Fake Boston411 Account Swindles Facebook and Twitter Users For Bridal Show

Posted Mar 3, 2010

A scammer on Twitter created a fake account that was called TheBoston411.  They also managed to scam Twitter and Facebook users into thinking that they are paying for a bridal show.  The problem is that the bridal show does not exist and the fake account managed to get $150,000 out of the users.  About 5,000 people paid for $15 tickets and 200 businesses paid $350-$4,000 with the hopes of exhibiting.  Police began to investigate the scam last week. [Ars Technica]