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Richard Branson Says He Doesn't Endorse Bitcoin Scam

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:21
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Alex Dovbnya
Richard Branson rings alarm bells about an obscure Bitcoin scam that uses his famous name to lure gullible victims
Richard Branson Says He Doesn't Endorse Bitcoin Scam
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Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson recently took to Twitter to warn his followers about  a crypto scam called "Bitcoin loophole." The business magnate claims that he has nothing to do with these fraudsters while urging his followers to watch out for online scams. 

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Too good to be true  

Bitcoin Loophole is a typical crypto sham that promotes its bogus trading software that simply generates random signals. Those who want to see these signals need to deposit funds to their "recommended broker." 

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Still, uninitiated investors could fall into the trap given that Bitcoin Loophole promises to bring its clients thousands of dollars out of thin air. 

The platform boasts its nearly perfect success rate of 99.7 percent but only offshore brokers who walk away with your money can truly succeed with Bitcoin Loophole (unless they get caught).

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Things get out of hand 

Bitcoin scams are reminiscent of the Hydra -- once one head gets cut off, two more take its place. U.Today has covered countless stories about the likes of "Bitcoin Revolution" that target unfortunate victims with fake news articles on social media.       

Branson himself has been battling crypto scams for years. Back in May 2018, he wrote a lengthy post where he warns his followers about fake endorsements of crypto-related get-rich-quick schemes. 

Other notable names whose reputation has been tainted by crypto scammers include Elon MuskJohn de Mol, and Jeremy Clarkson.  

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at