Threads, Meta’s newly launched microblogging app, has become a target for scammers wasting no time trying to deceive users.
The platform has already drawn the attention of several influential Crypto Twitter users, who are sounding the alarm about imposter accounts lurking on Threads.
On July 8, decentralized finance platform Wombex Finance shared an image of an imposter Threads account pretending to be associated with their project. Wombex Finance promptly alerted users, cautioning them that scammers could potentially operate the account since their project was not present on the Threads platform.
Similarly, nonfungible token (NFT) influencer Leonidas warned their substantial following of over 93,000 on July 7 about the presence of scammers impersonating “large NFT accounts” on Threads. Leonidas took matters into their own hands and created an account on Threads to combat these impersonators.
Another victim of impersonation was Jeffrey Huang, also known as Machi Big Brother on Twitter. On July 6, he shared his Threads profile, only to be alerted by a user that there was already an imposter Threads account masquerading as his Twitter persona.