Logan Paul scammed out of $3.5 million in Pokémon card fraud


He has a talent for enraging the masses

Logan Paul has been making headlines recently for his deep dive into the world of Pokémon. Like many creators of late, he’s ridden the resurgence of Pokémon trading cards, and even get himself in hot water for making a table that encased fifteen Game Boy Color handhelds in resin. Paul posted a video this week chronicling his latest exploits, only this time, he got scammed out of a staggering $3.5 million while trying to purchase a case of unopened first edition cards.

In the vlog, Paul traveled to Chicago to meet with members of the Baseball Card Exchange, who said they would be able to authenticate the purchase. The representative is insistent that the cards are real, only to be proven wrong as they open the boxes to reveal that they are full of packs of G.I. Joe cards. As would be expected, Paul and his team are floored, one of them claiming that it’s the “biggest fraud in the entire history of Pokémon.” We’ll have to double-check on that one, but we can’t deny that it’s one of the biggest self-inflicted bummers we’ve ever seen.

Look, I dislike Logan Paul as much as the next guy, but it’s still kind of sad to see someone lose so much on a fraudulent investment. It’s surprising that he would choose to post the depressing footage of the moment he found out the cards were fake, but if he’s going to get scammed, the least he’s going to do is try and get some content out of it.

He does seem to have somewhat of a sense of humor about the whole situation though, because he ends the video with the upbeat tune of the theme song from the original G.I. Joe cartoon. We’ve all been scammed at one point or another, but let this serve as a reminder to do our due diligence before dropping that kind of cash.