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Holly Willoughby ‘being used as the face of cryptocurrency scam’


‘The website looks completely convincing’: Holly Willoughby ‘is being used as the face of cryptocurrency scam’ as bogus sites boast fake quotes from unsuspecting This Morning star

  • The 40-year-old’s image has reportedly been used as part of a cryptocurrency scam, with bogus websites also featuring fake quotes from the presenter 
  • She’s said to have been spotted on two fraudulent websites which feature stills of her on the ITV show alongside made-up quotes implying that had invested
  • The images were reportedly taken from an interview Holly conducted with Akshay Phillips, Britain’s youngest self-made millionaire
  • The scam, headlined as Brexit Millionaire, tells readers that they can trade in Bitcoin markets instantly to make big profits 

Holly Willoughby‘s image has been used as part of a cryptocurrency scam, with bogus websites also featuring fake quotes from the presenter, The Sun reports.

The This Morning star, 40, is said to have been spotted on two fraudulent websites which feature stills of her on the ITV show alongside made-up quotes implying that she had invested live on air. 

The images were reportedly taken from an interview Holly conducted with Akshay Phillips, Britain’s youngest self-made millionaire, with an innocent Akshay also used in the scam. 

Shocking: Holly Willoughby’s image has been used as part of a cryptocurrency scam, with bogus websites also featuring fake quotes from the presenter, The Sun reports

The scam, headlined as Brexit Millionaire, tells readers that they can trade in Bitcoin markets instantly to make big profits. 

One of the fabricated quotes attributed to Holly says: ‘I’ve heard about many Bitcoin success stories over the past few years but it was always too complicated for me to understand.’

A source told The Sun: ‘Holly has nothing to do with this scurrilous scheme and it’s dreadful that con artists think they can scam innocent people out of cash using tactics like this.

Scam: The This Morning star, 40, is said to have been spotted on two fraudulent websites which feature stills of her on the ITV show alongside made-up quotes implying that she had invested live on air

Scam: The This Morning star, 40, is said to have been spotted on two fraudulent websites which feature stills of her on the ITV show alongside made-up quotes implying that she had invested live on air

‘The website looks completely convincing and it is not surprising people think it could be legitimate.’

MailOnline have contacted a representative of Holly for comment. 

The scam comes after Martin Lewis previously sued Facebook back in 2018, over the amount of scam websites using his image and brand. 

Con: The images were reportedly taken from an interview Holly conducted with Akshay Phillips, Britain’s youngest self-made millionaire, with an innocent Akshay also used in the scam

Con: The images were reportedly taken from an interview Holly conducted with Akshay Phillips, Britain’s youngest self-made millionaire, with an innocent Akshay also used in the scam

Fraudulent: The scam, headlined as Brexit Millionaire, tells readers that they can trade in Bitcoin markets instantly to make big profits

Fraudulent: The scam, headlined as Brexit Millionaire, tells readers that they can trade in Bitcoin markets instantly to make big profits

The case was settled the following year, with the social media giant donating £3million to an anti-scam charity.

While they also launched a new button so users could report a scam on the site. 

In February, he accidentally swore during an appearance on This Morning as he suffered a slip of the tongue during a rant about online scammers and illegal websites. 

'Dreadful': Holly has nothing to do with this scurrilous scheme and it’s dreadful that con artists think they can scam innocent people out of cash using tactics like this

‘Dreadful’: Holly has nothing to do with this scurrilous scheme and it’s dreadful that con artists think they can scam innocent people out of cash using tactics like this

The Manchester-born finance guru, 49, tripped up over the word ‘sites’ and instead fumed about illegal ‘sh**es’ – much to the amusement of hosts Holly and Phillip Schofield.

Martin said: ‘Have you been scammed? Legally, probably not. Morally certainly, in my view – the ITV lawyers might not like me saying that…

‘But, I think these s**tes are outrageous that’s why I call them shysters. Quasi-legal. That’s not a swear-word by the way, so we’re fine!’ insisted the money expert.

Fuming: The scam comes after Martin Lewis (pictured) previously sued Facebook back in 2018, over the amount of scam websites using his image and brand

Fuming: The scam comes after Martin Lewis (pictured) previously sued Facebook back in 2018, over the amount of scam websites using his image and brand 

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