A group of YouTubers belonging to the investment collective Dumb Money nearly purchased a set of counterfeit Pokémon cards.
Not what they’re expecting: YouTuber vloggers Chris Camillo, Dave Hanson and Jordan Mclain almost spent $375,000 on what supposedly was a first edition card set but turned out to be fake, VICE reports.
- Dumb Money discovered the forgery during a live broadcast of the box set opening.
- The set was from Jake Greenbaum, AKA the “Collectables Guru,” Logan Paul’s personal Pokémon consultant, according to HypeBeaast.
- Greenbaum who reportedly purchased the box for $155,000, was in the video to facilitate the live unboxing.
- YouTuber Leonhart was also in attendance to help verify the authenticity of the set.
- Had the unboxing been a success, it would have been “the most expensive transaction in Pokémon history,” Dumb Money claimed.
- It was 35 minutes into the video where they noticed that instead of sealed first-edition packs, the packs were already open, containing random worthless cards.
Second transaction: On Friday, Dumb Money broadcasted another unboxing video with a replacement box from Greenbaum, who said he was scammed by a seller he did not name.
- According to Greenbaum, the seller has since offered a refund and already provided $80,000 and checks dating out for the next two months.
- The $375,000 purchase was then completed live, making it the most expensive Pokémon box ever.