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Ashton Bingham and Art Kulik of Trilogy Media answer the internet’s burning questions about scams. How do you protect your parents from scams? How do scammers get our phone numbers? How do you know if an apartment listing is a scam? Why do people fall for scam sites so easily? Why are so many scam…

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Ashton Bingham and Art Kulik of Trilogy Media answer the internet’s burning questions about scams. How do you protect your parents from scams? How do scammers get our phone numbers? How do you know if an apartment listing is a scam? Why do people fall for scam sites so easily? Why are so many scam call centers in India? Ashton and Art answer all these question and much, much more!

Check out Art and Ashton’s channel here (we promise this is a real link, and not a scam):

Director: Justin Wolfson
Director of Photography: Corey Eisenstein
Editor: Shandor Garrison
Experts: Ashton Bingham & Art Kulik

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210 Comments

210 Comments

  1. Winklenator

    November 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    With the recent loan forgiveness in the US, I expect there to be a huge spike in scams. Make sure you verify which website you’re on!

  2. Saglaira

    November 29, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    came for the scam questions, was delighted by the “snarky Diana Diagonal with glasses and a lit cigarette” character explanation. 🤣

  3. peter watkins

    November 29, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Trilogy Media is the best.

  4. I am Blue

    November 29, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    They make an interesting team.

  5. alan vass

    November 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    trilogy media rocks much love to trilogy and wired

  6. gappy

    November 30, 2022 at 12:01 am

    these guys are so charming

  7. Rex ZS

    November 30, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Had a Revenue and Customs scam call telling me I was going to court for tax evasion… at 08:30 in the morning. I was just going “Huh??” “Ggh… wh?” and they gave up pretty quick.

  8. Vulganizator

    November 30, 2022 at 12:07 am

    the guy on the right desperately tries to place a sentence

  9. Colin Williams

    November 30, 2022 at 12:10 am

    woohoo trilogy media folks are rad af

  10. CapricornDragon

    November 30, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Great information about how to NOT get Scammed. Thanks to Trilogy Media’s Ashton & Art.
    Stay safe everyone.

  11. Said Chammas

    November 30, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Atomic shrimp scambaiting fans pull up

  12. Finbar Mcdonagh

    November 30, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Well done Ashton and Art 👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻

  13. Digitalhunny

    November 30, 2022 at 12:31 am

    ALWAYS have a working spam account, ready to give out at any moment! Only use your email for people you actually know & see face to face.

  14. JTD472

    November 30, 2022 at 12:31 am

    The guy on the right looks like he’s gonna scam me

  15. Leonardo Espinoza

    November 30, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Yess! Trilogy Media are true heroes.

  16. Sceven Dragon

    November 30, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I absolutely force them to waste at least 15 minutes per call.

  17. Molly Hunter

    November 30, 2022 at 12:45 am

    The thing I really wanna know about is all the randos trying to friend/follow me on social media.

  18. AsylumOfSolitude

    November 30, 2022 at 12:46 am

    I am disappointed in the YouTube algorithm for never exposing these guys to me! I watch these Wired videos, so I’m lucky they made it on. But this is right up my alley, c’mon YouTube! 😂

  19. L

    November 30, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Guy on the right is built like a magician

  20. Loki Lowkey

    November 30, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Robokiller and legendary trilogy media is the best investment i spent. $1 A month to block spammers AND lead them on with a phony recorded response is priceless.

  21. ariissleeping

    November 30, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Thought this was going to be a parody, but nope it’s an actual Wired video! Nice job guys 🙌

  22. jon rey

    November 30, 2022 at 12:55 am

    wasnt expecting to see trilogy on here but it was a pleasant surprise xD

  23. Justa Youtuber

    November 30, 2022 at 12:58 am

    “It is easier to fool someone than to convince them they have been fooled”

  24. Marlenne

    November 30, 2022 at 1:10 am

    This duo is awesome! Very insightful but also charismatic. Hilarious but serious and passionate when needed. So proud of them!

  25. Kayle Bradley

    November 30, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Love counter scamming. Hated the rat thing – no need to involve animals and get them hurt.

  26. Lefteris Ntalipis

    November 30, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I thought I had speed on 2x, but it was on normal.

