New Zealand’s former prime minister, John Key, is currently getting fired up over the distribution of fake news about alleged Bitcoin investments he is said to have made. Key foams at the New Zealand Herald (NZH) because Facebook has not yet complied with his request to delete these false statements.
Bitcoin’s ability to transform payments on a global scale is very exciting for the crypto trader
In fact, the statement, which was misused for advertising purposes, comes from British entrepreneur and Virgin founder Richard Branson, who once announced that he had invested in Bitcoin because he believed in its potential. John Key, on the other hand, never put this statement on paper. Also, the former crypto trader, who led New Zealand for eight years, never told Bloomberg news agency that his investment in Bitcoin crypto trader increased from $1,000 in the end to $300 million. Anyone with a healthy dose of common sense will immediately realise that the story cannot be true when it comes to the margin.
The CryptoSoft website in question also claims that you can turn 50 dollars into a fortune. Legal and free of taxes, of course. The Bitcoin is the foundation stone for the emergence of thousands of new millionaires. Those who participate join financially strong moguls like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. Apparently some people’s greed is much stronger than their common sense, otherwise the website would have been shut down long ago. Despite the record drive of the Bitcoin course towards Mars, you must never switch off your brain when it comes to money.
This is all the more true as soon as completely exaggerated profit promises are made. Twitter currently advertises quite intensively for the oh so promising crypto-trading software via partly anonymous accounts. Others send their scam warnings into the ether to advertise on their own behalf. One can only say: Welcome to the Internet – welcome to the Wild West!
John Key: Facebook does not live up to its responsibility
In the media the conservative politician Key foams and attacks the operators of Facebook. So far they have refused to delete the „fake news“ postings in question. Key told the NZH:
„That’s disgusting. People are really in danger and you’d think Facebook takes its responsibilities seriously.“
Key, who is currently on the board of ANZ Bank New Zealand, learned about the unfair practices of people who actually wanted to thank him for his great investment tips. The NZH has asked Facebook for a statement, so far without success.
The NZH publishing house, NZME Publishing, also tried its luck on its own behalf. In addition to a photo of Key, the advertisers also misused the newspaper’s logo for their own purposes. However, the efforts of the legal department have so far been futile because those responsible conceal their identity. In the Whois entry of the domain, as is usual with fraud sites, the real name of the operator is not listed, but that of an Internet service provider who anonymizes all information. Also the server location of the fake side is obscured, by the CDN offerer Cloudflare was interposed. At least the backers of the crypto rip-off cannot be accused of not mastering all the tricks that are common in the grey area of the web.