Since the time we wrote that article, the scams grew more and more and twitter was all full of these scammers mostly distributing double ETH/LTC and what not
PSA: Please be wary of this Twitter scam going on right now. After every of my post, there will an immediate reply by a scammer promising to give away coins if you send him some. The post looks like it’s from me. Blocking them doesn’t help, b/c they just create another account. pic.twitter.com/qPHxKntPHD
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) January 30, 2018
But enough is enough right?
While Jack and Twitter devs are asleep (The scam posts are reducing day by day though) EtherAddressLookup came to our rescue and took on the job to fix this issue.
🎉 EAL v1.18 is now publishing!
EAL will now put a badge next to each Twitter handle. Green is good, red is bad!
(Manual installers: https://t.co/HjmyMirvni)
— EAL (@EthAddrLookup) June 13, 2018
With the help of CryptoInfluencers, EAL has created an open-source twitter whitelist that will now display a green icon next to whitelisted twitter accounts. Unclassified twitter accounts receive a black icon while blacklisted twitter accounts receive a red icon.
Twitter whitelist data is pulled from etherscamdb.info so if you would like to have your twitter account whitelisted, make an issue on the etherscamdb github or DM Harry or (https://twitter.com/blurpesec) on Twitter.
Using this is simple, you just need to install a plugin on Chrome and that’s all.
Download the plugin: Here
I hope to see a scam free twitter very soon. Do let me know what you think if such updates are helpful in the comment box below. We’ll love to hear feedback from your side.
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