Deepfake MrBeast iPhone giveaway scam
Occurred: October 2023
An advert of YouTube star Jimmy Donaldson (aka MrBeast) offering free iPhone 15 smartphones on TikTok was exposed as a deepfake scam.
The fake ad claimed that MrBeast had selected 10,000 people to receive an iPhone 15 Pro in exchange 'for just USD 2'; those interested were then encouraged to click a link below the video to participate.
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Published: October 2023