Yet another Bitcoin scam has involved the presenter of the programme This Morning, Holly Marie Willoughby, an unknowing spokesperson 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.
This Morning is very popular on British TV, covering various topics such as beauty, food, wellness and more. Every day, it hosts several important figures from television and elsewhere, such as Gordon Ramsay, who was himself the subject 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 like in this case.
The Bitcoin scam article with Holly Willoughby
It all starts with a rather long and informative article about Holly Willoughby, in which she talked about this incredible method of earning Bitcoin. The text continues and readers are informed about this platform.
It should not be forgotten 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 their initial investment disappear. The losses are justified by the platform as risks due to external factors, an attempt to make the 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 high, even though criminals often change domains, so we are still back to square one.