Teen crypto trader and investment influencer from Brazil found shot dead in his Porsche

Teen crypto trader and investment influencer from Brazil found shot dead in his Porsche

The young cryptocurrency trader Wesley Pessano Santarem was reportedly shot dead at the wheel of his red Porsche Boxster in São Pedro da Aldeia, a municipality in Brazil. Gunmen reportedly unleashed a “hail of bullets” on the 19-year-old.

Santarem was 19 at the time of his death. He was popular on Instagram with more than 133,000 followers. As per local news reports, he was a resident of Cabo Frio, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

As per a report in The Sun, a bullet wound in his neck was seen in the video shot after his death. The tabloid also reported that his death comes in the wake of gangs increasingly targeting so-called “Insta-bragging” Bitcoin traders and influencers, who flaunt their wealth on social media.

Who was Wesley Pessano Santarem?

Santarem was 19 at the time of his death. He was popular on Instagram with more than 133,000 followers. As per local news reports, he was a resident of Cabo Frio, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. 

In an older interview with a local news organization, Santarem claimed that at the age of 16, he began working in a telemarketing company, earning Brazilian Real 400 ($75.92) a month. At the age of 17, he said that he had lost all his money. However, at 18, he claimed to have developed a strategy that allegedly made him enormous profit — once he supposedly earned Brazilian Real 13,000 ($2467.54) in one minute.

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