But action fraud and which one? warned of an increase in fraudulent messages using Martin Lewis’ likeness to try to lure victims.
Who? said: “Martin has been at the forefront of advice on the cost of living crisis with his advice, tips and opinions widely featured in the media.
🚨We have received over 1,000 reports of emails promoting Bitcoin investment programs claiming to be endorsed by @MartinSLewis
⚠️ It’s a scam ⚠️
— Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) April 26, 2022
“Scammers take advantage of both and use his image fraudulently, thinking people will see his ‘approval’ as a mark of trust.
“We’ve seen fake paid ads return to Facebook, leading to websites that simulate fake news sites.”
Who? are asking anyone who sees a fake advertisement using the image of Martin Lewis to get in touch.
They said: “We will cover these counterfeits in more detail soon, but before we do, we would like to see as many examples as possible.
“Have you seen any fake advertisements using the image of Martin Lewis? Have you received phishing emails leading to fake news websites?
“If so, please take a screenshot and email the attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org – with the subject line set to: “Fake Martin Lewis ad example”.
“Please also warn friends and family to be on the lookout for these counterfeits. Thank you for your support.”
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This notice was published: 2022-05-01 11:19:58