Minderoo Foundation05 Apr 2019

Statement on Andrew Forrest bitcoin scam

It has come to our attention that the name, image and misinformation about the personal life of our Chairman Andrew Forrest have been used to entice people into paying money to scammers.


Such scams are abhorrent and we are doing what we can to try and alert people to them.

To this end, we want to confirm that:

  • Mr Forrest does not publish information about investments he or his family make, except as required by law
  • You should not rely on statements you read about the Forrest family’s investments as being recommendations or endorsements for you to invest
  • Mr Forrest has not endorsed or invested in bitcoin

If you encounter any scam, you may report it to the following agencies:

For more information, read our Hoaxes and Scams policy here.

Minderoo Foundation
by Minderoo Foundation

Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.

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