YouTubeur Crypto Gouv would make a trunk with 4 million euros in his pocket. About 300 crypto investors were scammed by this celebrity who was sitting in a class on crypto assets and blockchain.
He encouraged them to form pools
This is probably the first time you’ve heard of this type of scam. You may not be familiar with the concept of a crypto influencer. With Crypto Gouv as an example, you will learn much more about this fraudulent and punishable practice.
So, on YouTube, a man known as “Crypto Gouv” created a community of 4,000 people with whom he shared tips on investing in the crypto sphere. Day after day, he lured his flock through Telegram and Discord with tutorials to better conquer this universe.
This continued until he convinced them to invest in crypto trading in the hundreds, if not tens of thousands. They were so enamored with the upcoming profits that they no longer cared about the honesty of Crypto Gov.
However, on July 9, Crypto Gouv posted a video, the last of these opuses. Its content contains clarifications about crypto-fraud and the punishment for this type of fraud: 5 years in prison. And that’s what he did.
Result: 3 to 4 million euros stolen and 300 victims.
Crypto Gouv targeted by French justice
Upon discovering the deception, the victims turned to the Paris prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into Crypto Gouv. They chose me as their lawyer, Jeremy Asta-Vol, an expert in cyber-fraud.
“There is a mass audience that is interested in these practices. Inevitably, some attackers see this as an opportunity. This type of fraud is gaining momentum,” Asta-Vola comments.
Would he draw an analogy with the war that rapper Booba is waging against influencers?
To say that crypto influencers like Crypto Gov earn a lot from their craft. Last April we issued a ticket for their fees, which can be as high as $25,000 for a simple promotional tweet.
But, as Master Jeremy Asta-Wola said above, this kind of practice is starting to take off. Thus, the case of Crypto Gouv is not isolated. You can also be especially vigilant on YouTube or other channels like Discord or Telegram.
Sources: Capital; Dot
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