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Scam callers are the bane of most people's lives. But a man has come up with a genius way of scaring them off. Watch below:
While most of us would simply hang up on them, one recipient, totally fed up with the brazen attempts by criminals to get his money, took matters into his own hands.
TikTok user Roy Baker decided to get one over on the crooks by pretending to be the CIA.
In a video posted to his account, Roy can be seen receiving a call from one of the said fraudsters. And this is where he gets a little creative.
Answering the call, he says: "Hello, thank you for calling the CIA. You've reached the scam and fraud division.
"All of our agents are currently assisting other callers.
"To further assist you, please hold while we download your incoming and outgoing call logs to be analysed against our database of known scam and fraud operations.
"An agent will be with you shortly."
And quick as a flash, the scammer hangs up. Hmm, you'd have thought they'd have wanted to stick around for a chat, wouldn't you?
Since sharing the video, Roy has been branded a legend, with plenty of people fawning over his voice as well.
One user commented: "Genius."
Others shared their own methods for getting rid of cold callers.
"I start speaking another language - they just hang up," said one.
But Roy isn't the only one out to catch crooks.
A NASA engineer recently managed to bust an elaborate scam by glitterbombing criminals who believed they'd just scammed a victim.
YouTuber Mark Rober decided to fight back against the scammers - who mostly go after elderly or vulnerable people - in the best way, fighting financial crime with glitter. They then even sometimes got arrested, to make sure they learned their lesson.
When the scammers turned up to get a bag of cash they thought they had just extorted from a victim, they were shocked to end up covered in glitter.
I guess this goes to prove that crime doesn't always pay.
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