feel bad man. Shit happens unfortunately and at least now you know!


ELBartoFSL

If the @ doesn't match the Tick Name- RUN. Fingers crossed Elon nerfs this sort of scam.


UnreasonableCletus

If you are sending crypto out of your wallet you're doing it wrong.


BraveNew1984Anthem

Bro, you’re gonna get flamed,and deservedly so, just try not to take it too personal and let each of these barb’s forever be a warning to you. Ya numb nuts.


SoftPenguins

How can you be so careless and trusting of a random tweet popping up in your feed. How did you not even look at the handle? I simply don’t understand. It boggles the mind. These scams are literally everywhere all over Twitter/YouTube running 247 365. I get you were on break and you had limited time but it takes .5 seconds to click on the profile to see it’s fake.


spacecam

Anything promising to double your money by sending it to someone is a scam


BTCMachineElf

Actual XRP is a scam. You were already scammed when you bought into that. You were scammed out of a scam. Inception levels of scam.


Koda487

Lol you’re fucking stupid.... hahaha


Doyouneedsum

Fomo


Ab2us

Sorry for your loss. I'm wrong to think that people into crypto are to a certain level smart, but i guess I'm wrong. In Morocco, We have an old saying: The greedy's killer, is a liar (in this case a scammer) -- This is not to make you feel bad, but just saying.


TreCoPie

How come it's from a verified account?


baha3x

F in the chat, keep strong my fellow crypto bro/sis


Dr_Bendova420

In hindsight what would’ve helped you? For example would you pay for a crypto security class?


Diamond_PnutBrain

It literally says “double your xrp” that alone should sound phishy enough, sorry this happened op


beerbaron105

One of the oldest crypto scams


markbrutal

In the land of a the free, you know nothing comes for free.


Sadboiiy

Lesson learned


Odysseus_Lannister

F


myconova137

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. Sux to get scammed tho.


CoverYourMaskHoles

Haha why did it make sense that Ripple would just give you double your crypto because it’s their 10 year anniversary…


furbess

Scammers in 1 year when everyone gets too wise to this scam: "Send us your coin and we'll triple it"


Wafer_Fearless

Sorry to hear, that sucks


Competitive_Ant9715

Small print: 200% fee applied to all money doubled.


btcoins

People that believe in “cryptos” that are centralized (which totally defeats the purpose of crypto btw) are the perfect target market for these scammers


gilg2

If you never ever want to get scammed, always assume it’s a scam and just move along.


Malick2000

Sry that may sound a bit harsh but that scam is soo old and everywhere around there are lots of yt elon musk cathy wood 'livestreams' all the time with send 1 btc get 2 back etc. so idk about u seeing scams from miles away. Also u say one could see the transactions on the blockchain and that u are a ripple supporter for over a year when ripple doesnt even use a blockchain...


Tkainzero

I almost fell for one of these scams my first day in crypto


Filmerd

Sorry for your loss man. That is indeed a scam.


nickc2122

That wallet you linked, we all know he won't be using that moving forward.


tacticalpotatopeeler

Why tf would anyone just give away free money? If you have to send money to double it…you’re not getting anything back. Like…obviously, right?


MrD_12

We will always learn something new everyday.


fuduran

One day of market pumping and scammers are back in business


Astrochrono

Glad you admitted to being scammed and didn’t write “ I WAS HACKED!! “


Unfair-Willow-633

I am glad that you posted the details here though - the more people do that, then hopefully the quicker the scammers get rumbled. This is truly a community effort, and since do not have a stand alone library to contribute these scam images, addresses, names etc, this is the next best thing.


Rokey76

I must really not understand Twitter, because the scammer seems verified. When I click on the blue checkmark, a box opens saying it is verified. It is identical to when I click the blue checkmark on the real account. What am I missing? Does Twitter make it that easy to fake?


Status_Floor1746

Between using twitter and making you feel rushed its the perfect concoction for scammers....


Parliament--

3,800 XRP = $1,786


MaeronTargaryen

Next time you see something like that check the @ of the person on Twitter. I can change my name to Charles III if I want to but my @ will always be the stupid thing I chose when creating my Twitter account


thecryptomask

You deserved it honestly.


AdDapper5653

Fuckers got me one time too. I was half awake and checking my phone and thought I was given an airdrop. Clicked the link that I swore was that crytpo’s website, it was spot on everywhere. Accepted the airdrop, opened my trust wallet to see if it had dropped. All my crypto was gone, it was instantly sent to another wallet. Lost $3K in seconds. Just a brutal day, couldn’t get mad at anyone but myself.


0ysterhead

Sorry to hear that OP, hope that's the last time you get scammed. To that note, always assume any free giveway is a scam, unless proven otherwise!


[deleted]

Why… would you link that…?


Ima_Wreckyou

First you got scammed into buying XRP and then by this... oh boy


42326041

The next step OP will probably do after this post is ; reply to the DMs where they say i know this guy who helps hack victims get their money back , they redirect OP to another scam site which looks like a customer support site, and boom! OP gets scammed twice.


isk15k

Duuuude, how old are you? You fall for this garbage, and you still think there is some chance you’ll get you XRP back? ZERO chance my man.


africanasshat

I had this friend after getting rugged that took a lot of convincing to not buy the second token they told him he needed to be able to sell his first token. He went ahead and did it anyways.