At this point there’s way too many scams in the world to keep up with them all, but I’m guessing the majority of you bros have heard of this one: person calls and said they’ve installed some sort of security software on your computer, there’s been a breach, and you need to take the appropriate action (aka give them money).
This is the story of one person who had this dickstick of a scammer calling the person 3 times a day, every day, for weeks. The person being targeted by the scammer was fed up with this bullshit so they took action and fought the scammer with a taste of his own medicine, and it’s worked remarkably well. After dominating the shit out of the scammer the person shared their story over on r/PettyRevenge for the world to read, so here it is:
So for the last 3 weeks, at least 3 times a day, I get a scam call from this dude claiming he installed security software on my computer and there’s been a breach etc, everybody knows the drill.
This guy leaves like, 3 minute long voicemails repeating the same 30 second spiel over and over. It’s annoying. I called the number back a few times just saying “hey dude I know it’s a scam, stop calling”. He always sassed me real hard. Yesterday he got in my face and said “stupid girl I’ll never take you off my list, i will call every day forever!” ok
so I thought hey, I have an idea. I just kept calling him back and saying nothing. I could hear him yelling through the receiver. Once he’d hang up, I’d call right back. All in all I blew up his phone for over an hour, I called him back 44 times in one hour.
After the last time call he was screaming nonsense and said “i am blocking your number, this is harassment, you will never contact me again”
sounds good to me. No calls today, and usually by 3 pm I’ve gotten 2 already. Feels goooooood.
It gets better though, the top commenter on the post gave advice on how to drive the stake even deeper into the heart of the scammer:
If you wanted to take it to the pro level, I’d recommend this:
set up a Virtual Machine.
Download this file. Note: DO NOT EXTRACT IT. Remove the password protection using winzip.
Rename file to “bankinginfo.zip”, place on desktop of virtual machine.
When he does his stupid scam, jump on a screenshare with him on the VM.
Watch and laugh as he grabs the zip file and copies it to his local machine.
Sit back and wait for the screams as he nukes his PC.
There are few things in life as frustrating and obnoxious as a fuckboi scammer with the persistence and determination of a labrador retriever chasing a tennis ball. Thankfully with the information above you’re now armed with the knowledge on how to fight back and annoy the ever living shit out of phone scammers.
If you’ve ever dealt with these phone scammers before and have come up with an ingenious method of revenge then HIT US UP DOWN BELOW IN THE COMMENTS and share you story!