Metallica Shares A Warning About Crypto Scams
After the official announcement, the whole social media has been talking about Metallica and their new album, ‘72 Seasons,’ arriving in April 2023. Yet, these kinds of exciting news also come with the risk of a potential scam. Some live streams popped up on YouTube, claiming that the band’s upcoming record can be downloaded before its official release. These fake channels also promote crypto scams. In a recent statement on Twitter, Metallica warned all their fans about the issue.
“In the wake of last week’s exciting news of our new song, new album, and new tour, unfortunately, the ugly side of social media made an appearance,” the band wrote on their social media account. “Many of you have let us know about YouTube channels and live streams, as well as websites, claiming to offer Metallica Crypto giveaways in conjunction with last week’s announcement.”
The statement continued, “Let’s be as clear as possible. These are scams. They’re being streamed on fake YouTube channels posing to be ours and all pointing to websites that we do not run. Please remember – all of our official social media channels are verified. Always look for official verification before believing something wild and crazy to be true. We thank all of you who have been vigilant in reporting these live streams to YouTube and to us… please don’t let up!”
Later in the statement, the thrash metal titans listed Metallica’s official social media accounts, and lastly wrote as a final advice to the fans, “Be familiar with the symbols that indicate an official channel and report anything that is a scam!”
Before the band’s official warning, it was reported a few days ago that a 51-year-old Manhattan man was scammed for $25,500 worth of Bitcoin by a fake Metallica YouTube channel. Allegedly, the man transferred the bitcoin to an unknown account. Following the incident, the fans started reporting fake users and videos on social media to prevent further scams.
— Metallica (@Metallica) December 6, 2022