Elon Musk has reached out to cryptocurrency Dogecoin founder, Jackson Palmer, for help getting rid of Twitter’s scam spammers.
@ummjackson if you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
Earlier in the year, Palmer tweeted that he created a simple Python script that will auto block and report fake cryptocurrency scammers replying to tweets.
Threw together a simple Python script you can set to run every minute or so and auto block + report fake cryptocurrency scammers in your mentions. Considering open sourcing it, but then the scammers would have the upper hand again. If you want it, DM me.
— Jackson Palmer (@ummjackson) May 4, 2018
The ongoing problem of twitter scammers has grown exponentially following the cryptocurrency boom of late 2017. Scammers will often make impersonation accounts of public figures which include the same display name and avatar, and try to con people into sending cryptocurrency for fake rewards and returns. All though giveaways and airdrops are a popular marketing technique in the crypto world, a legitimate giveaway will never ask you to send any currency first in order to participate.