- A YouTube account has recently been created by an unknown individual pretending to be the CEO of a ripple, Brad Garlinghouse.
- This has clearly been done in an attempt to scam gullible individuals
A YouTube account has recently been created by an unknown individual pretending to be the CEO of a ripple, Brad Garlinghouse. This has clearly been done in an attempt to scam gullible individuals. And XRP AirDrop was promoted by the scammer requesting deposits from 2000 tokens up to a quarter of 1 million XRP. This then promised high amounts as a reward following the AirDrop.
The co-founder of SPQR Media & under the Twitter name @AndySpqr, warned people on the platform to avoid this scammer and brought attention to YouTube saying they need to be more involved to get rid of these scam before people get hooked into them.
@YouTube @bgarlinghouse @Ripple @JoelKatz someone has created a YT account as Brad Garlinghouse and is using this video to promote an xrp airdrop scam. @YouTube you need to shut this down #XRP #xrpthestandard #Ripple pic.twitter.com/T1fZzkHg7f— Andy_SPQR ⚡️ (@AndySpqr) March 23, 2020
Looking at a video description, the scammer asked users on the platform to send donations of a lump sum of XRP tokens. After they did this, the scammer promised that they would immediately receive a reward of up to 5,000,000 XRP. In fact, in order to hook more people in the so-called ‘Brad Garlinghouse’ offered a bonus of up to 100% to those who got involved.
To many people, this will have been an obvious scam but Andy reported that neither YouTube or Garlinghouse himself have said anything on the matter.