In 2010, Mark Bunker began what would become an eight-year multi-campaign drive to get others to give him money.

Among those Bunker appealed to for hand-outs were his associates in the cybercriminal hacking group, Anonymous, who naively continued to contribute to a movie project Bunker said he was producing, as well as to at least five GoFundMe drives Bunker did to get bailed out of life’s financial burdens.

In January 2012, Bunker projected a spring target date for his movie project but that never came. Before long, many started to catch on and were upset he continued to fleece them with nothing to show for it but more and more pleas for financial handouts.

Tony Ortega interviews Bunker, January 2, 2012.

Eventually, many contributors and observers began to weigh in on what they seemingly viewed was a financial scam.

Anonymous comment, Sep 24, 2013.

Anonymous comment, Sep 24, 2013.

 

“I think that TEN (10) campaigns is enough already, Mr. Wise Beard! Jesus F@!%ing Christ!!”

 

Anonymous comment, Mar 28, 2014.

Anonymous comment, Jul 1, 2015.

In 2015, pal and veteran manipulator Tony Ortega pretended to challenge Bunker again on what was going on. Bunker responded with a promise for something in early 2016, eliciting Tony to continue the charade and appeal to others to give more money to Bunker. Many didn’t buy it. Two years later, Tony insisted it was still hopeful, attempting to sell Bunker’s asserted determination yet again.

Tony Q&A with Bunker, November 4, 2015.

Anonymous comment, Nov 4, 2015.

Anonymous comment, Nov 4, 2015.

Anonymous comment, Nov 4, 2015.

GoFundMe comment, April 16, 2016.

Tweet from Tony Ortega, Jan 10, 2017.

Tweet to Bunker, Aug 8, 2017.

Over eight years later, with almost a hundred thousand dollars gifted to him, a bankruptcy to erase his personal debts (for which he claimed no assets to secure them) and no other products to show, the only acceptable explanation appears it was in fact a con all along.