Famous American YouTuber and influencer Logan Paul spent $3.5 million on a batch of Pokémon cards and got scammed!
On December 20, Logan Paul explained that he had spent $3.5 million on a batch of Pokémon cards of very first edition. We now know that the YouTuber has unfortunately been had for him.
Poké-dollars don’t buy happiness
His batch of cards had been authenticated by BBCE (Basebal Card Exchange), an agency whose reliability is debated. Reason why videographers and specialized media looked into the case of this suspicious card lot.
Going back to the original announcement, the videographers Rattle Pokemon and PokeBeach discover that the seller seems to have no experience in this kind of sales, and has – in addition – no user rating.
Even more suspicious, the lot was initially apparently going to be sold for $70,000 before the sale was canceled for no obvious reason.
The lot passed through several hands, its price increasing each time, before landing in those of Bolillo Lajan San who buys it for 2.7 million dollars then resells it to Logan Paul for 3.5 million.
From Sasha to Joe
Due to the suspicious course of this sale, lack of BBCE experience in this kind of authentication, defects on the box of the lot and other details noted by the videographers and specialized media, Logan Paul doubts.
Reason why he decided to travel to Chicago with Bolillo Lajan San to go see BBCE, Authentication Manager from his deck of cards. This is how the YouTuber discovers that his lot is filled with fake Pokémon card boxes filled – sometimes only halfway – GI Joe cards.
Suffice to say that it is very far from worth the amount that Logan Paul spent! The YouTuber got scammed out of $3.5 million, but earned a top spot on YouTube Trending.
This inevitably reminds us of the 7.6 tons of fake Pokémon cards seized in November by the Chinese authorities.
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