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https://www.thedailybeast.com/...e-and-stole-millions

too long to write much here. part the beginning:

Inside Hoover’s home, Amy Murray, a loyal McDonald’s spokesperson, encouraged him to tell the camera about the luckiest moment of his life. Nervously clutching his massive check, Hoover said he’d fallen asleep on the beach. When he bent over to wash off the sand, his People magazine fell into the sea. He bought another copy from a grocery store, he said, and inside was an advertising insert with the “Instant Win” game piece. The camera crew listened patiently to his rambling story, silently recognizing the inconsequential details found in stories told by liars. They suspected that Hoover was not a lucky winner, but part of a major criminal conspiracy to defraud the fast food chain of millions of dollars. The two men behind the camera were not from McDonald’s. They were undercover agents from the FBI.

This was a McSting.

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Interesting read. Thanks for posting.



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...at least I had fun eating all those Big Macs while I tried in vain to win.


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If there is one constant...it's human greed.
 
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I may have McHeart disease from eating one too many of those hamburgers.

Interesting story.

I'm still waiting to win my five hundred dollars from Taco bell, but It doesn't appear to be happening. I'll settle for enough stock to get free baja blasts for life, and call it even. I'm not a greedy man.
 
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That was an interesting read.




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I ate 14,632 McRibs for nothing! Mad



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I knew a guy - not well - more an acquaintance, who won a big prize in one of those McDonald's giveaways. I think it was the $1,000,000. This guy was smart enough to know that wasn't fuck you money, and kept working. He didn't act a fool with the money. I assume he was a legit winner as he is not in jail.

All I ever won was an order of fries, but who's complaining?




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I remember reading about this when it happened. Though not is as much detail.

it was big news then. Mcdonalds even had an event where they just randomly gave away prizes to people walking in the doors of restaurants across the country to say they were sorry.

Thanks for the post. It was interesting to read more about the operation.

I found this old commercial advertising the "Second Chance" as they called it.





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McDonald's Monopoly game from 20 years ago was rigged

My childhood has been shattered. Everything is rigged.


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My family was driving across country in the summer of 1984 when McD was doing the olympics game. The Russians boycotted and the US medaled like crazy. We got half our food for free every trip. These games seem to backfire occasionally.



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I don't remember the story at all. Thanks for posting.
 
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I ate 14,632 McRibs for nothing! Mad



You survived.



Eating even one of those McTurds.





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I can remember Pepsi had a contest where you could win $$ as they put $ amounts inside the bottle caps. The delivery driver, (his dad ran a general store on his route) once told me the Pepsi plant (this was way back when our local plant bottled their product); knew which flavor, bottle, which 6pk, or case had the winning caps. they knew which delivery truck carried it to which store.


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Wow! That was a great read. Really enjoyed it.

I vaguely remember it but like the article stated, the trial started on 9/10 so everyone pretty much forgot about it.


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As a local talk radio host stated, I’m glad the FBI is ensuring the McDonalds Monopoly game is being kept honest. I’m sure there’s no more pressing issues to be investigating and I’m sure McDonalds is happy. There’s probably a lot of asinine things they spend time investigating that I know nothing about.
 
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The McDonald's Monopoly game certainly lead to me, my brother and sister wanting to eat more McDonald's when we were younger. Never knew about it being rigged.

Great read.



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Originally posted by mrvmax:
As a local talk radio host stated, I’m glad the FBI is ensuring the McDonalds Monopoly game is being kept honest. I’m sure there’s no more pressing issues to be investigating and I’m sure McDonalds is happy. There’s probably a lot of asinine things they spend time investigating that I know nothing about.


Yeah, because stealing $24 million is no big deal...

Small potatoes, y'know.

Roll Eyes

If someone had stolen just $2,400 from you personally, would you merely shrug and say "that's okay... the cops have better things to do than investigate", or would you expect law enforcement to do something"?

Now, multiply that amount by 10,000...
 
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Originally posted by mrvmax:
As a local talk radio host stated, I’m glad the FBI is ensuring the McDonalds Monopoly game is being kept honest. I’m sure there’s no more pressing issues to be investigating and I’m sure McDonalds is happy. There’s probably a lot of asinine things they spend time investigating that I know nothing about.


This was a $24 million interstate fraud. Clearly in the FBI's wheelhouse.




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