Post by keepsafeonthenet on Dec 17, 2020 15:22:14 GMT
Hi all. I've been running an antiscam blog for 12 years but started my YouTube channel in september. The content reflects what I've been doing on the blog for many years. I don't phone/Skype scammers - I've always stuck to winding them up strictly by email and only to the point where I can write about the scam to warn readers (and now viewers) of what the scam entails. I seem to be developing a bit of an obsession with Facebook scammers right now.
Post by keepsafeonthenet on Dec 17, 2020 20:15:52 GMT
I'm new to this forum. I've run an anti-scam blog for 12 years - if I wind up scammers it's always via email or messaging, never phone or Skype. The usual stuff hit my spam folder a few days ago - Philip Bennett wanted to send me $10.5 (how kind) but it seems I'd been refusing to pay the $95 fee (how foolish of me).
He even told me that he could provide me with the names of referees who would vouch for having received their funds.
Then the scammer sent me the full details of an account with Go Bank. So I contacted Go bank with the account details. Their replies were a mixture of plain stupid and plain stupid. Can't think of any other way to describe it.
I made a video about it for my youtube channel. Am I allowed to post the link here? The channel has been approved by admin for posting in the youtube thread, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links here.
If not, please let me know and I'll remove it, but it's honestly just quicker to watch the video than for me to paste all the correspondence in here.
We welcome new members, particularly those who are active Baiters. I do have 2 concerns about your Channel, which I will describe, below.
1. In at least one of your YouTube videos, you link to (and seem to endorse) a large prank-calling Channel. Like almost all of these characters on YT, he educates the Scammers he prank-calls (for eg, by telling them he has been prank-calling them, disclosing the tricks he uses (ie, to find their IP addresses) and even, incredibly, directing them to his YouTube Channel). This helps Scammers tidy up their acts and become better Scammers. It also frustrates us few ScamBaiters enormously.
2. Here, in your own upload you do the same thing, ie, informing a Scammer that you have discovered his and his fellow-Scammer's real location via grabify: youtu.be/8fjmIyqg-eE Again, this will educate them and they may well begin to use a VPN to fool real prospective victims.
If you accept scambaiting ethics and would like to continue to promote your YouTube Channel here, I would ask you to please delete or edit any of your uploads that contain Scammer education or promote Channels that 'burn' Scammers, and also do the same in your uploads’ Descriptions. Thanks!
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Post by keepsafeonthenet on Jan 2, 2021 17:26:48 GMT
Thanks ScammingTheScammers I'm learning fast. I've been thinking about what I'm trying to achieve after Pricky's comments above. (I now have a very clean shower, cos thinking and cleaning go together) Interestingly (to me) I usually don't really like the videos that burn the scammers, and now realise that's what I've been doing myself in some of the videos. Well, this latest one in particular.
Post by gramsscambaits on Jan 30, 2021 14:40:19 GMT
Hello, I am new to having a YouTube channel, I have had it for about a month now. My scambaiting is based on Never Reveal ,I want to expose the tactics used on senior citizens to try to persuade them to turn over their money, My most recent baits last for days * 12 on the last one, and they still try to contact me. My goal is education and exposure so that people can make their families aware of how a senior will be pursued even when the initial phone call ends. www.youtube.com/channel/UCwF1WydOF-wYw5ZpOpoEtuwLink reinstated and approved - JC
Post by keepsafeonthenet on Feb 9, 2021 8:28:36 GMT
I've made a new video about my recent bait of the fake Eric Whitacre. Currently it's unlisted and I'd really, really appreciate some feedback before making it public. I have tried to keep it well within forum guidelines, but I need feedback to know whether or not I've succeeded.
So if any of you have 20 mins of your life to spare, that you won't get back, and would be kind enough to watch it for me and comment or PM me, I'd be very grateful youtu.be/3Slw-y2yo10
Post by deadlymushroom on Feb 17, 2021 16:17:40 GMT
Hello there fellow people of ScambaitingForum, i commend you all for your work and i have enjoyed all the videos that have been shared in this topic, congrats for all of you i am a new sub in all of your channels . I would like to recommend a channel that is not mine but i have been following for some years and it is very outstanding since it is located in Mexico where scammers act like they are part of the drug cartels and they use to threat their victims with kidnapping or killing them so it is very frightening as the real cartels are but those scammers usually work from prison and there is no way to control them. I hope you find this interesting. There might be a language barrier since these videos are in spanish but you can activate subtitles. If you really like these videos i would consider starting a translation project for this channel. I am a spanish native speaker so please let me know.
Post by keepsafeonthenet on Feb 20, 2021 19:36:02 GMT
I've been having a wee bit of fun with those pesky advance fee fraudsters. You know the ones - they're in your email junk folder. But I'm weird, I like junk. So my alter ego got on the case. youtu.be/kcBMyiUxjVk