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Here's How One Guy Hilariously Brought An E-Mail Scamster Down On His Knees

Scamster scammed.

28/09/2016 11:58 AM IST | Updated 28/09/2016 3:42 PM IST
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"Congratulations! You've just won a lottery worth ₹10000000. To claim your winning amount, please send in your details along with your account number!"

Emails bearing news of lottery bonanza from Nigerians, Coca-Cola or even RBI are not unheard of. As much as you want the mails to be genuine, fact is that you didn't even buy a lottery ticket in the first place.

What's your first reaction when a mail saying you just won ₹3.6 crores, pops in your inbox? FAAAAKE!

Like this.

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Or a mail from Raghuram Rajan.

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While the cringily colourful mail is an easy giveaway that the lottery email is OBVIOUSLY fake, last year, Hate Story 3 actor Karan Singh Grover apparently fell for just such a Nigerian fraudster and lost lakhs.

The best way to react to such emails is to simply ignore them. But one guy -- Vaibhav Vishal -- came up with a genius idea of replying to a scamster who had "reviewed" Vishal's CV for visa application for immigration to Canada.

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The catch here is that Vishal had never sent his CV to Suman Jha a.k.a the scamster. "I am a big fan of Justin Trudoeu Tredaeu Treduae Trudeau. I like Canada. I like Canadians. I also like Punjabi, the language most of the Canadians speak. So, naturally, I was intrigued when I got a mail with the subject "Canada Immigration" from one Suman Jha," Vishal wrote on his blog.

At first, Vishal ignored the mail. "I did what any self-respecting man secure with the belief that the best career opportunities were available in Canada with high earning job profiles for foreign skilled workers would do. I ignored his mail," Vishal added. But Jha the scamster was determined and sent a few more emails to Vishal in the weeks that followed, telling him about the "golden opportunity".

"He sent a few more emails over the next four weeks, reminding me of the interest I had shown, asking me for the details of my documents, and promising me the completion of my documentation under the fast-track services."

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But what really moved Vishal was a typo -- "It;s".

"That one sentence did the trick," he writes. "Guess I was hit somewhere deep inside – the semicolon hitting the colon, as they say – and that was enough to shake me out of my complacence. I was charmed and charged by the radiance of the golden opportunity, ready to immediately take on his offer. I was raring to go. And Canada was waiting," Vishal wrote on his blog.

*DRUM ROLL*

Vishal finally replied with some good and bad news.

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Vishal got no response but he was determined to get one. So he dropped him a mail again.

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Suman finally replied. And a really, really funny one.

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Vishal sincerely apologised.

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To which scamster Suman replied...

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Vishal responded with his details and a hilarious CV.

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Scamster Suman realised it was a reverse trap.

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Vishal didn't give up. He even wrote a song for scamster Suman.

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Scamster Suman didn't know who he was dealing with and finally gave in.

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Vishal went ahead and sent him fake details along with PM Modi's photoshopped degree.

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Scamster Suman was scammed. Scammed with a headache Vishal gave him for days with his poetic emails.

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You can read the entire email exchange here on Vishal's blog.

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