Think about it this way, you’re some kid in Belgium and you get access to Twitter’s internal tools, how do you monetize that? Do you approach the Russian FSB and try to sell it? They probably already have access anyway, and there are substantial risks to your safety and future liberty betraying your country.
The Bitcoin scam is largely untraceable (poor opsec aside) and ultimately nobody important will care about it. Sure law enforcement will try to catch you, but you won’t have politicians putting the full force of their security services to tracking you down.