Scam artistry never gets old. It’s a highly profitable and thriving business for scammers, well, at the expense of their victims. Spam messages, con artists, fake business opportunities, phishing websites, identity theft, and posers are nothing new. All of these are obvious reminders pushing us to become more wary of our internet use.
Recently, one woman received a private message from a random stranger. Greeting her with flirty words and claiming all in a sudden that the man was in love with her, the woman knew at first glance that he is a con man.
Instead of simply ignoring the message, blocking the user or reporting him to Facebook, the woman dealt with the situation in a witty and unconventional way.
The man who introduced himself as Stephen Masumbo claimed that he is a pastor working at the Nigerian Christian Institute. He said that he wanted to become friends with the woman who told him to call her by the name Barbara O’Cumbungles.
Then suddenly, the man claimed that he's in love with her and he wanted to be with her. According to him, he is using his money to support the church he’s working in. So, he needs money to process his documents such as visas, flight tickets, and other stuff, to meet ‘Barbara’ and be with her.
‘Barbara’ sarcastically said that it's astonishing how the conversation suddenly turned to money.
The con artist on the other hand, was unstoppable. He still insisted on asking the woman to send him money, first the amount of $300, and without shame, he even demanded $900.
Check out the screenshots below to find out what ‘Barbara’ did next.
If this were a love story, what could the title be? ‘The Scammer Love Affair'? ‘A Brokenhearted Scammer's Tale'? ‘Oops, I Played a Con Man's Heart, He Got Lost in the Game?'