The real bot army

The XRP community has often been the target of accusations by maximalists and other communities that they are an “army of bots”. This is a baseless accusation, originating from their frustration from the sheer size and commitment of the XRP community.

There is a bot army, however, and its a malicious one. The XRP community has been flooded by fake twitter accounts impersonating influential members of the community or actual Ripple employees. These accounts are scamming crypto holders out of their holdings, harming the whole space in the process, but little is being done to address this issue, both by other communities and by twitter. On the contrary, twitter has been suspending infuential XRP community members instead!

These accounts start by blocking the people they are impersonating, so that they can’t see their comments. After that, they promote their scams by sharing a scam on their comments on twitter, making people think that its the original account sharing it. In the past, the impersonators only commented underneath the original account’s tweets. Lately their tactic has changed. The impersonators no longer do that. On the contrary, they comment only on other XRP community members’ tweets. This makes it even more difficult to spot these accounts and do something about it.

So how can we tell its an impersonator?

They use the same profile picture as the account they are copying and use the same name. A way to spot these fake accounts is by viewing the number of followers they have, which will be significantly lower than the original account.

An example of a scam by an impersonator is this one. This (of course) is not the real Mr. B XRP.

What can we do about it?

Reporting these accounts has been difficult and frustrating. For every account we report, many more appear. Moreover, the people that are being impersonated can’t even see their impersonators.

This is about to change. This page will be showing impersonator accounts of infuential XRP community members and Ripple employees, so that everyone can block them. This way, these accounts will become useless since they won’t be able to comment and share the scam anymore. If you want to also report them please be careful not to overdo it by reporting too many accounts at once. At the same time, the users being impersonated should report their impersonators. Allowing your impersonators to impersonate you undisturbed is both risky and irresponsible. Personally, I had a serious issue with impersonators in the past. Dozens of impersonators kept coming back, even after I reported them and got them removed from twitter. After reporting/removing more than 200 accounts, they just gave up.

The handles included in this list are not necessarily trying to scam people (although many of them are) but are surely trying to impersonate someone.

All of the accounts that follow have also been added to this twitter list that you can subscribe to and use to start blocking/reporting impersonators.

Bank XRP:
https://twitter.com/BanxKRP
https://twitter.com/BankXPR
https://twitter.com/alain17110
https://twitter.com/BankXRIP
https://twitter.com/8ankXRP
https://twitter.com/6uzXk03ns2W9bOu
https://twitter.com/BanksXRPI
https://twitter.com/carlos23003500
https://twitter.com/BanlkXRP
https://twitter.com/BankXKP
https://twitter.com/BanknXRP
https://twitter.com/BankIXRP
https://twitter.com/BarnkXRP
https://twitter.com/8ankXPP
https://twitter.com/BaqkXRP
https://twitter.com/BankXRlP
https://twitter.com/BanklXRPI

Tiffany Hayden:
https://twitter.com/thaydentiff
https://twitter.com/hayudentiff

XRP Research Center (original account suspended by twitter…):
https://twitter.com/XrpCeanter
https://twitter.com/XrpCeneter
https://twitter.com/XrpCenrte
https://twitter.com/XrpsCenter
https://twitter.com/CenterXrp
https://twitter.com/XrpCenterk
https://twitter.com/CenterXrp_
https://twitter.com/XprCenters
https://twitter.com/PaulinhaJundiai
https://twitter.com/jason47300
https://twitter.com/XprCenlter
https://twitter.com/DylanLawYD00
https://twitter.com/XrpCelter
https://twitter.com/Xrp_Center
https://twitter.com/XrppCenter
https://twitter.com/egaohsrkohvfo

Alex Cobb:
https://twitter.com/AlexCcbb_
https://twitter.com/AlekCobb_
https://twitter.com/alexxcbob

Thinking Crypto:
https://twitter.com/ThinjkingCrytpo
https://twitter.com/ThinkingCrytpo1
https://twitter.com/IThinkingCrytpo

