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Criminals aren’t always the brightest in the bunch

When I heard about Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and one of the sharks on Shark Tank, lost nearly $400,000 in a wire transfer scam – I was a little surprised until I read about the scam itself. (she got it back)

Then I read about how an Instagram “influencer” got caught with a far less sophisticated scam:

How not to steal $1.5 million: Inside an Instagram influencer’s alleged debit card scam [Quartz] – “A brazen Instagram scam came to an end this week. On Thursday (Feb. 13), federal authorities arrested Kayla Massa, an Instagram and YouTube “influencer,” charging her with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. She and her accomplices allegedly recruited victims over Instagram, asking them to hand over emptied-out bank cards, with the accounts then being used to deposit large amounts of stolen money.”


A rando on the Internet asks you if she can pay to “use” your bank account to make deposits? And you say yes??? Glad they were caught, can’t believe they thought this would work.

That Time Obama Pardoned a Guy Who Stole Charlie Sheen’s Honus Wagner Card [Sports Illustrated] – “A Coen Brothers-esque tale about knuckleheaded kitchen staffers at the All-Star Café, a Hollywood A-lister, the Mona Lisa of baseball cards and a plan that went horribly wrong.”

Despite the appearance of Obama’s name, this one doesn’t involve him (outside of the pardon) and would make for a fun TV movie.

Lastly, for some fun, here are the 48 Laws of Power, animated edition. The video is just 29 minutes and covers every law in Robert Greene’s bestseller. (the animation for Law #4 is my favorite)

Get after it today!