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Best fake tech/news story of the month ... put down your beverage NOW

Postby wvjohn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:30 pm

On 18 December 2017, the web site Huzlers leveraged news about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin spiking in value to falsely claim a man had swindled over million dollars from people by selling altered Chuck E. Cheese tokens as “Bitcoins”:

Marlon Jensen, 36, was arrested a Sunday morning when NYPD stormed his home. NYPD received calls from the fraud victims that someone had sold them “Bitcoins”, only to find out there actually was no tangible bitcoin currency available. NYPD found $1.1 Million of cash inside Marlons home. According to police, Marlon had scratched off most of the Chuck E. Cheese engravements on the coins, and would write “B” on each coin with permanent marker.

“People are retarded haha”, said NYPD Officer Michael West, “My 8 year old son would know those weren’t bitcoins and lord knows he’s not the brightest”.


https://www.snopes.com/chuck-e-cheese-bitcoin/

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Re: Best fake tech/news story of the month ... put down your beverage NOW

Postby Pugsley » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:30 am

So in our political correct times that cop is now on paid leave for saying that. :rolleyes:


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