Stanford student Alex Exploits His College for $3,000 to $5,000 article A Stanford University student who used a fake social media profile to exploit his own college has been caught and arrested, according to a Stanford news report.
Alex Exploited His College to Pay for His College Experiences.
The report was posted on Thursday by the Palo Alto Chronicle and includes an account of what happened to the student, whose identity was not revealed in the article.
Alex used a bogus Twitter account @alexexploits_college, which was set up to impersonate the college student.
He then purchased the items on social media for $5.00 to $10.00 a piece, the report said.
He used a different Twitter account, @alextravoices_college and used a Google account to purchase a $3.00 digital camera and a $5 digital pen, the Stanford report said, adding that he also used his Google account as a “trainer.”
He paid for the cameras by using PayPal, according the report.
He also used Google Pay to buy the pens and cameras, the paper said.
Alex also purchased a $50 computer and $150 gift card to use at Target, according his profile.
He was arrested after the Stanford student discovered the scam on Twitter, according a news release from the Palo San Jose Police Department.
Alex, 23, of Palo Alto, California, is being held in the Palo Salinas Jail on a $100,000 bail.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.