  27. Odris M.

    November 30, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    I feel that now I know more about scammers because I didn’t know much about them. And now I know how they scam people.

  28. Taryn K

    November 30, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    If you have Telus, they have a feature for this – called Call Control. You can ‘pre-approve’ phone numbers, and anyone else calling has to enter a number to get put through (once they do it the first time they don’t have to do it again). In the 3 years since I turned it on I’ve never gotten a robocall!

    • Daltón

      November 30, 2022 at 5:46 pm

      Doesn’t that make it impossible to get random calls you DO want? For example you applied for a job and they call you for the first time

  29. Missymousie

    November 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I think another reason scammers are in the military is because it’s easy to go on ‘secret missions’ where they can’t tell you where they are, they can’t take photos of where they are.

  30. Yagi

    November 30, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    The scam centers in India are allowed to operate, because the police isn’t doing anything about them due to corruption. The US and EU should threaten India with blocking of all communication until the problem is fixed, that would set them right up.

  31. Em P

    November 30, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    For Craigslist apt scams, I do a reverse photo search to find if the apt photos are listed in different towns or realty sites.

  32. Pierre Russell

    November 30, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    I didnt know ibrahimovic was a scam fighter in his free time

  33. Brace Raid

    November 30, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Interesting

  34. FAKMAN123

    November 30, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    I love watching Zlatan Ibrahimovic educate us about scammers 💯

    • Aaron

      November 30, 2022 at 9:21 pm

      His head is like 1/3 the size of Zlatan’s. Art Kulik has the smallest head I’ve ever seen on an adult.

  35. Lalal Hmar

    November 30, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Good to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic dwell into scambaiting.

  36. AviationGeek

    November 30, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Okay. Let’s say your car *did* supposedly have some drugs in it. First of all, the FBI would never ask for money in return for charges to be dismissed. They can’t even do that, that is for a judge and the jury to decide based on evidence at trial.

    Also, they will NEVER ask for it in a gift card, or in a box wrapped in aluminum foil.

  37. Kevin B29

    November 30, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    How people still fall for scams on dating apps and this technical support just blows my mind. I swear I don’t care if your 80 years old if you’re asked to go to a store and buy multiple gift cards to pay for a service you’re brain dead

  38. Léo

    November 30, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Very insightful! Thank you

  39. Medium D Speaks

    November 30, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Congratulations guys!

  40. Vivi Campos

    November 30, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    I laugh at the fact that scammers think they’re the only smart people in the world hahahahahaahha

  41. Jennicat LaLunaGato

    November 30, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    AD💖RE Trilogy Media!!!!!

  42. killwalker 2019

    November 30, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Anyone notice the guy referenced “Grinder” but NOT Tinder. LOL.

  43. sukin

    November 30, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    pleaaaaaaaaaaaase bring emma myers on wired autocomplete interview, its gonna be amazing

  44. tori4444

    November 30, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I hate scammers so much. These guys are my heroes

  45. holly

    November 30, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    these guys do a good job marketing their channel i wanna check them out

  46. shifty

    November 30, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Literally literally literally

  47. ThSon

    December 1, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Came here thinking this is Scam support with Zlatan Ibrahimović

  48. Stone Pasta

    December 1, 2022 at 12:26 am

    “They always wanna do something with your mom!” lol

  49. Lxrd Blakula Icenine9

    December 1, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Interesting

  50. Mani Cs

    December 1, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Did you mean godfather of scam baiting? You guys tweeted back as godfather of scamming lol

  51. George Vazquez

    December 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I used to answer scam calls and waste their time and record my calls and make youtube videos out of it.

    It is so much effort though I haven’t done it in a while and just let the calls go to voicemail which i get many of every day.

  52. beeble2003

    December 1, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    “How do scammers get our phone numbers?”
    They’re just numbers. Anybody can “get” a number. You just pick an area code and dial every combination of digits. They don’t know it’s *your* number. They just know that it’s a number, so they call it and see what happens.

