Former Towie star Joey Essex claims he was ‘duped’ into promoting a £500,000 crypto coin ‘con’, which was linked to a supply app to rival Uber Eats
Joey Essex claims he was ‘tricked’ into selling a ‘faux crypto coin’, which is claimed to have amassed £500,000 of funding.
The previous Towie star agreed to advertise EATS Coin, which was linked to meals supply app CryptoEats.
The supply app claimed to rival Uber Eats and advised that it could permit individuals to pay for meals with cryptocurrency, reviews The Solar.
Nonetheless after Joey and a lot of different actuality stars promoted the enterprise at a West London membership final week, all traces of CryptoEats on-line had disappeared, with its web site and social media accounts down.
Anybody making an attempt to promote their EATS Coin acquired an error message.
Joey was on the launch of the crypto coin at The London Reign membership in Mayfair with former Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth, 40 and Love Island alumna Belle Hassan, 23.
Talking to The Solar Joey stated: “I’m fuming. This firm used my identify to dupe a lot of individuals into investing cash.
“It’s disgusting and I really feel unhealthy for anyone in that state of affairs.
“It was all carried out in good religion, however I really feel horrible for individuals who have misplaced out.”
Joey’s supervisor Dave Learn advised the publication that the Towie star was excited about investing cash within the enterprise himself.
Following its on-line disappearance, CryptoEats is claimed to have advised subscribers its website had been hacked.
Former Radio 1 DJ Charlie produced a promotional video for firm and was pictured with CryptoEats merchandise. He and his workforce are stated to be “investigating”.
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Love Island’s Belle posted a photograph of herself on the launch social gathering and sweetness influencer Mandi Vakili, who shares a YouTube channel along with her sister Anna, additionally posted pics.
An occasions coordinator stated the social gathering was ‘stuffed with influencers and celebrities’, however from what they’ve seen unfold “it seems to be prefer it was all a giant rip-off.”
The Mirror has contacted the Met Police for remark.