YouTube commented on the lawsuit Apple co-founder on fraud

The company examines a complaint with YouTube Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who accused the video service in aiding and abetting the fraud, the company said on Friday.

"As soon as we are considering a complaint we take very seriously the abuse of our platform and quickly take actions when we find violations of our rules, such as cheating or impersonating another person", - reported the company.

"Our users have the tools for messages on channels that represent themselves to other individuals or companies, and directly report videos that violate our policies," said YouTube.

Earlier on Friday it became known that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak filed a lawsuit against YouTube for aiding and abetting fraud in the cryptocurrency. He claims that the company, despite repeated requests for months did not remove the fraudulent video with the use of his image. According to the statement of the plaintiffs (Wozniak and 17 people), in the videos on the service, the scammers told about the alleged distribution of bitcoins from the Apple co-founder. In the video it was argued that if users would send a certain number of bitcoins to a certain address, Wozniak will return them as double. In the complaint are screen shots from the platform with relevant YouTube videos. It is noted that the scammers also use this scheme and with the names of other famous entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, bill gates and Robert Kiyosaki. The plaintiffs argue that YouTube is aware of these scams, but not taking action to remove these videos.