A group of gang members in England thought it was a smart idea to scam both iTunes and Amazon for royalties by purchasing their own music from the online stores. They achieved it by using 24 laptops and stolen credit card details.
How could that go wrong? For starters, they used stolen credit cards, so it was only a matter of time for them to get caught. Then there’s also the fact that they just couldn’t control their greed and went to town on buying their own songs; enough so that it raised suspicion that some unknown artists were being paid royalties comparable to mainstream artists.
So naturally they were caught and are now serving time.
Actually, no, it’s not a joke. They really were that stupid.