  53. Tired Momma

    December 1, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    My hubs was telling me about a woman wanting him to buy things off Amazon for her, have her pick up the item or items in her local area, that she’d have to pay him back. 🤨🤔
    I see a possible connection as to something that’s been recently happening. And he said that she was a CSR (customer service rep) for Domino’s.
    He made, as far as I could find, 3 Amazon orders to be picked up at a Whole Foods location in Colorado.
    And no, we aren’t anywhere near Colorado.

    Tell me I’m not wrong for thinking all of that is sus!

    • Jonathan Jackson

      December 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      Either cheating or very dumb. Either way, not good.

  54. Nadia Calembe

    December 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    My dad is 62 and he loves scam calls. He leads them on, or tried to scam them back 😂 he says it keeps him sharp

    • Jess_Marie_G

      December 2, 2022 at 12:02 am

      Oh that’s awesome! Glad he makes them waste their time as his hobby!

  55. Duane

    December 1, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    every time you sign up for an account on a website, they get your email address, which is then sold to cybermarketers. some require a phone number, which then gets sold to telemarketers. and sometimes, these legit firms sell their contact lists to scammers.

  56. Tony Clemens

    December 1, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    How did you get my number? Auto dialer.

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  57. Robert Klim

    December 1, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    What an awesome colab!

  58. Pam Poovey

    December 1, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    ART KULIK 🥰

  59. Body Rum UAE

    December 1, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Scandinavian Kid Rock has a tiny head.

  60. Bobby D

    December 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Real life heroes

  61. Ratul Ahmed

    December 1, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    That guy looks like Ibrahimovic

  62. OrangeCrush Gamer Official

    December 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    No one can scam me. I don’t give money to anyone

  63. TFRowlett87

    December 1, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Well Medibank recently had a massive data hack and over six Gigabytes of customer data was stolen, mine included. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of scam emails and texts because of it, I just ignore them. If they ever got threatening I’d go to the police.

  64. Sjlasse

    December 1, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    glad to se the guys getting some more attention

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  65. Laily Nurhalizah

    December 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Is it just me or the video playing at 1.25 speed? I set it at 0.75 speed and it sounds normal. Not that I’m complaining though.
    Edit: after leaving a comment somehow the speed is normal now? Must be my glitchy phone messing up with me.

  66. Ceanna Deita

    December 1, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    If Scam Likely or Scam Actually called me, I would be honored.

    (Yes this is a D&Dads reference)

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  67. Bhawan Narine

    December 1, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Bert and Ernie

  68. Yasmine Mobley

    December 1, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Ashton and Art!

  69. Andrew Geier

    December 1, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I live in a region of Canada where there’s an “air duct cleaning service” that calls even people on the do not call list.

    When I get these calls, I tell them that I have a mansion with 50 rooms. When this is discovered, they call over their supervisor who physically punches/harms the little scammer underlings and shouts at them in a foreign language, telling them not to be stupid and to hang up because I’m just wasting their time.

    But what if I have a 50 room mansion that needs to be cleaned?

  70. IAm Orion

    December 1, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Laura Perlongo – Nev Schulmans wife – MTVs CatFish

  71. tragicrhythm

    December 2, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Very helpful. Hope this is recurring segment. They are very clear at explaining.

  72. Soulina Phaengkhamhak

    December 2, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Awareness for the older generation is so important! At my retail job we had a lady trying to buy gift cards and I so happened see that she was on the phone with a scam likely so I tried to inform her with my manager but she insisted it was her family member so we couldn’t stop her 😓

  73. bournechupacabra

    December 2, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Jim browning is the godfather of scambaiting but the tweet they showed on screen said he is the godfather of scamming lol

  74. M.Y.B.

    December 2, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Actually didn’t know about the venmo laubdering modus operandi.

  75. Mephisto

    December 2, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    about that grammatical error. scams with this kind of error usually have two scams. one is with the grammatical errors, it’s job is to make people feel safe that they notice the errors and avoid it, but at the same time, feeling more and more safe to grab the second scam that doesn’t have the grammatical error. “ugh, grammar error, avoid this” “now this one is legit” (although it’s also a scam).

