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Sacha Baron Cohen Drops Pedophile Prank, Roy Moore Threatens Lawsuit

July 30, 2018 |

Roy Moore played right into Sacha Baron Cohen’s hands as the comedian pulled off a prank that seemed to label Moore a pedophile … and the whole mess could be headed for court. The skit aired on Sunday night’s episode of “Who Is America?” — Moore…

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School District Yanks Senior From Graduation Due to Prank

May 24, 2018 |

While some of his classmates had more ambitious senior pranks in the works, such as setting live mice loose, Kylan Scheele decided to do something “more laid-back,” he tells FOX4 —a joke that has now resulted in him getting yanked from walking in graduation. The 18-year-old Missourian, who has a…
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Cops: ‘Hats Off’ to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

May 16, 2018 |

As far as senior pranks go, this may win “Most All-Around Appreciated” in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department…
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German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

April 20, 2018 |

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid

The same German online news outlet that broke the Savedroid supposed exit scam, turned gotcha publicity stunt, is reporting prosecutors just might have a legal case against the initial coin offering (ICO) outfit.

Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank

German Prosecutors Consider Legal Action Against Savedroid

Wirtschafts Woche, the same German source that announced a $ 50 million exit scam by ICO Savedroid, is reporting prosecutors in Frankfurt are examining the “extreme advertising campaign” of the startup. After an elaborate hoax was played on its investors and the public, the company has been doing heavy damage control. According to the online news group, prosecutors have begun a “preliminary investigation.”

A day or so ago, nearly every media outlet in the space ran headlines about tens of millions of dollars ghosted by a brazen ICO founder. He appeared on a beach, Egyptian beer in a frame beside him. Safedroid’s website featured a well-known meme, circumstantially suggesting yet another ICO has orchestrated an exit scam.

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid

But this one seemed off. Veteran journalists, and these very pages, wondered aloud if this wasn’t just a publicity stunt. By later that evening, the site was back up, insisting they were joking and trying to educate the ecosystem about the potential of fraud. “That could have legal consequences for Savedroid now,” the German website stated.

Founder Yassin Hankir released a video statement, asking the public “let me apologize for the drastic campaign.” Indeed, even the company’s Telegram account ghosted during those hours. In situations like these, especially with new investors to whom ICOs are geared, dangerous emotions are often involved, including drastic measures of self harm. Losing considerable sums is no laughing matter, especially if it’s your money.

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid
Yassin Hankir

For Education Purposes

Mr. Hankir continued, “We’ve noticed in the past few months that there are a lot of scams in the industry and we believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. That’s why we wanted to use this very drastic method to show that even we, as a very heavily regulated German company, could easily have run away with all investments.”

Noted.

Wirtschafts Woche also revealed that indeed police have visited Mr. Hankir to discuss the issue.

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No Charges for Officer Who Killed Victim of ‘Swatting’ Prank

April 13, 2018 |

The Kansas police officer who fired the shot that killed a man during a hoax emergency call will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor announced Thursday. District Attorney Marc Bennett said there was reasonable concern at the time that Andrew Finch may have been armed with a weapon, the AP…
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Kris Bryant Goes Undercover Pizza Guy for Fantasy Baseball Prank

March 27, 2018 |

Imagine having a fantasy baseball draft party with all your bros … and then the pizza delivery guy turns out to be a World Series champ!! That’s exactly what happened when Chicago Cubs superstar Kris Bryant surprised 3 different groups of guys…

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Arrest Made in Prank Call That Led to Fatal Police Shooting

December 31, 2017 |

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Los Angeles in connection with a “swatting” prank that left a 28-year-old Kansas man dead Thursday night, KWCH reports. Tyler Barriss, arrested Friday afternoon, is accused of making a false report to police. He was arrested two years ago in connection to a…
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Police Kill Man in Apparent ‘Swatting’ Prank

December 30, 2017 |

A 28-year-old man in Kansas was reportedly killed by police Thursday night over a $ 1.50 bet made on a video game by two strangers. After receiving a call about someone shooting their father and holding their family hostage, police responded en masse to a house in Wichita, the Wichita…
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How Mila Kunis’ Pence Prank Sparked Calls to #BoycottBeam

November 11, 2017 |

While promoting her new movie, A Bad Moms Christmas, on Conan Thursday night, actress Mila Kunis waded deep into the culture wars, and now it looks like she may have taken a beloved brand of bourbon with her. During her interview, Kunis admitted to Conan O’Brien that she’s been donating…
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Cops ‘Terrified’ by Balloon Prank for Movie It

September 6, 2017 |

Police in Lititz, Pa, give a prankster points for creativity for tying red balloons to storm grates ahead of Friday’s release of the movie It —but they “respectfully request they do not do that again.” “We want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed…
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