Basil Chatha wanted to make "as much ... money as possible." So in April, he asked ChatGPT to tell him how to quickly turn $1,000 into riches without breaking the law. "I'll do everything you say," he wrote.
While waving a fistful of $20 bills, he promised to give TikTok viewers a daily progress report of his journey. The chatbot spit out a generic strategy, suggesting he build an online business and use social media to get the word out. Chatha urged viewers to subscribe.