Warning: The below exchange contains some adult language.
With the advent of technology such as telephones and the internet, scamming has become a prominent concern.
No longer required to look their targets in the eye, scammers have developed high-tech scamming operations focused specifically on tricking innocent people out of extraordinarily large sums of money.
The majority of online scammers seem to be located in Malaysia. According to Business Insider, many individuals (mostly men of Nigerian ethnicity) migrate to Malaysia using a student visa. Then, they begin scamming using the country’s superior internet infrastructure as a resource.
Unfortunately, online scammers are not a priority for Malaysia’s overly taxed police force.
Business Insider explains, “Malaysian police lack the resources and expertise to tackle the problem and have yet to launch a single prosecution of a case involving a U.S. victim.”
With chat rooms and dating sites available for people to connect, the internet has become the perfect way for these scammers to snare innocent individuals looking for love.
The scammer will approach the victim online, seduce them with kind words, and then tell the victim they need money to move so that they can get married and be together forever. After shelling out thousands upon thousands of dollars, the victims “true love” never arrives.
Tim Scherer, the consul general at the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur, explains to Reuters, “These are not rich widows who are being preyed on, these are middle-class Americans who don’t have this kind of money to spare. It can really transform their lives in a terrible way. “
While some people still fall prey to these costly scams, one British woman managed to turn the trick around, scamming her scammer in a truly hilarious way.
A man by the name of Stephen Masumbo messaged the British woman beginning the conversation with a seductive “Hello sweet lady”.
The woman decides to play along, giving the scammer a hilarious run for his money.
Each of her responses drips with sarcasm, but the scammer does not seem to even notice, continuing his expert-level seduction.
“I like you sweet lady,” he writes. Cn you be my princesse? I name you princess.”
The woman’s responses, in turn, become more and more ridiculous until finally the scammer asks her to send him money through Western Union. When the scammer asks her for an update on the transaction, the woman sends him a photo that is PURE GOLD:
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Looks like “Barbara O’Cumbungle” had a few tricks up her sleeve!
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