Scams are everywhere, but these individuals refused to be their victims. They decided to take control of the situation and get back at them. Content has been edited for clarity.
Where’s The Car?
“I sold a car on credit to a guy who never made a payment. He declared bankruptcy the day after he bought it, which meant I couldn’t repossess it until the court lifted the stay — a process that took months. This was his plan all along.
By the time I could legally take it back, he had moved. I had his driver’s license picture, so I made some 11×17 yellow ‘wanted’ posters with his picture, and offered a $100 reward for information about the car. I posted this on the community mailbox in his expensive neighborhood to maximize the embarrassment.
I was obsessed with this jerk, so every day, I drove to the neighborhood and every day, the posters were gone. I figured his kid was still attending the same school, even though he had moved, and that’s why he was in the area each day to rip down the posters.
The next school day, he showed up at 3:30, but not in my car. I tried to follow him home, but he spotted me and started driving like a maniac with his kid in the car. I stopped because it was too dangerous of a situation.
I had originally put up the reward posters to provoke him, hoping he’d show up to kick my a** and I could grab the car. But then, I got a phone call one night from his former neighbor, seeking the reward.
‘He was over here getting his mail, and his little girl told me they had moved to a new apartment complex called XYZ,” said the neighbor.
I called a tow truck, and we went and picked it up. While we were there, I noticed that his other car was nearby. I figured that if he screwed me, he probably did the same to some other dealer.
I checked the lien holder info, and called the dealer, and he said that he had, indeed, been looking for the car for a year.
I called a second two truck, and when both the cars were on the hook, I started blowing the horn.
He came outside, just in time to see me wave as his cars slowly rolled away.
I sent the guy who blew him in the $100 the next day.”
Lower Your Interest Rate Scam
“Ever gotten the ‘Anne from Card Services’ calls? Yep, those. They tell you that they can lower your interest rate if you just (yep, you guessed it) give them your credit card number. At first, I hung up on them, but one day I had time and I figured I’d see what their game is.
So I faked sounding a little ‘slow’, and they apparently thought they’d found an easy mark. They were even quite patient when I pretended not to quite understand their instructions properly.
Eventually, I gave them a fake (but plausible-sounding) Visa number. The next thing they asked for was the telephone number for the bank on the back of the card, to ‘verify’ the number. I was more than happy to give them the telephone number, 1–800-225-5324. Otherwise known as 1–800-CALL-FBI, their tip line for frauds and scams.
So, they put me on hold to do their ‘verification’. I actually got the satisfaction of hearing a ‘What the—?’ before the line quickly dropped.
Didn’t get too many of those calls after that, for some odd reason.”
“My social life started to decline, so I decided to try out Tinder. That’s when I came across this girl. Her bio said she was 22, lived in Georgia, loved pizza, and was not a catfish..
No one bluntly says they aren’t a catfish unless they are a catfish, but I wanted to see for myself. So, I messaged her.
We got to talking on the Tinder app…and immediately I noticed that she wasn’t a real person. I made it a goal to expose her! I got them off Tinder to start texting because I want to get them on FaceTime. And as soon as we start texting…this happens:
Basically, her request was that in exchange for me ordering her a pizza…she would take me on a date! Hahaha! Time to reel in this catfish! I told her that I’d order her a pizza under one condition. All she had to do was FaceTime me! And then there were messages on top of messages of excuses. She eventually says ‘Okay, I’ll send you a video. Hold on.’
And I wait…and wait…
But while I was waiting, I decided to Google image search her Tinder photos, and lo and behold I found the REAL girl’s Instagram page.
Then I got a video message from the catfish…and it was the fakest video ever! It was a screen recording of a video from the real girl’s Instagram page. But, I fed into it and acted like she fooled me.
I got all her information for the pizza. Went on dominos.com…and ordered a pizza to be sent to her house (where she had to pay at the door of course). I forgot to put pineapple and ham for the toppings though…”