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jojo
05-01-2012, 08:08 PM
http://deadspin.com/5906658/is-an-espn-columnist-scamming-people-on-the-internet

Strange.

Redsfaithful
05-01-2012, 08:16 PM
Feel for the kid who lost his 300k likes FB page. That's not an insignificant achievement, and to lose it to a scammer is terrible.

Stray
05-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Kudos to deadspin, that's an interesting read. Sucks for that kid that got scammed, but I dunno why he didn't see through the scam sooner.

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TeamSelig
05-01-2012, 11:16 PM
Cliffs?

Stray
05-02-2012, 12:10 AM
The best part is that it keeps getting weirder. Connections to condescending wonka, stolen Twitter accounts, solen fb pages, law suits, threats, and screenshots galore...it just keeps on giving. How ESPN hired this myth wo ever actually asking to meet is beyond me.

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LexRedsFan
05-02-2012, 12:26 AM
How ESPN hired this myth wo ever actually asking to meet is beyond me.

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I'm predicting it has something to do with "her" being hot and the editor being a middle aged male.

Just a prediction.

Razor Shines
05-02-2012, 12:41 AM
Kudos to deadspin, that's an interesting read. Sucks for that kid that got scammed, but I dunno why he didn't see through the scam sooner.

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Well he's 19 and she really did work for ESPN. A lot to be distracted by there, can't say I'd have caught on any quicker.


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Stray
05-02-2012, 01:08 AM
Well he's 19 and she really did work for ESPN. A lot to be distracted by there, can't say I'd have caught on any quicker.


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Maybe, but those wild threats would have flagged me.

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Razor Shines
05-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Maybe, but those wild threats would have flagged me.

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Me at 30? Sure. Me at 19? Doubtful. The only threat was the images he was using were owned by Getty.

Are you talking about the threats to the gambling guy?

Razor Shines
05-02-2012, 02:03 AM
Appears that "Ben" got his FB NBA Memes page back and Sarah is responding to the story on twitter.

RiverRat13
05-02-2012, 08:56 AM
My guess is that Prasad is really "Sarah Phillips" and paid a hot Oregon St. coed to be the face of the scam.

Stray
05-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Me at 30? Sure. Me at 19? Doubtful. The only threat was the images he was using were owned by Getty.

Are you talking about the threats to the gambling guy?

Yeah I might have had all of the scams crossed up lol. I guess I can see where a 19 year old could buy into that Getty images story.

RiverRat13
05-02-2012, 10:18 AM
My guess is that Prasad is really "Sarah Phillips" and paid a hot Oregon St. coed to be the face of the scam.

That theory probably isn't true...

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/april/sarah-phillips-and-nilesh-prasad-connection-traces-back-to-sheldon-high-school.html

RBA
05-02-2012, 01:24 PM
I lost interest in the Deadspin story about a third of the way.

HotCorner
05-02-2012, 02:21 PM
I found the whole concept of buying Twitter accounts interesting and a bit of an eye opener.

CySeymour
05-02-2012, 03:32 PM
I lost interest in the Deadspin story about a third of the way.

Me too. Couldn't get through it, it took too long for it to make its point.