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​Man Replies To Scammers To Play Them At Their Own Game And The Results Are Hilarious

​Man Replies To Scammers To Play Them At Their Own Game And The Results Are Hilarious

Ever had a message from someone asking if you like 'hot sexy women', miraculously sent by someone purporting to be a hot sexy woman? Or an email calmly explaining that you've inherited several million pounds' worth of Indonesian rupiah - but could you please pop your bank details down so it can be transferred to you?

Such messages are frustrating, but what if we played the scammers at their own game?

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Welcome, friends, to Catpish.

Catpish is the brainchild of a man called Mike, who's been busy 'responding to scam emails by chatting absolute nonsense to them, whilst also trying to find a wife'.

Here's Mike. Credit: Catpish
Here's Mike. Credit: Catpish

Mike made the bold move to start responding to those attempting to Catfish him, taking the time to get to know them - you know, really get inside their psyche.

He then documents his adventures on Facebook, where he has more than 12,000 likes, and the results are nothing short of hilarious.

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Mike told LADbible: "I started replying to my spam email and sharing it with my mates for a laugh.

"My thinking is that if I am chatting nonsense to scammers and wasting their time, they will have less time to scam other people."

Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

Mike said there has been many 'lonely single Russian models looking for love,' a few 'African princes offering me millions of dollars' and countless requests for money or gift cards.

"Sometimes I'll be speaking to them for weeks, chatting absolute shit, but they keep replying," he explained.

Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

In one such exchange, Mike was messaged on Instagram by 'Belinda'. The two got talking ("I'm alright cheers. Got a bit of a dicky tummy, I took a chance on some prawns that were in the reduced section at Tescos last night, terrible shout") and eventually Mike's potential sweetheart plucked up the courage to ask if he could get her an Amazon gift card.

Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

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Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

But Mike wasn't just going to buy Belinda one, just like that, so he hit back: "Please can I just check, you are really interested in me, aren't you?

"You don't just want to speak to me for gift cards, do you?"

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Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

Belinda assured him she was interested in him 'for real', but Mike still wasn't convinced and asked her to send him a picture of her waving.

Belinda turned defensive, saying: "I don't need to do that. If you making me do that, then you don't trust me. I shouldn't be chatting with you then."

Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish
Credit: Catpish

Your loss, Belinda.

Mike documents the witty repartee on the Catpish Facebook page, where he shares screenshots from every stage of the conversation - meaning you can grab some popcorn, kick back and watch the drama unfold.

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He added: "My mates say I've got too much time on my hands... they're absolutely right."

Don't listen to your friends, Mike. You're a hero in our eyes.

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Featured Image Credit: Catpish

Topics: Daily Ladness, Community, UK

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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