Bitcoin is taking the markets by storm as more institutional investors such as Michael Novogratz and Tim Draper started jumping on this bandwagon. Unfortunately, scammers have taken notice of this trend and are riding the so-called “bitcoin media hype” and promoting get-rich-quick schemes. The latest case which has come to our attention involves actor Daniel Craig (AKA James Bond), whose name and reputation was dragged through the mud after being used in a fake BBC news article.
After doing some research it appears that viewers who are exposed to this fake news article, are being led to believe that Daniel Craig is “raking in millions” using a Bitcoin “wealth loophole” named “Bitcoin Era”. After scrolling down and reading the details, we noticed some links inside the news article, and after clicking them we were redirected to the Bitcoin Era website where the first thing we saw was “Become a Bitcoin Millionaire Today”.
Why Is This Happening
Scams like Bitcoin Era are happening because offshore Forex and CFD brokers are constantly in need of paying customers. Affiliate networks and media agencies who are internet savvy understand how to acquire new customers by attracting them using fake news articles.
In this specific case, Bitcoin Era has already been exposed by various industry watchdog sites who have clearly proven that the software is fraudulent and extremely misleading. But the online promoters are clearly placing their interests first and primarily concerned with receiving affiliate commissions regardless of the deceptive nature associated with these types of schemes.
What Does Daniel Craig Have To Say About It?
Daniel Craig is not the first or last celebrity which has been tied to these types of scams. Other celebrities include Elon Musk, Gordon Ramsay, Richard Branson, as well as members of the Dragons’ Den. We were not able to receive a formal response from any member of the Craig family, but we did notice a general statement advising the public they are not related to any Bitcoin scam.
How To Spot The Fake
The general rule of thumb is “if it’s too good to be true it usually is”. But if you still feel a sudden urge to risk your money and invest, we recommend you take a minute and consult with a friend or family member or do some proper research. In most cases, the answers you will receive will be honest and save you a lot of money and time.