Are you tired of the constant annoying messages that you receive on your social media and dating profiles? Are you able to tell that it’s a scammer within the first few messages that they send you? Scammers can be persistent and pesky, looking for that perfect opportunity to scam their victims out of their hard-earned money. However, there are a few ways to get them back for the awful things they have done to their victims. We examine some of the funniest pranks ever played on different types of scammers so that you know how to scam a scammer the next time they try to scam you.
Disclaimer: Be careful if you decide to learn how to scam a scammer! They are clever and know how to fool you into giving them your personal and financial information. If you do play a prank on them, make sure not to give them your actual financial and personal information.
How to Tell You Are Talking to a Scammer
- They contact you and add you randomly on social media networks, stating that your beauty attracted them to you.
- They have poor grammar when they are messaging you back.
- They start messaging you flirty phrases and paragraphs right away from a scammer’s playbook.
- When you Google what they are saying, you will find that they copy-and-pasted what they are saying from Google.
- They ask you for money for any reason.
- They won’t video chat with you or meet you in person.
- They ask you to message them on a different app, such as WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, or Kik.
Top 5 Ways on How to Scam a Scammer
#5 Scam a Scammer Back By Catfishing Them
Many people come up with fake lives and stories when they know they are chatting with a scammer. There are people who create Tik Tok and YouTube videos of their conversations with the scammers, as they come up with stories that aren’t true. A Tik Tok star named Kirsteen Coupar with the username of @kirsteenatom became famous on Tik Tok for catfishing scammers on a dating app. She comes up with fake embarrassing stories to get the scammers’ reactions and comes up with fake excuses as to why she can’t send them money.
The first time she catfished one of her catfish, she pretended to have an obsession with dolls. The scammer’s reaction was to edit a photo of his fake photo, her photo, and the doll, stating how they were “a big happy family.” She also pretended to have health issues and ended up in the hospital each time he would ask for money.
One time, she stated that she bought tools from a random guy on the Internet. The scammer told her that he could be a catfish and requested that the other guy sent photos to prove he was real. She got a guy friend to take a photo of himself in a red shirt holding up a sign to validate the “online guy’s” identity. The scammer fell for the whole thing! Click here to read more about her story.
#4 Make Up Excuses as to Why You Can’t Send Money
While Kirsteen used hospital visits as an excuse to not send money, there is one Englishtown resident that goes above and beyond with his excuses. Douglas Lallier has received plenty of requests to send money to scammers, which makes him angry. He feels bad for all the people who fell for these scams, and because of this, tries to get even with every scammer he comes into contact with. There was one time he used a fake death as an excuse to not send the requested money over to these scammers.
There was also another time where he was sent a fake sweepstakes letter, claiming that he won money from Walmart. He was sent a fake check for $4,500 with instructions to send $1,700 back to the scammers. He calls the phone number on the letter and pretends to fall for the scam. He then gave them fake personal details about himself, and also made up a fake money order number just to waste the scammers’ time. He even tricked another set of fraudsters by asking them to send him a money order and pretending that it got destroyed by snow each time.
#3 Change Your Voice on Phone Calls With the Scammer
Disclaimer: Since this prank involves giving scammers access to your computer, please proceed with caution. Scammers can steal personal information from people’s computers and can lock computer access from their victims.
There is a tech support scam going around where a pop-up advertisement scares people into thinking they have a virus. The pop-up ad instructs them to get help from Microsoft tech support and provides victims with a phone number to call them. YouTuber, Kitboga, used a voice changer to pretend to be an older woman and pranked the scammers for over two hours. He showed the fake tech support recipes on his computer and also sung karaoke with the scammers.
At the end of the video, he turned the voice manipulator off to show scammers he isn’t actually an older lady. He is a guy who is around the same age as the scammers and told them how much it broke his heart that they take advantage of people. The scammer hung up, and he was unable to trick them into talking to him again. Watch the above video to see how to scam a scammer.
Disclaimer: There is some bad language toward the end of this video.
Another YouTuber with the channel Jack Vale Films got a call from a telemarketer who wouldn’t leave him alone. He also pretended to be an older lady and continuously interrupted what the telemarketer was trying to say. He continued this for 20 minutes but cut out some of it for this YouTube video. The boss of this telemarketing company got on the phone and was angry at “Rosalind” for continuously interrupting him. However, Rosalind didn’t back down. She needed to know the information, and therefore they all need to listen to her talk. Watch the video to see how this turned out.
#2 Give Them a Fake Money Transfer or Gift Card Code
There have been victims that have fooled their scammers into thinking they received a money transfer or gift card, only to find out that it’s fake. A user from Quora named Barbara Ransom stated that she asked the scammer she was talking to if she could send him money via Walmart. Once the scammer agreed, she called Walmart’s customer service and let them know they were going to give a scammer a fake money transfer code. She gave them the code, then called law enforcement to let them know what was going on. When the scammer got there, he told customer service his name and the code that his victim gave him. Once he read the code, law enforcement was there to arrest him for attempting to scam Barbara.
Social Catfish’s founder, David McClellan, received an Instagram message one day as he was celebrating his anniversary with his wife. The message stated that she was a CashApp flipper that would supposedly turn his $200 into $20,000 for him. Knowing this was a scam, he decided to play along and message the person back. He wasn’t comfortable sending them actual money, so he decided to redirect them to a site we made called fugiftcards.com.
Once he went on the website, he clicked on “Generate Code,” then typed in who the gift card is from and who he was sending it to. Then, he clicked the amount of money he wanted to give the scammer and selected how he wanted to send the code. He selected text code and received a copy-and-paste code that he was able to send to his scammer on Instagram. However, if you choose to email the code, you can also email the code directly to the scammer.
Once he did this, he instructed the scammer to go onto the same website he was just on. Then, he told them to enter the code into the search bar on the home page. Then, once they hit enter there was a button instructing them to continue. This played a video of our employees singing a song about scamming. To listen to the song and to read the full conversation David and the scammer had, watch the video above. This is the ultimate way of knowing how to scam a scammer.
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#1 Chat with a Robot to Scam a Scammer
Disclaimer: The sites provided to chat with a robot are third-party websites and do not represent Social Catfish. Proceed with caution.
The number one way to know how to scam a scammer is to chat with a robot. There are many apps you can use to chat with a robot, such as Elbot the Chatbot or CleverBot. To do this, first, find a robot app that you like the best. Then, copy-and-paste what the scammer is telling you into the response bar.
Once you do that, hit enter to see what the robot has to say about that. Then, copy-and-paste the response the robot said and send it back to the scammer. This will leave the scammer feeling confused as to what you are talking about, and eventually, they will give up on talking to you.
Social Catfish is Here to Help You!
At Social Catfish, we want to help you verify the identities of those who might seem suspicious to you. If you have their name, email address, phone number, social media username, or image, you can reverse search and see who the suspected person was that you’ve been in contact with after reading about how to scam a scammer.