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Don't fall for this Youtube Telegram comment giveaway SCAM
Also scams through WhatsApp
In this case they are asking for payment for shipping of a prize through Zelle Payments
00:00 - Scam Warning!
01:00 - Tha scam has evolved to put keywords in the username
04:00 - A Successful Impersonation scam
05:15 - This is how it works
08:55 - The payment system part of the scam using Zelle
10:51 - Please Report them!
Impersonation warning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPcjH6QX96A
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By YTB

27 thoughts on “Eevblab 107 – warning: youtube telegram comment scam”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Helli says:

    One of the worst things is, that Bots like this use the YouTube API, and Youtube obviously fails to verify its users accurately.
    YouTube could easily fix this.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Cohen says:

    Good, but too long to explain the item.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin Frost says:

    I have been getting those notifications 😡😠😤🤬

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ethzero says:

    How do we know that this channel is by the real Dave and not some deepfake? And also, "eevBlab", come on 😉

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars XSportSeeker says:

    I've been reporting these types of scams and others in all channels I follow since I first saw them… I think in the middle of the pandemic, or perhaps even before that.
    Zero action from YouTube so far it seems.

    With as many channels I follow already having put out alerts, warnings and whatnot on this, including several channels with over a million subscribers, sometimes repeatedly, you'd think YouTube would have some sort of official position on it by now, but noooo… radio silence and inaction. Friggin' MKBHD, LTT and other huge channels already made videos on this, 9 months ago or more. Nothing. People with direct contact and a representative inside YouTube, nope, they can't do anything about it. They can detect 5 notes from a copyrighted music and slam your channel, they can takedown an entire channel based on some bogus DMCA claim coming from some random company, they can detect what people are saying on a live stream to justify demonetization… but not automatically ban and remove bots that are using extremely repetitive text and tactics somehow.

    Anyways, also, comments randomly saying how he or she got rich or got a job paying a ton of money with tens of replies appearing overnight, porn-like profiles that seems to be just repeating and recombining other comments, or just stuff that seems out of place – they are all scam bots.
    Not to mention how much I have a very very strong suspicion on news channels how most comments with far right leanings are all bot accounts, but lets leave that other minefield for another time. If you follow Vice, BBC and a few others you know what I'm talking about.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars T ME says:

    this is the same on so many channels now.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryet9 says:

    I think youtube likes the extra interaction on the site generated by the bots, sad.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seiskid says:

    I don't understand why YT don't banish these people. They seem to spend all their censoring legitimate videos from legitimate content creators. Whist completely ignoring this issue.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SeanBZA says:

    Yes 2 methods. Quick is to click and report for harassment, which mutes them to you.

    Second is to open a new window with the spammer YT page, along with the channel he is impersonating in another tab. Copy URL of the genuine poster, and go to the scammer home page, and click on the about tab. Then the flag, and then report them for impersonation. Note there is kind of a bug in the form offered, and you will need to tab down to the submit button after you first enter the channel being impersonated, then a short (200 characters) description, which I use as a short complaint form, then tab to the submit button and click it.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick says:

    You should have said you sent payment and created a fake payment, then when they say they didn't receive it, tell them to send you like $5 to confirm who you are sending it to, then you have bragging rights for scamming a scammer. lol

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PutItAway101 says:

    I always figured the ridiculous emojis were an IQ test to filter out anyone who's likely to see through the scam. They only want to talk to numpties.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mitchyk says:

    Have reported loads of these and they are still up days after reporting. It's getting ridiculous now. 9 times out 10 i get one of these and i always reply with "Scammer-begone. This is a scammer everyone". It's all i can do but at least it warns others.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars slypig24 says:

    Soon there will be Deep Fake YouTube video's, using your face, run by Artificial Intelligence. I wonder how long before we cant even tell who's the real Dave?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CraigAB69 says:

    I played with them a few times. I sent them an address of a Police Station.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Explore with Geoff says:

    Surely the brain boxes at YouTube towers would easily be able to stop this. I'm guessing the scam posts bring some sort of financial benefit to YouTube, which is all they care about.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Idelacio says:

    Post a comment with a bad word in and it's instantly deleted yet this is still going on after a year.

    At this point we have to assume Youtube is being willfully neglegent! For every poor sap who fell for this Youtube should reiburse them, no excuses anymore.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn Bergin says:

    I have these show up within minutes after a comment on a channel. Bots are scripted to flag the entire comment section. Feels like an inside job sometimes as in yeettube employees involvement.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Felicity Chevalier says:

    These are like literally on every channel, it's been absurd. Has been for a while. The only reason I can imagine it has stuck around and gotten worse is that people actually fall for it and it must work or they wouldn't keep doing it. Ugh.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shawn Bergin says:

    And this is why I refer to this as Yeettube.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Geerling says:

    I reached out to the "Creator Liason" (another Tech YouTuber employed by YouTube now) on Twitter, and he was able to get my channel into a new beta of their new comment moderation algorithm. The amount of scam comments went from hundreds a week to less than 10 a month now.

    They've been running that beta for months now. Not sure why it's not just turned on across the platform yet 🙁

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lex Zaynikaev says:

    Yep, most time I’m leaving comments on tech-tubers, scammers leave same comments (3-4 times already)

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Little Shop of Electrons says:

    Thanks for the info. I knew these were a scam but I didn't want to follow through to find out what it was. The screen shots were very helpful.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Sage says:

    Pretty much all the YouTubers I follow have been hit by these scammers. I always report them when I see them, but yes, it's Whac-A-Mole…and yes, it's all a retread of one of the oldest confidence games. (I'm still waiting for that chariot I won from Herod.) I think OldHackEE might still be flying under their radar, but he only has a few dozen subs so far.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyler Bell says:

    these scams are annoying, but i havent seen any lately, also i reply to them Right and im Doland J Trump too

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelsoe Smith says:

    Had it happen on the Sampson Boat Co channel, messaged me directly

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Dumb Biden Burisma Ukraine Soros Invader says:

    USA, ISRAEL, UK, EU CREATED WAR IN MY UKRAINE AND OTHER COUNTRIES. BUT YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS. USA IS SCAM NUMBER ONE.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Jones says:

    kind of funny that Youtube can identify a piece of music in seconds and attack the presenter with demonetization. Yet, they let these low lives get away with these scams.

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