  76. Charity Quill

    December 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Big tip for recognizing IRS scams. The IRS *NEVER* initiates communication through email or call/text. They will always send you a letter through the mail

  77. Adi Satrio

    December 2, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Jim Browning Jim Browning Jim Browning Jim Browning pleaseeeee

  78. Aravind krishna

    December 2, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    10:08 Olga dildovich… 😂😂😂

  79. F. De Mascio

    December 2, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    My father in law recently fell for the “Hi grandpa. It’s me, I’m in jail. Send money.”
    $18,000 gone.

  80. Andreas

    December 2, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    it’s so easy to avoid scam, just avoid indian

  81. AxeOfDeath

    December 2, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    at a quick glance, I read the title as “SCAMER ANSWER SCAM QUESTIONS.” it got laughing hard!!

  82. Privacy Valued

    December 2, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I receive close to ZERO scam phone calls. How do I do it? I don’t say, “Hello.” The machine on the other end is waiting for someone to say something before it starts playing its message. After about 5 seconds, I make a non-word noise like, “Hmm?” That way if there is someone there, they respond. After about a week of doing that, the number of scam calls drop off like a rock. And after a month, no one calls anymore. Simply picking up the phone and accepting the call costs the scammers a little bit of money per minute (rounded up).

  83. Diary

    December 2, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    V20212102900033 406 213 3724 They call as an insurance company – a woman named Kim

  84. Marijn Claesen

    December 2, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Great vid. My dad also loves scammers and wastes their time.

  85. Steve McClendon

    December 2, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Can we get KitBoga on for a segment like this as well? Awesome job Trilogy!

  86. VidHoard

    December 2, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Love these guys! Definitely check out their channel if you liked this video. 🙂

  87. Don Bosco Than

    December 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Very informative video 👏

  88. Don Bosco Than

    December 2, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I love Jim Browning he’s amazing. I had no idea he got scammed himself.

  89. Esmee Campbell

    December 2, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    6:55 terrible example, Jim just isn’t as smart as he thinks he is, he fell for a really simple phishing scam.

    Generally unless you are wealthy enough to be targeted by a team with a real budget for a specialised scam designed just to hook you for a massive payout, then a modicum of intelligence will mean you won’t get scammed, only stupid people fall for these scams and only lazy people or over confident complacent people fall for phising.

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  90. Marc André

    December 2, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Why is it always in india that they do these scam centres

    • Marc André

      December 2, 2022 at 9:01 pm

      Lol

    • Whatsapp+①④⓪②②⑤⑥④①⑥⑧

      December 2, 2022 at 9:04 pm

      📩📩
      I have something profitable to introduce you

  91. Cody Eason

    December 2, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    You dropped that guy’s name !!!! Your scammer contact. But you hid his name on Marks video is the guy ok?

  92. Bob Su

    December 2, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    I can’t be the only one that thought he was Zlatan

  93. Arthur Pendragon

    December 2, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I’m afraid that this is an endless game of cat & mice. An arms race (one side makes a step forward the other side adepts) or like a war on drugs: if you shutdown one call center two others open.

    I understand that there is a lot of poverty in India and working in a scam center is easy money.
    But those people are a disgrace for their their families and a disgrace for all of India on should apologize on public.

  94. Jurian Erinanda

    December 2, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Daddy in a suit

  95. I play what I want

    December 2, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Art looks like the first to die in a Suicide Squad movie.

  96. lowbudgetmic

    December 3, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Jim Browning, Scam Tech Support, is one of those internet vigilantes… 😮

  97. Alex Brown1

    December 3, 2022 at 1:01 am

    These scambaiters, trilogy, Jim browning, scammer payback, etc. Need to get government funding. They’re the closest thing we have to super heroes and are actively combating a national security treat to the public on their own time and dollars. These guys are far more important than half the people in office.

  98. Shiva’s lil g’s Unlimited

    December 3, 2022 at 1:09 am

    When the British were robbing India blind of all its wealth and gold that wasn’t a scam- it was all good. So now after they’ve already divided and morally bankrupted the people they don’t like the result.

  99. Arian Mondal

    December 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    As an Indian, I can feel what you are saying !

  100. Ким Болотович

    December 3, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Great video! Hope to see more in future.

  101. ellifsyaa

    December 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    1:30 that freaks me out tbh 😅also when they make a super convincing text also scares me

  102. Kuilaa T

    December 3, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Art Kulik is so hot

  103. Hamza Atiq

    December 3, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    zaltan?

