You might want to sit down for this. Someone going to Harvard is looking for a way around having to earn his rewards in life.
"$40K a year to attend Harvard University" the title of the Craigslist ad read (before being flagged and removed). The poster's request is a simple one:
"I am looking for someone to attend Harvard University pretending to be me for four years, starting August 2014. I will pay for your tuition, books, housing, transportation, and living expenses and pay $40,000 a year with a $10,000 bonus after graduation. All you have to do is attend all classes, pass all tests, and finish all assigned work, while pretending you are me."
Seems fair, in a "shitty premise for a late-80s to early-90s movie" kind of way. It's also more than likely fake, based solely on the prerequisites for the gig:
"You must have either a 4.0 GPA in high school, or a 3.5 or higher GPA from a university to get hired for this."
Fake. This kid is not a Harvard kid. No one going to Harvard would hire a surrogate with a 3.5 "from a university." People who go to Harvard don't think any other universities count as universities. They also don't think any students who attended those other universities count, period.
The part where he says not to worry about getting in because he's "already taken care of that" is more on point, since by "taken care of that" he means "I was born into wealth." But sorry, it's got to be fake. No need to send him your transcript from NYU.
I still hold out hope that the Mom who tried to pay someone to have sex with her Harvard-bound virgin son was real.
(by Bob Powers)
Sources: H/T Gawker