Guy Wastes Scammer’s Time On Facebook With Hilarious Messages

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Man trolls scammer over Facebook.Tom Sheerin/Facebook

One of the more annoying aspects of the internet is the amount of scammers lurking and ready to pounce.

Of course, most web savvy people just ignore the dubious pleas for social security numbers and bank details.

However, what if you decided to strike up a conversation instead? Becoming a nuisance to the nuisance?

This is exactly the decision made by hilarious apprentice nursing assistant, Tom Sheerin…

Man wastes scammer's time.Tom Sheerin/Facebook

Sliding into his DMs like an unwanted stranger’s hand in your back pocket, ‘Michael’ claimed to have been sent by ‘the CEO of Facebook’ himself to deliver some truly glad tidings.

Tom was apparently the lucky duck benefactor of a cool $1 million, plus his very own Jeep. Geez, thanks Zucks!

All Tom had to do was hand over $500 in delivery fees to this complete stranger who had approached him via Facebook Messenger. A sound business transaction if ever there was one.

Facebook scammer gets wound upTom Sheerin/Facebook

Michael was even professional enough to send over a picture of a box full of money and an assurance letter from none other than Mark Zuckerberg.

This assurance letter is maybe one of my favourite ever scam letters containing totally no-suspish gems such as ‘all I want you to understand, is that this Facebook lottery is fully real and legitimate’ and ‘I want you to rest assured this is the right office’.

It was at this point, Tom began his trolling, innocently enquiring whether the money would be sent to him in a cardboard box.

Michael made the following reassuring reply, complete with a little cardboard box emoji:

Yes you winnings will be delivery to you by the FedEx delivery company ok.

It will be delivered to you at your doorstep.

After clarifying the delivery could be sent to his home or to the prostitutes’, Tom proceeded to give a bizarre address which didn’t seem to faze Michael one bit.

Indeed, Michael seemed to believe he had caught Tom hook, line and sinker; asking his age before pressing with increasing urgency for the delivery fees.

Facebooker pranks scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook
Prank over Facebook chatTom Sheerin/Facebook
Scammer pranked in Facebook messengerTom Sheerin/Facebook

However, Michael started to get a bit shirty when he felt Tom was delaying paying up, warning him how he would ‘terminate’ his winnings if he didn’t comply.

After politely enquiring over his usual prize deliverer ‘Clarence’ and asking whether he could use his Nectar points as payment (he could not) Tom took things up a gear, asking whether he could pay the money entirely in fivers.

Michael did not like this one bit…

Hilarious Facebook prankTom Sheerin/Facebook
Scammer pranked on messngerTom Sheerin/Facebook
Facebook scammer gets just desserts.Tom Sheerin/Facebook
Scam prize giver pranked.Tom Sheerin/Facebook
Prankster takes on scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook

It was at this point Tom decided to bring his friend Biff into the equation, who should be familiar to all fans of eighties movies.

Michael didn’t seem to care much about Biff, and instead attempted to swear Tom to solemn secrecy, in a chilling, all-caps warning.

Joker pranks scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook
Scammer falls prey to Facebook prankTom Sheerin/Facebook
Man plays trick on scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook

Tom swore he could keep a secret, however the new friendship quickly soured when Tom proudly announced he had told the local paper all about his big win.

At this point, Michael got a little potty mouthed; declaring the winnings ‘terminated.’

Man takes on Facebook scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook
Scam turns into prankTom Sheerin/Facebook
Tom Sheerin pranks scammerTom Sheerin/Facebook

However, Michael’s ears quickly pricked up when Tom started talking about cold, hard cash.

Although he confessed to having spent all his money on wafer thin ham, he reckoned his ‘stabby’ friend ‘Phil Myass’ could help him out.

Michael also seemed to really appreciate a picture of a horse drawn by Tom’s son.

Hilarious Facebook prankTom Sheerin/Facebook
Man pranks scammer for two hours.Tom Sheerin/Facebook
Scammer trolled on messenger.Tom Sheerin/Facebook

Tom told UNILAD:

I’ve had messages like this in the past and I always try to mess about with them but they usually realise pretty quick, this man must be working on commission because he really didn’t want to give up.

The response has been amazing, I only posted it as I thought a friend might appreciate it but before I knew it it was getting shared around the world, now seen it on websites from Russia, the Ukraine and the US, can’t believe how positive the response has been.

According to Tom, Michael didn’t clock on to the fact he was being trolled for a good two hours. Amazing…

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Julia Banim

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.