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Yes, I Was Scammed By Andrew Tate for $1,000
Over five years ago I paid for one of Tate's courses in a hope to make money. It was a complete waste of temporal and financial resources.
This article, I hope, will be found interesting by the reader for several reasons. Firstly, it is rare indeed when a person admits they have been fooled. Secondly, this is even more the case when the amount of money scammed is large. Thirdly, the rhetoric in this article basically goes against the grain of the entire independent media, with very few exceptions, particularly from any of the heavyweights or middleweights.
To clarify the latter point, it has been quite obvious for some time that the mainstream media (MSM) is decidedly anti-Tate, whereas he has been a media darling in independent and conservative spheres for the past year or so.
“It is easier to fool someone then to convince them they have been fooled.”
“Men started to be jealous and started asking me how can I start a video chat business. They will never do this because they are losers.” -
Statement made by Andrew Tate according to court document.
The year was 2018, and I found myself on the island of Okinawa in the Land of the Rising Sun. I felt lost. The influence of my parents to obtain an education had caused extreme cognitive dissonance, which by then had possibly not been entirely broken. Perhaps I was still in a state of denial, but then again, if I were in denial that my bachelor’s degree was more or less useless, I likely would not have taken to learning how to make money from online “courses” offered by “entrepreneurs,” all of whom piqued my interest, were male.
A few years earlier, in the midst of college, I had discovered the so-called ‘manosphere,’ which, as it stands today, is a shell of what it was when I discovered it in 2016, and even more so than when it was in its precursor, the ‘SoSuave’ forum/pickup (PUA) community, which was in its infancy in the early 2000s.
Having interviewed a couple of this part of the independent online media’s heavyweights, including the ‘Godfather,’ Rollo Tomassi, and perhaps the most respected man in the whole arena, the former boxing heavyweight and chess fanatic, Ed Latimore, I reached out to Tate for an interview in 2020 on his old, since-terminated Twitter account, @OfWudan. I also brought up the topic of the online course for which I paid some two years prior.
He told me to reach back out to him once my audience had grown to a bigger size. Although I was disappointed, Tate was polite in his correspondence and replies to me.
I had thought for some time, even going back to shortly after I bought the $1,000 course, to ask for a refund. I figured that a possible future business relationship with the international prize fighter was worth more to me than the money, so I held back.
The revelation from court documents released in spring showed that Tate thinks of people who pay for his webcam course as “losers” was coincidental. I was planning on emailing him that very week in spring about these topics.
Part of the reason Tate’s scamming works is this: Polygyny is, by definition, a zero-sum game.
There are a select few winners. Proverbially, it is said that the top 20 percent of men “get” the top 80 percent of women. It is my contention that the number is much closer to 10 percent of men and 80 percent of women. Now, as disgusting as you may think this is, it is not illegal. It is not “sex trafficking” if women are voluntarily making decisions as adults.
This also explains the proliferation of unmarried, childless (but definitely non-virginal) women in their 40s. They all thought that someone like Paulo Costa was coming to literally bow down to them (get on one knee in a marriage proposal). I think Disney may be partially to blame for this too, but that is a slightly different topic.
Either way, Andrew Tate is a scam artist. I first started writing this article several months ago. Perhaps it was as early as May, but I think it was closer to June. It is now October, and the truth about Tate seems to be getting out, thanks in part to the loud-mouth Middle Weight UFC Champion, Sean Strickland.
I admire Sean Strickland greatly. Not because he is the current UFC Middleweight champion of the world or that he is relatable to the common man. It is because he is completely and totally honest, with himself first and foremost, and by extension with others.
To have a bona fide killer and champion like Strickland call out Tate for what he is, a con artist, is a boon for society and young men everywhere.
Sean also pointed out something glaring about today’s society. Young men are starving for positive role models. Just this spring, I commented to a patron and good friend of mine:
“This is what we as young men have for role models: A pimp, and a Zionist shill.”
Strickland is not a perfect guy, and he will be the first to tell you that. But he is also never going to pretend to be something he’s not.
The fact that the Tate brothers all of a sudden “found God” and started discussing charity work after they were imprisoned for weeks on end is not an accident, and nor is it authentic.
The response to Strickland from Andrew Tate’s younger brother, Tristan Tate, is extremely telling. In his response, there was no accountability or responsibility, and a lack of respect for a man's name, which warrants more respect than either Tate brother will ever deserve.
Tristan Tate also implied that Strickland fighting in the UFC is akin to a casino owner taking advantage of people’s gambling addictions. The fighters get paid to fight; they don’t earn money based on how much money the audience may or may not gamble. Sure, there is a financial bonus for the winners, but both men get paid, and they are there voluntarily.
- YouTube comment of Tristan Tate’s response to Strickland.
What adds to the confusion in understanding a guy like Andrew Tate is the nuance of his character and personality. Like everyone else, he is not all bad. He has made poignant and long-overdue observations about society—observations that most people are too afraid to make.
But he’s also ruined countless men’s lives, according to Andrew himself. He has amassed wealth not by creating something of sustainable value for society, but by taking advantage of a generation of lonely, womanless men.
It is my hope that the young men in desperate need of guidance will graduate to a new and superior mentor of upstanding character, strength, and wisdom.
If they can find one, that is.
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Addy Adds is a 100% independent author, writer, investigative journalist, independent video producer, radio talk show host, and editor. His work has been stolen by hundreds and viewed/read by millions. Once called the “best young mind in political journalism,” with his work also described as “genius,” Addy Adds turned down an in-field recruitment from the CIA during his coverage of Brazil in 2022, the first known instance of such an event to be caught on video.
Bibliography / Sources
4. @ofwudan." Twitter. [https://twitter.com/ofwudan](https://twitter.com/ofwudan).