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.
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.
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Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"Reason why they should be teaching financial literacy in schools.. the math don't math."
"I think it's funny they say to kids listen to adults but then they fall for this problem."
"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."
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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, Legit.ng 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.