Principal Humbly Resigns After Sending $100,000 to Fake Elon Musk

Principal Humbly Resigns After Sending $100,000 to Fake Elon Musk

  • A principal of a school in Florida has resigned after she attempted to send $100,000 to someone posing as Elon Musk
  • The principal had strongly believed it was the world's richest man who had reached out to her to send $100,000 to receive a million-dollar deal
  • Fortunately, the money could not be cashed out before the school aborted the transaction, which could have been sent to a scammer

A Florida principal was said to have humbly resigned after discovering that she almost made the school lose $100,000 to scammers.

The principal had thought she was in contact with Elon Musk, who asked her for 100,000 United States dollars to get her into a million-dollar deal.

Principal in trouble after finding she sent $100k to Elon Musk
A principal is in trouble after discovering she sent $100k to fake Elon Musk. Photo credit: @wealth Source: Instagram
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According to Wealth, who made the report on Instagram, when the principal finally realised her error, she had no option but to resign.

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Many social media users who reacted to the story sympathised with the principal, who would have fallen for a scammer.

PAY ATTENTION: Share your outstanding story with our editors! Please reach us through! compiled some of the reactions below:

@nurse_byll reacts:

"Reason why they should be teaching financial literacy in schools.. the math don't math."

@j3r_emy said:

"I think it's funny they say to kids listen to adults but then they fall for this problem."

@anthonysolano.21 wrote:

"They almost hit her with the Nigerian prince scam."

@curiouskmag also reacted:

"And notifications will vibrate Call."

@beartompkins also commented:

"To think that Elon Musk would one, reach out to you directly, and two would need $100k for whatever reasons at all."

@dbell1love also said:

"I'd have to resign too after getting clapped like that and taking an L."

@mr_traficante wrote:

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"Then why did the check to 'Elon Musk' go to her account?"


"Yahoo boys, I see una work."

Man opens 25 bank accounts, dupes US citizens of $3.4 million

Meanwhile, previously reported that Nigerian man, Olaniyi Nasiru Ojikitu, has been convicted and sentenced to almost seven and a half years in a US prison for his part in a multi-year romance scam.

According to US prosecutors, Okijutu, a permanent legal resident in the US, opened about 25 bank accounts in his name, a fake name, and a shell company name through which almost $3.4 million was fraudulently obtained and lodged.


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