29 July 2020 • 2 min read
I stumbled upon a peculiar advertisement on Facebook today.
The Facebook ad opens the following link:
I have put the link here for information purposes only. Do not open the link unless you understand the risk and know what you are doing.
The link opens a Shopify webpage with an article saying that "Mauritian politician Roshi Bhadain appeared on MBC News and announced a new wealth loophole which he says can transform anyone into a millionaire within 3-4 months."
The article encourages readers to invest their money through a cryptocurrency auto-trading program called Bitcoin Storm. It provides instructions on how to deposit money.
The article also contains testimonials of people with photos, which I believe could have been ripped from social media accounts of Mauritians. I blurred two persons in the second screenshot above.
This is a Bitcoin scam! I would urge people NOT to click on any link on the page NEITHER to share the article on Facebook or WhatsApp.
I was surprised how this ad could stay online on Facebook as the content of the page is clearly a scam. I tried to report the article on MAUCORS but I keep getting a "page not found" error after I sign in every time. So, I gave up and instead reported it to the Citizen Support Unit.
I also reported the advertisement as scam to Facebook.
Lastly, the scam page appears to have been a Shopify hijack which is another cause of concern if Shopify apps could contain vulnerabilities. The actual Shopify page that was hijacked by the Bitcoin scammer looks as follows:
On that note, stay safe online! 😉