Thanks to several alert readers, we’ve caught wind of another Wesley P.P. Hall scam-in-the-making. You’ll recall that only a couple of weeks ago, Wesley was filmed placing a cannabis bud on a chocolate waffle dessert in a popular Burnley dessert café…and then denying he’d done it.
Now it seems that he’s decided to organise a march to benefit the homeless:Looks legit, right? A picture of a war veteran against a “Lest We Forget” backdrop, several people already expressing interest…and the event description is both heart-breaking and inspiring:
Jack sounds like a strong, determined man who’s doing his best to recover from his war experience, and we wish him and his family all the best. However, when contacted, Jack was completely unaware that Weasley was planning to use him as the centre-piece of his “march for the homeless”.
Not only had Jack heard nothing about this alleged march, but Nurul Hoque, who Weasley claimed was going to “give the group full use of a building” so they could “change people’s lives, no matter what problems they’ve faced”, has had previous dealings with Weasley, and wants nothing more to do with him or his charity scamming:
According to local activists we spoke with, this is far from Weasley’s first attempt to use the plight of the homeless as a springboard to fill his own pockets. One commenter on the “March with Jack for the Homeless” page put it quite succinctly:According to this commenter, the “March with Jack for the Homeless” event is just one in a string of fake events organised by Weasley:
Another scam no doubt like his Sublimate festival that has never actually been held in the three years he has been advertising it. Never names the venue because there isn’t one and takes money for stand bookings, which people never see again.
But Weasley’s event-planning skills are only the tip of the iceberg. Like his bestie Angela, he has a very hard time hanging onto his possessions, particularly expensive ones like his camera, computer, or mobile phone. But never fear! Despite his astonishing ability to “lose” these items, he’s somehow always able to persuade people to part with their hard-earned cash to help him buy new…which very often look identical to the “lost” items.
As another commenter on the “March with Jack for the Homeless” page put it,
We second that motion.
Breaking: Just before this blog post was published, we received word that the “March with Jack for the Homeless” event page had been removed from Facebook. Perhaps Weasley didn’t appreciate the negative comments on the page? In any case, it seems that this particular scam has been averted:Let’s hope it stays that way.