It is getting harder every day to support the unedited freedom of the Internet. Do we have to get used to faux sites, false advertising, scurrilous accusations and outright thievery? I just ran into an ersatz version of the CBC news site that purported to show a segment from Global Television’s Morning Show.
Setting aside the question “Why would the CBC do that?” You are caught up in what appears to be prime minister Justin Trudeau promoting what can only be described as a Ponzi scheme. What you saw was people putting $320 into this cryptocurrency site from their bank and then watching their money grow.
This is a very elaborate ruse. It was hardly built in a day. The reason they would have everyone start with the same amount is that they can show different results but they need to know an exact starting point. Everybody thinks they made money. They watch their money supposedly grow.
But the site goes on. There are faux ads on the site. Any attempt to leave the site sends you to a crypto currency site that shows supposed supporters of the scheme telling you how great it is. This site allows you to put any amount you like directly into Bitcoin. Anyone who goes along with this should take a picture of it before sending the money. That is the only way they are ever going to see their money again.
No doubt you think this is too obvious a scam. It’s not. It is just subtle enough to draw you in. My problem is that I know Justin Trudeau and he is far too stiff necked to be so silly as to do something such as that as a joke or anything else. And if you are still drawn into it after you hear the amount of money required to start, you might need the services of a financial conservator.
Of course, if you are as gullible as the premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba that might be a problem. Did you hear that the federal justice minister was asked by the Assembly of First Nations if the federal government was planning to take over mineral rights that are currently managed provincially. Mr. Lametti, with his tongue firmly in his cheek, assured them that he would keep them posted on that change in the constitution.
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