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This Guy Received A Message Saying He’d Won $1.2M But Needs To Pay A Delivery Fee, So He Trolled The Scammer
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This Guy Received A Message Saying He’d Won $1.2M But Needs To Pay A Delivery Fee, So He Trolled The Scammer

Never mess with a scouser. When NHS nursing assistant Tom Sheerin from Liverpool, England, received an unsolicited message online from someone claiming to represent the ‘CEO Of Facebook’ and promising him a hefty cash prize and a Jeep, he decided to turn the tables and scam the scammer.

“Decided to have a little fun with someone trying to scam me on Facebook, kept him busy for about 2 hours,” Tom wrote, sharing screenshots of the hilarious exchange as he strung the scammer along with increasingly ridiculous questions and scenarios, delivering the coup de grace with a random picture of a horse that his son drew.

It’s not the first time Tom has been approached by scammers, like most of us he has received his fair share of dodgy emails. “I’ve had a few emails so I’m still waiting for my share of an inheritance of about 5 Nigerian princes,” he told Bored Panda. “I’ve answered a few in the past who realised quite quickly that I’m taking the piss. But this one was determined so I thought If I keep him on the hook, then that’s less time for him to scam other people.”

To be fair, the gormless approach and execution of the scam left Tom with an open goal, it really makes you wonder why these guys bother. The thread makes for hugely entertaining reading however, as Tom takes his chance with glee and makes a complete fool of his ‘hunter’ and shows why Liverpudlian humor is up there with the very best.

Scroll down to see how it all unfolded for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Tom Sheerin, left, from Liverpool, England got a ‘lovely surprise’ recently

He was apparently the lucky winner of $1.2 million and a Jeep, courtesy of none other than Zuckerberg himself

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Carries
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I'm 38 now but I used to be 27" xD The entire thread is amazing

Ntosh
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just wrong and so bad. When I read these I imagine an old woman or man falling for these, or someone who is really desperate for money. These people need to be caught and taught a long painful torturous lesson. It is very wrong to scam people like this

Echo
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You may not understand the size of the organization of these scammers. This is not just a few people spread amongst us. It is pretty large. In some of the cases I saw pictures of the offices that were running 30 people in one spot out of. Some these people actually get paid to come to work and do just this all day long. Even worse the local authorities where they are happing at get paid off by the scammer org to leave them alone. It is quite a messed up thing. I agree. I hate thinking that people are being taken advantage of by scum who end their sentences with ok.

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Juana
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Phil Myass. Classic.

SykesDaMan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a feeling that I missed a lot of references... But the ones I got made me really laugh! :D

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Carries
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I'm 38 now but I used to be 27" xD The entire thread is amazing

Ntosh
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just wrong and so bad. When I read these I imagine an old woman or man falling for these, or someone who is really desperate for money. These people need to be caught and taught a long painful torturous lesson. It is very wrong to scam people like this

Echo
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You may not understand the size of the organization of these scammers. This is not just a few people spread amongst us. It is pretty large. In some of the cases I saw pictures of the offices that were running 30 people in one spot out of. Some these people actually get paid to come to work and do just this all day long. Even worse the local authorities where they are happing at get paid off by the scammer org to leave them alone. It is quite a messed up thing. I agree. I hate thinking that people are being taken advantage of by scum who end their sentences with ok.

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Juana
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Phil Myass. Classic.

SykesDaMan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a feeling that I missed a lot of references... But the ones I got made me really laugh! :D

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