This is quite different from what you are familiar with about scamming.
Crypto scammers adopt different strategies to get what they want. A well-known YouTuber with over 2 million subscribers narrated three days ago about how scammers succeeded in using his account for a fake XRP giveaway promotion.
David Damasceno, the one that manages Universo Curioso, posted a video saying that his account was taken by scammers. He recounted that the hacking was the next thing that happened after accepting a request from someone who pledged to help with a tool for editing videos.
Unfortunately, it was a fake video editing tool with the name, Zenium Editor. As soon as Damasceno downloaded and installed it, everything changed and the scammer took control over the channel.
The next minute, Damasceno and his subscribers saw something different from what used to feature normally on his channel. Instead of the usual history, mystery and science videos his channel used to be known for, videos about 100 million XRP to be given at no cost were broadcasted. Of course, viewers were asked to pay something to qualify for the freebie and the amount ranged from 2,000 to 150,000 XRP.
The scammers didn’t seem to succeed in the activity as they soon asked Damasceno to pay a ransom of $10,000 in Bitcoin so as to regain control of his YouTube channel, Universo Curioso.
Damasceno didn’t pay the ransom but he got back his channel in less than seven hours after the hack. None of the videos uploaded by the scammer can be found on the channel at the moment.
YouTube has been alleged of aiding scammers lately. One of those who strongly believe this is Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse.