你曾经骗过骗子吗（三）Have you ever scammed a scammer?
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Have you ever scammed a scammer?
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( That was the trigger for me, I never scanned someone else’s QR code to receive money)
Me: See, I don’t want to receive it through QR code. Please send it directly to my number.
He: Madam, I sent you a screenshot of money processing, please check that once you scan this QR code you will receive all the money.
Me: I am not familiar with this method of money transfer, I feel it suspicious.
He: What suspicious? Haven’t you paid online money? I am sending you my Aadhar card, check that.
Me: I don't want your Adhar card. I don’t want to receive payment now. Transfer it after our deal.
He (frustrated): I have already transferred the payment , If you won’t scan the QR code, I will file a case of cyber money fraud on you.
Me: Do, whatever you want Mr. We don’t care. Now, I will file a complaint against you in cybercell.
Then, he hung up the call Be aware while sending money online through these apps and WhatsApp.
My dad gets these crazy calls from time to time from people promising him money or gifts. They always need something beforehand, and all he has to do is give them his credit card number or wire them money.
One day he got a call out of the blue from some guy claiming he had won a brand new Mercedes of some sort. The car belonged to my dad, all they needed was 1,000 dollars for the tax, tag and paperwork, and the car would be there by noon.
Well my dad is no fool, and this was a pretty obvious scam, so he decided to mess with the guy. He was so excited about his new car, and he was going out right then to wire the money.
Of course he never went. A few hours later the guy called back. Where was the money? My dad insisted he had sent it, and he called out a false tracking number. He assured the guy the money would be there any minute, and then asked about his car. The guy assured him it was on its way, but it was coming all the way from Atlanta, so he had to be patient.
An hour later another call came. Dad gave the guy a new tracking number that they tried to pull up online. No such luck. Suddenly, my dad started screaming and hollering because his “brand new Mercedes” was there, just pulling into the driveway. He proceeds to go outside, and get in his own car slamming the doors, and cranking the engine as he raved about how great the Mercedes was.
The guy on the other end was totally perplexed. What the hell was dad talking about? At that point, he dropped the charade, and started chewing the guy out. He told him that they should be ashamed for trying to take advantage of seniors.
“Just how stupid do you think I am?” He demanded. “Do people really fall for this stuff?”
The guy actually laughed, and told him that he would be surprised at how stupid some people were. He hung up then, and I had to listen to my dad rant for the rest of the day. Still, it was rather funny.
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As a former cyber-criminal, whenever a Nigerian scammer emails me, I always point out all the inconsistencies of their logic and offer to give them proper guidance on how to actually scam people online.
I will give them a few brief lessons via XMPP (secure chat protocol) and once I have gained their confidence, I will offer to sell them an “advanced technique” for only $250 USD worth of BTC.
The moment they send the payment, they never hear from me again and I abandon the XMPP screen name.
So far, I have made around $1500 in the last 3 years doing this.
By the way, I donated that money to charity.
I currently am.
I found a known scammer and emailed them from a fake email, firstname.lastname@example.org, under the guise of Lincoln Berkshire, a wealthy young businessman and gold collector.
To “authenticate” the transaction, I requested the person send a photo of the gold with the right hand held above it. The index, ring, and pinky fingers extended and black circles drawn on the ring and pinky fingers.
An absurd request, but the goal is to waste their time.
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Some recent birthday of mine, like 2–3 years ago, my grandmother bought me a new tv to replace the slowly dying one that I had.
At this point in my life, I had been pretty familiar with pawn shops. I would routinely put my Xbox or Beats headphones up as collateral for a loan to help pay bills. I never “lost” anything to this pawn shop, but I did witness them get over on so many people as I stood in line waiting for my transactions to happen. Those places are predatory. They either kick people while they’re down or reward people that steal.
After I set up the new tv, I knew that I was gonna take the old one to the pawn shop so I could sell it. I planned on being upfront about how it works when it wants and I was gonna accept whatever offer they gave me because the alternative was a landfill (something I later realized probably still happened). I packed the old tv in the packaging of the new tv and went on my way.
I approached the counter and told the employee that I wanted to sell the tv. Before I could get the tv out of the box, the employee completed his research and offered me $80.
That’s an awesome offer considering I expected like…$12
“Sure, I’ll take 80.”
The surprise on the guy’s face was subtle but I picked up on it. There was a little more “pep” in his conversation from that point on. He must have thought I was an idiot for accepting such a low-ball offer.
“Alright, now I just need to make sure that it works.”
I forgot about that part. I began to accept that the jig was up. But the guy was so eager to get the tv, he didn’t notice that the screen was a few inches smaller than what was listed on the box nor the fact that the brands were different.
It did. He flipped to a few channels. Played with the volume a little. Everything appeared to be top notch. He handed me the 80 bucks and smugly told me to keep the box because they didn’t need it.
You know that part of the movie Public Enemies, where John Dillinger has plastic surgery/advanced makeover and then walked right into a police station to give himself a tour even though he was the US’s #1 fugitive? Not one cop in the whole building suspected that Dillinger was standing right next to them. I felt like Dillinger.
I walked around in that pawn shop for another 15 minutes, looking at jewelry and electronics. I didn’t buy anything, but I had to bask in my accomplishment.
Thoughts after I returned to my car:
I hope they find out how problematic the tv is before it got sold to someone else. I want them to take that loss.
As bad as that guy treated me, I hope he didn’t lose his job because of me.
Yes - and it was so fun.
About 6 years ago I joined jDate and towards the end of my subscxtion, I was contacted by this attractive woman. She sounded very interesting - she was in Egypt working on a feature film as a makeup artist and was looking to meet people when she got back to the States. Her jDate profile didn’t really provide much info, but it kind of aligned with her story. About a few days into our “correspondence courtship” she reached out to me with a ‘proposal’.
She offered to have me ‘meet her’ - but since she was on location in Cairo, she couldn’t meet me in San Francisco (her home town). But given our limited interactions thus far, she felt a ‘true connection’ that she never had with anyone before. She first sent me pictures of where she was supposedly staying including pictures of her hotel room thinking that it would excite me. The hotel room pictures looked very odd so I did a quick lookup online to find the hotel’s website and see if they matched. Big surprise - they did not even come close. I asked her to explain the discrepancy and she said she was in the VIP area and they don’t show those hotel rooms to the ‘general public’ because they were so ‘special’.
I spoke with someone in the FTC who told me that scams like these were on the rise and they appreciated my tip. At that point, I suggested that I offered myself as bait to catch this liar — they eventually agreed to let me help them.
To this point, we never ‘talked’ before. We corresponded through the jDate messaging system. She asked me for my phone number so we could discuss logistics and so she could finally hear the voice of her ‘boyfriend’. I gave her a phone number to an old pre-paid phone that had a couple of hours of time on it that I had on hand. She told me she would call me as soon as she had time.
We talked for a while where she tried to learn more about me, after all - up to this point, it was all about her and her needs. I don’t recall what I told her, but I do know that I made most of it up on the fly. She was ‘very impressed’ with my background and really looked forward to seeing me at SFO, jumping into my arms and giving me a big kiss hello.
Long story short, I gave the details that I gave ‘her’ to the FTC who coordinated efforts with local authorities in Cairo. According to what I was told, a man about 6′ 4″ and over 200 pounds attempted to get a boarding pass under ‘her’ name. “She” was arrested for conning others on jDate and other sites, but agreed for a reduced sentence to expose her entire operations. Apparently it went pretty far and wide — it wasn’t the biggest dating scam in history, but it definitely made for great conversations when talking about con artists and other manipulative individuals.