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The instances of impersonation have gotten so bad, that many crypto visionaries have added language to their profiles stating "[Not giving away ETH/BTC]" – as if it was their middle names.

But, although it could seem counterintuitive, as these fraudsters merely copy and paste the name and image onto their scam accounts, that language too has carried over.

Generally, these accounts comment their giveway images under a post from the real person they're trying to impersonate, hoping to prey off users that aren't looking closely at the handles, which at times are only one letter off from the originals.

And as scammers have become more sophisticated, they've taken to blocking the person they're trying to impersonate, so that that person can't see their posts, report it and get shut down by Twitter.

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