Scammer Gets Scammed as Bitcoin Educator Sends Schemers Funds to Charity
In a bizarre turn of event earlier this week, a scammer tried to get Bitcoin educator Ben Perrin to invest in a fraudulent investment scheme. To the fraudster’s shock, Ben ended up reversing the scam attempt to the scammer – named “Susan”.
As is with every scam attempt, the scammer had promised ‘exclusive investment opportunities’ with high returns and the quick closing window to invest in the opportunity. Perrin used similar tricks to gain the scammer’s confidence, trust and their money too.
How Did It Happen?
Writing on his blog, Perrin narrated how the scam intended to change his life in the next 24 hours by investing in a passive mining scheme of Bitcoin. The scammer explains –to the Bitcoin educator (what irony) – that given the challenges around mining BYC, he should invest in their firm to gain BTC over a period of time.
Knowing the scam, Ben played along displaying ignorance in cryptocurrency wallets and the crypto field in general to gain the trust of the scammer. He then asks ‘Susan’ to send $100 USD to his account as a sign of trust.
The Scammy Catch
The scammer declined the request to send such an amount but as is with any scam, they hurried Ben into investing claiming the opportunity window is slowly closing. Ben reversed the urgency request stating he too had a similar offer and was looking to invest 1 BTC.
This prompted the scammer to quickly send $50 USD to Ben and it must have been a shock to them not receiving the promised 1 BTC.
Realizing they had been beaten at their own game the scammer tried to persuade Ben to return the money to which he replied, “You idiot scammer a**hole,” he gloated,
“I'm donating your money to Bitcoin Venezuela… Go get a f**king job and stop being a piece of s**t.”