Despite Facebook’s efforts to prevent the verification of suspicious popular accounts, the social network misses malicious content from time to time.
According to The Verge, the social network mistakenly verified the Facebook page for Elon Musk’s fans and characterized it as Musk’s official account.
In addition, it turned out that the site was run by a fraudster in the sphere of Bitcoin.
The site had more than 150,000 followers by the time the activity ceased.
In the meantime, it has been confirmed that this is not the official page of Elon Musk, but a page for fans.
The people who ran the site are stationed in Egypt.
While it was active, the site posted 11 posts, most of which were retweets by Musk from Twitter.
Among the announcements is a fake prize game for Bitcoin.
It is interesting that the page was created on July 28, 2019, and in the meantime, it has changed several names.
The name change to Elon Musk was made on October 17 this year.
Facebook’s verification process requires account holders to provide proof of their identity, but fraudsters often manage to find ways to circumvent official procedures.