It’s Time to Talk More About Crypto Scams

It’s Time to Talk More About Crypto Scams - Cybersecurity news - Identity Theft, Fraud, Scams
BTS fans are the target of a massive crypto scam on Twitter. For a little more than two weeks, cryptocurrency-related posts started appearing on timelines of BTS fans, also known as ARMY.

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