Cryptocurrency News Today: World’s Dumbest Bitcoin Scammer Tries to Scam Bitcoin Educator, Gets Scammed in The Process
Ben Perrin is a Canadian Cryptocurrency enthusiast and educator who hosts a bitcoin show on YouTube. This is immediately apparent after a quick a look at all his social media. Ten seconds of viewing on of his videos will show that he is knowledgeable about digital assets, and 30 seconds of perusing his channel will show he has produced some videos on bitcoin scams. So it’s surprising that a bitcoin scammer would try to scam Perrin through his Instagram account and go so far as to actually send Perrin some of their own bitcoin.
But recently a scammer did just that, and Perrin bested them. In a blog published on Monday, Perrin shows the entire exchange between him and a scammer, in which Perrin turned the tables and convinced the scammer to send Perrin $50, which he reportedly donated to charity.
“This morning I awoke on a beautiful holiday Monday in Canada to a message from a clear scammer, promising me untold fortunes if I just bestow some of my Bitcoin upon them,” Perrin wrote in the blog. “Rather than tell this individual to go pound sand, I opted [to] enlist a mix of photoshop, strategically fin