Today, a YouTube channel claiming to be the official MicroStrategy US live stream at 16:00 UTC. There was a video of Michael Slayer from a show played as a live stream. Further, the video asked people to visit a website, BTCSLAYOR [.] IO. Below is a screenshot of the channel that was streaming this video, and approximately 20K people were actually watching it.
Further, as we can see in another screenshot below, the channel demanded users participate in the free giveaway of 15,000 ETH and 5,000 BTC. Additionally, the live stream claimed to send double the value of ETH/ BTC you’d send them. Such as if you send 1 ETH, you’d receive 2 ETH. But will you?
This is a classic way to scam people in the crypto world. Unfortunately, many noobs don’t realize those crypto transactions as irreversible, and you cannot retrieve your funds once you send them to a wallet address. Therefore, you should never send funds to an unknown crypto wallet that can run away with your digital assets.
In this case, once you would have sent the BTC or ETH to the website in the screenshot below, you might have blocked out, or there might have been no way for you to contact the team of the said website.
Just minutes after our team discovered this live stream on YouTube, the channel was taken down or deleted by the owners. Further, as you can see in the image above, the channel had around 57K subscribers. However, only the owners know that whether these were fake or legit.
Here’s a screenshot of when the channel was taken down and the live stream ended.
We tried vising the showcased website above, but it seems it has also been taken down as well.
These types of scams in crypto are widespread; therefore, we’d suggest you not visit any website that looks a bit fishy. Further, never send funds to an unknown address. Crypto transactions are not reversible, and once you send funds, they’d be lost forever.