Glenn Fleishman: "This strange man, if he exists, fabricated a story to promote a business that may not exist."

6 Responses to “Startup founder confesses to idiotic plot to hoax tech press”

  1. Boris Bartlog says:

    Complete jerk. There’s a whole lot of trust underpinning any functioning society and this guy is abusing that for his own personal benefit. I hope he has a hard time in business as a result.

  2. howaboutthisdangit says:

    Covering the story gives him what he wants the most.

    Don’t feed the media whores.

  3. SamSam says:

    I don’t know if it’s a question of trust, or just a straight-up legal question of fraud.

    It sounds like he took (or was about to take?) $125,000 from an investor for a promise of 10% of a fictional person’s salary, while pretending that the fictional person was real. Isn’t this just plain ol’ fraud?

  4. Boundegar says:

    The high-tech startup world attracted a con artist?  Who would ever expect that?

  5. Stooge says:

    Is “hoax” in the title really more deserving of the adjective “idiotic” than “tech press”?
    The only victim here is the tech press’ credibility, which could itself be characterized as a hoax if only anyone believed in its existence.

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