MONEY Saving Expert Martin Lewis slammed fraudsters using his face to scam people out of tens of thousands of pounds on Good Morning Britain.
The man who aims to slash bills and find deals issued a stark warning to viewers after dodgy Facebook adverts have led people to invest up to £30k in dodgy Bitcoin websites.
He said: “There are adverts on Facebook at the moment with my face on them for Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin Trader – these are scams I do not do adverts, I never do adverts, every time you see an advert with my face on, it is not with my permission.
“These two are vicious scams that want to take your money.”
The furious TV personality went on to claim that it was Facebook’s fault for not stopping these foreign scammers, but closing the ads down takes a frustratingly long time.
Martin said: “These are criminals from abroad, Facebook should stop them. I have to report each new one, and one closes down and a new one comes up and it takes two weeks to close down.
“People have lost £20-30 grand doing this. What they do is link through to the BBC or a Daily Mirror article that looks like me talking about them.”
He added: “They are not me, they are fakes, they are lies, help me spread the word. It is not me – you will have all seen them.”
When Susanna Reid asked if he’d had a response from Facebook, Martin confirmed there was a “process” – but he wasn’t happy.
He said: “I have to be careful about that one at the moment, I’m not very happy.”
Last week, the city watchdog issued a warning about the unregulated company known as “Chemmi Holdings Max CFD”, which is based in London.
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The firm advertises online and has a professional-looking website and ask investors deposit cash in an account using credit or debit cards.
It claims to be a leading trading platform, giving investors “the safest, most convenient and all around best trading experience ever”.
But when investors request to withdraw cash, they claim their applications are refused and as they wait the balance dwindles to nothing as they are charged inactivity fees by the firm.
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