We all remember the famous phrase our parents taught us:

If it sounds too good to be true…

Then it definitely IS true and cannot in any way be a scam. That’s the old saying, right? Right??

You can never be too careful these days. Covid hiding around every corner. Global warming popping out of a dark alley. Honestly, we’ve kind of forgotten about scams. But somewhere out there, a hacker managed to break into the Twitter accounts of some of the world’s most famous people, and really, really, underperformed, given the circumstances.

The Twitters of Kanye West, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and more, were all hacked and began sending out this very normal, very unsuspicious message:

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. What a deal, right?!

You’re telling me I can send my untracable online currency to a totally sketchy IP address, and that insanely famous, wealthy, and charitable individual will send me, ME, double my money!

It’s almost too easy. Working a 9-5 is for suckers. I’m going yacht shopping now!! Oh wait— hang on, getting a call real quick…

{On the phone with Bank of America} : Wait, so it’s all gone? All of it? And my identity? They stole it? Right. What’s that? There really isn’t a Nigerian Prince out there who I’m floating my life savings too? OK thanks bye have a great day!

Hey guys, so, uhh….. don’t click any links online that may be not look super legit. I’m going to go drive into the ocean now.

[ The End ]

Back to the story of Hacker and the Brain. This particular hacker, must not have been the most convincing author, because the tweets were taken down in a matter of minutes, and the whole situation lasted about an hour.

But, how many suckers got duped in that hour?!

One. One sucker.

And apparently this poor schmuck only sent $100,000 to the Tweeter. Maybe it was fake Celine Dion or hacked Idris Elba. I’d send $100,000 to Idris Elba, even if he was hacked! That man has great style.

But getting back to the main problem with this story. The hacker had access to the most famous Twitter accounts in the world, and he could only rustle up 100K?! You can’t even buy a townhome in Tulsa for that!

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