Scammer in silicone mask fooled world's rich into thinking he was French cabinet minister
jeudi 20 juin 2019, 16:18 , par BoingBoing
Ceci n'est pas une ministre. It's a scammer in a silicone mask.
'Everything about the story is exceptional,' said Delphine Meillet, lawyer to Mr Le Drian, who is now France's foreign minister. 'They dared to take on the identity of a serving French minister. Then they called up CEOs and heads of government round the world and asked for vast amounts of money. The nerve of it!'
Why Jean-Yves Le Drian was chosen has not been fully explained.
A well-respected local politician is elevated to one of the most powerful positions in France, but keeps his head down and gets on with the job instead of making an international media personality of himself. The perfect target for a most audacious identity theft.
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