Social media scam: Twitter bots are tricking users into making PayPal and Venmo payments into fraudsters’ accounts (The Daily Swig)

The Daily Swig: Social media scam: Twitter bots are tricking users into making PayPal and Venmo payments into fraudsters’ accounts. “The bots appear to be activated when a legitimate user asks another for their payment information, presumably discovering these tweets via a search for keywords such as ‘PayPal’, ‘Venmo’, or other services. They masquerade as the other user by scraping their profile picture and adopting a similar username, before supplying them with false payment information in the hopes the original tweeter will pay into this account.”

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