Earlier being verified or the number of subscribers would let you know if some channel is legit or fake, but all that is now down the drain, such channels can either by hacked or bought and then turned into scams impersonating someone else!
# Example 1:
[Link to Video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0MmriFd_nU)
Currently this stream has gone unlisted and the verified tick has been taken away but just this morning a mate of mine messaged me that this thing looked legit, at that time, this used to verified while having 440k subs.
[from a screenshot he sent me at that time](https://preview.redd.it/063syw0ai4y61.png?width=106&format=png&auto=webp&s=7a9ba06cc35d07a7d81a52e727afc4db14436ceb)
I myself checked and it was verified, however the website was a clear blatant scam, “Send 50000 Doge and receive 100000 Doge back as the giveaway”. This was running parallel to the SNL show.
# Example 2:
[Link to Tweet](https://twitter.com/Papaocus/status/1391408665308000261) , [Link to Instagram Story(in Hindi)](https://www.instagram.com/stories/papaocus/2569871221240483039/?hl=en)
[Now Hacked to impersonate Charles](https://preview.redd.it/dytg42u4j4y61.png?width=736&format=png&auto=webp&s=982e1ee30b14df1b87a1fbecf5257397334a49b9)
This PapaOcus is a popular but small Indian youtuber, just right now his youtube channel has been hacked, his old videos have been deleted, and his channel has been rebranded to impersonate Charles from IOHK/Cardano. The hacker has even started a livestream on the channel using some old video of Charles!
This is the actual Youtube account of Charles:
# Example 3
[Link to Tweet](https://twitter.com/SNolteWTRF/status/1391434360079933441)
[A VERIFIED account scamming in Elon replies](https://preview.redd.it/irvpnxldk4y61.png?width=607&format=png&auto=webp&s=cb6a5b4bf6f337f62e0f62402b46a3aed8564828)
Elon’s Twitter Replies are FULL of scammers who are VERIFIED. Above screenshot is one from his last tweet, the guy although has only 4k followers, is a VERIFIED account, and even see some people in its replies saying they have sent the money to the scam, idk if they are also bots.
These tweets are also from Elon replies from today morning, I can’t find their links anymore, probably deleted by twitter, but these are some screenshots my mate sent me today asking they were legit
Same Verified Account mentioning two different blatant scam links.
Beware! There are TONS of different types of possible scams in the crypto world, I just wanted to make this post mentioning how something which may even be seemingly verified can be scams. Here is a video from Coin Bureau talking about different types of scams there maybe possible: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFhSf0l_aQQ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFhSf0l_aQQ) , but here’s a general tip: **Never give someone or some website your seed phrase or private key, no giveaway will ask you to send some money to them first, and always download an app from the official site.**