An elderly couple in the UK lost £80,000 (roughly $100,000) in a cryptocurrency scam falsely linked to UK financial expert Martin Lewis. The scammer convinced the couple to invest in Bitcoin through a series of transactions using FinTech platforms Revolut, Wise, and Binance. The couple made 14 transactions, with their “investment” purportedly doubling in value within four weeks. However, when they attempted to withdraw their funds, they were asked to pay £10,000 for capital gains tax, at which point they realized they had been scammed. Both Barclays and Revolut allegedly refused to reimburse the lost funds. The story highlights the importance of verifying investment opportunities' legitimacy and financial firms' legitimacy before making transactions. Martin Lewis's website, MoneySavingExpert.com, as well as Barclays and Revolut, have urged consumers to remain vigilant and conduct thorough research before investing.