Man stole $122m from Facebook and Google by sending them random bills, which the companies dutifully paid

Great movie; a remake about grifters scamming bug businesses instead of wealthy women might just work…

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I’d watch that. Less sure about this remake, but I’ll likely still see it (though probably not in theaters).

Given how the original ended, it makes me wonder if this will really be a full gender-reversal.

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I didn’t realize that Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake.

Janet the Jackal owned the men; proving herself to be the best con artist out of all them, then came back for “fun.” I doubt that would play well with gender reversed roles.

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Exactly. That’s why I’m curiously wary to see what they do. I learned about the new remake from a trailer before Captain Marvel. The trailer doesn’t explicitly say it’s a remake, but less than halfway into the trailer it obviously was and at that point I was already wondering about the ending.

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well I just want to add i find it quite heartening that everyone seems to concur it morally acceptable to jack facebook and google for millions . it feels almost like christmas at grannys as a kid. so who wants to form a Boing Boing Crew. whos in ? I want to be the weird guy that distracts people while the heist is underway.

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I dunno about morally acceptable. It is still wrong but if you are gonna throw your morals and ethics out the window then these are marks that are not going to make anyone mad at you as opposed to bilking granny out of her savings account for cleaning her computer.

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Naw, this dude:
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So that’s why none of the studios bought my script for Ocean’s Raid the Pension Fund (based on a true story). /s

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I quite like that neologism! Google, facebook, Amazon, all the companies NoScript blocks on BB’s site: bug businesses!

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Damn, that was Freudian than a muthafucka; I’m leaving it as is.

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Maybe he estimated a 10% success rate and they paid everything to his amazement.

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I’m pretty shocked about it. I work as a contractor for a big big company, and when we submit invoices, we have to use their on-line invoicing system, and you can’t even create an invoice in that system until a PO number has been generated by the company and gone through their multi-step PO creation and approval process. And you can’t even get into their invoice submission system without being an approved vendor and that also can’t happen until someone with authority there sends an invitation to become an approved vendor. There’s literally no way to submit to them an invoice outside this system and have it get paid, and there’s no way to fake them into generating a PO somehow. It could never happen. I’m quite surprised that Google and FB wouldn’t have similar systems. Maybe they will have one now.
I have to imagine that this fraud guy must have had some experience working in one of their accounting departments to know how to do this. I can’t imagine it’s as simple as emailing a PDF to accounts-payable@ .
Edit: and a quick Google search gets me to Google’s vendor system: https://www.google.com/corporate/suppliers/ . If you want to submit an invoice you need a PO from Google. Honestly this article does NOT make sense to me. Either it’s getting a lot of details wrong or I’m not understanding it.

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That’s nothing I’ve been charging all yall for likes since '13

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But, but… everyone knows that private businesses are too efficient and aware of waste to ever allow something like this to happen!

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They should have had put me on the job. Looks like their qa is ass.

Probably pay these guys like millions and still don’t get it.

Joking

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I know, right? I’d be happy forever with a couple of million of Google’s money.

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Ongoing, Ocean’s 15 - Presidential Cabinet Edition :-/

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So, send them an invoice.

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Leverage is kind of fun, though a little unbelievable but what the hell. Like Mission:Impossible with a sense of humor.

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