Whoops! Woman In Texas Tricked Into Giving Bruno Mars Catfish Over $100,000!
This story is absolutely insane. Back in 2018, a 63-year-old woman in Texas made an Instagram account and eventually connected with someone claiming to be Bruno Mars.
They developed an online relationship and eventually, this Bruno character asked for cash. He claimed it was to cover “tour expenses,” which is super odd because Bruno has a net worth of nearly $200 million.
The woman sent this person one check for $10,000 and at least one other check worth around $90,000.
Police say the money found its way into the bank account of one Chinwendu Azuonwu — a local man who was taken into custody on money laundering charges, along with an alleged accomplice, Basil Amadi, who’s facing similar charges. Both men were in court this week.
The catfish also told the woman he’d be leaving tour to spend time with her, which…uh, what? Why am I giving you $100,000 then? If you’re just leaving the tour? Why couldn’t she just hop on the tour with you?
Cops told local news outlets they believe these men may be low-level crooks working for scammers overseas — and are hoping they cooperate to help uncover a potentially bigger criminal ring.
It’s one thing to get catfish’d by some rando who needs money for “studio time” or some bullsh*t, but to get tricked by someone claiming to be Bruno Mars?
AND THEN SEND HIM MONEY? SEND BRUNO MARS MONEY? THE DUDE WHO IS WORTH MILLIONS AND MILLIONS!
I mean, I know it’s our job to protect the vulnerable, but at some point, you have to throw in the towel and let them live their life. How on earth do you help someone that gullible? She’s probably sending $50,000 checks to an Elon Musk catfish right now!
GET OFF THE INTERNET, GRAMMY!