(Hoax) McDonald’s Employee Tells Boss to “P*ss Off” After Winning $362,259
An internet hoax created by a satire news publication titled “McDonald’s Employee Quits, Tells Boss to “P*ss Off” After Winning $362,259 On Lunch Break” claims that Martin Reiter who works at McDonalds in Nevada won a jackpot worth $362,259 in the matter of 5 seconds playing Bingo Liner’s “Treasures of the Pharaoh” game.
The article initially published by daily-post-online.com is entirely false. The article has been fully researched as a satire. The website even contains a disclaimer which says “this page, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story. This page, and the results mentioned on this page, although achievable for some, are not to be construed as the results that you may achieve on the same routine.”
There is no other news about a man named Martin Reiter. The entire story on the website has been concluded to be absolutely false. The image is actually of Justin Speekz from Florida, a wannabe rapper and ex-Chili’s cook who got fired from for taking shirtless pictures in the kitchen (http://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/water-cooler/chilis-cook-justin-speekz-fired-over-shirtless-pictures).
Satire websites like daily-post-online.com create publish dubious and provocative stories in order to order to cause anxiety, shock, curiosity, and fear. The more provocative the story, the more website visitors the website will attack, and with most website visitors the website can generate more revenue through cost per click advertisements it has embed. It should also be noted that this particular satire story is published on a website that offers a paid monthly subscription service and redirects users to online game websites, including a Bingo website, which is mentioned in the content of the satire story.
The daily-post-online.com satire website and websites similar to it are usually promoted through various advertising platforms embedded by third-party website owners. It may also be promoted through potentially unwanted programs and adware.