They say that reality is stranger than fiction and I’ve come to firmly believe in that saying.
British magnate Sir Richard Branson, owner of the conglomerate Virgin Group, has warned the public that criminals are using his name to dupe people into buying fake investments involving binary options.
According to the City of London Police, Branson has spoken out after a growing number of fraud victims are complaining to the police that were scammed by fraudsters claiming that he, or his companies, are involved in the investment hoax. Victims have also contacted Sir Richard himself, claiming they have invested in his companies.
I don’t know what’s weirder – that the scammers are using the name of a company that actually has nothing to do with binary options or that people believe them.