Facebook scammers aren’t necessarily the brightest or the shrewdest, but you have to give them props for being persistent — particularly when they encounter a scammer with skills that far outweigh their own.
One Facebook scammer recently discovered this when he attempted to extract money from a woman by posing as a Nigerian pastor.
Spoiler alert: things did not go well for the scammer.
It all started when a man named “Stephen Masumbo” messaged Imgur user Bellushka, pretending to be a Nigerian pastor who had fallen in love with her and wanted to come live with her for the highly reasonably price of $900 (you know, for airfare and stuff).
What “Stephen” did not bargain for was that Bellushka has a sexual alter-ego of her own: Barbara O’Cumbungle. And the utterly maddening Barbara O’Cumbungle can scam even the most diligent of Facebook scammers.
The subject of Stephen’s $900 fee came up eventually … because, in case you didn’t know, “money is needed to buy things.”
Barbara insisted on “Stephen” referring to himself as “Wee Moustache” before she could trust him enough to send the money. (Hey, what’s one fake name in place of another?)
Barbara began listing off her sexual demands, which were quite lofty.
“Wee Moustache” eventually insisted that “Barbara O’Cumbungle” wire him the desired amount of money.
However, Barbara ran into some trouble at Western Union.
She sent “Wee Moustache” this shocking screenshot of what was happening at the alleged Western Union:
Needless to say, “Wee Moustache” was not pleased.
“Wee Moustache” kind of lost his sh*t, to be honest.
Wow. What a wild ride. Watching the scammer become the scammed. Truly, full circle.
Commenters on Imgur praised Bellushka‘s ingenuity, noting that Stephen’s last message of “Hello are you there,” is especially pathetic after such an embarrassing ordeal.
However, one perturbing question remains:
This post first appeared on theBERRY.