The advert reportedly promoted Bitcoin (BTC) and an organization known as “Crypto Revolt,” which is allegedly a cloned rip-off website. The article additional explains that the commercial imitates a Stuff enterprise information web page and “purports to interview John Key on his enthusiasm for Bitcoin.”
Furthermore, rather than the Stuff brand there’s an “NZ Occasions” brand, and all of the hyperlinks reportedly result in Crypto Revolt’s web site. The supply that encountered the advert urged that the net deal with was suspicious and that the corporate itself might have been hacked.
As Cointelegraph reported in December 2017, Key had then denied rumors circulating that he invested in Bitcoin. The declare that Keys was a Bitcoin investor reportedly initially got here from one other faux information web site, the hyperlink to which propagated by way of social media.
New Zealand’s police additionally warned of on-line scams in September after a cryptocurrency investor misplaced $213,000 attributable to fraud. In November, New Zealand’s Monetary Markets Authority (FMA) additionally added three cryptocurrency-related web sites to its blacklist of on-line scams, and one other three have been added to the listing in December.