  104. Michael G

    December 3, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    This is great. I wanted to learn a bit about these scam calls and 8 minutes later I wanna infiltrate scam centers in India with glitter bombs!

  105. Patrik Svensson

    December 3, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    So, are scamming businesses typically legal or illegal? If legal, why and what can be done to change this? If illegal, how can they be so widespread and what needs to be done to stop them?

  106. T

    December 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Someone tried to scam me for my nude pics in exchange for her alleged nude pics. I checked out her fb profile and i shir you not his name came in the web address bar its not a girl. After that i tried to stall him almost 1 year of just running around the bush giving him vaguely answers.

  107. Spenelo

    December 3, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    These guys are great! Don’t mean it to be mean, but the bespeckled fellow sounds a bit like Kermit. 🙂

  108. Just Me

    December 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    “we promise is a real link, not a scam” that’s what a scammer would say… sus

  109. Francesca A

    December 3, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Nice to see Trilogy Media!

  110. bannedfahim_vlogs&other

    December 3, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Well its great

  111. Shanghaï Chase

    December 3, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    You’ve been scammed by western union

  112. Rehan Khan

    December 3, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Lol that guy looks exactly like Zlatan Ibrahimovich

  113. SpiritSlayer

    December 3, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Please tell your grandparents or any elderly people about this! This is a great lesson to teach them so they would never get scammed

  114. Invox

    December 3, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    “-Hi, I’m a PC.”
    “-And I am a Mac.”
    If you understood this reference, bless you. 😅

  115. Lucilleloves Negan2

    December 3, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Is my boy Kitboga up next?

  116. rightwingreactionary

    December 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Zlatan Ibrahimović is teaching me about scams.

    • Filip Duran

      December 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm

      Thought the same.

    • Pous3r

      December 3, 2022 at 10:57 pm

      I was like “What is Zlatan Ibrahimovic doing in a Wired video?” when I saw the thumbnail.

  117. Flip Warbucks

    December 3, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I am sorry but Scambait central is the granddaddy grandaddy of this stuff. Pricky is king

  118. Rik Michaels

    December 3, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    They could do a while wine video on crypto

  119. Raru

    December 3, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I worked as a Western Union agent through an old retail job for a while, and I can safely say with confidence that it is merely a money transferring service and actively tries to educate to avoid its customers being scammed. During training I was taught signs to look for, questions to ask, things of the sort. If we are sure the customer was being scammed or otherwise money laundering, we have forms we can fill out that will flag WU to halt the transaction and investigate. Beyond that, they do also halt transactions they find suspicious anyways. Better to have more false flags and minorly inconvenience folk than have more folk scammed out of significant amounts of money, I’d say!

  120. Kaptnawesome

    December 3, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    At 8:50
    Art “We put the name of the owner of the call center. We send a bomb, and they open it”
    Ashton:”Moving on”

  121. dankoga2

    December 4, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Is it just me? I couldn’t pay attention to half of the video ’cause the guy in blue coat seems to have just half a head, but full face and body…

  122. thesoberlyaliff

    December 4, 2022 at 12:15 am

    India scam center employee watching this,’ha,lame. We do it the other way ady’ 😂😂😂

  123. connor williams

    December 4, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Why does bruh on the right head soooo small

  124. Ratigan2

    December 4, 2022 at 10:28 am

    2:05 imagine being someone called John Wilson and watching this

  125. fatehyabali

    December 4, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Fa

  126. Samarjeet Bhonsle

    December 4, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    To any non Indians here who think it’s racist to disrespecct a scam caller, trust me, it’s not, like, AT ALL racist.

  127. Experiences

    December 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    The IRS have been trying to scam me out of my tax money for years now.

  128. Megan Gorski

    December 4, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    There’s better scambaiters than these two, who are so cringe

  129. Robert Green

    December 4, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    If scams are now so well known and documented, then why do they even exist any longer?

  130. The Dark Wolf V

    December 4, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I think the grammar error is due to their idiotic attempt to speak English because they heard it through Google translate 💀

  131. Meban Nongrum

    December 4, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    The Zlatan Ibrahimovic we want, but not the want we need.

