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People Have Been Sharing The Funny Ways They’ve Messed With Phone Scammers in This Hilarious Twitter Thread

People Have Been Sharing The Funny Ways They’ve Messed With Phone Scammers in This Hilarious Twitter Thread

In light of the recent Facebook data breach where loads of us had our contact details stolen by cybercriminals, we thought it might be time to consider how to mess with some of these phone scammers who cold call us intent on separating us from our money.

While most of us would simply refuse to answer calls from unknown numbers, others might opt to hang up on the pesky scammers. But it’s the third category of folk that this article is about — those clever, quick-witted individuals among us that decide to mess with phone scammers with all sorts of hilarious hijinks that delight and inspire us!

It all began when a comedian named Joe Heenan shared his trick for dealing with scam callers:

We would have loved to have been a fly on the way during that conversation!

It wasn’t long before others responded with all the funny ways that they mess with scammers, too. Take notes, everyone! If your phone number was part of the Facebook data breach, you might be able to use some of these when the calls start coming in!

Which ones do you think you might want to use to mess with the scammers?


Source: Twitter/Joe Heenan


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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

One comment

  1. Love these, they’re great!
    We don’t get as many scam calls anymore now we don’t have a landline. When we did, I used to give the phone to my daughters and tell them they needed to practice their Mandarin (language they’re learning at school) to the person on the other end. Or we would make a variety of animal noises, to the confusion of the other person.
    Once at work when it was quiet I put a scammer there on hold while they did their speel. They were still talking 10 minutes later or so when I picked back up!

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