Known for flashing his lavish lifestyle on Instagram – A teen crypto trader was shot dead in his Porsche

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Flaunting a lavish lifestyle on social media is turning out to be a necessary evil for influencers. They show you their mansions, endless color-coordinated closets, latest bling, but it’s not just followers you are taking in this information. A beauty influencer known for showing off her wealth on social media in Hong Kong was tied up in her home along with her 6-month-old baby and robbed of $533,000. Matters got worse for a young crypto trader who flaunted his wealth on Instagram has been shot dead at the wheel of his red Porsche Boxster.

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19-year-old cryptocurrency trader Wesley Pessano Santarem was reportedly on his way to the hairdressers when ambushed and attacked. The influencer was accompanied by a friend in the passenger seat and was injured in the shooting. The do was taken to hospital in Cabo Frio, and Wesley’s body was taken for a post-mortem examination. Apparently, the ruthless gunmen unleashed a hail of bullets on the teenager, at least four shots on the upper body and one to the head. The killing party zoomed in a silver Volkswagen and unfolded the attack.

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It is believed this so-called Insta-bragging coming from the stables of Bitcoin traders and influencers, and the constant bragging of their wealth on social media is not going down well with particular gangs who are now increasingly targeting the type. The brutality unfolded in front of bystanders in the Brazilian city of Sao Pedro da Aldeia. Some local media are also reporting this to be a case of mistaken identity; however, the police have not revealed the identity of any suspects or the motivation for the killing.

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