# UPDATE: It seems the 1M follower account is down, we did it reddit!
There’s an account on IG called “buterin\_official” with **1 MILLION FOLLOWERS** that’s promoting a scam THROUGH INSTAGRAM PAID ADS
# 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS
[I can’t believe this passed Instagram’s ads process](
Vitalik **has no IG** and he didn’t mention anything about this on his official page nor his verified twitter account.
The image is fake and the “send 1 ETH get back 2” is a scam older than the universe, don’t fall for that crap please
Here is the real image:
Spread the word, let’s end this kind of bullshit that only delegitimizes crypto
Report the accounts [ and [
Tag u/vbuterin, he might see this!
EDIT: Thanks to the mods for reflairing, couldn’t find the appropiate one
37 thoughts on “Someone is impersonating Vitalik on instagram, IT’S A SCAM”
Jesus, 77 transactions, almost $50k of ether. Some even sent 3 times. What kind of idiots are these?
Lol, it is getting to the point that I am starting to feel like those who will get scammed by this type of scam probably shouldn’t be in crypto, or stocks, or anything outside of the s&p 500 or something very conservative
It’s frustrating seeing scammers get more money than I do by doing something idiots will flock into.
Anyone taking financial advice off Instagram is bound to be scammed
Double points for Tiktok
1 million dumb fucks
Theres a fake YouTube called microvision that does this pretending to be Micheal saylor live on livestream doing a promotion
Almost fooled me because I thought it was the real channel
Redditors be like –
I am Vitalik PR. Trust me is legit. Send a million get back two. 😂 lol
*Italik* Buterin strikes again
Most of the 1M followers are just fake ones that can be bought cheap. (To add credibility to the account. I don’t believe 1M people will fall so quickly for this kind of crap)
Maybe an unpopular opinion but if you’re STILL getting scammed by shit like this you deserve to lose it.
While this scam may be unique to crypto in a way, the saying “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is” has been around for far, far longer than any of us.
People that fall into this scams kinda deserve it. I’m more frustrated that someone is making easy money
Yeah this happens all the time on YouTube too. Fuck the dislike button amirite?
nah man its legit… its me
I tried reporting the account but when I do, ig asks me to select which person it’s impersonating and since he’s not on ig I can’t go further
Meta is so wrong for allowing this kind of ad.
You can even see that note is edited bruh
I use mostly my Instagram to look for girls and guys barely wearing clothes and doing pretty particular activities.
Not for plans to invest in Cryptocurrency.
Dude is gollum IRL.
How do people who have the competence to buy crypto fall for this? Even I at the age of 11 didn’t fall for this scam back on Runescape
So sad to see this
I have a small army of Vitaliks following me on twitter
Hero worship is bad
Meanwhile I try to open a business Instagram and get blocked immediately
Reported thanks for this post
Good job OP. A new one will pop up for sure, but it’ll be less trusted with 30 followers
Oh that photo was asking to be edited lol
Idk how anyone who stops and thinks for 30 seconds with common sense would fall for this
1,000,000 followers? I knew people were stupid but wow
That’s some bad photoshop. If people fall for this they are stupid
It’s natural selection but with crypto. Lol
Vitalik tricked me.
Classic scam stuff. Time to report it.
I only wonder who falls for these!?