Infamous Fyre Festival Merch Is Up For Auction
It's been three years since people were scammed by the famous Fyre Festival. It promised to be a cheaper than usual festival that would be on an island with huge names, and many other things, but would turn out to be a giant trap on what was basically a deserted island.
This event was highly publicized by online infulencers (who were likely paid to talk about it.) This then lead to many online post about how awful it was once people got there.
It is considered one of the biggest "scams" in recent history. It was reported,
McFarland acknowledged defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam. He was sentenced to six years in prison in October 2018. Now 28, he's serving his sentence at a low-security prison in Ohio, according to the Bureau of Prisons.
And now according to Wqad,
In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of Billy McFarland.
It's hard to believe how this all happened. It truly just goes to show how powerful the internet is and how quickly things can go wrong when the wrong person is in charge. More information about the Fyre Festival can be found here.