Scorned girlfriend lands in hot water with ‘illegal’ revenge plot: ‘Spiteful and destructive’

In the age of the internet, messy breakups often unravel online for all of the world to see — and things can get pretty ugly.

That’s precisely what happened when, after one unidentified woman was broken up with and ghosted by her ex, she decided to leak his credit card information on Twitter.

“Well my boyfriend broke up w me and has been ghosting me for weeks now so have fun and buy yourself something cute,” the scorned woman wrote, according to a screenshot posted to Reddit. Attached to the tweet is what appears to be the woman’s ex’s name, credit card number, CVV and expiration date (though the Reddit user who posted the screenshot blurred all of these out).

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On Reddit, the screenshot of the spiteful tweet received nearly 10,000 upvotes in just 8 hours in the r/trashy subreddit.

In the comments, many people called out the “spiteful and destructive” ex for her “illegal” act of revenge.

“Have fun with credit card fraud charges,” one person said.

“I’ll never be able to wrap my head around people who get mad after a breakup and do things that’ll put them behind bars lmao,” another user added.

“Should be ashamed of yourself for pulling a petty a** stunt like that,” a third person noted.

According to the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute, fraudulent use of a credit card is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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