One man's cunning plan to scam a disabled woman with a PS5 sale completely backfired after she figured it out, and what happened next has left everyone shocked...
People all around the country were excited by the release of the new PS5...
For some of us, it was the only thing getting us through the year.
Although one woman's dreams got shattered after being scammed buying a PS5 online ...
She managed to get her own back - in the best possible way.
Now, the PlayStation first launched in 1994.
via: Getty ImagesFast-forward twenty-six-years, the PlayStation has since had 8 different generations including many other pieces of hardware and add-ons.
The PlayStation 4 was announced in 2013...
via: Getty ImagesAnd this was also when the PlayStation App was introduced, allowing users to use their smartphones and tablets as a second screen to enhance gameplay.
The technology now used is truly amazing...
via: Getty ImagesAnd Sony is now one of the leading technology companies in the world.
With the PlayStation 4 being a little bit on the rusty side...
via: Getty ImagesFans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the new generation PlayStation.
And finally, the wait is over.
via: Getty Images
In April last year, it was announced by video game designer, Mark Cerny, that the PlayStation 5 would be coming in 2020.
And, to be realistic, the release has been the only good thing to happen in the year.
Amid the build-up for the new console...
via: Getty ImagesIt didn't take long for some secretive details to be leaked online.
From what the leaks suggested, things sounded pretty interesting...
via: Getty ImagesIt supports 4K gaming, as well as being compatible with all old PS4 games, which is a lifesaver.
Playstation first revealed the console on June 4th...
Tomorrow at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny provides a deep dive into PS5’s system architec… https://t.co/P1rVddWUMZ— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStation Europe)1584446575.0
Sadly, not everyone has been lucky enough to purchase the new PlayStation...
And one woman who was scammed when trying to buy one has gone viral this week.
So, buckle up and check out the thread below...
How I Scammed A Scammer Part 1: Ok so boom. This guy (we’ll call him Henry) reached out to me saying he was sell… https://t.co/cKozdYpU6h— b. (@b.)1611274739.0
Monday comes and I text him asking if there’s any issue with shipping. He says no but asks if it’s possible that he… https://t.co/domXcO74ch— b. (@b.)1611274741.0
He sends a picture of the Staples drop-off package receipt, with the store number, number of packages, & date. I se… https://t.co/83HsPV70cY— b. (@b.)1611274742.0
THE TEXT BUBBLES ARE FUCKING GREEN. I check Twitter where he originally reached out, blocked. I reach out using ano… https://t.co/FRAnPPhM7j— b. (@b.)1611274748.0
It’s Tuesday afternoon now. I decide to reach out again. I tell him he has until 9:30pm to run me my money or I’m t… https://t.co/ZMwqH3Leh9— b. (@b.)1611274751.0
9:30 comes & goes. Radio silence. https://t.co/ChEPnYmaH1— b. (@b.)1611274754.0
He kept changing his Twitter handle to different variations of his actual name. Every time he changed it, I would m… https://t.co/JgPCxwjP35— b. (@b.)1611274757.0
This is full-fledged investigation now ok? I got my laptop, my phone, a cup of tea, and my notepad. A special agent, if you will.— b. (@b.)1611274758.0
I used all the names he kept changing his Twitter handle to. And would you look at that, they all pull up the same… https://t.co/STiWh8GMj6— b. (@b.)1611274762.0
He then changed his Twitter name to a name he hadn’t used yet, Roberto Williams (also made up by me). Boom. That’s all I needed.— b. (@b.)1611274765.0
Surely his family would respond to a super serious email from my legal team. And I already had all their emails, so… https://t.co/NHYteo9MB2— b. (@b.)1611278626.0
Now clearly anyone with some sense would be able to tell this email was ridiculous and whoever wrote it has no idea… https://t.co/AutxvMLtV8— b. (@b.)1611278630.0
My husband interrupts my chill sesh and tells me to look at my phone ASAP. I forgot to mention to him that I founde… https://t.co/wWq0q9QkrR— b. (@b.)1611278631.0
I check my phone to 3-4 long ass texts from his distraught fiancé. So naturally, I start snitching left and right.… https://t.co/c1RFSjAqy2— b. (@b.)1611278632.0
Then who do I get a text from? Mr. Scammer himself. What a coincidence. https://t.co/l9tH1tMHxs— b. (@b.)1611278635.0
Meanwhile, his fiancé is texting me asking if I had the money. I was like ??????? This man is saying he doesn’t ha… https://t.co/TpAjy8gLHd— b. (@b.)1611278636.0
Not even 5 minutes later I got the notification that my request for $450 was completed. 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/OJuV5ZpZwr— b. (@b.)1611278639.0
Now look. Big guy is blocked, reported to the FDIC, the FTC, with an ic3 complaint. His lady friend is leaving hi… https://t.co/dMTgDZ7cle— b. (@b.)1611278642.0
Second, ain’t nobody got time to make all this up. Lmao That’s weird. I promise I do not possess that kind of creat… https://t.co/36yta2XRXy— b. (@b.)1611331436.0
What a crazy story.
We bet this scammer is feeling pretty silly ...