The Facebook page “Busynews2472” is no longer available, nor is the video published by this site. Since the associated web page is no longer online, I am assuming that the website operator himself has taken the Facebook page and the associated web page offline. Can be found here (A screenshot of the fake news site, the video I uploaded for documentation purposes temporarily into Facebook, the alternative item that was displayed after twice loading the web page is available Bitcoin Code here. Last year I did an article on testbericht.de shown, that on the majority of the 100 were me find ads for fraudulent fake news sites of investigated news sites (see also “Programmatic Advertising” – the back door for fakes – 100 German news portals in the test). Often the alleged news sites operating under the fancy name, but sometimes the logos real media brands have been abused, such as by “today” (ZDF) or “world”. On the pages of fake reporters were often listed images were simply stolen from the network, but partly also had to serve celebrities such as Robert Geiss.
After the test had on many of the studied news sites a lot done (though sometimes only after repeated instructions from me), continue to be me but always negative examples come under especially on other websites. The latest negative example is this video of the Facebook page “BusyNews2472”.
Next Celebrity Victims: Frank Thelen
The video is a brazen forgery and was from an interview with Frank Thelen (known from the VOX show “The cave lion) of” Euro Forum Germany “in the” 3. Handelsblatt Annual Conference Digital Energy 2017 cut together. ” In the video advertising subtitle display for a Bitcoin system: “Earn millions of Bitcoin,” “The Best Investment of the Year”, “Bitcoin is the money of the future”, “We make a lot Bitcoin Code of money with Bitcoin”. It will create the impression that Frank Thelens statements would refer to a Bitcoin-Invest. The end of the video even a fake screenshot of an alleged Twitter post by Frank Thelen and an alleged recommendation was mounted into it (HLLT seemingly on the side, accompanied by a picture)
If the user clicks then on the link that appears at the end of the video, he is redirected to a fake news site, busynews247.info/a00208-schwarz-de.
Fake news site busynews247.info
On this fake news site is then alleged that Frank Thelen had invested in a software with which you could earn money easily with Bitcoin:
“Frank Thelen has invested € 500,000 in a revolutionary new software. This software gives everyone the chance to earn thousands of euros a day from home. And thanks to the power of crypto currencies! “
“The software gives you to be your own boss access to the crypto economy and the possibility. Literally anyone can take advantage of it and earn thousands of euros from home. “
“Herbert Schmitt, father of two girls, was skeptical about Frank Thelens software at the beginning. But as it turned out, it was “the best decision of his life.”
On the page is not advertised for a software that has invested in the Frank Thelen. A banner on the side above suggests that here for The Bitcoin code (thebitcoincode.de / thebitcoincode.com) was advertised, a fraudulent advertising page for rogue “Binary Options” platform option888.com. Exactly can no longer understand this since the link to the banners and other buttons on the side leads into the void. On the side htb an error message is displayed. Either a momentary mistake or you are already “moved on” to other pages.
thebitcoincode.de and option888.com
The link to trackteer.com/ will be but probably only been a redirect link, the goal presumably the thebitcoincode.de / com or another page with the same presentation page. Here, the user is fooled that you can earn a day with the advertised “software” and the investment in Bitcoins thousands of euros. But if the user logs on, it is clear that is not advertised for investments in Bitcoins, but for the dubious side optionen888.com.
Anonymous operators – advertising platforms make it easy for fraudsters
Who runs this site, of course, can not figure out easily. Basically, there is such operators of the advertising platforms, here Facebook, done much too easy to go undetected. This footage was advertising, according to a Facebook user who called my attention to only on the english website the video switched to Facebook. In Facebook there are, as with many advertising platforms, no effective identity verification, advertising on Facebook in Germany can be switched anonymous. All you need is a means of payment, but again, it is now no problem to stay at least at first glance undetected.
The information on the site are of course fake. On the side, you will first clicks the user with an imprint of a company from “British Anguilla” is displayed, the “adb limited” in the footer of the page, the “Virgin Trade LLC” from the US.
If you reload the page with the fake report twice, this article will disappear and at the same web address of other items will be displayed at once, “Frank Thelen looks black for Germany”. The imprint there the Gold Media GmbH is listed in the Münchner Straße 42 80809 Munich. It but neither are as the alleged Managing Director Dr. Harry Klein.
In my experience, it makes it far too easy for the advertising platforms, it makes Facebook much too easy to cheat the own user. Failure to check the identity, failure to examine the business information, failure to check the contents. Fraudulent advertising with celebrities on Facebook? No problem. Because testing would cost money and money means less return. In 2017, Facebook regulates the number and size of text on advertisements (automated testable), one with a celebrity but slips easily in the automated area at least for professionals quite easy to be detected fraudulent advertising by. 190,000 users already had seen the video last night, at present there are 202,000 users.
There are still fraudulent advertisements for fraudulent fake news sites are not uncommon. The system of automated ad placement is simple abused by fraudsters useful because there are no effective identity checks and no verification of advertising media more. For the benefit of the platforms that do not have to look away because they do not even look. To the detriment of consumers who fall for such scams because they do not accept that such fraudulent advertising is possible with a fake testimonial from a celebrity investor in Facebook.
If there were not even the lawmakers asked the advertising platforms that publishers that publishers are advertised on their websites such fraudulent pages to take their duty? Otherwise, continue simply not looking at fraudulent advertising and innocently expressed that they would block any rogue page upon notification. That that does not work when the sides simply run out of new accounts with other Fake “identity” among other Web address, marketers, publishers and advertising platforms should be obvious.
Demand but also the victims of such fraudsters who should report when they have fallen for such sites, but also the “victim” whose images are abused are, in this case, for example, Frank Thelen. Perhaps Mr. Thelen could indeed call times on Facebook Germany and ask whoever advertises his image. And maybe Mr. Thelen could indeed use his notoriety for it to warn of the binary fraudsters.