I need a lot of money, i need love... Scammer was asking for details on WhatsApp, man started talking about his heart
WhatsApp scams are on the rise as scammers use various tactics to exploit users by trying to steal people's money by asking for personal information. Scammers can use tactics such as tricking, sending fraudulent links to withdraw money, or sending malicious attachments to show users their WhatsApp verification codes. Yet, there are instances where scamsters unknowingly fall prey to their own schemes, resulting in embarrassing consequences.
Social media user Chetty Arun revealed a funny incident in which he got entangled with a scamster and turned his bet upside down.
Along with a series of chat screenshots, he jokingly captioned the post: "Money is a lot. I need love. Had a heart-to-heart conversation with a scammer about love, the world, peace and everything."
There is a lot of money. I need love.
Had a heart to heart conversation about love, world, peace, and everything with a scamster. pic.twitter.com/gfiZScQdKx
— Chetty Arun (@ChettyArun) October 16, 2023
The chat log shows a man identifying himself as Lavanya, who is claiming to be an HR representative from a company, and is saying that she has obtained Chetty Arun's contact details from professional networks like "LinkedIn and Naukri.com". She goes on to provide information about the company and the job role.
In response, Chetty Arun withdraws from the professional conversation, and praises Lavanya's name and asks about its meaning. But, the scamster, posing as Lavanya, offers a polite acceptance and redirects the discussion to the job description, avoiding personal topics.
As the scamster started requesting personal information like occupation and gender for the job, Chetty jokingly replied that he had enough money but wanted love in return. The scamster's response is equally witty, which makes it clear that his program is for work, not love.
Amidst the laughter, Chetty continued to insist that love is rare in the world, even citing conflicts in the Middle East as an example. In the end, it seems that after receiving these responses, the scammer suddenly left the chat, and ended the talk there.