Be careful what you click for…

So today I got angry. Really angry. I was in a pissy mood anyway, was checking Yahoo Mail when I saw the following click-baity headline….

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Actually, that’s quite interesting. Except the link takes you to the following page, which is actually an advert for ‘Bitcoin Trader’ – and quick bit of Googling will quickly reveal that it’s an out and out scam.

And certainly nothing to do with Seth Fiegerman or CNN.

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It didn’t take long to find the original version of that image either. It’s from the Grand Challenges meeting in London on October 26, 2016.

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So, Yahoo is taking money from fraudsters for paid advertising. And these fraudsters are using high profile brand names to sucker vulnerable and naive people in to parting with money they can undoubtedly ill-afford to lose.

The link to the site is here if you wanted to look: http://magjunky.com/2018/07/05/bill-gates-gives-4-6bn-to-charity-in-biggest-donation-since-2000/

The domain registration details are, of course, masked. The UK police will only act on evidence of a crime. Once someone has been ripped off, then they will act. But the chances of the perpetrators being U.K. based, or even locatable makes prosecution unlikely in the extreme.

I wish I had an answer to how this can be solved. Hopefully by bringing attention to this particular piece of scum-baggery something can be done to take this one down.

I still live in hope.

 

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