Colombian police have issued a warning about scammers selling fraudulent bitcoin site to social media users.

The “announcement” of the launch of a fake Bitcoin-related investment system was allegedly “approved” by Colombian President Ivan Duque.

According to Colombia Check, citing a statement from the Cyber ​​Police Center, the site offers the option of investing in bitcoin (BTC), which Duque says will “soften the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”

The report claims that the president has signed the “biggest deal of the century” to create a platform called Bitcoin Era, and citizens may soon start “making money with cryptocurrencies.”

The site has an interview with Bitcoin Era CEO Diego Garcia who explains how the system works. However, there are some tips for cheating.

First, this interview was only taped from another interview conducted a year ago by the “CEO” on another scam site, Crypto Genius. Second, the image used in a blog post by one of YouTube musicians and voice actor, Pete Accetturo.

The scammers also added testimonials from fake users who tested the fake system.

One of the user photos, named Jose Ruiz, actually depicts a Mexican student named Adan Curtis, best known for stormed the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Afghan activist Malala Yusufzai.

This same type of scam is also used by scammers in many countries. British TV personality and former X-Factor star Rylan Clarke-Neil warned his followers about the “fake interview” and claimed that Rylan made “millions of bitcoins.”

On April 18, the former Big Brother star tweeted that a fake interview imitating Britain’s The Daily Mirror is being circulated on Facebook.

Hugh Jackman, Jordan Ramsay, and Martin Lewis also sued Facebook for posing as scammers on the platform in 2018.

Source: CoinTelegraph