Digital Asset Investor:
https://twitter.com/yujin3313
https://twitter.com/buydigitalasset
https://twitter.com/digiteyassetbuy
https://twitter.com/digitlassrtbuy
https://twitter.com/EdikKEL
https://twitter.com/replenishin
https://twitter.com/diglralasetbuy
https://twitter.com/zhenya1993ru
https://twitter.com/digitaIassttbun
https://twitter.com/digitvIassetbuy
https://twitter.com/digitaIassntbut
https://twitter.com/digitalassesbuy
https://twitter.com/digitaIasstibuy
https://twitter.com/diqitaIessetbuy
https://twitter.com/neromitus
https://twitter.com/soulstarmt2
https://twitter.com/digitaIasetbuy_
https://twitter.com/RogerRa03104756
https://twitter.com/duterxxl
https://twitter.com/WVirginie
https://twitter.com/djliberatore
https://twitter.com/trix051295

CryptoEri:
https://twitter.com/sentosumosada
https://twitter.com/sentosumsaba
https://twitter.com/zem76i768
https://twitter.com/ndrbyard
https://twitter.com/sentosumossaba
https://twitter.com/Shanesmileys
https://twitter.com/jrhtdhtthrgdh
https://twitter.com/singing_rara
https://twitter.com/william_escoba
https://twitter.com/James24073707
https://twitter.com/Daniel31266009
https://twitter.com/suntesumosaba
https://twitter.com/sentosumosabas
https://twitter.com/sentosumesaba
https://twitter.com/ronnie_macleod
https://twitter.com/Mstennac
https://twitter.com/Steve69085735
https://twitter.com/satanicnicoleRP
https://twitter.com/william_escoba

Michael B:
https://twitter.com/XRPMichaeIB
https://twitter.com/zhrjrdjfjrj
https://twitter.com/XRPMichaerB

C3|Nik:
https://twitter.com/hsrjsrjrskj
https://twitter.com/hsrsrhsrhrfhdgd
https://twitter.com/C3__Nik
https://twitter.com/C3_Njk
https://twitter.com/C3_Niks
https://twitter.com/C3_Nitk
https://twitter.com/C3_Nik_Promo
https://twitter.com/C3Nik_
https://twitter.com/_C3_Nik
https://twitter.com/C3_Nikq

Mr. B XRP:
https://twitter.com/XrrMr
https://twitter.com/ChuprovaOksana
https://twitter.com/mrxbpb
https://twitter.com/Blackbqwdwq
https://twitter.com/LRod4629
https://twitter.com/sweetpu06173526
https://twitter.com/tayaniholanda
https://twitter.com/AWHRJARJ
https://twitter.com/BritneyNock
https://twitter.com/Koutousoffar19
https://twitter.com/squeezedfruit
https://twitter.com/XfqMf
https://twitter.com/XrpaMr
https://twitter.com/Mitchel43891453
https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Spann
https://twitter.com/TheresaMahone14
https://twitter.com/XrpMrp
https://twitter.com/XrpMrc
https://twitter.com/XrpMrz
https://twitter.com/Tylerfarrjunkie
https://twitter.com/xambe6661
https://twitter.com/LisaBen68668485
https://twitter.com/XrpMhr
https://twitter.com/volontaire51
https://twitter.com/kev_a_mitchell
https://twitter.com/uXFtuyDpZxQULxS

Galgitron:
https://twitter.com/gaIgirton
https://twitter.com/galgiton
https://twitter.com/ObsessedWithTif

Wietse Wind:
https://twitter.com/WiatsaWink
https://twitter.com/WetseWind
https://twitter.com/WeisteWind

PandaRippleXRP:
https://twitter.com/RippIePandoXPR
https://twitter.com/RipplePandoXRP
https://twitter.com/RippIePandarXRP
https://twitter.com/RippIePandaXRP_
https://twitter.com/RippePandaXRP
https://twitter.com/RipplePandarXRP
https://twitter.com/RipplePendaXRP
https://twitter.com/BipplePandaXRP

GiantGox:
https://twitter.com/GiantGox_

DM Logic:
https://twitter.com/ImTheDebare
https://twitter.com/lmthedebete
https://twitter.com/4y54jhgf245555
https://twitter.com/BrownTor
https://twitter.com/ilamthedbate

