Zoom, Scam, and Bananas

Here’s a story that should warn everyone to keep their guard up. Bored Ape Yacht Club ($BAYC) member Crumz found himself on a Zoom call that smelled fishier than a tuna sandwich at a vegan convention. ๐Ÿก

Picture this: a supposed Forbes interview turning into a heist movie plot, minus the popcorn.

Crumz, our digital art collector, got a ping from someone claiming to be Robert LaFranco of Forbes fame. Crumz, perhaps dazzled by the Forbes spotlight, missed that this LaFranco was as real as a three-dollar bill.

First, Fraudy McFranco bails on the initial call, blaming a family crisis. Then, rescheduled for November 26 and showed up fashionably late with a buddy.

As the interview progressed, things got weirder. The scammers, running on a non-premium Zoom account, kept switching links. Then, they played their masterstroke: “Hey, Crumz, mind if we record your screen? Oh, and can you fetch a banana?” ๐ŸŒ

Crumz, sensing something was more off than pineapple on pizza, played along. Mute. Pretend banana hunt. Meanwhile, the scammers, thinking they hit the jackpot, started fiddling with his screen. Little did they know, Crumz’s NFTs were as secure as Fort Knox, in cold storage.

Realizing the jig was up, our hero shut down his computer faster than you can say “scam,” leaving the scammers with nothing but their foolishness.

So, there you have it, folks. In the digital jungle, always watch out for bananas. They might be a scammer’s bait. ๐ŸŸ

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