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applegrove

(118,473 posts)
Sat May 27, 2023, 03:03 PM May 2023

Trump Backers Scammed With Worthless 'Trump Bucks'

Trump Backers Scammed With Worthless ‘Trump Bucks’

May 27, 2023 at 12:51 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 307 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2023/05/27/trump-backers-scammed-with-worthless-trump-bucks/

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“In the recesses of the internet where some of Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters stoke conspiracies and plot his return to the White House, suspected con artists have been mining their disappointment over the last presidential election for gold,” NBC News reports.

“They’ve been peddling ‘Trump Bucks,’ which are emblazoned with photos of the former president, and advertising them online as a kind of golden ticket that will help propel Trump’s 2024 bid and make the ‘real patriots’ who support him rich when cashed in.”

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applegrove

(118,473 posts)
3. They disclaimed at several points in the speel on the website. I bet a lawyer has
Sat May 27, 2023, 03:12 PM
May 2023

made it bullet proof.

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The fine print on the websites offering these items usually notes that they are memorabilia.

But on social media and in promotional videos — many featuring faked celebrity endorsements — the sellers have tapped an audience that believes Trump’s ouster was part of a great conspiracy and that by investing in the Trump Rebate Banking System, or TRB for short, Trump will reward their loyalty by making them rich.

Those who buy these items, the ads from Patriots Dynasty, Patriots Future and USA Patriots suggest, will be rewarded when Trump unveils a new monetary system that will turn these products into legal tender worth far more than the purchase price.

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LonePirate

(13,407 posts)
4. What? People who fall for every conspiracy theory and lie imaginable have been scammed? I'm shocked!
Sat May 27, 2023, 03:14 PM
May 2023

How did this happen? We may never know.

RKP5637

(67,086 posts)
6. These individuals are so mesmerized and gullible they will do anything no matter
Sat May 27, 2023, 03:35 PM
May 2023

how ignorant to support their cult leader. Reminds me of a guy I knew that sold religious trinkets to the ever faithful evangelists and the like. He could give a F about religion or them, but made a lot of money cleaning up on their stupidity. Their cash was ripe for the taking.

TlalocW

(15,373 posts)
8. And here's the thing
Sat May 27, 2023, 07:50 PM
May 2023

Chances are the scammers are fellow conservatives. There's a phenomenon on the right that you don't see on the left, and that's when someone at Point B on the right side of the political spectrum looks further right and sees someone at Point C, sees something crazy that they're afraid of and kinda understands it because they're also conservative but doesn't buy into it and realizes he can make money by selling some product that's suppose to solve Point C's problem. Why start at Point B? Because there's someone at Point A further to the left of B doing it to B.

That's not to say that there are not useless products on the other side, but the people buying and selling are convinced that the product is worthwhile. There's not a malicious intent to scam someone but to actually help the buyers with something the sellers use and believe to be helpful.

keithbvadu2

(36,645 posts)
9. Worth less than 100 trillion dollars?
Sun May 28, 2023, 12:59 AM
May 2023

Zimbabwe's inflation got so bad, they printed a 100 trillion dollar bill as currency

It is worth more as a collectible than as money.

And there is no shortage of them as a collectible.

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