Bitcoin scammers target Karl Stefanovic

Bitcoin scammers target Karl Stefanovic

Fake news articles are being circulated online, falsely claiming former Today Show host, Karl Stefanovic, has invested in a Bitcoin trading platform and made ‘millions of dollars’.

The fake article has tonight appeared as a ‘sponsored post’ on Facebook.

It includes made-up quotes by Karl Stefanovic from a fictitious interview with The Project host, Waleed Aly.

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The ‘article’ as it appears in a Facebook news feed.

It also claims to be an ‘ABC News Exclusive’ and uses the logo of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

None of the identities or news organisations quoted in the article have any link to the scam being promoted.

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A fake screenshot showing ‘trading transactions’ is included.
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A section of the ‘article’ claims to be an ‘ABC News Exclusive’.

Micky recently reported on a near-identical fake news article in which former Australian Football League CEO, Andrew Demetriou, was falsely linked to a Bitcoin scam.

In New Zealand, rugby union star Sonny Bill Williams has also been caught up in a similar scam.

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