MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Self described “crypto tycoon” Carter Vir has found himself on the receiving end of an enormous financial loss, one among the thousands of new crypto enthusiasts that have fallen victim to taking investing advice from teenage YouTubers.
“I… I just don’t know what happened,” said Vir, blankly gazing at his Delta portfolio. “I did everything I was told to do. I bought into Bitconnect, Tron, Cardano, and used all of their referral links.”
Vir responded when asked about his researching methods and strategies going forward:
“No, I’m done. Crypto is a fucking scam. Don’t you think it’s a little suspicious that the FIRST year of Donald Trump’s presidency, all these companies exit scam and coins drop in price? I do. I’ve been in the game since mid ’17 and I’ve never seen anything like this.”
We were able to get in touch with some friends Vir had recently reached out to following his losses.
“It sucks, but honestly I feel like he had this coming.” said long-time friend Sarah Stewart. “His Twitter bio literally says ‘lmao I don’t know how y’all do that 9 – 5 shit’. What the hell? Carter still lives with his parents and hasn’t ever had a job.”
One of Vir’s classmates, Justin Hedrick, was kind enough to shed some light on the subject as well, stating, “He’s been posting on Facebook, asking if anybody knows of any ‘sure things he can do from home’ that will make him 30k by the end of the year. I commented that we have an open position down at Lowe’s and he told me ‘lol good luck with that’.
“Nearly all of the money I spent was from my trust fund, and my parents are gonna be super pissed if they find out,” said Vir. “If you guys want to donate to my Kickstarter, I can send you a link.”