Communication with online scammers tends to come in the form of automated phone calls or emails from “princes,” but this TikTok user managed to put a face to the name in a series of viral videos.
YouTubers Art Kulik and Ashton Bingham call themselves a “scam fighting duo,” under their channel “Trilogy Media,” as they document their attempts at UNO reverse-carding online scammers. On TikTok, a recent three-part series by the pair went viral after they managed to convince a scammer to video call them.
“So a scammer named Mary reached out to me via email claiming to be from the United Nations, promising me 4.5 million dollars. All I had to do was send her $350 with Google Play gift cards,” prefaced Bingham.
“I told her I’d only send her the money if she agreed to video-chat me, and unbelievably she actually agreed,” he added.
Mary and Bingham had a dimly lit video call, during which an off-camera male voice claimed that Mary did not understand English well,…