The Colombian police have warned against fraudsters Promoting a bitcoin scam website to social media users.
The “announcement” of the introduction of a fake investment system related to Bitcoin it was reportedly “approved” by Iván Duque, President of Colombia.
According to Colombia Check, citing a statement from the Cyber Police Center, The website is promoting an investment opportunity in Bitcoin (BTC) that Duque said is intended to “alleviate the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.”.
The post explains that the president signed “the biggest deal of the century” to create a platform called the Bitcoin Era.and citizens could soon start “generating income through cryptocurrencies”.
The page features an interview with the obvious CEO of Bitcoin EraDiego García, who explains how the system works. However, there is some evidence of the scam.
First, The interview is an pasted copy of another from a year ago by the “CEO” of another scam site, Crypto Genius. Second, the photo used in the blog post belongs to a voice actor, Pete Accetturo.
Scammers They also added comments from fake users who tested the fake system.
One of the photos taken by the users, José Ruiz, is actually a Mexican student, Adán Cortés, who became famous for storming the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Afghan activist Malala Yousafzai.
The same type of scam is also used by scammers in different countries. British television presenter and former X-Factor star Rylan Clark-Neal drew the attention of his followers to the “false interview” that Rylan had made “millions with Bitcoin”.
On April 18, the former Big Brother star tweeted that a fraudulent interview masquerading as British publication The Daily Mirror was circulating on Facebook.
Also, Hugh Jackman, Gordan Ramsey and Martin Lewis sued Facebook for impersonating Bitcoin scammers on the platform in 2018.