Don't panic, we're not that good at this whole spacefaring thing. And it's also crisis over here, big time. I think the guy'd have a hard time finding the funds.
I know we don't always give the right impression with our big brother cannibal kidney-lottery shenanigans, and all really weird shit *does* have a tendency to come from our fair nation, but I've not even heard about this. And in the end most of the weirdness turns out to be a hoax.