New story in Business from Time: Richard Branson: A Con Artist Scammed My Friend Out of $2 Million by Pretending to Be Me

Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, has said he was nearly scammed out of $5 million by a con artist pretending to be the British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. In a blog post on the Virgin website, Branson detailed how he had received an official-looking letter from Fallon, asking for an …

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