Bitcoin Scam promotions via the Yahoo medium.
Yahoo are knowingly showing articles for famous celebrities which (when selected) direct readers to Bitcoin scams. As Yahoo are obviously getting paid for hosting these articles on a regular basis - it begs the question as to whether they may be (by not removing said articles), complicit to the fraud in some way??
paul fleming commented
yahoo is promoting fraudulent scams letting these adverts run
Yahoo do not give a rats **** it makes them vast amounts of cash !
I concur with the others. It does nothing for Yahoo's reputation to allow such content and potentially, significantly harm its readers; have they no principles or shame??
Chris Lungley commented
I think Yahoo is complicit in this Bitcoin fraud, because they accept the ad money. They must know people are posting scams on their home page. But, there is no way of flagging scam ads or similar. From Yahoo Home Page the Bitcoin landing pages mimic CNN and BBC. They feature famous businessmen such as Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Gordon Ramsey etc. targeted (in my case) to the UK user. This is a scandal that Yahoo is cynically accepting for the advertising revenue. Yahoo disgusts me.
Vince Chan commented
Five months ago it was mentioned on newspapers that the Bitcoin Code is a scam and the guys were NOT on Dragon Dens and Peter Jones considered legal actions against the website. Some people fell victims and Yahoo UK have no shame advertising their ads, helping them to further scam more victims. It makes me sick.