In 1897, American writer Mark Twain wrote that this was an ‘exaggeration’ to eliminate the rumors of death. British ‘money-saving expert’ Martin Lewis had to deny a similar claim with a recent tweet.
Lewis claims that Bitcoin fraudsters are spreading fake news about his death, and urges a million followers to report it.
Sadly, this disgusting scam ad is on many legit websites incl newspapers. Clearly I'm not dead.
It links to a fake daily mirror site to push bitcoin trader (which isn't bitcoin, it's just a scam). If you see it pls report it to the site provider. I'm reporting to ad networks pic.twitter.com/ncplWmYZzN
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) June 11, 2020
A Shocking Title
An ad titled ‘Farewell to Martin Lewis’ leads to a fake version of the Daily Mail, which has one of the most visited websites in the world.
According to Lewis, this news can be seen on many legitimate websites, including reputable media publications.
Those who click on the annoying title are actually directed to a fake Bitcoin investment news that has nothing to do with Bitcoin.
Lewis, a journalist himself, believes that newspapers should be more selective in the ad networks they choose to prevent this.