Not even the Colombian president is exempt from being impersonated by Bitcoin scammers.
The Colombian police have issued a warning about fraudsters promoting a Bitcoin scam website to social media users.
The “announcement” about the launch of a fake Bitcoin-related investment system was purportedly “approved” by Ivan Duque, President of Colombia.
According to Colombia Check, quoting a statement by the Cybernetic Police Center, the site promotes a Bitcoin investment opportunity (BTC) that Duque is quoted as saying will offer “relief to the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.”
The post claims that the president signed “the biggest deal of the century” to create a platform named Bitcoin Era, and citizens could start soon to “generate incomes via cryptocurrencies.”
The site features an interview with Bitcoin Era’s apparent CEO, Diego García, who explains how the system works.