Fraudulent Website Encourages Users to Use a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform in the Name of the President of Georgia

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On November 7th, the Facebook page “The APX” shared a link to an article about the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili. The description of the posts and the actual content of the article differ from each other: the post is accompanied by the caption “Tragic end today for Salome Zurabishvili”, while the link redirects the reader to’ article with the title “Special report: Salome Zurabishvili’s recent investments caused a stir among experts and big banks.” As of November 8th, the post is sponsored, while the article mentions that Salome Zurabishvili trades cryptocurrency on the Bitcoin Loophole program and makes a large financial profit.

The final section of the article lists instructions for signing up on the platform Bitcoin Loophole.

The information that the President of Georgia called upon the public to engage in cryptocurrency trading is false; The website, which seeks to involve Facebook users in the cryptocurrency trading program BITCOIN LOOPHOLE under the name of Salome Zurabishvili, shows signs of cyber fraud. The article features fake identities and stories of people that are allegedly happy to invest in BITCOIN LOOPHOLE.

Salome Zurabishvili never encouraged the public to start cryptocurrency trading on Bitcoin Loophole in last week’s TV program “Profile”, as mentioned in the published article, nor did she talk about her experience and financial gains on the said platform. ‘’ and the content published on it represents yet another fraudulent scheme that tries to use the names of celebrities to lure internet users to sign up for BITCOIN LOOPHOLE.

‘’ was created on July 25th, 2022. The main page or any other section of the website offers readers to register for BITCOIN LOOPHOLE, asking them for their name, surname, email and mobile phone number.

Notably, the photos of satisfied customers used in the fraudulent website’s article depict other events and persons, indicating that the stories ascribed to them are fabricated. In addition, this is not the first time when a similar fraudulent scheme for making money is published on an online platform, “Myth Detector” verified a statement on behalf of singer Valery Meladze in July 2022, which also contained a call to register on BITCOIN LOOPHOLE. False information, as if Valery Meladze talked about cryptocurrency trading on a TV program was published on the website ‘’ The name of the website is different from the current website, which writes about the history of Salome Zurabishvili, although the title, design and other details of the article are almost identical. In place of the logo of the publication, we find the logo of Yandex News (Яндекс Новости), and after the title, one can see the logos of three media outlets – Channel One, Imedi and Sputnik. (

For more information, see the article prepared by the “Myth Detector:”

As for the Facebook page The APX, which shared the article about Salome Zurabishvili, it is the official Facebook page of the American music band. The page was created in 2012 under the name D Rhodes and is currently managed from 5 countries. There is no evident connection between the page and the cryptocurrency trading platform, and there is no post related to Salome Zurabishvili in the field of the page’s posts. The post can be viewed only on the “Ads Library” page, where we also find sponsored posts on different topics and languages.

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