Fraudsters are using ads featuring a fake Jeremy Clarkson endorsement as part of a Bitcoin scam. Watchdogs are warning social media users about the ads, which urge people to invest in cryptocurrency.

The adverts plug a company called Bitcoin Revolution and are designed to look like a news article about people who have had enormous success trading crypto. One features a fake quote from The Top Gear and Grand Tour star stating: “Bitcoin Revolution has been the greatest investment I’ve ever made.”

A statement sent to financial website This is Money said the TV star has “absolutely no knowledge of the company”.