LOGAN Paul was scammed into spending $3.5 million on fake Pokemon cards while being tricked into buying old GI Joe cards. The YouTube sensation an
Logan Paul scammed into spending $3.5 million on FAKE Pokemon cards when boxer was tricked into buying old GI Joe cards
LOGAN Paul was scammed into spending $3.5 million on fake Pokemon cards while being tricked into buying old GI Joe cards.
The YouTube sensation and boxing icon, who has amassed a collection of cards over the years, took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to share a new video revealing how he was duped.
“New video, this sucks. I lost $3,500,000 worth of fake Pokemon cards so I could get my money back,” he said. he tweeted.
The Youtuber turned boxer posted the video on his channel revealing the big purchase to his audience.
The video, titled I Lost $3,500,000 On Fake Pokémon Cards, has already garnered more than 1.5 million views.
The seven-minute video, shot in Chicago in December 2021, shows Paul meeting with the authentication company BBCE.
Once the box was opened, one of the authenticators said, “Why are they so swollen? Look how they are shaped, they don’t look good.”
“Look how curvy and puffy they are. They are very light. They do not look so well”.
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At that point Paul is seen clutching his head and saying, “Oh my God.”
Once he grabs the cards, Paul looks up in fear and says, “Oh, no…no, no, no. Why is it folded like this? Why is it folded like this? What is inside them?
He quickly adds, “It’s fake, bro. It’s false”.
When the box is opened, they realize that the cards inside are GI Joe cards.
“G.I. Joe! It could have been anything else,” Paul yelled.
After one of the checkers admitted that he “was cheated, another called the incident “the biggest fraud in all of Pokémon history.”
The video concludes with Paul explaining: I’m a super positive person, bro.
“And I will always be the one to look on the bright side, and I am trying, but this is very difficult.
“It’s so sad for all parties involved. It’s sad for the Pokemon community. Like, how many scam things are there out there? I’m grateful for the things I have that are real.”
Paul said he went from having 11 First Edition Pokémon boxes to five as a result of this scam.
Despite his loss, he still has a first edition “Shadowless” Charizard card, TMZ reports.
Paul claims that the card is now worth over a million dollars.
In addition, he now only has five Pokémon card packs from the first edition.
Fortunately, Logan’s friend and famous card collector, Bolillo Lajan San, revealed to TMZ that Paul did get his money back.
“I have refunded Logan his 3.5,” Bolillo Lajan San told TMZ.
Many users took to the YouTube video’s comments section to express their thoughts on the situation.
One YouTuber wrote: “I remember buying a fake $10,000 box and being upset…but $3,500,000 I can’t imagine.”
Another wrote: “Damn this REALLY sucks, for the Pokémon community and the sports card community.
“We all depend on authenticators to ensure that what we are investing is real.”
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