Ethereum’s creator is mad at Facebook for not removing fake profiles of him
Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum has been dealing with Twitter impresonators seeking to steal digital currency from naïve investors. It seems the trend has gradually caught on to other media platforms like instagram or Facebook.
The young entrepreneur has taken to Twitter to criticize Facebook and Instagram for allowing clearly fraudulent accounts to exist on their platforms. Buterin also took a moment to ask his followers to report the fake accounts, because he does not have one himself.
Vitalik pointed that he doesn’t use any social platform, besides Twitter and Reddit.
According to the Ethereum founder, it has been more than five days since he first reported the fake accounts to Facebook and Instagram, but the companies have yet to remove them.
For several weeks Twitter has been struggling with the same issue. Buterin is the only person, that scammers are impersonating on social media. Charlie Lee, the Litecoin founder complained about the same matter last month. The micro-blogging service appears to be doing a much better job of purging fraudulent accounts from its platform.
In the aftermath of the Cambrdige Analytica scandal, the last thing Facebook needs is a scam epidemic breaking out.
The investors of digital money also must take caution against these impersonating accounts. It is unlikely that Vitalik Buterin, Charlie Lee, or any other influencer is ever going to ask anyone to send them ‘cash’ over social media.