Facebook Ad promotes Bitcoin scam in Mauritius

Ish Sookun

I stumbled upon a peculiar advertisement on Facebook today.

The Facebook ad opens the following link:


I have put the link here for information purposes only. Do not open the link unless you understand the risk and know what you are doing.

The link opens a Shopify webpage with an article saying that "Mauritian politician Roshi Bhadain appeared on MBC News and announced a new wealth loophole which he says can transform anyone into a millionaire within 3-4 months."

The article encourages readers to invest their money through a cryptocurrency auto-trading program called Bitcoin Storm. It provides instructions on how to deposit money.

Instructions to deposit money on the right of the article

The article also contains testimonials of people with photos, which I believe could have been ripped from social media accounts of Mauritians. I blurred two persons in the second screenshot above.

This is a Bitcoin scam! I would urge people NOT to click on any link on the page NEITHER to share the article on Facebook or WhatsApp.

I was surprised how this ad could stay online on Facebook as the content of the page is clearly a scam. I tried to report the article on MAUCORS but I keep getting a "page not found" error after I sign in every time. So, I gave up and instead reported it to the Citizen Support Unit.

I also reported the advertisement as scam to Facebook.

Lastly, the scam page appears to have been a Shopify hijack which is another cause of concern if Shopify apps could contain vulnerabilities. The actual Shopify page that was hijacked by the Bitcoin scammer looks as follows:

On that note, stay safe online! 😉