Prankster Pretends To Be Zelensky In Call With Fed Chair

  • Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell believed he was speaking with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier this year, but it turned out to be a hoax, a spokesperson for the Fed confirmed.
  • Powell joins a list of officials pranked by a duo of Russian pranksters, including European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde and former Germany prime minister Angela Merkel.
  • The incident, first reported by Bloomberg, raises questions about security protocols.
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