Jungle Inc:
https://twitter.com/andrzej5313
https://twitter.com/nI6xYEZVfsRJgCJ
https://twitter.com/YHEqwnGDpapCnTM
https://twitter.com/lesya102
https://twitter.com/Arek86vp
https://twitter.com/2bzSt3TvIdrOvib
https://twitter.com/JUNGle_inc
https://twitter.com/letniisad
https://twitter.com/moumoune2429
https://twitter.com/junglieincxrp
https://twitter.com/jungIelnexrp
https://twitter.com/svv0000vv1

xrpdarren:
https://twitter.com/Fame2IMoore

Siamak Masnavi:
https://twitter.com/siamakmansavi

Stuart XRP:
https://twitter.com/sturat_xpr

Investment Perspectives:
https://twitter.com/san4os_bmx

XRP Veteran:
https://twitter.com/emilie8481
https://twitter.com/campiredbone
https://twitter.com/XRP_VETlERAN

Working Money:
https://twitter.com/WokrlingMoney

Kevin Cage:
https://twitter.com/Eli_Zavet
https://twitter.com/nicofra3
https://twitter.com/sufficed70_B
https://twitter.com/Andrvolk2
https://twitter.com/LACAZEMATHIEU
https://twitter.com/kritikoff
https://twitter.com/annekerignard
https://twitter.com/Miranda12227025
https://twitter.com/gyeolhon
https://twitter.com/Johnny57937928
https://twitter.com/OvcacekPreklad
https://twitter.com/Baudot68327313
https://twitter.com/Johnny23405343
https://twitter.com/Lance50024113
https://twitter.com/You_jiyoun
https://twitter.com/Lisaminion1
https://twitter.com/MBbiboudu82
https://twitter.com/traditsiisevera
https://twitter.com/ce_liline
https://twitter.com/Celia_21983
https://twitter.com/liii_aa
https://twitter.com/apiotrowska1970
https://twitter.com/TowvZqB9Cz4biXh
https://twitter.com/strebkoilya
https://twitter.com/mels_inara
https://twitter.com/KevinCage__
https://twitter.com/yIdcntY6hl3Q3sC

The CrypToe Man:
https://twitter.com/CrypToc_Man

WrathofKahneman:
https://twitter.com/WKanheman

XRPcryptowolf:
https://twitter.com/sexto59
https://twitter.com/chuckycheeeze
https://twitter.com/Zach_Bowman16
https://twitter.com/eajheiaoihoeajh
https://twitter.com/NicoleB49459957

TplusZero:
https://twitter.com/TplusZero_

Eric Dadoun:
https://twitter.com/EtoGiorgadze
https://twitter.com/EDabuon
https://twitter.com/elmejarsubs1976
https://twitter.com/EDadaoun

Kieran Kelly:
https://twitter.com/kierenmlkellya

Steven Bull From the Diep:
https://twitter.com/DiopSunh
https://twitter.com/DiepseSanh
https://twitter.com/antonymasse
https://twitter.com/DispSunh
https://twitter.com/HiebaumMario

Nordic Ann:
https://twitter.com/NordIicAnn
https://twitter.com/NurdicAnn
https://twitter.com/NordicAnh
https://twitter.com/NordlcArm

XRP Yoda
https://twitter.com/keksik415
https://twitter.com/SnymF7EMW8uqaAq
https://twitter.com/vasya_pro100
https://twitter.com/lilli79615442
https://twitter.com/zabolav
https://twitter.com/XrjYoda
https://twitter.com/XPR_yoda__
https://twitter.com/XrprYoda
https://twitter.com/xrpyoda__
https://twitter.com/lenatmn
https://twitter.com/green_tira
https://twitter.com/tesla19209
https://twitter.com/XPB_yoda__
https://twitter.com/_XRP_yoda
https://twitter.com/dYudJHNhTvBsWbA
https://twitter.com/DKusonik
https://twitter.com/XrpYoda_
https://twitter.com/Guyot0Lea
https://twitter.com/carbonate_12
https://twitter.com/XPRyodas__

Ripple employees

Ripple
https://twitter.com/FreyaMorZM88
https://twitter.com/PerlasCoBG85

Brad Garlinghouse:
https://twitter.com/UIsmoilxon
https://twitter.com/9jW1GlHyxxAuovg
https://twitter.com/Cevernaya1

