British actor Daniel Craig, who defined James Bond in the 21st century, has been embroiled in a new Bitcoin (BTC) scam called "Bitcoin Era" that uses his latest movie for luring investors, Business Insider reports.
No time for Bitcoin scams
Scammers use YouTube for advertising an article about the postponement of "No Time to Die," the movie that marks Craig's final stint as 007.
The premiere of the highly-anticipated movie was indeed moved to November due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, instead of finding out about the delay, those who click the ad will read a bogus Craig interview, in which he promotes "Bitcoin Era."
The article claims that British investors can become millionaires in a span of four months. In essence, this is a textbook fraud that is camouflaged with fake automated trading software.
The allure of big names
As reported by U.Today, Kenyan tycoon Chris Kirubi and professional cycling legend Peter Sagan recently denied their involvement in a similar scam called "Bitcoin Revolution."
Elon Musk and Jeremy Clarkson were also the victims of scammers who used their famous names in fake ads and articles.