Merged scam calls?
Ep.103 5/18/21 - so this happened.
Rinoa as Jessica calls scammers, several calls from Max which she's ignoring.
James from eBay is on the line, but just for spice, Rinoa patches in Max (he of the lost $1.4m) and Mister Beck/HAM (the grant scammer calling from Nigeria) for many minutes of controlled chaos. The call went something like this:
Beck/HAM – 'ello?
Max – Who is this?
James – what you have to do is go and get the cards.
Beck/HAM – 'ello?
Max – Where is Sherry?
James – So just get the eBay cards.
Beck/HAM – mumble-umble
Max – Go outside and call again
James – don't say what you want the cards for, just say personal use...
Beck/HAM – what is going on?
Max – Does someone have my wife's phone? Are you from the Walmart? Has my wife left her phone there?
Beck/HAM – lethargic buzz of incomprehensible murmuring
Max – MY WIFE'S PHONE
James – who are you?
Max – she is my wife
James – I was just talking to your wife. You are lying, who are you?
Max – she has lost her phone she has a problem in her brains.
At various points Rinoa merges calls from James and others, including a Nina, until all scammers are exhausted.
Jessica as Rinoa is manic – GET THEM OFF MY PHONE, isn't this your job?
Then a bizarre reverse-auction where Rinoa encourages other scammers on the line to suggest lower bids than the amount that Mister Beck/HAM really wants. 'You say $2,000, but how low will you go?'
Chat help by suggesting extremely low sums of money, each lower than the last, until Beck/HAM mumbles away thinking he will not be getting his Nike cards today.
Not able to work out timings of how long this call went on as scammers were bouncing in and out of the call during the scambait.
Rinoa tried some other scammers but they were hanging up, paranoid from every character she was using to call. Eventually Rinoa was trying to get in 'returning your call' in the seconds before they hung up.
Successful evening randomly merging scammers into each other's lives.