Man hilariously pranks Internet scammer
By now, trolling an internet scammer has almost become a rite of passage, but when it’s done well, it can still be bloody enjoyable to see someone who so thoroughly deserves it have the piss ripped out of them. Which leads us to Liverpudlian man, Tom Sheerin, and his exchange with internet con-artist, Michael….
OK, to be fair, ‘con-artist’ probably isn’t the right way to describe Michael. There’s really not a lot of art to what he does. He basically uses the hackneyed ‘I’ll give you lots of money if you transfer me a small deposit’ approach. Unfortunately for him, Tom is all over it.
When Tom received a random text from Michael, who was acting on behalf of the CEO of Facebook, to inform him that he’d won an old box full of 1.2 million in cash and a jeep, he couldn’t believe his luck. The fact that he’d only need to deposit 500 pounds to claim the prize – which would be delivered by his own private courier – made his next option simple.
Have a little fun, pull Michael’s leg, rip the piss out of him, and waste a few hours of his time. The resulting text exchange, which Tom shared online, spans an inventive tale of prostitutes, missing teeth, a courier with parvo, and a trip to the pub.
We won’t spoil it all in here for you because we’re sure you wanna read the screenshots, but suffice to say Tom’s painful trolling of poor old Michael almost makes you feel sorry for the scammer. While he’s plugging away, certain he’s found himself a sucker to rip off, he has no idea Tom is having a laugh – at least not in the early stages of the exchange.
By the end of the conversation, Michael’s frustration seems to have hit boiling point. When you consider that this is probably someone who sits there doing this all day, you have to wonder how many people flip him off before he successfully scams someone. Let’s hope it’s all of them.
Final thought: You’ve got to love the concept of trolling the troller. On the other side of the coin, what does it say about these people that this is the only option they have? How many people succumb to their wiles? All interesting bloody questions for you to ponder. Let us know your thoughts on Facebook.
In a similar vein, this Ted Talk shows how one man makes a habit of replying to spam and trolling the trollers.
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H/T: Daily Mail.