Christiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s most famous footballers.
He plays for Manchester United currently although probably not for much longer.
He is paid £26.8 million per year so he’s not exactly short on cash.
The scam is simple.
The scammer sent out mass text messages to random phone numbers, such as
Hello. It’s Christiano Ronaldo using my second account.
Can I borrow your debit card so I can buy some new football boots at Sports Direct.
Is there anyone in the world stupid enough to believe that and send him their payment card details?
Apparently there is.