  132. Lendri ''Badger'' Mujina

    December 4, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    What *I* don’t understand is why the scammers are so willing to vulture people in the first place. It’s one thing to be in desperate straits, but making a living out of manipulating people takes intent and dedication.

  133. Stamatis Vragas

    December 4, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Surprised noone made an Ibraimovich joke yet

  134. WilliamWizer

    December 4, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    here is the thing. when they send you the first scam email you may not notice that it is a scam so you reply but, if you have a couple functional brain cells, you will eventually catch that it is a scam and they will had lost time with you.
    the spell mistakes ensure that only the most gullible people will believe it. you need to be almost illiterate to not notice those spell mistakes. that people are easy to trick.

    I can’t say for sure if this is true so don’t take it at face value but I find it hard to believe that they made those mistakes because it’s their third/fourth language. english is my third and this is a simple comment at youtube. there’s no money involved. with money involved, you want to be as careful as possible. you will have the initial message prepared with time and double checked to make sure it’s as intended.

    how can I know if an apartment is a scam? the most basic rule. if it’s too good to be true, it’s false.

    rule number 1 of common sense. if you believe you are smart, the chances of being scammed raise exponentially. nothing is easier to scam than somebody that believes to be smart. they become careless.

  135. Beeman 2892

    December 4, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Jim Browning and Kitboga 💜💛💯🐐

  136. E4 Al-Abbasy

    December 4, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    You have no idea how badly I want to get a scam call just to play one of the scenarios I planned 😩😂

  137. Savage Sam

    December 4, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Art Kuliks head looks smaller than his body and than a normal head.

  138. LOL WHAT

    December 4, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    yoo trilogy on that !!

  139. John Johnson

    December 4, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve gotten scam calls and I just automatically knew they were scammers. I kept them on the phone with them thinking they’re going to get something out of me. I ask questions and let them think they’re doing a good job at scamming me. I finally start saying really filthy and vulgar things to them. Then they realize they’ve wasted their time. Then they curse at me and hang up. I call them back and say more filthy and vulgar things and they hang up. Makes me happy that I wasted their time. 😁

    • John Johnson

      December 5, 2022 at 1:13 am

      I wish there was someway I could give out my number to scammers just so that I can curse and swear at them.

  140. Matthew Ferrie

    December 4, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    About a year ago when I very nearly got dox-scammed, I would have asked if there was a legally sound way to make the scammers outright suffer. Now, I think it’s good enough to just deny them the chance to get to you in the first place.

  141. InfernoTheGreat

    December 4, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    So glad to see this duo here! They’ve been trying really hard for so long to raise awareness about this problem and so glad they get to speak out here and help people know how to fight scams.

  142. Daniel

    December 4, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    “Scam Support” should just be a bunch of people begging you to help get their money back 🤣

  143. Nil

    December 4, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Ah yes, I remember Mark Rober’s video about scam call centers not so while ago and these guys.

  144. Daniel

    December 4, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    ANYBODY can be scammed. However, it’s very easy to identify and avoid just about every single type of “low effort, spray and pray” type of scams. Nobody should be falling for those type of scams. It’s when you get specifically targeted by a much higher effort scam, that’s were even the best of us can fall for it.

  145. ROLL

    December 4, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    As annoying as it is for my mom to have me constantly asking questions, I still always take the time to explain things to her. I show her what to look for in emails and look over them, I tell her not to click on any links in messages, I tell her to only stay on secure legitimate websites, etc. I helped her get rid of one scammer who kept calling her by literally Rick rolling him the next time he called (and he never called back)

  146. jay lee

    December 4, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Can I just sell my info to the scamers? Might as well make money off my own info 😂

  147. GalacticMechanic

    December 5, 2022 at 1:08 am

    how many comments get replied with a scam saying you could win something? how long will it take to get the same reply to this message?

