I just started watching these ‘scam-the-scammer’ videos and created a setup to get started. I was just messing around on a fake Twitter account tonight and of course got a bunch of fake accounts following me and starting random discussions. One of them found the fake Gmail account I used to setup the account and started trying a scam me over Google Hangouts. It was a brand new account with an easily traceable profile picture from Google images.
After a few minutes of playing around with them, I just wanted them to go away 'cause I was more interested in tech scams so I just told the guy that his scam was obvious and publicly responded to his Tweets warning of his scams. I quickly explained on Hangouts how it was so obvious asked him if people really fall for it.
To my amazement, the guy completely opened up to me, he admitted his guilt and started telling me how he fell into it. I deleted my tweets to gain his trust and he started telling me everything; his name, where he lived, his financial situation and about his family. He sent me pictures of other scammers around the area driving Bentleys and Porsches, boasting about their wealth online and how he wanted to be like them. I chatted with the guy for a few hours while he swept the dirt floor of a rented, shared room and it was absolutely nuts.
I’ve only seen something like this happen in one Kitboga video but it didn’t lead anywhere in that case. Trust me, I’m not sympathetic to these scumbags but I’m curious if anyone else has gotten to this point with these guys.