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A scandal erupted in Austria. The police are on the trail of scammers who falsified the interview of Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen to the Kronen Zeitung for the sale of bitcoins. 

Earlier, politicians of this level were not involved in such purposes, RG reported.

“I'm glad I tried bitcoin transactions. I have never made so much money so easily before. I'm talking about tens of thousands of euros a day, ”the president allegedly said in an exclusive conversation.

The office has denied any connection between the president and cryptocurrencies and the promotion of their sale. Now competent services are engaged in this matter.

This is not the first such case in Austria. Bitcoin scammers use the names of other famous people for their treacherous scams. So, in 2019, cheaters framed the owner of the Red Bull company Dietrich Mateschitz and the host of the ZIB TV channel Armin Wolf. For this, the fake website of the Krone newspaper was used. The journalist warned against a fraudulent scam.

Experts ask citizens to pay close attention to imaginary advertising on the Internet with the participation of celebrities. If a user clicks on an ad, they are directed to a so-called pseudo-journalistic article. This gives the impression of the credibility and seriousness of the information. In a text that is written like a newspaper report, famous people represent a certain product. The article, in turn, refers to it. If a person clicks on the link, he is taken to an Internet financial platform. All that remains is to transfer money to become rich.

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