So, I don’t know about you guys, but I remembered this story back when it first broke when Bobbitt (apparently unrelated to the guy who had his cut off by his angry wife) was aghast to find that his two new friends were not going to give him the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised in his name on GoFundMe.
Just a few months later, and it appears that everyone was in on the scam. If it wasn’t for those meddling social media people and cops (and greed), they would have gotten away with it too! Story:
This is a story the British Independent newspaper, which covered Bobbitt’s growing horror at being scammed by his scammy associates in September :
There is some (current) speculation that they gave B-boy what they did in the hope that he would accidentally overdose and they could continue to alert everyone to their new-found, ill-gotten wealth by spending all their money ostentatiously.
I can’t be the only person who has noticed that GFM is pretty much a scammer’s paradise, can I? It’s like the lazy man’s Kickstarter, where people go to beg for thousands of dollars just because - and then get it if their sob story is good enough!
Discussion point: Crime pays: but not if you’re a bloody idiot. Or invent your own discussion point and share stories of criminal greed elsewhere in the world gone wrong due to greed and/or stupidity.