A Guy Who Claims to Be Nick Cannon's Assistant Gets a Jewelry Store to Deliver Jewels
Imagine that you are working at Fred Segal, an upscale LA fancy-store that is as dedicated to providing clothes to Hollywood starlets as it is to not updating its goofy-ass signage.
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"You should see our pubes."
Now imagine that, while working at Fred Segal, you get a call from a man claiming to be Nick Cannon's assistant, and this man requests that you bring thousands of dollars' worth of jewels to a hotel. You probably think this sale is going to bring in buttloads of commission, not to mention the awesome publicity from Nick Cannon and Mariah "I was in goddamn Glitter" Carey wearing the jewelry from your store.
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"Remember when I hung out with O.D.B. and a clown mannequin? That shit was hilarious."
With this kind of a sale, you'll probably get a promotion! Hell, they may even make you the owner of the store. "Fuck that," the employee was probably thinking. "They'll make me CEO!"
This exact scenario happened to some poor schmuck who eagerly loaded up the car with the jewelry and drove to the hotel where "Nick Cannon" was staying, as requested. A security guard claiming to work for Cannon met the worker and took the jewels, saying that he would be right back with the money. This didn't bring up any red flags, so the worker waited for who knows how long before realizing that the "guard" was never coming back, at which point he probably shit his pants and cried simultaneously. The scammers had of course completely disappeared, leaving Fred Segal out a large amount of money, which they will not even disclose out of embarrassment.
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