Maxi investments on Facebook and Google: so have proliferated the ads of Bitcoin Revolution and similar platforms.
A journalistic investigation involving several international newspapers is revealing who is behind the advertisements that involve VIPs in the promotion of Bitcoin’s automatic trading software.
Those where there is a famous person who claims to have gotten rich thanks to Bitcoin. The ads are presented as newspaper articles with interviews of the unlucky celebrity who promotes the bot where you just need to invest 250 euros and get to millionaire earnings in a short time. Needless to say, the interviews are invented and the newspaper article is an imitation of a more famous newspaper.
In the ads circulated in Italy, one of the most famous victims was the entrepreneur Flavio Briatore, to whom the use of Bitcoin Up has been attributed. But the imagination of those who create these ads has not spared even Harry and Meghan, who, without the Queen’s funds, would have found in Bitcoin Circuit another way to get rich.
In short, everything seems likely, especially for the naive. But who knows the story of Flavio Briatore knows well that he owes his fortune to choices different from Bitcoin. Just as Harry and Meghan certainly do not need to do automatic trading of Bitcoin to live in the United States, away from Her Majesty the Queen.
The Bitcoin Revolution investigation involving Facebook and Google
According to the survey coordinated by the Swedish newspaper DN (and that in Italy involves the newspaper La Stampa, but also the French Le Monde, the famous The Guardian and Buzzfeed, to name a few), these advertisements have been distributed in at least 50 countries.
The survey revealed that behind the advertisements of these platforms there is a company based in the United States. This marketing company alone would have invested $50 million to promote these ads on Facebook, using the face of unwitting celebrities. Of 17 different types of sponsored platforms, 10 were reported by various national regulators.
Facebook, as La Stampa reports, said it took the problem very seriously, involving authorities to track advertisers. They were skilled enough to hide the destination link of their ads.
Even Google ended up in the cauldron. According to the investigation, Big G deleted ads for 50 million dollars on the same subject, recognizing a type of misleading if not fraudulent marketing.
In this case, there is another London-based company behind it. The same company also conducted email marketing campaigns.
In the opinion of the companies involved, in reality the ones who make money are the giants of the web, the ones who take money to advertise the advertisements of these dubiously useful platforms.
It is necessary to make a clarification. Bitcoin has nothing to do with this story. These platforms don’t buy Bitcoin at all. It is not expected the opening of wallets, never talk about blockchain. They are just systems that promise to raise money (dollars or euros) with mechanisms too good to be true.
Always apply a few simple rules before trading:
Be aware that this is a highly risky business;
Be wary of those who promise stellar gains;
Never invest money that you are not willing to lose.