Phone scammers may be dying out slowly but there are still heaps at work, trying to drain funds from innocent and naive folks around the world. Praying on the elderly and the mentally ill, these lowlife dips**ts will cold call people in their homes with the promise of rewards for short-term financial assistance. Most of us are cluey enough to hang up on these jerks, but there are many people who are sucked in.
Perhaps these people lack the awareness to consider themselves a viable target. Perhaps they are too friendly, giving the scammer an ‘in’. Maybe they are hooked by the reward prospect. But whilst most of us can spot them a mile away, many in the world don’t have the capacity to so we can’t really call them ‘stupid’ for walking into scammers’ traps.
Then there are people on the other side of it: the heroes! These people are some of the greatest humans alive.The example in this article is from one such dude who has absolutely stitched up this scammer. At first he plays innocent, allowing the scammer to believe that he has him in his trap before things get real.
The scammer is claiming that the dude is the winner of a random Exxon Mobil prize of $40,000. Wowee. Firstly, why would Exxonmobil have a random guy’s number, secondly why would they randomly award someone such a high-value prize.The scammer really hasn’t thought his story through.
Well after stringing him along for a while, he gives the the scammer the address of The White House in Washington DC. The scammer is well and truly scammed himself, drinking the information in. From there the whole thing gets uglier and uglier for the scammer who must feel like the biggest idiot by the end of it.
Let’s hope he was able to waste enough of this dodgy scammer’s time that he couldn’t suck someone more vulnerable into his trap! Check out the remainder of exchange below.