Emi Yoshikawa:
https://twitter.com/emy_wmg
https://twitter.com/uculgena27
https://twitter.com/emy_wngn
https://twitter.com/ceipogen78
https://twitter.com/emy_wnig
https://twitter.com/emy_whg
https://twitter.com/Anna8821
https://twitter.com/suriahamid86

Craig DeWitt:
https://twitter.com/CrytpoCwhy

北尾吉孝:
https://twitter.com/heakthgcfhgfh
https://twitter.com/yoshitake_kiteo
https://twitter.com/landpasoda48
https://twitter.com/wailonken18

Jim Chauncey-Kelly:
https://twitter.com/coadored77_
https://twitter.com/JChaunceyKally
https://twitter.com/jsrktditifufuuf

Warren Paul Anderson:
https://twitter.com/pwarpaul
https://twitter.com/wafpaui
https://twitter.com/wanpauI
https://twitter.com/mamostngo55

Dilip Rao:
https://twitter.com/ClarisseCosta
https://twitter.com/WunderlichFranz

Ryan Zagone:
https://twitter.com/RyanZagane

Marcus Treacher
https://twitter.com/stam_k

Non impersonator accounts sharing the scam

https://twitter.com/SargeRyan
https://twitter.com/Nikon_Sofin
https://twitter.com/sergejzabotin21
https://twitter.com/Arinahtr
https://twitter.com/DejdaCicmundu
https://twitter.com/eIIjabooms_
https://twitter.com/Kyle97140148
https://twitter.com/Professorbentes
https://twitter.com/Kimberl91972442
https://twitter.com/Jose88419011
https://twitter.com/Cerenekerim
https://twitter.com/rachaeltidrick
https://twitter.com/abulat20031
https://twitter.com/Karina03557661
https://twitter.com/SamSempeyxo
https://twitter.com/ARNAU1971
https://twitter.com/bearbuIIbear
https://twitter.com/stephaniebril
https://twitter.com/Lkhn_n
https://twitter.com/mobi_android_ru
https://twitter.com/Denis31805618
https://twitter.com/84Master
https://twitter.com/pahome3
https://twitter.com/maestro111_54
https://twitter.com/urmov74
https://twitter.com/Nadywka89
https://twitter.com/grenadier__so
https://twitter.com/Chrystelsary
https://twitter.com/Kwyntoff
https://twitter.com/ChristKlaus
https://twitter.com/Julia_AJ_
https://twitter.com/demonmmisha
https://twitter.com/_OpSs__
https://twitter.com/AnisbuttYou
https://twitter.com/kirill891328
https://twitter.com/Jasbuccia
https://twitter.com/Phoenix338
https://twitter.com/pawlak_j
https://twitter.com/PaulMid2906
https://twitter.com/pepsou02
https://twitter.com/PeggyBeaulieu
https://twitter.com/jahnuzzo
https://twitter.com/DBuffagni
https://twitter.com/Malinka_Perfect
https://twitter.com/akgenclikmamak
https://twitter.com/fiery_lady
https://twitter.com/JAL_BusinessEx
https://twitter.com/f5keyboard
https://twitter.com/LindaMo04949502
https://twitter.com/Rebecca62726735
https://twitter.com/Lindsay43429499
https://twitter.com/conronedzu24
https://twitter.com/bohos54
https://twitter.com/GERMANNAVASCUES
https://twitter.com/Knalenka
https://twitter.com/jcn01
https://twitter.com/Tabsyxd
https://twitter.com/MarkBulle
https://twitter.com/mgbarboni
https://twitter.com/ronnypapke
https://twitter.com/perupelle
https://twitter.com/rpharoah1938
https://twitter.com/MaryOscillot
https://twitter.com/hugo_lamoureux
https://twitter.com/GUAllstarcheer
https://twitter.com/mims1610
https://twitter.com/stefaniamauro4
https://twitter.com/JanaBurdge
https://twitter.com/one2note
https://twitter.com/JabsterBenito
https://twitter.com/landseer61
https://twitter.com/HeidiPorter5
https://twitter.com/missykim1213
https://twitter.com/TessaWilley
https://twitter.com/m_goux
https://twitter.com/SargeRyan
https://twitter.com/RondaNiemiec
https://twitter.com/RgRbrt
https://twitter.com/pzouari
https://twitter.com/QuentinDescham1
https://twitter.com/PippaRamage
https://twitter.com/PierJu28
https://twitter.com/Picard69662257
https://twitter.com/PHK_PHK
https://twitter.com/paysdesfees0
