New Bitcoin Scam Emerges Luring Victims By Falsely Claiming Christiano Ronaldo Is An Investor
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular human beings on the planet, and it is not a surprise that his name can be used in false marketing. Now, crypto scammer seems to be using his identity to propagate a Bitcoin scam.
This scam began with a Twitter post showing Jonathan Ross and Christiano Ronaldo and the claim:
“He Opens The Gates To Wealth To All His Fans In The UK.”
If one clicks on the link, you are redirected to a web page that looks like the popular news site Mirror whose headlines read:
“You have to act fast. This will create new millionaires, but the spots for applying are limited.”
The story shows that on the Jonathan Ross show, he revealed his investment strategy saying:
“allow the average person the opportunity to cash in on the digital currency boom, even if they have absolutely no investing or technology experience.”
The story claimed that the chat show host put the strategy to the test and made a £233.18 profit in three minutes.
Almost everything about the claims is fake, except for the fact that Ronaldo did sit with Ross in 2015 for an interview. However, obviously, they never spoke about cryptos.
This scam is similar to the one with New Zealand TV host Daniel Faitaua. Scammers that used the ID of the man claimed that he doubled his money almost instantly after they showed him how to buy cryptos on television. The fake news claim that a young investor was interviewed at his show, Breakfast, and that he got even richer after he learned to invest in cryptos. The story got famous as the man affirmed that he never owned Bitcoin and that it was all “fake news”. He never actually hosted the show that people were talking about and affirmed that he has never invested in any crypto at all.
The world, unfortunately, has a lot of crypto scammers. Impersonation and identity theft are very common and you may even know who the main target generally is. If you thought about Elon Musk, you are right.