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1. Social media users are praising a “hero” who was supposedly arrested in New York City for selling altered Chuck E. Cheese tokens as bitcoins.
2. That’s not a criminal. That’s an entrepreneur.
3. In reality, the only people being scammed are the ones who believe this article is real.
4. If there’s any doubt that this isn’t fake news, Chuck E. Cheese switched to a card-based system for buying prizes at its restaurants in 2016. And you can use the NYPD’s various inmate lookup services to look for the fictional suspect. He’s identified by Huzlers as “36-year-old Marlon Jensen.”
5. This is just a coin that’s used to illustrate stories about Bitcoin because it’s better than stock imagery of a hoodie-wearing hacker hunched over a laptop.
6. There’s a solid chance that a lot of people sharing the article, deep down, they just want it to be true.