George Greatest’s ex-wife Angie has been left ‘annoyed’ after falling sufferer to Instagram fraud when she was held to ransom for Bitcoin cost
George Greatest’s ex-wife Angie has revealed she was a sufferer of fraud and held to ransom for a Bitcoin cost.
Angie, 69, was preyed on by hackers once they emailed about her Instagram account.
The ex-Playboy bunny was requested to enter her person title and password within the e-mail to ‘cease her account being shut’ due to what hackers known as ‘copyright infringement.’
It stated she would lose her 20,000 followers if she didn’t do as the e-mail requested.
When she fell for the trick, she was requested for £150 in Bitcoin from a scammer in Turkey.
Sufferer: Angie Greatest was requested to enter her person title and password within the e-mail to ‘cease her account being shut’ due to what hackers known as ‘copyright infringement’
Former mannequin Angie paid the scammer 150 euros (£128) as an alternative and known as the police. She is worried that the fraudsters will prey on her followers after they renamed her account ‘ighelpserviceteam.’
Talking to the Mirror, Angie revealed that the scammers held her to ransom.
She stated: ‘I acquired an e-mail posing as Instagram saying my account was going to be shut down on account of copyright infringement and to click on on a hyperlink to confirm it.
‘It seemed fully real, so I did. It requested me to enter my particulars and as soon as I did they’d them.’
A person contacted her on WhatsApp and was annoyed when she paid him the Bitcoin in Euros.
The scammer demanded one other 200 euros from Angie who stated she informed him to get misplaced and requested him why he didn’t get an actual job.
He informed her it was his actual job and he was an ‘sincere’ man and he or she must be ‘sincere’ herself and pay the £150 she promised him.
Ex-love: Angie was married to soccer ace George from 1978 for eight years
For the reason that fraud, Angie has contacted Instagram however she was informed they may not assist as a result of she had been coping with automated responses.
Motion Fraud have been additionally contacted and Angie employed a cyber-expert in a bid to get her account again.
She stated the skilled informed her to pay the person in the beginning and that generally these focused get their accounts again however they don’t at all times.
Angie stated the rip-off is out of her management and has left her ‘gutted’ after she spent appreciable time making an attempt to get her Instagram again.
Household: Angie and George’s son Calum, 40, is a TV persona
She stated she has requested the universe day by day to present her again the account.
Angie desires to warn others so they don’t have to undergo the identical ordeal she has.
Her financial institution couldn’t be contacted as a result of she has already paid the cash to the scammer.
Angie was married to soccer ace George from 1978 for eight years. Their son Calum, 40, who’s a TV persona, was born in 1981.
Her ex was troubled and struggled with alcoholism for a few years.
The soccer nice had a liver transplant in 2002 however sadly died in 2005 from a lung an infection and organ failure aged simply 59.
His funeral noticed 100,000 line the streets because the funeral cortege travelled via the streets of East Belfast.
Soccer legend: George Greatest had a liver transplant in 2002 however sadly died in 2005 from a lung an infection and organ failure aged simply 59. Pictured: The soccer legend in 1968 outdoors his males’s trend boutique