A Fool and his Money

Money

I have to say, the examples of just how easy it is to hoodwink people out of their hard-earned money just keep piling up.

A couple week ago, idiots donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a GoFundMe account to benefit millionaire Andrew McCabe.

The GoFundMe account closed when it reached a half million dollars.

It really is stunning isn’t it? Nothing like capitalizing on Trump Derangement Syndrome.

And today, splashed across the New York Post was this headline:

The largest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook has been exposed as a fraud

It turns out some white dude in Australia raked in more than a hundred grand running this bogus page.

Hell, he even cobbled together twice the number of followers than the actual, verified Black Lives Matter page.

From the Post:

The bogus page has been suspended and online payment platforms PayPal, Patreon, Donorbox and Classy have stopped working with it.

Some of the money raised through the fake page reportedly went into a bank in Australia.

See, this is why I never donate money on Facebook. And I won’t donate to a GoFundMe account unless I personally know the individual involved.

But then again, I also ignored emails from so-called Nigerian princes.

I guess anger at the police or hatred of Donald Trump cloud one’s judgment when it comes to money too.

But really? Who can blame this Australian guy – one Ian Mackey of the National Union of Workers in Australia – for exploiting gullible people?

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not condoning it.

I’m just saying I get it.

Exploiting virtue-signaling dummies is clearly a goldmine.

Just ask the Clintons.

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2 thoughts on “A Fool and his Money

  • April 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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    You also get emails from the Nigerian Prince? Small world.

  • April 10, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    It turns out some white dude in Australia raked in more than a hundred grand running this bogus page.

    Hmmmm. (Ponders legality of setting up insincere social justice something something sites.) Oh, uh, but that would be wrong.

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