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Is this the truth? of course not!
This is just a bitcoin scam that is novel and not novel.
The above is just a screenshot of the pop-up interface in the thousands of websites. You must have seen this form of fraudulent advertising. For example, when you open the website of FinanceIgnite.com, this interface will pop up. Even if Chrome installs the ad filter plugin, it will be useless, and it will also force the bomb. bomb.
"It only takes half a year, and Wolverine Hugh Jackman thinks he can double his investment in Bitcoin." When you open this website, you will see such a report, "It is said that fans of Wolverine are crying." The surplus is gone.
What happens when I click in? Forgive me for being timid and less afraid to point…
So, is this type of bitcoin fraud common?
very common! Wolverine Hugh Jackman is just one of the stars of many stolen photos, including world richest man Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Oscar best actress Nicole Kidman and British billionaire Many stars, including Richard Branson, have been forced to "stand".
More and more scammers use the well-known identity of these stars to conduct bitcoin fraud.
Are Google, Facebook and Malta accomplices?
This celebrity endorsement of bitcoin fraud is everywhere! They are spread across major Internet sites such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Outlook, and Yahoo. (Although there are no related websites in China, it doesn't mean there is no danger, readers still need to be careful!)
In addition, hundreds or thousands of scammers will also target some well-known traffic stars in the country, localized and traffic, and the success rate is relatively high.
This has caused a lot of trouble for the stars.
Earlier this month, De Mol, the billionaire and reality show Big Brother founder, sued Facebook, saying the Facebook team allowed his fake ads to be released at will.
Although it is easy to find a denial on Google, fraud still works.
A month after the rumor of Australian billionaire Twiggy Forrest, you only need a simple search. Not only will you find Twiggy Forrest's rumored news, but you will also find the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's false endorsements of many celebrities including Twiggy Forrest.
"These scam ads are marked as articles from the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), and the images above look a lot like TV screenshots from ABC."
"We encourage readers to be cautious when reading social media ads with the ABC logo and articles dealing with cryptocurrencies."
In addition, in Malta, there are rumors that Malta film star Davide Tucci has changed the price of 250 euros to 483 euros through the “Bitcoin Revolution” in just 3 minutes.
The Malta financial regulator was forced to issue a statement denying that the "Bitcoin Revolution" had obtained permission within its jurisdiction.
Some worries of netizens
An enthusiastic reader spontaneously stated that while enjoying the convenience of the Internet, he also received a lot of emails and advertisements about Bitcoin fraud. Although he can identify the true and false of advertisements, he is worried that those who do not understand the blockchain or If the person who is not aware of fraud prevention is deceived, what should I do?
"The reason why I have such concerns is because a friend told me when I was chatting with me some time ago. If the star he likes is a bitcoin "project" platform, he will not hesitate to vote, even if he invests. Millions are also OK, he is smart and wise, but in this regard, it is a bit worrying."
"I was shocked that ordinary people know nothing about these scams!"
ABC and Twiggy Forrest are not happy about this
Losing $1.2 billion in the first quarter alone
According to conservative estimates by security company CipherTrace, in the first quarter of 2019 alone, the loss caused by cryptocurrency fraud reached $1.2 billion, compared with $1.7 billion for the entire year of 2018. It’s shocking!
Even more surprising is that these scammers even target those who study websites for fraudulent people. When Google searches for "bitcoin scams," there will be "bitcoin, turning $250 into daily income," with the words "only one month, the investment profit can exceed $9,200," and Direct link to the fake bitcoin investment news about Twiggy Forrest.
White, often a victim!
There are so many scams that get rich quickly, and this is a global problem.
According to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) survey data, the number of reported cryptocurrency frauds in the UK has more than doubled this year. In particular, the use of false celebrity endorsements on social media for fraud is growing.
The average loss per person is more than $18,500. Perhaps a total loss of $34 million is just the tip of the iceberg, because many people feel that this is being cheated or too unreported.
In March, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a survey that showed that 73% of UK consumers don't know what cryptocurrency is or can't define its relevance.
However, Xiaobai often believe that they can make a lot of money from it, which is why Xiaobai is easily deceived.
They lack understanding of cryptocurrencies. If they only listen to Bitcoin, but don't know how to invest, Xiaobai consumers will be tempted by the numbers in these false news, and they may be deceived. The fraudsters are using the greed of the consumer to succeed.
In most scams, scammers promise very high returns to consumers.
Kevin Murcko, CEO of cryptocurrency exchanges, said, "The key message to investors is to always do research on their own. If an investment sounds too good to be true, then it is likely to be fake."
In late May, the SEC received an urgent order to close ArgyleCoin in South Florida, claiming it was just a $30 million Ponzi scheme.
Earlier this week, Indian police uncovered Divyesh Darji, a former head of Bitconnect Asia.
The alleged funds are up to millions of dollars in encrypted fraud.
Divyesh Darji sells a Regal Coin based on the "robot trading algorithm" to investors, claiming that this algorithm can convert a $2 investment into a high value return of $100.
Even more incredible is that there are even scams about fraud. You can see some of these sites, the fraudster claimed to have established a Bitconnect 2.0, meaning that the killed Ponzi scheme was resurrected again, which seems to be a way to attract traffic, hoping to make money through internal advertising. A low-level means of fraud.
But even with this simple means of fraud, some people will be fooled.
How to protect yourself? Correct understanding of the value of the blockchain is the most important, and technology is the key to value.