The Art Of The Scam


Visitors to this blog may recall that I like to scam scammers. You know, the ones who steal a Facebook friend’s identity and use FB messaging to try to get you to send them some of your hard-earned money.
I like to fight back in my own little way by writing back. Wasting as much of their time as possible.
I suspect Mrs. Anderson, who taught me the basics back at Hillsboro High School, wouldn’t approve of the way I’m using my writing skills. But, I can’t help myself. Back-scamming is like crack cocaine to me. I find it oddly rewarding.
So, here we go again. Remember, the conversation below is real.
Scammer: Hello Terry, How are you doing ?
Me:  Great! You?
Scammer:  I’m doing good. I often think of you and always uplifting you in prayer dont know if you have heard about the good news yet ?
Me:  No.
Scammer:  Have you heard about Covenant Services Group winning program assisting retired, workers, youth and disable with the support of Department of Health
Me:  No. Where is Mary right now?
Scammer:  I’m so happy i received $350,000, from their benefit they are helping Disabled, Employed and Unemployed Workers, Retiree, veteran, I also found out you are also entitled to this benefit also
Me:  That’s nice. Is Mary there now?
Scammer:  Yes do you want to chat with her ?
Me:  Yes, please. Put her on.
Scammer:  Okay and You will need to get in contact with the online director in charge so he can direct you through the processing. do you know Muriel Gragg on Facebook ?
Me:  No. But I bet she’s very nice.
Scammer:  You have to add him as friend and also message him that you wish to request about your prize.
Me:  OK, OK. Put Mary on.
Me:  Wait! Muriel is a girl’s name!
Scammer:  Nope thats the claim agent name on Facebook
Me:  Huh! It’s a funny world sometimes, isn’t it? OK. Put Mary on already!
Scammer:  Okay
Me:  OK.
Scammer:  Hi Terry
Me:  Hi, Mary! Is that you?
Scammer:  Yes, how are you doing ! Happy weekends
Me:  Happy weekends to you! Mary, I’m a little worried about Wayne. He thinks he won $350,000 in the lottery. Or something.
Scammer:  Yes he did i was so worried too before he receive the check
Me:  Really! Say, Mary, do you think President Trump is going to build that wall he’s always talking about? 25 billion dollars is a lot of money.
Scammer:  I,m so happy the program is real
Me:  What program? The wall isn’t real yet.
Scammer:  The Covenant Services Group winning program
Me:  Oh that.
Scammer:  Yes
Me:  Getting back to the wall, it sure seems like a lot of work.
Scammer:  Yes but the government know how to handle that thats alot of money
Me:  I suppose. Say, put Wayne back on, will you? I’d like to know what he thinks of the wall.
Scammer:  Wayne said you won too
Me:  I don’t know. I never win anything.
Me: Put him back on. I bet that wall will be something to see when it’s done. Don’t you think?
Me: But, Mary, I think Wayne should have a check-up. He thinks he won the lottery. That’s not right.
Scammer:  i got my check already and it has been cleared in my bank you need not to be nervous about this, I told you about this because I was trying to help you I saw your name on the winners list when the delivery team got my winnings to me that was why i had to contact you on facebook to tell you about it, this is real and legitimate I promise you that you will never regret doing this.
Me:  Is that you again, Wayne? I’m getting a little confused as to you (whom?) I’m talking with.
Scammer:  Yes
Me:  Wayne, what do you think about President Trump’s wall? Somebody told me that when it’s finished we’ll be able to see through it. That doesn’t sound much like a wall to me.
Scammer:  what will happen after trump make the wall ?
Me:  You tell me, Wayne! I voted for the other one. The girl.
Scammer:  Oh sorry
Me:  I shouldn’t call her a girl. She’s 40 if she’s a day!
Me:  Well, this has been fun, Wayne. But I have to go. We eat dinner at 4. Seems early but that’s the way they do it here at Happy Dale.
Scammer:  That’s nice.
Me:  Yeah, it’s nice. But I don’t like the way they do peas. They’re always so mushy. I hope we’re having something else tonight.
Me:  Wayne, you still there?
Me:  Wayne?
Chat Conversation End