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A Scammer Thought He Was Scamming A 83-Year-Old Grandma But Ended Up Getting The Lesson Of A Lifetime
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A Scammer Thought He Was Scamming A 83-Year-Old Grandma But Ended Up Getting The Lesson Of A Lifetime

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Deeveeaar is a Youtube channel of dedicated scambaiters, focused mainly on exposing Indian scammers and call centers, and they take their job of scamming scammers very seriously. They aim to “prank scammers, bait them, make them hate their job and demoralize illegitimate call centers,” making the internet a safer place for us all.

The page is run by a guy in his late 20’s known as DVR, who, inspired by other scam baiters and frustrated with the lack of action taken against online scams, decided to take action himself. “I started off with some pranks and scambaits, but quickly I started seeing weaknesses in scammer scripts,” DVR told Bored Panda. “I got a lot of unfortunate stories from phone scam victims, which made me really determined to do more. I got together a team of very skilled people, and we decided to fight back in more ways than just wasting their time. We started to call flooding and accessing their computers so we could uncover more evidence, getting their personal information so we could report them, and figure out more of what they do.”

Lack of cyber-policing to bring internet scams to justice is what makes DVR and his team realize that they really are needed. “We send all the information we obtain from the scammer’s computers to many authorities, locally as well as internationally,” he explained. “We do know that most of the time, it doesn’t do much. But it’s the right thing to do.”

“Because we know there likely won’t be action taken, we do take justice in our own hands a little. We mess with their PCs, maybe send a computer virus, and place their photos online, and we want to make scammers feel afraid. I want to make them feel vulnerable, and send a cautionary tale that “you can scam, but you can’t hide.”

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The latest scam bait was a masterpiece of patience and clever acting. Posing as a sweet and naïve grandma, the scambaiter set the trap before delivering the fatal blow at the end. “The grandma voice is actually my girlfriend!” DVR told us with a chuckle. “The funny thing is, I was sitting next to her while a team member on the other side of the world controlled the computer. We told her what to say through sign language, and text instructions in a chat application. Scammers prey on the elderly, so she is the perfect bait to get them to lower their guard.” (Cover image: KimSanDiego)

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This scammer thought everything was going well when he managed to get an 83-year-old ‘grandma’ to give him access to her PC

Background image: Valeri Pizhanski

He thought he had her hooked when he complimented her grandkids in the background

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What he didn’t know was that ‘granny’ was actually a hacker from internet vigilante group Deeveeaar, who specialize in scam baiting

Watch how the scammer got played without even realizing it in this video

Here’s how people reacted

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anarkzie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It reels you in then you have to watch a video.....not good.

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Molly Block
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to learn the tricks 'grandma' used so when they call my elderly mom and try to scam her, as they have done in the past, I can ruin THEIR computer!

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the video in the post is a screencast where it shows how its done. Its a bit confusing but really funny!!

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Isla Reyne
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always bait them for a while, and when they ask me my name I say it's Mrs. Benchod. Then they get really nasty and crude. They never get sexual when talking to my husband, but they love to tell me that they're going to rape my mother and sister all the time. I say "It's harder to do with a tiny pee-pee" or "I thought you were gay". They get soooo mad. It's become therapy for me. They are the scum of the Earth.

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Diana R
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a horrible thing for them to say. Ugh. I like your comeback. You could also tell them your sister has an penicillin resistant venereal disease.

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anarkzie
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It reels you in then you have to watch a video.....not good.

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Molly Block
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to learn the tricks 'grandma' used so when they call my elderly mom and try to scam her, as they have done in the past, I can ruin THEIR computer!

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Ya
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the video in the post is a screencast where it shows how its done. Its a bit confusing but really funny!!

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Isla Reyne
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always bait them for a while, and when they ask me my name I say it's Mrs. Benchod. Then they get really nasty and crude. They never get sexual when talking to my husband, but they love to tell me that they're going to rape my mother and sister all the time. I say "It's harder to do with a tiny pee-pee" or "I thought you were gay". They get soooo mad. It's become therapy for me. They are the scum of the Earth.

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Diana R
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a horrible thing for them to say. Ugh. I like your comeback. You could also tell them your sister has an penicillin resistant venereal disease.

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