Bogus Belfast VC scammer busted…

If you thought all the best/worst scammers were Nigerian, think again. After some nice work from Lyra McKee, one scammer who drifted into Belfast and tried to bluff his way through the tech start up community was comprehensively rumbled…

The surprising thing is that Invest NI seems to have been one of the organisations who seemed to have been convinced by the guy’s credentials…

[Update – more detailed post now up on this topic]

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