Cliffs on it, some guy tried to get me to send him 500,000 in cash and he'd give me a check.
Anyway, started fucking with the dude and asked for a picture of him with a watermelon and a sign that looked like this:
Here's what he sent me:
wait for it....
There was some discussion as to whether this was fake, so I emailed him again saying another pic was needed, this time a pic of him eating a watermelon, holding some orange juice while balancing a shoe on his head.
it was to look like this:
What did he send? wait for it....
I can't stop laughing
Because a lot of people asked, here's how I got the photos.
The thing you need to keep in mind the most is that these people are trash and trying to steal money from you. You are in control and whatever you say, they'll most likely do.
With that being said, you have to make them believe you. You can't just instantly say something like "lolzomg j00 must send me teh pictars of you holding a sinezzz"
You have to build up to it, make them believe you... make them think you're getting the money. It's just like real fishing... if as soon as you feel a bite on your line you pull as hard as you can, the fish is just going to swim away. You have to wait for them to really dig into the bait before you can start pulling.
With all of that being said, here's a cliffs version of how everything went down and what lead me up to getting both photos:
The email started with him emailing my website ******.com talking about transferring money. Since that's what the site's about, i just thought he was some french dude who didn't know how to use the site (was using a yahoo.fr email account). A few emails went back and forth and then I realized he was actually trying to get me to send him 500k if he sent me a check.
This is when I knew I had two choices, tell him to piss off... or start fucking with him. The decision was simple.
How I got the photos
The following few emails were basically playing into his game, making him believe that I was really stupid enough to send him money.
The first thing I asked for was some sort of proof he was real. He said he could send me his passport photo, so i said yes and he sent me that. After seeing how fast he produced the photo, I knew i had him. Here's where the real fun starts.
Enter OT IDB WTF, LLC... my "parent company" Per their request, photos must be taken to prove that he is real. This is where I requested the first photo (him with the chick, watermelon and sign). It's always easier to "blame" someone else for what he has to do, all the while acting like you're sympathetic to what he's doing. This gives him trust in you, while still doing ridiculous things.
A few emails went back and forth and I had to send him a drawing of what the photo should look like since he couldn't figure it out from basic text. Finally he sent the photo.
I laughed for a while, then ignored him for a day and a half. He probably sent at least a dozen emails in that time.
Enter another decision point... I could again 1) ignore him and tell him to fuck off, or 2) continue fucking with his stupid ass and waste more time.
Sample Email sent to him
I chose the second option. I started off by sending him random messages in all caps and no punctuation that didn't make any sense, such as this one:
"JEAN PHILIPPE JUDE MEDNAR,
I SENT MONEY TWO DAY AGO DO YOU NOT BELIEVE ME WHY NOT PLEASE TELL ME OK?! PLEASE EMAIL ME CHECK RIGHT NOW OK?! I WAS OUT OF OFFICE FOR 47 HOURS YESTERDAY MEETING WITH MIGHTY LORD XENU OF SCIENTOLOGY RELIGION PLEASE OK?! IF YOU WOULD LIKE, I CAN TEACH YOU THE WAYS OF SCIENTOLOGY AND YOU CAN DO GOOD WITH LIFE AND MAKE RICHES BEYOND YOUR DREAMS PLEASE.
FORWARD ME CHECK OK THANKS GOODBYE FOR NOW CHECK PLEASE KTHX."
He would reply all confused, and I'd send him more garbage...
obtaining second photo
Finally I decided that he wasn't going to leave me alone, so I told him that after OT IDB WTF, LLC reviewed the photo, they were concerned that it might be fake and another was in order. I demanded that the photo be taken and delivered within 4 hours of the time I sent the email.
He quickly responded freaking out and asking why and using the word please a half dozen times. I told him that in order to get the wire transfer details, he would need to send me that new photo.
After some more emails, he finally asked for a drawing of what this one would look like. At that time, I still had a lot of doubt that he'd actually take it, but lo and behold, it came into my inbox.
Cliffs: It's all about how you deal with the people. Don't demand too much too soon and remember that you're always in control.
He emailed me back asking for the transfer number so I sent him this:
I have some terrible news to report. I was fired from my previous employer, OT IDB WTF, LLC and they have canceled the wire transfer. While this is devastating news for our efforts to get you the money, I do have some good news to report. I was able to find a new employer and they are very very interested in your proposal. My new employers name is "Ratehispanic, Inc"
There is one drawback however. Like the previous employer, they too require photos taken for transactions such as this. I tried to get them to agree to the previous photos, but they have their own guidelines of what needs to be in a photo.
My new employer says they will wire you $10,000 after the photo is received to hold you over while we gather the additional $500,000 to wire to you.
This new photograph needs to be as follows:
A picture of you holding a sign that says "Imma chargin mah lazer!!1" with your mouth open like you are yelling. They also require a household animal to be present in the picture. Either a dog or a cat will be fine.
Please respond urgently as we would like to get you the $10,000 right away!"
Shit... it doesn't look like we're going to be getting a third picture from this fuckass...
Fuck, it's a no go
He sent 2 emails while I was at lunch.
at this time, I don't have money to take other
picture WITHOUT I'VE RECEIVED THE PAYMENT FOR THE
first PICTURE of US$ 3,000.I've already wasted all my
money by taking picture.TODAY I can't eat.because I
don't have ONE DIME to pay RESTAURANT.please BE A
christian.I DON'T SEE YOU BUT GOD SEE YOU.
PLEASE SEND ME SOME MONEY right NOW SO THAT I CAN eat
today.your previous Employer is a CRIMINAL like Ben
Ben Laden Ousama...
I'll not take other Picture WITHOUT the FIRST Payment
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