Practice makes us perfect! The case is true for each one of us who try to excel at their job. There is no need to think that is not the case for the scammers. Yes, we are talking about those annoying texts or calls that drop in uninvited to irritate the hell out of you. The scammers give their best to convince you to fall in their trap. While they succeed in scamming some but most ignore their calls or texts. Once in a while, some people decide to have fun. Such one person is Anthony Schillings. He is the one who gave a scammer the taste of his own medicine. He is the guy who scammed the scammer.
Anthony Schillings, the guy who scammed the scammer, got a text saying hello. Upon replying, the text sender identified himself as Larry Brown from Exxon Mobil Corporation. Here’s the conversation.
The sender claimed that Anthony has won a lottery contest and the prize money is $25,000. Naturally, by this time Anthony could smell the filth of fakeness. However, rather than ignoring the scammer he decided to play along. Here is how the conversation unfolded:
He even went ahead to share his address, it read ‘1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20500’. For the uninitiated, that is the address of The White House. Yes, the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
Without understanding that the tables had turned, the scammer continued with his efforts in vain.
Eventually, the scammer asked Anthony that he has to pay a fee before they can send a courier (FedEx) to him. This is where the hilarity of the entire conversation went up a notch. In his confusing English, the guy said something which read as if a FedEx guy is beating the man. In reply Anthony said, he has connected the HR from FedEx! Read for yourself:
Eventually, he told the scammer that FedEx will pay him $40,000 if he sends Anthony $400. Naturally, the scammer is now got tangled in his own game. Check out the rest of the conversation and you won’t be able to stop laughing.
Naturally, the netizens were quick to react to the story of the guy who scammed the scammer. The original thread was shared on imgur by a user. Here’s what the other users commented:
The incidents of people trying to scam aren’t few. Also, there are some types of scams that are more common than others. Would you like to read more about such common internet scams? What do you think about the story of the guy who scammed the scammer? Let us know in the comments below.
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