  148. Tim Giraud

    December 5, 2022 at 11:07 am

    The first rule of nature, if there is something to eat, there will be something to eat it. Or if there is someone to scam the scammers will scam them.
    Trust no one

  149. Manslaughter

    December 5, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    I appreciate everything you (addressing Trilogy Media) do but please, when you make a prank in the future, please don’t use live animals, don’t cause them harm, they’re sentient beings and you don’t need to put them into perilous situations. We know that scammers don’t care about human life, then non-human animals are in an even bigger danger. You can very easily use something that is gross, unhygienic or has shock value.

  150. ThiagoGlady

    December 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Why this guy head is so small?

  151. WornSteve

    December 5, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Something when I get scam calls but every time I use my airhorn or just say F off and hang up. 😅

  152. TommyV

    December 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    there are ways to avoid data harvesting online but it’s generally not practical for most users. a good VPN can help, as well as setting up your browser to spoof and randomize your data. having multiple email addresses helps, as well as only using your real PII on official documents that require it. my name is not Tommy nor is there a V anywhere in it.

  153. Shekhar Moona

    December 5, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    Politicians allow it.

  154. Kelsey M

    December 5, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Sadly, scammers are teaching their victims to completely ignore any warnings that people give them in person. My aunt actually had to call the police and get them to convince a victim that they were being lied to. It was so sad

  155. Anthony Bynum

    December 5, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I know those guys 😊

  156. Rui Coelho

    December 5, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    These guys are awsome! One of the best “tech support series” video.

  157. Imacarguy

    December 5, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    A lot of your data is gathered whenever a big company gets hacked as well! They sell it on the dark web, for example, for crypto.

    Not all Indian people in America working in stem are undercover scammers. Those who are, are probably getting blackmailed. Same thing goes with Canadians involved in these scams. You’re not risking a better life for a scam and India is a society where reputation is huge.

    A lot of these scammers are affiliated with India’s underworld. Those people more or less control large parts of India. You do what they tell you to do or else.

  158. Kayla Harper

    December 5, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Me: *immediately Goes to App Store and downloads Robokiller*

  159. theamfreak

    December 5, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Yoooo let’s go!

  160. Berto2K

    December 5, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    More scambaiter episodes!

  161. Yellowblanka

    December 5, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Social engineering is responsible for far more stolen identities/money than clever hacks. That’s why common sense and awareness are the best counters.

  162. Cristin Anderson

    December 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I absolutely love these two and want to see more!

  163. Jeff L

    December 5, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    No way!! Trilogy on WIRED!?! LET’S GO!!

  164. grit1

    December 5, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    If somebody had a live alien and wanted to breed it for scientific experiments I’d totally be fine with it

  165. David Willanski

    December 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Could be a coincidence, but tax scammers stopped calling me after I told one of them to lock himself in his office, swallow the key, and set the building on fire

  166. LiVeen

    December 5, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    had to put this video at 30% volume because of the uncompressed S and tss sounds, literally felt like a blade cutting through my skull
    otherwise great stuff though
    hate the kick in the first little beat that popped up in the intro

  167. Margaret W

    December 6, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Why aren’t there larger corporations dedicated to working to stop these scammers? Seriously thank you for what you do, literally saving lives.

  168. Playful Latios

    December 6, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Sometimes if it is a number I don’t recognize and I am not expecting a call, I’ll answer my cell as “Tree Wasters Inc. This is ____”.

  169. 瞅着羊驼ALpaca

    December 6, 2022 at 12:51 am

    ffs I got 6 scam calls in 1 day last week, plus 2 scams on whatsapp trying to message me, one trying to catfish (and he’s still messaging me over 4 days), and another pretended to be a police officer and they know my real name😅creepy

  170. KALSKingdom

    December 6, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Was anyone else hoping this would be a Jim Browning face reveal??

  171. SciStrikeling

    December 6, 2022 at 1:13 am

    much different demeanor here than on their most recent “to catch a predator” video and then especially in the comments on that video where they tell fans with valid criticisms to “f*ck off”

  172. Condemned D

    December 6, 2022 at 1:28 am

    In regards to “stopping the phone calls”, cussing them out, calling them back, etc can put you on a shared “do not call” list amongst scammers because they will know you are there to waste their time, and resources.

    It’s not garunteed but it thins it out

  173. vvass

    December 6, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic teaching us how to avoid scammers. Thanks Ibra

  174. T. Inoue

    December 6, 2022 at 6:00 am

    I’ve been watching Trilogy when they were just a small channel and now they’re on WIRED! So happy for them!

