Several Facebook posts claim that Jeff Bezos with Amazon Prime, Elon Musk with Tesla, and Bill Gates with Microsoft are all launching their own platform for trading and selling cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin. With a simple initial deposit of a few hundred dollars, it is promised that everyone can get rich without putting too much effort into it. Absolutely interesting, but is it the truth?
Cryptocurrency is fashionable. Not only that, but we constantly hear that web giants like Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft and others are interested in it.
Just think of the fact that in 2019, Facebook ventured into the world of cryptocurrencies with Libra before selling everything to a bank in 2022, or the fact that in France, you can buy and use in the Amazon Appstore Amazon Coins, a virtual currency, for the purchase of applications, games and additional content.
In short, when you see that big names like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are launching a Bitcoin platform to take advantage of cryptocurrency, you listen and listen.
An example of a publication like TVA Nouvelles circulating on Facebook and announcing the Bitcoin Prime platform.
A list of things to check that does not change
With all the popularity of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, we know that the giants are interested in it. Unfortunately for us, if they like it, it’s because they see it as an opportunity to get richer, not because they want to help us.
Despite everything, when you think you see articles that say that platforms like “Bitcoin Tesla” or “Bitcoin Prime” “are finally launched” you would like to trust them, but you still have to check a few important points first.
For example, it is not because an article is worded in the colors of TVA Nouvelles or La Presse that it really comes from the daily newspapers in question.
We only have to look at the URL to realize that we are completely elsewhere and not on an official site.
By the way, little advice: leave the address bar of your browser displayed. Even if it takes up more space on the screen, it is often an excellent indicator of the reliability of a website.
An overview of the contradiction between the layout of the fake article and the URL that appears in the bar.
Then, the fraudsters use a classic technique to try to make as many people as possible fall into their trap: the feeling of urgency.
In this specific case, they proceeded by adding an update at the end of their “article” informing us that only 37 remaining places are available and that it is absolutely necessary to hurry to reserve your place.
We see a fake update on the fraudulent website that wants to urge us to register.
Obviously, without much surprise, we can refresh the page the number of times we want, 37 places will always be available.
Finally, if all these clues haven’t made you discover the pot of roses, consider that as I often say, there is nothing too good online.
Every time scammers try to scam us, they come up with downright unrealistic returns in an effort to impress us.
Make so much profit in such a short time? Unfortunately, nothing is free in life.
In short, it’s true that to be able to take advantage of the crypto universe, you have to get to the very beginning, as soon as a currency or a platform is launched.
In addition, the examples always mention companies like Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft… Impossible for the companies of the Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bill Gates of this world to collapse and go bankrupt! Definitely, all the ingredients are there to pique people’s curiosity.
Unfortunately, this is neither the first nor the last time that fake cryptocurrency investment ads have made the rounds of the web. It is therefore definitely necessary to keep an eye open and to appeal to one’s critical spirit.
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