‘Revenge should have no bounds,’ victim uses Shakespeare to spam alleged scammer
LONDON – When it comes to purchasing things online, there is a chance you may be played for a fool by a scam artist.
That’s exactly what happened to 24-year-old Edd Joseph.
According to the Telegraph, Joseph purchased a PS3 console on Gumtree, which is similar to America’s Craigslist.
The seller was paid by a direct bank transfer but Joseph never received the gaming system.
When he realized he was the victim of an alleged scam artist, Joseph decided to get revenge in a unique way.
Since he has an unlimited texting package on his phone, he sent the alleged scammer the entire works of Shakespeare through text message.
He copied the words from the Internet and pasted them in his message box.
Joseph sent the seller Hamlet, MacBeth and Othello, which added up to over 17,000 text messages.
The seller started replying, becoming extremely frustrated that his phone was going off for days at a time.