  175. Samuel Iglesias

    December 6, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Scammers be calling themselves “Tech Support” and these guys are literally on a Tech Support video while calling themselves “Scam Support” 🤯🤯🤯

  176. Jack James

    December 6, 2022 at 10:21 am

    I thought it was Zlatan when I scrolled past 😂😂

  177. Jack James

    December 6, 2022 at 10:29 am

    They are so correct anyone can be scammed it just takes one second to just not concentrate to fool for these

  178. Jack James

    December 6, 2022 at 10:33 am

    You guys should do another one with Kit Boga

  179. Arcturus

    December 6, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Zlatan?

  180. Totti Ali

    December 6, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Ibrahimovic answering your Twitter questions

  181. zalien6

    December 6, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Kinda unrelated but Google pixel phones have built in scam-likely call blocker where the assistant answers and doesn’t interrupt you while auto blocking if it is a scam call. Honestly been great and haven’t had a scam call in years. Hopefully it’s expanded to other phones

  182. Mystic Tomato

    December 6, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Great video

  183. TesserId

    December 6, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    I DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE for numbers not in my contact list. This is the new etiquette. Anyone who has a problem with this is not someone I ever want to talk to.

  184. Jeremy Smith

    December 6, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Say whaaat! Love these guys!

  185. RobbyC Lyrics

    December 6, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    To the housing market one; so glad my ex and I didn’t fall into it cause we found a nice 1 story house for like $500 a month with utilities included and they were wanting to give us the key and kept making excuses to not see us and tried having someone else to meet up with them and was wanting to give us the keys and trying to rush us and blah blah blah. Thank god she asked her parents wtf to do because they essentially told us it was a scam.

  186. Rasal Hague

    December 6, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Not all heroes wear capes… some wear wigs😅

  187. Dakota Andrews

    December 6, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    I remember that alien video lmao
    Scammers’ll believe anything if it means they get their money, no matter how kooky I’ve learned.

  188. Matt Man Productions

    December 6, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    You know when they say they are in the “military” I always say “oh yeah? What is your MOS?” What battalion? Oh your in so and so company I’ll call them right now and check it out…. Then they normally don’t text or call back anymore.

    And I also like to use their own phrases on them. “Madarchod,Behn ke laude,Bhosdike,Chutiya” that always gets them going😂😂

  189. Oberon4278

    December 6, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I’m gonna be honest, I think I’m above it and can’t be scammed.

    Yes this is an invitation.

  190. Terry Armbruster

    December 6, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Very first point on phone numbers. Most are gathered through Google and mobile internet provider. Easier to get the number than the name

  191. Terry Armbruster

    December 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I haven’t been scammed since I was a kid and that was out of my candy by a cute girl in grade three lol.

  192. evilreligion

    December 6, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    was anyone else annoyed with how much ashton seemed to talk over art? i wanted to hear what he had to say but ashton took over nearly every single question

  193. Ishita Dasgupta

    December 6, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Now a days it’s a new trend to send messages in the name of electricity board, gas agencies etc. saying that the bill needs to be updated. And it has a link.. once u click on that, you are screwed. Also they will share your screen using anydesk or team viewer and get your OTP.
    Please be aware peeps!

  194. Ponkie Vorster

    December 6, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    thats why i have never used my phone number on a website exept davinci lab

  195. Whopo Gestapo

    December 6, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Got scammed a few years back by a website that seemed legit. First result on Google, selling refurbished electronics goods for prices slightly cheaper then other computer part resellers, about $50 cheaper. It was also the holiday season.

    Turned out the whole thing was a scam, never got my product, email took me to some perfume company, and I lost $500.

    Like these guys actually put 110% into this scam site. Looked just like the other PC resellers I usually use that are legitimate.

  196. michael w

    December 6, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    I was scammed to where someone could hack my Instagram. So I must be pretty stupid.

  197. TheDevilockedzombie

    December 6, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Im glad we all can admit that the 3rd world shithole, India, is the center for all this. India needs to be nuked off the map anyway but this is just one of the reasons.

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