Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
France superstar Kylian Mbappe has filed a lawsuit against a bitcoin scam for using his image without his knowledge to sell a “miraculous” formula and “become a millionaire”.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Mbappe, 21, reported on the cryptocurrency scam after his name and image were used without his prior consent or knowledge.
Local media report Mbappe was used as a publicity tool for the scheme which claimed to have a “miraculous” investment plan to “become a millionaire in three to four months”.
The fake publicity claimed Mbappe had participated in an interview urging fans to participate in Bitcoin trading before traditional banks eliminated the opportunities.
Adverts for the scam falsely claimed the World Cup champion said: “What made me successful was taking advantage of new opportunities quickly, without hesitation.
“And now, the real money is in the new cryptocurrency program called Bitcoin Trader. It is the only great opportunity I have seen in my life to make a small and fast fortune.
“I invite everyone to check it out before they close the banks.”
Another advertisement read: “Kylian Mbappes’s last investment pressured the experts and scared the big banks.”
A similar incident occurred in the Spring of last year after Mbappe’s Twitter account was reportedly hacked and used to tell fans to invest in cryptocurrency.
According to reports, the scams use the image of superstars and successful business people to obtain investments but disappear without a trace after they have received the money.
Mbappe’s case is under investigation.
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