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Pretend YouTube Apple occasion stream attracts 30k viewers earlier than turning into crypto rip-off


An unofficial YouTube stream of the Apple event has drawn tens of thousands of viewers ahead of Apple’s actual October ‘Unleashed’ event going live, where the company is set to announce a highly-anticipated new MacBook Pro. However, this fake stream — like a lot of terrible things in 2021 — has converted into a crypto currency scam.

The YouTube stream has somehow drawn up to 30,000 concurrent viewers. It helps that the YOuTube algorithm is heavily promoting it, thanks to a title that includes the words ‘REDESIGNED MacBook Pro, NEW AIRPODS, PRO Mac mini’ keyword spam.

The profile of the YouTube account is also a crude attempt at copying Apple’s official presence.

The scam is rather simple in that it promises if you donate an amount of Ethereum to a wallet, they will ‘AirDrop’ you Bitcoin in return. Of course, don’t do this as they will just keep the money.

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