SALT co-founder, Udita Pal, played a scammer at their own game when she received a job offer in exchange for opening a video link on WhatsApp. Pal sent a video screenshot with the words, ‘Caught some idiot trying to scam’, to the scammer in return.
Updated May 8, 2023 | 08:20 PM IST
A Bengaluru fintech company co-founder tricked a scammer.
Photo: Udita Pal/Twitter
- A Bengaluru fintech co-founder got a message from a scammer.
- They offered her a job for watching a video.
- She pulled a hilarious trick on the fraudster.
Pal received a WhatsApp message from a scammer who stated that they would give her a job in exchange for opening a video link. The scammer, claiming to be from Mumbai, promised her a job. Subsequently, the fraudster sent her a link and asked her to open the link. However, Pal, who promptly realized it was a scam, decided to trick the scammer.
She send a video screenshot to the scammer with words that stated, “Caught some idiot trying to scam.” Eventually, the scammer understood that their plan was not going to attain its fruition. Though Pal continued to play the part of a poor victim, the fraudster ignored her.
Later, Pal took to social media to share her experience. She posted screenshots of her conversation with the scammer. The post grabbed the attention of numerous people. One stated, “Happened with me as well. When I called it a scam he started giving me life lessons.” Another person stated, “My few friends play along with them They do pay first-time small money and then start asking for money. So what do my friends do they take small money and then stop.”
A third person commented, “Point is. I have got paid 200/300 like this. But stopped doing it because I don’t have the energy to explain to Income tax how I got that money.” Another said, “Haha for me they asked me to subscribe YouTube channel they sent a link of starsports but told her that I have already subscribed.” Many also shared screenshots of their conversations with scammers.