Report: Soulja Boy Scammed Out of $175K in Hoverboards

Report: Soulja Boy Scammed Out of $175K in Hoverboards

Customers used fraudulent credit cards for Souljaboards.

Published December 12th

Soulja Boy may be "all about the money," but it seems as his cash flow took a huge hit recently as he was scammed out a total of $175,000 by hoverboard purchasers.

According to Hot New Hip Hop, the customers, who purchased some of the "Crank Dat" MC's "Souljaboards" for $1,500 each on his online store, got away with the scam by using fradulent credit cards. Now, the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast member is crying for help.

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"I need help all the payments are fraud," he wrote — lack of punctuation aside — in an email to Stripe, the company that processes his payments. "And it sent my account to negative because they all say they weren't authorized. please help in any way you can thanks. I don't want to have to pay all this money because of frauds if there any way to reverse these payments and get my account to Good standing."

BuzzFeed News reports that more than 75 percent "of all orders associated with [Soulja's] account were disputed after the fact" between June 30 and December 7.

The scam actually isn't an unusual occurrance in the hoverboard world, however, as the popular hoverboard manufacturer IO Hawk has accumulated a Stripe debt of more than $900,000 from fraudulent credit card purchases. 

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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