“I think I screwed”

“I think I screwed”

“I think I screwed”

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Julien Courbet, French journalist and TV host, attends the

Julien Courbet’s grandfather, the victim of a scam, made him want to protect the victims. (Photo by Edward Berthelot / WireImage)

This Saturday, September 3, 2022, Julien Courbet will host a new issue of his show “Arnaques!” on M6. But the landlord, who has become a specialist in the sector, is not immune from bad intentions and commercial errors. The evidence, he too, recently, was the victim of a scam.

Julien Courbet has earned a reputation as a professional in the fight against scams. For several years he has made a name for himself thanks to various programs on the theme of consumption, while at the same time he is a humorist and columnist for “Touche pas à mon poste”. In short, a busy agenda for the one who changed his name to make a career. But in 2022 the same conductor was the victim of a small problem: he found himself at the center of a scam that concerned him.

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Julien Courbet, victim of identity theft

A few months ago he discovered quite by accident that a malicious man was pretending to be himself and asking extravagant sums for simple autographs. “One day, a friend calls me saying, ‘Julien, I have a niece who was in contact with you on Skype at 9pm'”, he told the show “It Can Happen to You” at the time of the action. “I went to see, and in fact there was a Julien Courbet who was chatting with her. After a while he said to her ‘if you want to introduce you to people on TV, do you want an autograph?'” To deceive the individual, Julien Courbet then asked one of her reporters to pretend to be a fan, and very quickly, the usurper asked her to send him money via PCS coupons. The opportunity for the guest to prove to his listeners that these scams are quite common.

This scam is not the only one he has personally confronted with, since he revealed to Télé-Loisirs that he had been caught by a person responsible for his rights at Sacem: “Specifically, I had given him a mandate to collect the rights that I was entitled to following my television appearances, in particular with Jacques Martin. He had to pay them back after commission. He collected about 50,000 euros without giving me anything “. More recently he reported another scam on social media: “I think I have been deceived by Puppylove. I’m buying a pillow for Simone (Julien Courbet’s dog, ed), they should donate money to associations. Nothing received for three months and obviously there there are hundreds of people in my case. For example, even experts can sometimes be fooled.

The family history that created his vocation

Julien Courbet has for many years been considered the television reference in terms of conflict resolution and the fight against scams. And if he has decided to make the victim support his workhorse, it is not for nothing. On the set of “C to You” in May 2022, he hinted at the “family drama” that inspired him. “I like to investigate patterns and teach people how not to be fooled, because you don’t know how painful it is when someone says to you, ‘Here, I lost 30,000 euros and I will never see them again. Someone who Earns 1,000 euros a month is terrible. It really hurts me a lot, “he explained.

For good reason, a member of his family was the victim of a scam when he was only 15 years old. “I’m the grandson of a returnee. So my family, when they arrived, had nothing at all. Like many, they started over. And my grandfather had a very low salary. The poor guy had a 4L, he was going to sell watches to jewelers. And he was scammed. His watches were stolen. He had to sell his little 4L. In the end, it was a family drama. And that moved me. “After thinking about becoming a lawyer, he eventually turned to a IUT in Marketing Techniques. Solid foundations for the work he does today.

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