Did you know that Facebook’s parent company Meta is now releasing a crypto token called Meta Token?
Actually, it isn’t. But the same scammers who placed Facebook ads for the Amazon Token are now advertising a Meta Token, supposedly backed by Mark Zuckerberg — advertised, of course, on Facebook.
Same scam, different day
If you’ve read my post about the Amazon Token, you’ll see that this one looks familiar, built on the same template. Here’s the Facebook ad featuring Mark Zuckerberg’s picture.
And the execs behind it include the same stock photos as the Amazon scam, with one notable addition.
Is Meta stupid — or just pretending to be?
These scams are all alike, right down to the website template and stock photos. When Meta’s AI couldn’t spot and block the Amazon Token posts, it looked lazy. But now, Meta can’t even spot a scam based on ripping off its own name and Mark Zuckerberg’s picture. How pathetic is that?
Or did they decide that if they stopped a scam based on Meta and allowed the ones based on Amazon, they’d look biased? You can believe that if you want, but as Hanlon’s Razor says, never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Meanwhile, the scammers are reveling in their ability to pick off gullible consumers. The latest ad in the same group is for a crypto token called — and I promise, I am not making this up — GriftCoin.
And wait until you see the “team” behind this one. Below are photos of their “professionals.” Putting aside the title (Senior Grifter?), do you recognize those familiar faces? If you read The Onion, you might recognize these photos as the avatars for their intentionally witless “What do you think?” quotes.
In case that wasn’t obvious enough, check out the members of their “board” with “50,000 years of cryptocurrency experience.” If you can’t trust legendary grifter “Parles Chonzi,” who can you trust? (And yes, that’s actually Charles Ponzi’s photo.) “Existing Person” Willie Dustice is from the AI photo generation site “this person does not exist.” And the link under Rey McScriff tells you where they got the names from.
And don’t worry, if you have questions, you can call the number on site for support (it’s actually the Hall & Oates emergency song hotline).
GriftCoin is joke. And so is Meta’s ad screening.
Clearly, GriftCoin is intended for amusement purposes. But they will surely take your money and keep it if you’re dumb enough to try it out.
MetaToken, on the other hand, is a scam that Meta itself is too stupid to recognize.
Be careful out there, folks. Because Facebook will not protect you from your own greed and gullibility.