Yesterday, Martin Lewis posted on his official twitter account, warning his followers about his photo which is being used once again in a bitcoin-related scam. Lewis is a popular journalist, TV anchor and the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com.
He warned his followers to ignore any emails containing his photo and name about investing in Bitcoin for higher returns. He claimed those emails are from “nasty scammers”.
Lewis made this post after a twitter user had warned him, by tagging him in a post, that they received emails containing his name and image promoting Bitcoin.
In response, the popular TV anchor posted his tweet urging people to ignore and delete those emails if they happen to arrive in their inbox.
This is not the first time he has been impersonated by scammers of all kinds, usually related to Bitcoin. Over the last few years, Lewis has become a celebrity whose identity is being used by crypto scammers. The scammers usually prefer to use them on social media and in email newsletters.
About five days ago, his photo appeared on Instagram in a Bitcoin advert. In 2018 also, Lewis’ image was used on Facebook without his permission. But this time round, he went ahead to sue the social media giant for permitting those scam adverts.