QAnon supporters tricked into $ 30 ‘Trumpcoins’ on telegram
At this point, it looks like QAnon devotees will believe anything, so it stands to reason that a massive scam successfully separates them from their money by selling worthless ‘Trumpcoins’.
The crooks are using social accounts to masquerade as coin-throwing celebrities, which cost $ 30 and are stamped with the face of former Republican President Donald Trump.
The scam, discovered by podcasters Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng, was so successful that some celebrities had to issue public statements confirming that they were not selling Trumpcoins.
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As Sommer and Suebsaeng report, the pieces are peddled on Telegram, the social messaging app QAnon’s, and alt-right types flocked after Facebook and Twitter banned their content after the Jan.6 coup attempt at Capitol.
Accounts masquerading as Elon Musk, Kirstie Alley, Mel Gibson and, bizarrely, Denzel Washington peddled the $ 30 coins. Sellers say coin values will skyrocket to $ 4,000 once Trump takes over as president – which they say will happen overnight, as usual with QAnon .
Or, as the puppet tale masquerading as Denzel Washington puts it:
“THE LAST DAY IS HERE. The countdown has begun. It’s all part of the show, a show that will leave everyone speechless.”
“Today is the last day and after that a lot will change … check availability and order here on the official Trumpcoins dot com website.”
The case was so successful that Alley apparently took to Twitter to confirm that she was not selling Trumpcoins, and a representative for Sylvester Stallone, another celebrity spoofed to sell the coins, released a statement confirming that the actor does not even have a Telegram Account.
While this all sounds absurd (Denzel Washington a Trump supporter? Really guys?), Sommer points out that QAnon believers have essentially prepared themselves to be swindled.
“I think the lesson from Trumpcoin is that when you have a situation like QAnon, these people have already self-identified as extremely gullible, and so a lot of people will then come in and kind of try to feed themselves at the trough. the low .”
In other words, when you believe that not only the Democratic Party but the entire world is run by cannabalistic, Satan-worshiping pedophiles who might also be secretly half-lizard or half-reptile, a worthless $ 30 coin with Trump’s face on it is probably the least of the things you can be convinced to pay money for.
On Twitter, this story made people shake their heads.
According to Sommer and Suebsaeng, a contingent has started warning the QAnon’ers that the coins appear to be a scam from accounts based in Southeast Asia, but it is not clear whether these warnings had any effect.
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