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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