Fake Adverts

Have you seen these awful fake adverts that seem to be all the rage at the moment?

I did have a link the other day to a site that claimed Ant McPartlin of Ant & Dec was heavily invested in a program which traded Bitcoins automatically for him which made him thousands of pounds a week.

The link is here.

The odd thing is the content of the web page has completely changed in the last 2 days, and it's now entirely about I'm a Celebrity instead although the original title has remained.

So that's pissed on my Mr Chips a little.  However, a little bit of Googling has thrown up this article instead, which is very similar.

Just to prove I'm not a lying toad.

The point of this rant though is to highlight the massive amount of crap that appear as adverts on sites including Facebook, people believe them to be true because there's a so called celebrity endorsement.

I mean, does Ant McPartlin, a man who got bladdered then drove his car into someone else's strike you as an astute businessman, or a bit of a tool?

If you saw an advert that said, "Ant from Ant & Dec Man has made millions of pounds a week by just looking at pictures of horses on 2 websites, you can do it too!" would you believe it?

Neigh.

So why would you believe that there's a software programme out there that make you rich for doing fuck all?  Doesn't sound at all suspicious?  You think Ant from Ant & Dec Man is sat in rehab rubbing his hands together because a computer programme has just sold 15 Bitcoins and made him a fuck-ton of cash?  Of course, that's totally plausible.

And where did Ant from Ant & Dec Man get to hear about this programme, known as Bitcoin Revolution? Why, on Dragons' Den of course.

Which is very odd, because Peter Jones also uses a program called Bitcoin Formula to make thousands a week by doing nothing! And it was all because of Dragons' Den!

What a co-incidence.

I mean, the BIGGEST deal on Dragon's Den ever apparently and it never made the actual news, just some scamming web-shites?

Who would have thought it eh?

I mean, that website above is just awful.  Yes, it contains pictures of Peter Jones et al, looking like they're having an absolutely wizard time on the show but aside from some narrative that says Deborah Meaden had bought her first Bitcoin (during the pitch?!) and that the Dragons were really eager to invest, where is the actual footage of this happening?

Oh, is it because it didn't fucking happen?

I think so, my friends.

There's a picture at the top of the article that shows the 2 entrepreneurs, which is what the adverts refers them as, no names at all.  Not even a pair of fake names!

Who on earth falls for this shit?

Just take a look at the testimonials too:

bitcoin scam lily

Yes, Lilly really does look like the type of person to randomly hand over hundreds of pounds to complete strangers on the internet.

And then you have this one which has been doing the rounds for ages now:

fake news antenna

There are similar adverts like this which claims to be an antenna which will replace your cable system.

Yes, that's called Freeview, love.  Notice how none of the adverts ever list the channels you'll be able to receive?  That's because if it does work you'll get the terrestrial channels only.

Why would you replace your cable system for this?  You wouldn't.  

This one is a classic!

Developed by a NASA engineer (yeah, honest) it says we can, "Never Pay For Cable Or Subscriptions Again? This Device Allows You To Watch Anything For Free"

Anything?

This "new 'super' antenna that can pick up over-the-air TV signals no other antenna was able to pick up before. So you get over 100 channels completely free and legal".

Sounds like bullshit to me.

It's a set top box you connect to your TV aerial, and wow, it picks up terrestrial TV just like any other Freeview box.

These are just some of the worst kind of fake adverts around at the moment, I'm sure we'll see more.  I know we have some right mongs here in Britain but I'm certain there can't be that many people actually falling for them!

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