That's the meme buzzing around the internet today. Alessio Rastani may turn out to be a member of the notorious 'Yes Men' - a group of anti capitalists committed to, as they say, 'Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them.'
The BBC disagrees:
"We've carried out detailed investigations and can't find any evidence to suggest that the interview with Alessio Rastani was a hoax. He is an independent market trader and one of a range of voices we've had on air to talk about the recession."