https://twitter.com/PelaRebussoneOK
https://twitter.com/PaulaDeckarm
https://twitter.com/Corentin_17
https://twitter.com/hervevanderhaeg
https://twitter.com/Camoybn
https://twitter.com/brbx92
https://twitter.com/Belindaberlin
https://twitter.com/fest_joshua
https://twitter.com/CarlosovidioU
https://twitter.com/TabithaBethia
https://twitter.com/antoinedu63
https://twitter.com/deirf
https://twitter.com/daiskeido
https://twitter.com/butti_michael
https://twitter.com/ClasaniSabrina
https://twitter.com/henne_ht
https://twitter.com/ChaoZ87
https://twitter.com/Haschi81
https://twitter.com/dunkley_cheryl
https://twitter.com/chrispauts
https://twitter.com/clarebear2210
https://twitter.com/AntonioCarpino2
https://twitter.com/Barrythesparky
https://twitter.com/Berkify
https://twitter.com/dodson_olivia
https://twitter.com/chimpmajik_todd
https://twitter.com/BieberWeNeedU
https://twitter.com/fumokaii
https://twitter.com/BallLahonda
https://twitter.com/EwerthonCorreia
https://twitter.com/Mathsmohoe
https://twitter.com/maschio_to
https://twitter.com/martial_de
https://twitter.com/markcraymer
https://twitter.com/mardizzlelizzle
https://twitter.com/marcioqramos
https://twitter.com/ManolieMaus
https://twitter.com/MagalieAllaert
https://twitter.com/mafiso
https://twitter.com/WARONE22
https://twitter.com/jwilder3042
https://twitter.com/TomTrsatt
https://twitter.com/ENRICAMALEO
https://twitter.com/erikbiserovivan
https://twitter.com/ungruhe
https://twitter.com/eubay
https://twitter.com/enicholelewis
https://twitter.com/fidelou
https://twitter.com/IAmTheMemeMan2
https://twitter.com/Sky1Perez
https://twitter.com/Gabinkavoj
https://twitter.com/iFiddleStickxx
https://twitter.com/smithlin13
https://twitter.com/ScottoAbusc64
https://twitter.com/jackphipps4
https://twitter.com/GavinoRufus
https://twitter.com/HanisMazur
https://twitter.com/siivooja_m
https://twitter.com/MaximilianHage1
https://twitter.com/jpdcmedway
https://twitter.com/MarikaXei5
https://twitter.com/gdegou
https://twitter.com/bRaycheva
https://twitter.com/fradiely
https://twitter.com/guejoubert
https://twitter.com/masha___subbota
https://twitter.com/LeeR982
https://twitter.com/sfroulier
https://twitter.com/AnastAwerianowa
https://twitter.com/pFfCcRQ31IW4nbU
https://twitter.com/harryritz
https://twitter.com/RachelgimmeMohr

Instructions on how to report

First, go to fake account’s profile, click the on the three dots and then select “report”.

After that, select the option “They’re pretending to be me or someone else”.

Then, choose if you are the person being impersonated or someone else.

If they are impersonating someone else, you will have to input the handle of the person being impersonated.

The most effective report is the one coming from the person being impersonated. Even if you are blocked by your impersonator, you can use this list to view the account and report them. However, you will have to provide evidence that you are the one being impersonated, like your ID. This is particularly difficult for anonymous accounts.

If you are aware of any more impersonators or if you have not been included in the list and you wish to, contact me on twitter @LeoHadjiloizou.

5 thoughts on “The real bot army”

  1. Leo, could you please include instructions for how to report the bogus accounts? >>>
    Go to fake account’s profile, click the cog (or three dots), select “report “, “impersonating…someone else”, enter the twitter account of the real person. Then Block.
    I have reported many accounts and nearly all were eventually closed by twitter.

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