Bitcoin scam with Holly Willoughby
Yet another Bitcoin scam involves This Morning programme presenter Holly Marie Willoughby, an unwitting testimonial for Bitcoin Trader.
This Morning seems to be the media of choice for criminals offering all sorts of scams, especially those linked to Bitcoin earning schemes.
After all, This Morning is very popular on British TV and Bitcoin Machine, covering various topics such as beauty, food, wellness and more. Every day, it hosts several important figures from the television and other media, such as Gordon Ramsay, who was also the victim of a Bitcoin Trader scam.
The modus operandi of the criminals has not evolved: fake news outlets are exploited to promote these scams, with false statements made by the people involved without their knowledge as in this case.
The Bitcoin scam article with Holly Willoughby
In fact, it all starts with a rather long and informative article about Holly Willoughby, in which she talked about this incredible method to earn Bitcoin. The text continues and readers are informed about this platform.
Let’s not forget that the ultimate goal of these fake articles is to get the victim to download and use completely dangerous and fraudulent tools, as not only could the victim install potentially harmful software that could contain viruses, but the victim is also asked to make a deposit of $250.
Obviously, we are talking about a scam, since not only does the program not work, but the victim will also see his initial investment go up in smoke. The losses are justified by the platform as risks due to external factors, to make this type of scam more credible.
Many Italian personalities such as Flavio Briatore and Emma Marrone have also been used by these criminals as fake testimonials.
In the case of Bitcoin Trader, even the Italian stock exchange regulator Consob intervened and immediately shut down the website. For Italian users, the risk is not very high, although criminals often change domains and so we are always back to square one.