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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - APRIL 14: A juggler member of the artistic group Cirk La Putyka performs to entertain residents as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues on April 14, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech government has imposed a lockdown in an attempt to slow down the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease. The country has reported more than 6,000 cases of COVID-19. (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images)

There’s a 39-year-old guy named Takashi Miyagawa in Osaka, Japan.  And he managed to get into relationships with 35 DIFFERENT WOMEN at the same time . . . by selling shower products door-to-door for a multi-level marketing pyramid scheme.  So why did he have so many girlfriends?  It seems like he wasn’t in it for the sex or emotional companionship or even out of some deep insecurity about his own handsomeness and charm . . . he was just in it for the presents.  Because he would tell each of his girlfriends that his birthday was on a different date . . . so they’d buy him a steady flow of gifts.  His scam blew up in February when a few of his girlfriends found out about each other . . . and then they started tracking down more women who thought they were in a relationship with this guy.  And his scam wasn’t even THAT lucrative.  For all the work he put in . . . which included keeping track of the women and the lies he told them on an Excel spreadsheet . . . he only took down around $1,400 in presents.  And now, he’s facing fraud charges.