With PS5 stock shortages still ongoing, restock scams proceed to proliferate on social media. A latest case of PS5 scamming occurred on actress Tatum O’Neal’s verified Twitter account, Variety reports, with the rip-off showing to have gone unaddressed for a while.
Recent screenshots present O’Neal’s verified account with a bio studying “PlayStation & Xbox Fanatic. Verified Salesman Web page on PS5 & Xbox One.” The account now appears to have been restored to O’Neal or her administration, however the Selection report claims the hack might have dated again as early as the beginning of June. Screenshots of now-deleted tweets present O’Neal’s account posting repeatedly about Sony’s PlayStation 5.
Some Twitter users report being scammed by the account, whereas others have been blocked after calling it out as a rip-off or a hack. One user stated that the they had been blocked after sending $600 for a PS5.
After the Selection report was revealed, Twitter lastly appeared to take motion on the state of affairs. O’Neal’s account now solely comprises three tweets–a political retweet, a reply to a different tweet, and a pinned tweet saying that “Administration” has now recovered the account.
This Twitter has been recovered by Administration and we’re doing our greatest to repair and clear up what has already been completed
— Tatum O’neal (@Tatum_Oneal) July 16, 2021
In case you’re nonetheless searching for a PS5 your self, it bears repeating that most individuals supposedly promoting the consoles on Twitter are working scams. As a substitute, regulate our restock tracker for an opportunity to purchase a console from a dependable stockist.