(CBS13) – First responders were not the only ones to quickly act Monday after the tragic explosions at the annual Boston Marathon — scammers were as well.
Twitter has suspended a fake Boston Marathon account (@_BostonMarathon) asking for re-tweets. And in exchange, it says it would make a $1 donation to the victims of Monday’s explosions. The real Boston Marathon account is @BostonMarathon.Walkout 2021: Teachers, Students Walkout Of School In Protest Of Vaccine Mandates
The fake account received more than 50,000 re-tweets and was favored more than 800 times before the microblogging website suspended the account.READ MORE: Riverbank Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges
Around 2:50 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the famous race, killing several people and hurting more than 100 others.MORE NEWS: Tail Of Hope: Rehab Center Assists Dog That Was Paralyzed By BB Gun In Sacramento Backyard
CBS13 reached out to Twitter for comment but did not receive a response.