John McAfee has revealed that his Twitter profile is currently being subjected to a spam attack promoting Chainlink.
My account is being spammed by folks with zero followers promoting Chainlink.
If this does not stop I will start tweeting about what a piece of sh*t Chainlink is.
Are we clear people?
Be careful who you f*ck with.@chainlink
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 1, 2020
“My account is being spammed by folks with zero followers promoting Chainlink”.
He then threatens to start tweeting against Chainlink if this attack continues.
In the comments to his tweet, some people pointed out that they are victims of the same type of attack, suggesting the hypothesis that this is not a personal attack on McAfee or his profile, but a wide-ranging campaign.
Moreover, the same people suggest that it might not be something organized or coordinated by Chainlink, but a probably independent initiative aimed at some kind of scam that is trying to exploit Chainlink’s name.
Unfortunately, it often happens in this sector that fraudsters try to exploit the name of other people, other companies, or other projects, in an attempt to perpetrate their scams, without the consent or endorsement of the subjects whose names they exploit.
It is well known that many of these subjects have filed complaints against those who try to exploit their name illegally, but without being able to stop the problem.
In the comments on McAfee’s tweets, there are those who point out that they received similar messages from someone who pretended to be him, or who tried to exploit his name to promote scams like “donate 10 BTC and I’ll give you back 100”.
McAfee points out, though, that the spam campaign of which he is a victim doesn’t seem to promote a scam, but simply advertises Chainlink.
Among the comments on his tweet, there are many coming from profiles similar to the ones that would be spamming him, confirming the existence of such profiles linked to Chainlink or at least to its name.
It’s worth mentioning that Chainlink has its own token, LINK, which on March 5th, 2020 reached its highest ever value at $4.78, compared to $0.17 at the launch, and $2.3 at present.
To date, no official explanation, confirmation or denial of what is happening has been given by Chainlink on their Twitter profile.