Wanna Make $1 Million in 2 Months Like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? It’s a Scam
There is an increasing number of bitcoin investment schemes promising income that sounds too good to be true. Among the tactics they use is celebrity endorsement. On Thursday, British media reported that a scam called Bitcoin Evolution is using Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to attract investors.
Bitcoin Evolution is not a new investment scheme but has recently garnered more attention worldwide by using fake celebrity quotes, including those it claims were made by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. The scheme alleges that the couple is making a lot of money trading bitcoin, the Mirror reported.
A “Powerful Message From Meghan,” the scheme wrote and provided a link to a fake BBC article about the couple appearing on British daytime television program called This Morning, journalist Andrew Penman of the Mirror reported. “The royals dropped a bomb,” he quoted the article, which details that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told Phillip Schofield, the show’s presenter, about a “wealth loophole” that can “transform anyone into a millionaire within 3 to 4 months.” The scheme further advertises, “British citizens are already raking in millions of pounds from home using this ‘wealth loophole.’” The fake Harry and Meghan quote reads: “We intend to step back as senior members of the royal family and work to become financially independent … we urge everyone to check this out before the banks shut it down.”