Cook's tweet was simple, and sincere, stating:
"Remembering Steve, our friend and leader, on his 63rd birthday: 'The thing that bound us together at Apple was the ability to make things that were going to change the world.' We are forever bound to that goal – and to you, Steve."
You can see this tweet immediately below:
Remembering Steve, our friend and leader, on his 63rd birthday: "The thing that bound us together at Apple was the ability to make things that were going to change the world.” We are forever bound to that goal — and to you, Steve. pic.twitter.com/rDvzR8s2F8— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 24, 2018
Sadly however, in a sign that evil knows no bounds, even a simple, innocent tweet in memory of Apple co-founder and former chief executive, Steve Jobs, can be hijacked to try and fool people into parting with their money via a simple promise of receiving more.
Sadly, it's just a scam, and while anyone reading this should be more than smart enough to avoid being fooled by such an easy to spot scam, P.T. Barnum's saying that "there's a sucker born every minute" is a sad reflection on society.
If only we could all live up to Apple's vision of leaving the planet in a better state than it found it, we could all be living in a genuinely utopian society, but to believe that probably makes me one of the people Barnum was talking about.
Here's the fake Tim Cook tweet designed to separate you from your ethereum cryptocurrency:
I'm giving away 5,000 Еther as a thank for your support. In order to idеntify your etherеum address, sеnd 0.5 - 3 Еther to the address bеlow and gеt 5 - 30 Еther back to уour address.— Тim Сook (@tlm_coolk) February 25, 2018
ЕТН Addrеss: https://t.co/Ic64EIkQNO
If yоu'rе Iаte, your Еther will be sent back
Here's one of the fake tweets designed to make you think the fake Tim Cook Ethereum Offer is real:
Thank you sо much mаn! Got etherеums! Can you make givеwауs like this again in the future? pic.twitter.com/5TACXTmRcX— Foxx (@LeslieF22716821) February 25, 2018
In case these tweets are deleted, here's a screenshot of the fake Tim Cook tweet, and a close up of the fake Tim Cook username immediately thereafter: