Facebook Scam Not Me - Mark Shuttleworth
On the Mark Shuttleworth website, Shuttleworth reported that a Fraud Alert is using is name and picture on Facebook. This fraudulent investments scam states that he launched a new software, known as QProfit System, and which is promoted by Jerry Douglas.
On the website, he says: "I can’t comment on whether or not Jerry Douglas promotes a QProfit system and whether or not it’s fraud. But I can tell you categorically that there are many scams like this, and that this investment has absolutely nothing to do with me. I haven’t developed this software and I have no desire to defraud the South African government or anyone else. I’m doing what I can to get the fraudulent sites taken down. But please take heed and don’t fall for these scams."
He made it very clear to the public not to fall for these dishonest schemes. These scammers typically involve promising victims a significant share of a large sum of money in return for a small up-front payment. The public can then obtain a large sum of money.
Anyone can be a victim of a scam. People with high incomes are real targets. Don't send any information about yourself. Don't send credit card information or personal details.
If you want your money back contact your bank immediately. Report the scam to stop spreading it. Visit SCAMwatch, a website where you can report scams and also get the latest news.
In the cryptocurrency arena there are lots of scammers who like to make quick money so be careful and rather make use of a reliable name to trade on.