Reply to post: Re: "You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."

23-year-old Brit linked to 2020 Twitter attack and SIM-swap scheme pleads guilty

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Re: "You send $1,000, I send you back $2,000."

How thick do you have to be to fall for that one?

The people who fall for it are the Dunning-Kruger types like Trump, who believe they are smarter than everyone else because they don't know enough to know how dumb they are. These people will think to themselves "aha, since I'm so clever I see a way to really take advantage of this - I'll send $1000 then when I get back the $2000 I'll send that to get $4000 and so on. I'll turn my $1000 into millions!"

When you combine it with the need to send it bitcoin, which already self selects for the stupid who believe in bitcoin, it is probably a reasonably effective scam. $110,000 worth of effective, at least.

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