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Voice Actor Uses Her Professional Impersonation Skills To Prank A Scammer, Easily Succeeds
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Voice Actor Uses Her Professional Impersonation Skills To Prank A Scammer, Easily Succeeds Interview With Author

There’s nothing quite as priceless as seeing scammers getting scammed. And who is there better to serve justice than talented voice actor Rosie Okumura? Better known by her Youtube name IRL Rosie, the LA-based actor has got a real treat for fans of karma.

In a viral Youtube video, Rosie posed as a Google virtual assistant calling scammers and inviting them to redeem their Google play card credits worth $500. Her “scambaiting” pranks worked wonders and it seems like nobody on the end of the line gave it a shadow of doubt. Rosie, who is no rookie when it comes to messing with scammers, told Bored Panda: “I think anyone who falls for anything is caught in a moment of desperation or vulnerability. The scammers are the desperate.” Scroll down for the full interview down below!

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The talented voice actor posed as a virtual Google assistant in this priceless “scambait” prank

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Whoever you tag in this video owes you $500.

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Rosie told Bored Panda that voice acting was something she has always had passion for since she was young. Impressively, all of her impression techniques are self-taught. It was only a few years ago that “I saved up the money and got a little bit of training, mainly for commercial copy.”

It takes both talent and training to be a good voice actor. “Anyone can learn anything, but it being difficult or hard is dependent on being born with it or not.” Rosie also said that having lived in a lot of different states, it’s been easy for her pick up dialects and accents.

There are around 25 voices in Rosie’s repertoire at the moment, but her Alexa/AI impression and old lady voice are “my silliest!”

It turns out, voice acting comes in handy in real life too. “If someone’s calling me and I don’t recognize the number, I’ll answer with an Australian accent just in case.” The actor recounted how one time she got super embarrassed when she realized it was the vet calling to confirm her cat’s appointment. “They have met me several times and know I am NOT, in fact, Australian,” Rosie laughed.

Rosie is planning on doing a video where she orders food at the drive-through in her different voices. We can’t wait!

Watch Rosie tricking the scammers big time in this full video

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Tiny Dynamine
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does she know scammers' numbers? This is the bit that I don't get. It seems like she's doing the scamming.

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She just calls back the numbers that have called her. I get dozens of not only scam calls but emails as well, those emails containing phone numbers to call. Simple as that.

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As shitty as scamming is, somehow I still feel sorry for the people who work there. It must be horrible if you live in a country with so less opportunities for a propper job.

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many scammers live in affluent countries, but CHOOSE to scam people because criminality is more lucrative than working (till you get caught of course). Scammers are thieves, worse than pickpockets

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

Why did they press when they were supposed to press eleventeen??? XD

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does she know scammers' numbers? This is the bit that I don't get. It seems like she's doing the scamming.

Gaya Knust
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She just calls back the numbers that have called her. I get dozens of not only scam calls but emails as well, those emails containing phone numbers to call. Simple as that.

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As shitty as scamming is, somehow I still feel sorry for the people who work there. It must be horrible if you live in a country with so less opportunities for a propper job.

Yeah, you heard
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many scammers live in affluent countries, but CHOOSE to scam people because criminality is more lucrative than working (till you get caught of course). Scammers are thieves, worse than pickpockets

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why did they press when they were supposed to press eleventeen??? XD

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