You may have seen the glossy adverts for Bitcoin Trader – the “new way to make guaranteed money really quickly”.
“Cash in on the Bitcoin miracle”.
Or you may have seen the news items on the Internet about how various celebrities are throwing in their lot with Bitcoin Trader.
These are fake news items – invented entirely to con people into believing in this new scam, but they look like genuine news items and often carry the logos of respectable newspapers and online news agencies.
One shows Gordon Ramsay saying he’s sold half of his restaurant empire so he can invest £100 million in Bitcoin Trader.
Another shows Elon Musk giving up car making as Bitcoin Trader is more profitable.
A very angry Martin Lewis – the consumer champion, has tried repeatedly to get the fake news items of him endorsing Bitcoin Trader removed but to no avail.
Then there’s one of Richard Branson buying into Bitcoin Trader in a huge way.
These celebrities do what they can to stop the criminals using their names to con people but it’s is difficult as criminals ignore lawyers and lawsuits even if you can identify who they are.
The other unusual thing used by scammers to con people into buying Bitcoin Trader is the claim that its intention is to spread wealth so that the top 0.1% don’t own half of the planet’s resources any longer. The reality is just that the scammers want as much for themselves as they can get and don’t care who loses out.
Ignore such fake news items and ignore anything claiming that Bitcoin Trader made them rich – only for scammers.
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.