I seem to be getting a lot of attempted scammers lately. Had one recently who tried to book me for a wedding from Ethiopia (I think) via email. Then one who tried to hire me to design a website, but I was onto him from the very first email and figured out a way to trick him into revealing his IP address. Nigeria is a far cry from the little town in New Jersey where he said he was from. I’ve been called by “Google,” banks in England and usually I have a bit of fun with them first before letting them go. Crack jokes they don’t understand that is basically telling them I know they’re phoney, but they keep trying so I keep playing a long and cracking jokes. The last one even was so bold as to proposition me into coming on board with the scam after I straight up called him out, told him what city he was emailing me from in Africa and he finally admitted to be a fraud. Didn’t see that one coming.
Today I got a message from the IRS. In Jamaica, apparently, from someone who didn’t leave a call back number in the message, had street noise in the background and used an… interesting sign-off. I didn’t need caller ID to finger this one, but Bryce did remind me of the perfect song to use as my aural response 🙂
See? Sometimes scammers can be super entertaining.