Croatian Scam Detected as Fraudster Seeks Donations in Rimac’s Name

Lauren Simmonds

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Few have become more famous (at least for positive reasons) in Croatia over the last few years as Livno-born entrepreneur Mate Rimac. Having attracted not only the attention of automotive giants including Porsche, but their money in the form of enormous investments too, all eyes have been on Rimac for some time now.

As the entrepreneur continues to make impressive business moves and dispell theories that succeeding in Croatia is impossible, such as with his latest Rimac Campus project, unfortunately some not so respectable eyes have been watching him and hoping to take advantage in some way or another.

Scams via apps or texts have become somewhat commonplace, and although a Nigerian prince wanting your bank details and informing you of the untimely death of your hitherto unknown relative are typically obvious lies, not all of them are so transparent.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, dangerous fake news in the current era of social media is unfortunately rife, and scams also are. Businessman Mate Rimac himself warned about this epidemic of sorts on his Facebook profile.

”We hereby appeal to everyone not to fall prey to fraud,” N1 also reported when discussing the latest Croatian scam which is asking for donations in Mate Rimac’s name.

To be more specific, someone has divised a Croatian scam to trick people into investing money in a start-up company, in the form of cryptocurrencies. Of course, the entire thing is completely and utterly fake, as is Mate Rimac’s apparent ”advice” on making such investments that this particular Croatian scam is using in its attempt to fool would-be investors or cryptocurrency fans.

“People, don’t fall prey to these stupid scams. They’re constantly using the identities of public figures – unfortunately that includes me too,” said Mate Rimac last year. These particular ads lead to seemingly trustworthy and normal-looking portals, however these are very much fraudulent sites regardless of their more professional appearance.

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