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Tana Mongeau allegedly threatened at gunpoint by Airbnb owner

Published: 24/Jan/2020 18:40

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber-turned-MTV starlet Tana Mongeau was allegedly held at gunpoint by the owner of her Airbnb, as claimed by a series of Tweets published on January 23.

While Airbnb has come under fire in the past for ample scams and even buying out entire neighborhoods, nothing comes close to the frightening issue that Mongeau experienced during her stay at one of the rentable abodes in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the YouTube star, the owner of the estate actually pointed a gun at her, leading to ample concern from fans regarding her safety.

Tana Mongeau, Instagram
YouTuber and MTV reality star Tana Mongeau claimed she was held at gunpoint by the owner of a Las Vegas Airbnb.

“Dude, my Airbnb owner just pulled a gun on us,” Mongeau wrote.

While the initial Tweet was rather blunt, Mongeau went on to admit the incident had truly shocked her.

“Nothing like a good gun pulled on you to remind you of the fragility of life,” she continued. “This really would only happen to me. Gotta love going to Vegas for a few hours.”

Considering the gravity of the situation, it comes as little surprise that the company reached out to Tana for further info — which she sarcastically commented on with a simple, “Mood” quote Tweet.

That’s not all: according to another user, he and the father of Tana’s best friend, Imari, nearly got physical with the Airbnb owner, although whether or not this actually happened has yet to be verified.

“Omg,” the YouTuber wrote in reply to the claim. “This is why I don’t go to Vegas/subject people I love to being in my life, smh.”

While many fans expressed sympathy and concern for the reality show star, others — including Drama Alert’s Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem — couldn’t help but point out the incident would be perfect material for an upcoming “storytime” video.

Luckily, Tana is both great at taking jokes and the queen of clapbacks, replying to KEEM’s Tweet on the subject with, “*reality stars luv, peep season two of my show xoxo glad i lived xoxo.”

This shocking incident follows Mongeau’s public split with YouTuber Jake Paul, and comes just ahead of her major announcement in February.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.