The official Telegram Messenger Twitter account has warned its followers that the highly publicized upcoming crypto exposé is a scam. This so-called exposé has been the talk of the NFT and crypto community in the last few days. Now, the latest news is a blow to the reliability of the alleged exposé. Until further evidence proves or dismisses these claims, please don’t download it!
Telegram denounces crypto exposé as a scam
The tweet by Telegram confirms they are concrete in their belief that the crypto exposé is a massive scam. They said, “An anonymous account made a baseless claim that they were able to access the contents of private group chats on Telegram. No such vulnerability has ever been found. This is likely a hoax with the intent to get users to download malware.”
A user called @adyingnobody released a Twitter thread on the 7th of June. In this thread, they explained that they have thousands of damning messages from 2019 to 2022 due to an exploit in Telegram.
Significantly, they explained that they have information on prominent NFT and crypto community members. According to @adyingnobody, this includes rug pulls, conspiracy to commit fraud, racism, homophobia, etc.
NFT scams are getting more complex
If the crypto exposé does turn out to be a scam, as Telegram suggests, it is a dark turn in the way scammers work. This scam relies on you wanting to know more after hooking you in with the promise of exposing others. Remember that you also need to keep ahead of the latest NFT security issues and practice the safest measures possible.