In an age of digital literacy, it may seem unbelievable that some people are still losing their money to obvious online scams.
However, Peppi Azzopardi warned that a person actually lost thousands of euro after getting duped by a scam ad falsely claiming that the popular Maltese TV host had successfully invested millions of euro in Bitcoin.
“I can’t understand how some people believed this story, to the point that they are calling and messaging my wife and I to ask whether it’s true,” Azzopardi said in a vlog. “Moreover, I can’t fathom how some people have already invested hundreds of euro in this lie and how one person actually told me today that he has invested thousands of euro. Isn’t it obvious that this is fake news?”
“How can you believe that someone knows how to make millions but instead of making them himself, advises you how to make them? It’s like if a fortune teller were to inform you which numbers will come up in the Super 5.”
“It’s a shame that people are believing this and investing money because the people behind it are the ones becoming millionaires and they’re doing so off your backs. And you, who might earn a salary, will end up with nothing.”