You’re not fooling anyone! Hilarious messages reveal scammers who were caught out by their targets – including a fraudster posing as Kelly Rowland in need of cash for a ‘plain ticket’
- Bored Panda has rounded up messages received from world’s worst scammers
- One con artist claimed to be two different former members of Destiny’s Child
- Another tried to blackmail without proving they have anything worth paying for
Some scams today are extremely sophisticated. But these exchanges prove that’s certainly not the case for all of them.
People from around the world have shared how they exposed hapless would-be con artists in hilarious fashion over text, including one man who tricked the sender into thinking he had applied for a gambling site.
The best examples were shared in a Bored Panda gallery, including someone who was left in hysterics when ‘Kelly Rowland’ got in touch on Instagram and said she needed money for a ‘plain ticket’ so Destiny’s Child could fly to a gig.
Another was contacted by a fraudster posing as Lady Gaga. Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the most amusing examples…
A-list contacts: Bored Panda has rounded up a selection of messages sent by the world’s worst scammers, including one who claimed to be both Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé
Calling their bluff! An individual, who lives in the US, challenged a scam artist who was trying to blackmail them without any evidence of the photos they claimed to have
Block and delete! Another person, from America, tried to convince a scammer that they had committed murder to scare them into stopping messages
Two can play at that game: A scammer who tried to trick a British mobile phone user into clicking a link was left begging not to be charged after the situation was reversed
Fan fiction! One person was amused by a scammer claiming to be multi-millionaire Lady Gaga in need of US dollars to continue making music
Be careful what you ask for… Another individual terrified a scammer into leaving them alone by claiming that their parents had committed a murder
A taste of your own medicine: A person in the US turned the tables on a scammer who sent them a suspicious link to get their personal information
‘You under the rest…’ One scam artist failed to con an individual in the UK with their poor spelling and grammar, while demanding an iTunes gift card
Quick thinking! A man, who lives in England, was able to catch a scammer in their lie after tracking their IP address
Attention to detail: Another individual advised a scammer to reconsider the words in the URL they send as it instantly reveals they are dishonest