Scam alert: Seven Sharp host Jeremy Wells' face used to promote Bitcoin con

Source: 1 NEWS

TVNZ presenters are again being used by scam artists to try con Kiwis out of pocket.

There was an emotional start to today’s Seven Sharp show with the co-host turning 50.

A scam website posing as New Zealand Herald and 1 NEWS is this time using Seven Sharp host Jeremy Wells to promote Bitcoin.

The fake websites have stories on Wells talking about ways for New Zealanders to become millionaires in one to two months. This is not true.

Europe correspondent Daniel Faitaua has also come forward saying he has never invested in Bitcoin and that any website saying otherwise is perpetuating a scam.

He urged people not to hand over money or personal information. 

'It is a scam' - Breakfast presenter Daniel Faitaua warns against fake news stories using him to promote Bitcoin
A number of websites have published fabricated articles promoting an interview that never happened, he said.
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A number of websites have published fabricated articles promoting an interview that never happened, he said. (Source: Breakfast)

Hayley Holt, who now presents 1 NEWS' 6pm sports, has also been targeted with her face used in similar scams .

Hayley Holt: 'I am not leaving Breakfast and I’m not starting a beauty product company'
The Breakfast host says a scam website is spreading false news about her career trajectory.
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The Breakfast host says a scam website is spreading false news about her career trajectory. (Source: Breakfast)