Scammers are continuously attempting to lure people into making bogus investments with fake news articles promoting advice from celebrities.
But over the last four months, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has taken down over 300,000 malicious URLs linked to fake celebrity-endorsed investment schemes featuring famous faces such as Sir Richard Branson and Martin Lewis.
In January 2019, Lewis was involved with High Court proceedings in the UK with Facebook, where the company settled out of court to crack down on fake ads on its website.
An increasing number of these investment scams, which come in the form of fake online news articles featuring the rich and famous, has prompted a warning from security experts.
Ciaran Martin, NCSC chief executive, said: “These investment scams are a striking example of the kind of methods cyber criminals are now deploying to try to con people.
“We are exposing them today not only to raise public awareness but to show…