The actress and animator Maribel Guardia, mexican and costa rican, denounced an alleged scam in which they use their image to promote a supposed investment in bitcoin.Through a publication in his profile of Instagram, the cheerleader warned his followers that his image was being used without your authorization, with the purpose of “to deceive unwary”.In the referred post, the Guard said that, in an interview said that she would invest in bitcoin, although this was not true. “The note you put in networks in Costa Rica, ensuring that I invest in bitcoins, it is fake”, published through the social network.”The fall of this electronic currency you have been desperate to deceive people by making several false news in which uses the image of diverse artists without their authorization,” added Guard in his publication, accompanied by a screen capture in which you could see the fake interview in which he spoke of an investment that “might make you rich costa ricans”.
In the same screenshot posted by the actress can be seen that the address of the website in which it was published the “interview” does not correspond with the image of the average costa rican to the attributed material. While the logo and name belong to the local channel Teletica; the link, by contrast, belonged to a subdomain of myshopify.com.
Fake interviews, bait often used for scams
Precisely, the site myshopify.com it has been linked on several occasions with this type of subdomains fraudulent. Also in Latin america, other cases of false celebrity interviews were hosted on this site.So were the cases of the singer, composer and actor Rubén Blades, as well as the excandidato presidencial ecuador, Alvaro Noboa, reported in Breaking News to mid-February.In fact, in Latin america and other regions it has become common for this practice of fake interviews with celebrities to promote alleged investments in bitcoin. Happened, for example, with the director of the Foundation Telmex, Mexico, Arturo Elias Ayub. The executive was used to promote Bitcoin Trader, the same platform that you used the image of Noboa in Ecuador. Another highlighted case was that of the businessman Luis Carlos Sarmiento.Examples of the most renowned in the rest of the world, we can mention two recent cases reviewed in this paper. One, the French footballer of the PSG, Kylian Mbappé; the other, prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Merkle. This last case coincides with that of Ruben Blades, both of which were used to promote the platform Bitcoin Evolution.