Online promoters are using fake news articles to advertise a fraudulent and highly deceptive Bitcoin investment platform. “Bitcoin Pro” Features Fake Celebrity Interviews intended to mislead viewers.
According to initial reports, actor and TV personality James McAvoy is being interviewed on The Graham Norton Show, where he plainly states that this software is “the single biggest opportunity he has seen in his lifetime to build a small fortune”.
The spoofed website includes fake endorsements from large mainstream media outlets such as the BBC, The Sun, Good Morning Britain, The Daily Mail, and The Guardian. This type of false advertising tactic has grown to become ever-so-popular with online scammers who wish to gain your trust by associating themselves with well-known and recognized news sources.
What Are Governments Doing?
Financial watchdog sites like the FCA in the UK or BaFin in Germany are constantly warning investors about get-rich-quick schemes such as Bitcoin Pro and how these sites are directly responsible for defrauding a countless number of victims looking to generate some money online.
Some Celebrities Are Very Upset
We have been able to identify a Twitter thread by Peter Jones from the Dragons’ Den which talks about a previous version of the scam named “Bitcoin Trader”. In the thread, Jones lashes out at the scammers and tells his fans that this will be relayed to his “legal team”. The same can be said about other celebrities such as Deborah Meaden, and Billionaire Richard Branson.
Mirror Sites and Cookie Cutter Templates
Scammers are well-funded and their clients are rich offshore Forex and CFD brokers who are willing to pay massive commissions for affiliates and media agencies who are able to generate new paying clients. They are using their technological prowess and understanding of internet marketing to promote scams such as Bitcoin Pro in order to line their pockets. They have a “production line” for scams where websites are copied in a “cookie-cutter” format and advertised freely on the internet or social media. The results are always the same, the scammers get paid and the uneducated public ends up footing the bill.
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