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Sway House accused of scamming artist for work he did for them

Published: 27/Sep/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary


Los Angeles-based artist Brooks Kossover claimed that he was scammed by the Sway House after being hired to paint a mural of Bryce Hall and Josh Richards for the popular TikTok group, in one of their prank videos.

After receiving some backlash for hosting and attending parties during lockdown, the Sway House members have come under more fire after they were accused of scamming an artist, Brooks Kossover.

The artist, who was hired to paint a “joke mural” of Bryce Hall and Josh Richards as part of their YouTube prank war, revealed that the Sway House had not delivered their share of the deal until he was forced to call them out.

During the latest episode of The Leo & Danny Show, on September 22, where Brooks was featured as the guest, he explained that he had only done the mural for free, in exchange for a shoutout on social media.

sway house members posing
SwayLA, Instagram
The Sway House are under fire after hiring an artist for a “joke mural.”

“I do this, they give me a YouTube shoutout, a story shoutout and put all my links, I’m not getting any money for this.” he explained, “I’ll do the first one as a freebie and maybe it’d be good to bring a different demographic and audience to me.”

The popular influencers have a massive fan base with tens of millions of followers across all their pages, but Kossover claimed that they did not shout him out when the vlog was first released.

“The next day the vlog comes out, not only did they not put my link in the description at all but there was no story posted, and they used my painting as the thumbnail,” he claimed.

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“I told the management if he doesn’t post the story within 24 hours, I could literally go to small claims,” Kossover added, explaining his concerns over being scammed by the group.

However, after calling out the Sway House members, they eventually included his links and promoted him for the mural after the video had already been uploaded.

Brooks explained that they had even removed his painting from the thumbnail after their back and forth but he claimed it was “not worth it at all” with the delay.


$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

fake pokemon card booster box
Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.