Open Post: Hosted by The Pokemon-Playing Fish, Who Committed Credit Card Scam

January 28, 2023 / Posted by: Vanessa

When we think of thieves, we usually picture characters like Jasper and Horace from Disney’s cartoon 101 Dalmatians or Harry and Marv out Home alone 1 & 2. Basically a short, burly guy who is sketchy, or a tall, lanky guy with bad intentions. However, sometimes the most sneaky and effective thieves come in a form you never expected. For example a fish. Yes, if a trout had the opportunity, it would rob you and everyone you care about! That’s what happened to a YouTuber recently when he discovered his adorable pet fish were actually scammers capable of committing credit card fraud!

The Japanese YouTuber Mutekimaru is known for live streaming his fish and playing video games on the Nintendo Switch. The fish aren’t actually holding the controller and will yell obscenities as they play call of Duty, although. Mutekimaru has developed motion-detection software that connects to his aquarium and, based on where the fish are, inputs a command that tells the video game what to do. While he’s usually present to oversee his fish’s antics, during one of his live streams he would momentarily walk away, and then the fish would carry out their diabolical schemes. about people:

However, things went wrong during a live stream of a group of fish playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet after Mutekimaru resigned. The video game crashed, but the game system continued to follow the fish’s input, which led to the Nintendo Store where users can purchase games and other downloadable content.

The fish managed to swim enough to enter the store before exiting and re-entering, whereupon they made a purchase.

The fish managed to spend 500 yen (US$3.85), used some of Mutekimaru’s in-store coins to purchase other useless items, and revealed the YouTuber’s credit card details to the world. Unfortunately for the wannabe fish burglars, they were caught by their betrayed redfin owner. He demanded his money back from Nintendo and blamed the fish for his purchases. I would have loved to have been that customer service representative. Even if he had lied, I probably would have given the money back just for the creative excuse. Mutekimaru received a refund, but he now knows he shares a home with a group of lies, scammers, and fish stealers that could turn against him at any second. I don’t know what he did to the fish to deserve this, but if he wants to sleep peacefully every night, he’d better start pointing the live stream cam at his bed!

picture: Wikimedia Commons/Nintendo

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