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08/01/2020

Notice to the public regarding a bitcoin phishing attempt

A phishing attempt has been identified from a website promoting Bitcoin. This completely fake report purports to be from an actual news website, Net News, and features a quote from the Central Bank of Malta Governor, Mario Vella, as well as the former TVM journalist Norma Saliba, all of whom confirm that the content was completely fabricated.

This is not the first instance of recognisable names being used to promote Bitcoin products. The Central Bank of Malta warns the public to beware of phishing attempts, in particular when linked to investment advice. The police have been made aware of the fraudulent attempt.

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