All of us are probably guilty of doing some pretty ruthless things in our lives, but I don’t know if anyone reading this could have been as much of a shithouse as the guy in this story.
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His name is Michael Modern – although now everyone is referring to him as #fraudbae – and he was recently cancelled by the internet after he was exposed by one of his girlfriends for stealing her credit card details and using them to get a Sky subscription, pay for Instagram likes and pay for a holiday to Paris for him and his actual girlfriend. What an absolute swine.
However, instead of being ashamed of his newfound notoriety, Modern instead decided to capitalise on it and make a music video about stealing money off one of his girlfriends and now he’s the subject of a new Vice series called ‘You’ve Been Cancelled’ which investigates people that have been cancelled. Modern is the star of the first episode and you can see a trailer to that below:
Then he got cancelled and made a music video bragging about it. Then got cancelled again. pic.twitter.com/JMZwSnafig
— VICE UK (@VICEUK) December 6, 2018
What an absolute bellend. In fairness, it’s all credit to Julie Adenuga that she manages to pretty much insult him throughout using other people’s tweets and gets him to talk about it, all without throttling him for being such a shithead. Girl deserves a medal. You’ve Been Cancelled is a great idea for a show too so can’t wait to see more of that.
If you wanna watch the full episode, then it’s streaming over on Vice. If you don’t wanna watch that, then you can read the whole account of how his sidegirl caught him below, but it’s also pretty long:
Aight, Boom, so this is a thread about how @michael_modern (Michael Fehsenfeld) stole my bank details and spent over £1200 of MY money to impress HIS girlfriend, including receipts. Storytime, sit tight. I have time today.
I was a bit hesitant about exposing Michael Fehsenfeld as I didn’t want my business out like that and I just couldn’t deal with the stress of it. However, he really took the piss out of my life and disrespected me to a whole new level when I was nothing but kind to him.
Now I’m like f**k this humble, be the better person crap. This is why people feel the need to walk all over me! I’m so over it. I wanna make sure he doesn’t do this to anyone else. Let’s start from the beginning so you can understand how I got myself into this stupid situation.
We hung out for less than 2 months and went on a few dates. It was intense from the beginning, we got along like a house on fire. I had an inkling about some girl who lives in Bristol but had no real evidence. confronted him and he said she’s a ‘close friend’.
My dumb a** was like. So we planned a double date with my best friend and her man. We waiting for him and he calls to tell me he lost his wallet. I had no reason to not trust him at this point and I wasn’t ready to be a third wheel lol. He told me he would pay me back if I sort him out, so I agreed.
Anyway, that night I paid for everything, our entry, drinks, and food. The total bill came up to like £80+. This is the night I believe he took my bank details, as he did have access to my card but he gave it back to me so it was all good. To be honest, this was actually a lit night out.
I know this whole idea was so stupid from my part, but he told me was a director of a company, he didn’t need my small money! I genuinely thought he legit lost his wallet, I would have done the same for any of my friends. This is the last night time I saw him in person.
The day after he doesn’t mention anything about paying me back, that SAME evening he goes out and I’m watching him turn up on his Snapchat. So this is the same guy who lost his wallet with no bank card or ID this is when I knew, he is really taking me for a d**head.
I brought up the lost wallet again and still nothing. So I thought, fuck it I’m gonna end this and take the L coz my pride is too strong to be arguing about £80 with someone who clearly doesn’t rate me. Things got weird, never mentioned the money to him, we ended it that week.
Little did I know all of this was premeditated. He staged the lost wallet scenario so that he could get hold of my card details. He obviously planned it as the last time I saw him we were still cool, he had to gain my trust 1st. He was very convincing, I must applaud him on that.
THE NEXT DAY, he changed his profile pic to his “close friend” picture & they went on a spa weekend away, all boo’d up on his Snapchat story. At this point, I realised I got finessed & I was probably one of many girls he used. I was mad at how naive I was but relieved I got out!
He blocked me everywhere after that. My girls were fuming and kept telling me I should go to his girlfriend as a woman and blast him to @Oloni lol. I had to stop them from messaging her on my behalf so many times. It really wasn’t that deep for me.
I had no desire or the energy to do either. I honestly just wanted peace, I got played by a fuckboy and charged it to the game. Tbh I was more embarrassed than anything, I just wanted to forget it ever happened. I kept it moving and got over the situation.
About a month later I got these suspicious transactions on my bank statement, I thought that it was just some random scammer that somehow got hold of my details. I called my bank and told them, they sent me a new card and blocked my old one. This is where it gets interesting.
