Quebecers lost hundreds of dollars in a scam involving host Marie-Claude Barrette, who extolled the virtues of cryptocurrency in a segment that never aired Everyone is talking about it.
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The fraudsters used an interview given by the host on Radio-Canada’s Tout le monde en parole to promote their financial products.
During a part of the show, which was not broadcast due to “technical problems”, Marie-Claude Barrette is said to have announced how she became rich.
“I supposedly said that I was able to find a loophole in a system and that you can now get rich with cryptocurrencies, and I would have gotten aggressive because no one on set believed me,” she said. -she explained in an interview with LCN.
“This is fraud and this conversation never took place,” said Marie-Claude Barrette.
Guy A. Lepage, head of Tout le monde en parole, was contacted by Le Journal and claimed to have discussed this situation with his legal team.
“It’s a bit like an interview on a topic we would never talk about on the show, it’s a bit impossible,” he explained.
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Several internet users even wrote to Marie-Claude Barrette asking her for advice on cryptocurrency investments.
“I posted a warning on my public Facebook page, but as the weeks went by there was a second wave,” Marie-Claude Barrette said in an interview. What worried me was that people started putting money into it. »
A user told the host in a letter that he had invested $500 and asked if she would advise him to invest up to $5,000 in the fraudulent company that used his image.
“That’s when I panicked,” said Marie-Claude Barrette.
“There was even a lady who was stubborn towards me and didn’t believe me when I told her it was a scam. “She thought I wanted to keep my method of making money a secret,” she explained.
“It’s a shame for Marie-Claude, her audience loves her very much. I can understand that some ladies have fallen into this trap, but the premise of this statement smacks of fraud from the start,” explained Guy A. Lepage.
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