Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube for allowing cheaters to use his name and portrait in fake bitcoin gifts, the verge reported.
According to the lawsuit filed in the California High Court, the swindler has been posting videos on the platform claiming that Wozniak is holding a bitcoin promotion. They convince users that if they send bitcoin to the address provided, Wozniak will return double the amount.
According to the lawsuit, fraudulent videos and promotional activities appeared on youtube, which falsely used pictures and videos of plaintiff Steve Wozniak and other famous technology entrepreneurs, and defrauded YouTube users of millions of dollars.
The plaintiffs, including Wozniak and 17 others, said YouTube was aware of the scams but did not remove the videos.
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