With the rising price and popularity of bitcoin come numerous scams. Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era are two investment schemes that have recently gained much attention. News.Bitcoin.com took a look at them, and it did not take much to spot how similar they are to each other and several other well-known scams.
Bitcoin Superstar vs Bitcoin Era – Same Template, Different Names
Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era are currently two of the most popular bitcoin investment schemes, but it does not take long to spot how scammy their websites are. For a start, they both have the same cookie-cutter template. They both display a warning in red at the top stating that “Due to extremely high media demand, we will close registration as of 19/02/2020 – Hurry.” Such urgency and scarcity tactics have long been used to pressure people into buying many products.
The Bitcoin Superstar website (left) and the Bitcoin Era website (right) using the same cookie-cutter template.
Next comes the hype. Both the Bitcoin Superstar and the Bitcoin Era websites display numerous hype phrases, such as “Bitcoin is making people rich,” “you can become the next millionaire,” and “change your life today.” Both schemes also feature the same video, starting with CNN coverage, followed by well-known people including Richard Branson, speaking positively about bitcoin. To gain more credibility, the two sites additionally display logos of Bitgo, Norton, Secure Trading, and McAfee, with “As seen on” CNN, FT.com, Time, and Forbes.
Bitcoin Superstar describes itself as a group of “people who jumped on the insane returns that bitcoin offers,” emphasizing that its members “make money on their laptop with just a few minutes of ‘work’ every day.” Bitcoin Era posted a similar message,