I showed my friend a few days later and she was like there’s an easyjet payment on here and it has the flight reference on it. She grabbed her phone, a min later she gasps and said WTF! Listen! this bitch logged into the easyJet account with the reference number. I was shook.
And there it all was… both Michael and his girlfriends’ full names with boarding passes, everything! They already checked in! He is taking his girlfriend to Paris on my expense, the audacity!! He even booked the hotel and tourist crap all on the same day.
Listen!! I was shaking, like bruh! The level of PISSTOCITY that went through my veins was indescribable. I was really here questioning what I could have done to deserve this much disrespect. He really didn’t care or think I was smart enough to figure it out or report it if I did.
That’s when we went into detective mode, I made a group chat & got my girls on this. They were more pissed than I was My friend named the group chat #Fraudbae He bragged about it on the EXACT same date the money came out my account. He also booked their hotel & the Louvre.
I am no fraud expert or whatever but WHY WOULD YOU BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS A WHOLE MONTH IN ADVANCE?!? You must really think you are untouchable init? You didn’t even get your girl first class, she deserves better Michael! If you’re gonna do 419, do it with your chest please!
I went on his gf’s insta (Instagram) highlights to see if I can get more evidence, you’d never guess what I found, a bouquet of flowers he sent her recently, from …drum roll… yup you got it “Prestige Flowers”. Which also matches the timeline of my bank statement. *zoom in for surprise*
I can’t make this shit up!! He bought HIS girlfriend flowers with MY MONEY and sent it to her workplace as a surprise I was ready to message her and be like “how did you like the flowers I bought you, girl?” I bet he didn’t even include my name in that card kmt.
The first ever transaction was “Likesforever”, we googled it and I honestly find this the funniest part as Mr popularity didn’t earn all those likes on his Instagram, if you know what I mean… *wink* if you don’t know, check out the link below…
At least he had his priorities straight and paid his bills too, Sky subscriptions and some council and parking tickets lol. I had to play this smart, so I decided to not to confront him until I have a plan to get justice. This has now become a game of Chess not checkers.
You know what really hit me, he knows my situation. I have no immediate family in the UK, I’m 100% dependant on myself & I have ppl who I support financially in SA. I guess this made me the perfect victim but also makes you a heartless bastard! My hard work is worth LIKES to you!
Michael Modern lies to girls to steal their bank details to pay for other girls & LIKES. He stunts with other people’s money for his fans I’ve heard this has happened to other girls, pls be careful. Some words of wisdom from the man himself #Fraudbae #catchingfeelingsandflights.
It wasn’t even about the money anymore, somebody needs to humble this guy… it’s principle! Whether I got the money back or not is totally irrelevant at this point. He underestimated me and insulted my intelligence, that shit can’t run. Today he has met his match!
The police were very impressed with our investigation. Michael Fehsenfeld was arrested at Gatwick on the 5th Oct. He thought he was slick, changed his flight to a later one but we clocked & updated the police who were waiting in departures. Bless him, he was so excited as well.
My friends went to see if they could record the action. If my girls didn’t clock what he did at customer service desk (changing the flight time), he woulda got away with it. He recognised them & started moving shock, look at his face The excitement in the group intense!
He was locked up for over 24 hrs & confessed everything in his interview. He said he did it out of spite because of how things ended between us, and admits taking advantage of me & he has never done it before. There was no way he could lie, facts are facts. You f*** up.
I have so many questions! How did you know how it was gonna end? I swear you took my details when we were cool You had a whole GF, why were you so triggered by this “traumatic” ending?! Do you even remember the last thing you said to me?! KMT You are only sorry you got caught.
The case had enough evidence to go to court. Fraud on his record, suspended sentence, fine, community service. Look at it this way, I got you FREE followers now. The silver lining Ps. I spoke to his gf and they are still together, at least he found himself a ride or die cute.
I was gonna let this slide after he got arrested as karma came through for me. Until I saw this indirect insta (Instagram)caption a day before he went to court & his little gasman in the comments pushed me to the edge. The lack of remorse is astounding. Might as well of spat in my eye!
Shout out to my crazy friends for being so on point with this investigation. This chat was lit! I thank God for putting all of you in my life, we really went through all these emotions together!! I am so blessed We are taking on new clients after this.”
Great story. Turns out FraudBae got a two year suspended sentence, 150 hours of community service and a conviction for fraud, whereas my girl here got compensation for the money that was spent. Well impressed with her. Not impressed with Modern’s attempts to own the situation either. Guy is a bonafide dickhead, hope this is the last bit of fame he ever receives.
If you wanna read about more dickheads, check out five dickhead bosses and how to beat them at their own game. Useful information.