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Bitcoin Scam Uses X-Men’s Hugh Jackman to ‘Turn You Into a Millionaire’

Mark Emem
A bitcoin scam is using popular Aussie actor Hugh Jackman to lure investors. | Source: Shutterstock

By CCN Markets: In their most current mutant form, the Bitcoin Evolution/Bitcoin Revolution scams are using X-Men star Hugh Jackman as bait. According to the fraudsters, the Australian actor who is best known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise has stumbled upon a ‘wealth loophole’ which can make anyone a millionaire within four months.

Micky initially reported the scam which is being pitched mostly to Australians by promising returns of over 10,000 percent.

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Bitcoin scam landing page

One of the bitcoin scam’s landing pages adopts the layout, style and tone of a mainstream news website. However, there are some dead giveaways that suggest it’s not a legitimate online publication. This includes the fact that all the links on the page point to a website designed to harvest visitor information.

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Additionally, the fabricated feature shows it has a suspiciously high number of comments; nearly 4,000 and 12,000 social media shares. Clicking on the comments takes you directly to the same information-harvesting website.

For the trained eye, the landing page also lacks any legal or corporate information at the bottom that any legitimate organization would have. One of the scam’s ad banners show Jackman speaking with the Bitcoin logo in the background.

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Bitcoin scam popup

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