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Major Scam Emerges on Social Media Involving Sidney Crosby

Published January 23, 2024 at 11:30
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Scammers have unfortunately taken a big place of social media. A new scam involving Sidney Crosby is making rounds on the web.

Social Media Scam Involving Sidney Crosby Surfaces



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Following its acquisition by new owners, X has seen significant changes, especially in its content and advertising policies. A noticeable shift is evident in the type of advertisements being promoted.


A common tactic involves using the image of a well-known personality paired with a sensational and misleading headline to redirect users to fraudulent schemes.

In a recent instance, Sidney Crosby has been dragged into this deceptive practice. An advertisement featuring him carries a misleading headline about his finances.

Here it is:

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This advertising strategy is not only peculiar but also potentially illegal, given that it utilizes Crosby's image and likeness for promotion without his consent, especially in the context of a cryptocurrency scam.


We wanted to spread the awareness, hoping the scammers wouldn't get anybody else.

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