Julie Bushell, a teacher from Brighton, UK, fell prey to online scammers and was duped of more than Rs 9 lakh. The fake scheme promised that the deposited money, in Bitcoins, would be returned in double by tech billionaire Elon Musk. Bushell, a cryptocurrency investor, spotted a fake news story posted on a ‘BBC-like’ website which did not seem suspicious because it looked very similar to the original website of the UK-based news organisation. The story mentioned that Musk was giving away $750 million, and she could double her money in the scheme. Bushell paid £9,000 (approximately Rs 9.2 lakh) which she had saved to deposit for a new home.

“I think about it every minute of every day,” Bushell told BBC. She has informed Sussex Police and Action Fraud about the crime. The news organisation said that it is trying to get the website down, which was still online.

Having lost her savings, Bushell said that she is massively affected and she wished she…

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