Britain’s youngest millionaire caught by scammers after TV interview

So, how did Britain’s youngest millionaire make his fortune?

Akshay Ruparelia launched online estate agency Doorsteps as a 17-year-old schoolboy.

As a result he made the Sunday Times Rich List.

But does his fortune really come from property – or the very iffy bitcoin?

And did he really appear on This Morning to show presenter Holly Willoughby exactly how to cash in on the digital currency ‘boom’?

No of course he didn’t.

While he appears to have persuaded the lovely Holly to deposit £200 live on the show – within three minutes, she had apparently made a £143.18p profit – no such thing happened.

It’s a scam.

It’s fake news.

Totally bogus.

It didn’t for one single moment fool us.

But could it fool others?

The bigger question is: Do either  Holly or Akshay know that their perfectly legitimate Doorsteps interview on morning telly has been hi-jacked by scammers?

The real interview is here:

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  1. Simon Bradbury

    What an impressive young man.

    LOVE the advice…” listen to your Mum”.

  2. WestMidsValuer97

    EYE….what the hell is this????

    This is absolutely outrageous.

    The link is a con…it’s been done to the dragons on DragonsDen too…it never happened!!

    Cannot believe you’ve published this.

    Holly never invested that and she never made that money. As with all the other cons out there. I’d remove this article if I were you, degrades this website massively.

    1. SLF

      Suggestion…read the article before commenting

      1. WestMidsValuer97

        I did read it thankyou for your suggestion though.

        This is my point….it’s fake, so why publish this ****.

        Unnecessary drivel.

  3. MichaelDay

    WARNING The link you have provided is a well known marketing scam/ruse – been on social media channels for ages.

    What people do with their own money is their affair but my view would be to be very careful – there is no such thing as a free lunch.

    IMO this is not something PIE should be publishing.

  4. Nick Salmon, M.D. Property Industry Eye

    WestMidsValuer97 and MichaelDay – Yes, thanks, we know it is a scam and thought that was clear from the article. However we have made it even clearer now!

    1. WestMidsValuer97

      Yes, but what the bl**dy hell is the point in publishing this rubbish?? 
      The kids already in hot water over how diabolical his business model is and the fact he has no experience….why make things worse for him….
      Or…is PIE going down the route of ‘any publicity is good publicity’???

  5. Dom_P

    I am inclined to agree that this is a very strange thing for PIE to have published, and also is written in a very odd way too. I think it is meant in a humorous way but I’m not entirely sure it is clear enough in my opinion.

  6. Estate_Agent_Memes

    ooops – it appears PIE got sucked in by an old internet/Facebook scam, everyone makes mistakes, just have a word with the person who fell for the article – and most importantly realise the difference between the words Mirror and Major when in a red top newspaper format!!

  7. PeeBee

    Got to say that some of the comments above perplex me – some of them to the point of exasperation.
    Either that or I’m seeing mass reverse irony here and it’s me that needs to give my head a well-overdue shake…


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