Thank you for your honesty. If you would of mentioned this fact from the start, this would of went way more smoother. It seemed like you was trying to avoid saying this when it was obvious it was what you were doing, just not admitting to it. You wouldnt want a big donation be said public so you could see more donation money later down the line. I get it.
Unfortunately you made this way worse than it had to be, Ive read 2 or 3 different stories from you and like a half a dozen inconsistencies.
I didnt get why you said it was all his idea to go behind the scenes and then after reading the email he actually recommended to go public as "Anonymous".
I still dont get the problem of saying the dollar amount and calling it a donation from "Anonymous" would put the real donator at risk of being doxxed when you've used this technique before with the Switch and TV donations and nothing has happened.
I dont know why you would still give a semi serious respone to a "potentional donator" when you had a suspicion of trolling because you just recieved 12 other emails that turned out to be trolls.
There are several questionable decisions you made that overall made this situation blow up when you could of just mentioned one small fact and none of this would of happened. I hope you find a way out if this rut DSP, a great first step would be being upfront and telling the whole truth the first time. Don't tell half truths to try to make yourself look better because there are 1,000s of people out there that are going to find the dirty side of the truth you're not telling and try their best to make you look like a complete liar.
Also a few tips DSP.
Any email that is talking about giving you a large amount of money and doesnt have an avatar, a face, or a real name or company attached? Its probably fake.
And if the off chance one of these "miracle donations" is real? As a man that is trying to get out of a major tax situation, its probably not a good idea for someone to Western Union you a large amount of money so you kick off 2019 with thousands of untraced dollars. Getting "Under the Table" money is not ever a good idea in the long run.