Several Facebook posts claim that Jeff Bezos is launching his own cryptocurrency trading and selling platform called Bitcoin Prime. A simple first deposit of a few hundred dollars promises that anyone can get rich without putting too much effort into it. Definitely interesting, but is it the truth?
Cryptocurrency is in fashion. Not only that, but we constantly hear that web giants like Facebook, Amazon and others are interested in it.
We only need to think about the fact that Facebook ventured into the world of virtual currencies with Libra in 2019 before selling everything to a bank in 2022, or the fact that in France we can buy and use Amazon Coins in the Amazon Appstore , a virtual currency, for the purchase of applications, games and additional content.
In short, when you see big names like Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates launching a platform to take advantage of a multitude of cryptocurrencies, listen and listen.
A publication like TVA Nouvelles is circulating on Facebook announcing the Bitcoin Prime platform.
A list of things to check that don’t change
With all the popularity of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, we know the giants are interested in them. Unfortunately for us, if they like it, it’s because they see it as an opportunity to get richer, not because they want to help us.
In spite of everything, if you think you see an article that says that a platform has “finally launched”, you can trust it, but you need to check a few important points first.
For example, it is not because an article is stated in the colors of TVA Nouvelles or La Presse that it actually comes from the relevant newspapers.
We only have to look at the URL to realize that we are located somewhere else entirely and not on an official site.
Small tip by the way: leave the address bar of your browser displayed. Even if it takes up more screen space, it’s often an excellent gauge of a website’s reliability.
An overview of the contradiction between the layout of the fake article and the URL that appears in the bar.
The fraudsters then try to trap as many people as possible using a classic technique: the sense of urgency.
In this particular case, they have gone further by adding an update at the end of their “article” to inform us that only 37 places are left and that it is imperative to hurry to reserve your place.
We see a fake update on the fraudulent website that wants to encourage us to register.
Of course, without too many surprises, we can refresh the page as often as we want, there will always be 37 places available.
Finally, if all these clues didn’t make you discover the pot of roses, remember that, as I often say, there is nothing too good online.
Every time scammers try to scam us, they come up with downright unrealistic returns in an attempt to impress us.
Making so much profit in such a short time? Unfortunately, nothing is free in life.
In short, it is true that in order to take advantage of the crypto universe, you have to start at the very beginning, as soon as a currency or a platform is launched.
Plus, it’s Amazon… Impossible for Jeff Bezos’ platform to collapse and go out of business! Absolutely, all the ingredients are there to pique people’s curiosity.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first or the last time fake cryptocurrency investment ads are doing the rounds on the internet. Keeping an eye open and appealing to the critical mind is therefore absolutely necessary.
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