|This guy got revenge on a scammer by |
texting him Shakespeare plays, which cost him
nothing and tied up the scammer's
smart phone for days or weeks.
He'd paid 80 British pounds or roughly $132 in U.S. dollars via the British equivalent of Craiglist to buy a PS3 games console.
The guy he paid the money to never delivered on the game. The police couldn't help and the way he paid the money meant he couldn't recover it.
But Joseph found the best possible way to get even. He just texted the crook entire works by Shakespeare, according to the Bristol Post. The crook's phone buzzed and buzzed for hours and days and weeks with snippets of Shakespeare.
Here's how Joseph scammed the scammer using Shakespeare, according to the Post:
"Edd discovered he could copy the words from the Internet and paste them into a text message - without costing him a penny on his unlimited mobile phone package.
He sends it as one text but the victim can only receive them in 160 character chunks - meaning the 37 works of Shakespear will buzz through in 29,305 individual texts.
So far, Edd has sent 22 plays including Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello, whih have been delivered in 17,424 texts.
He reckons the remaining 15 works will take another few days to send - meaning his adversary's phone will have been constantly beeping for nearly a week.
Edd said he too revenge because he wanted to stop feeling powerless about losing his money.
The guy who is getting the constant barrage of Shakespeare texts has called Edd in anger several times, but he is not relenting, only asking the guy if he is enjoying the plays.
Maybe the guy getting the play will give up his life of scams and become a literary theater intellectual or something, but somehow I doubt it.
This Shakespeare revenge is a lot of fun, but the only thing I worry about is weirdos out there turning the tables. In the age of "revenge porn" or phishing and all those trolls out there, it's just a matter of time before innocent people might get days worth of unstoppable porn texts or something.
Just another danger of our connected world, I guess.