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Fake IRS Agents Try To Scam a Programmer and They Ended Up Regretting It

They tried to steal his money so he wrote a “special” script just for them.

If there’s one important lesson you should learn in life, it should probably be this – you should never mess with a programmer. You don’t want to piss them off because when they come back at you, things can be pretty nasty.

Just take this story, for example, where a bunch of fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents made the dumb mistake of calling a computer programmer who, much to their regret, is someone who specializes in scam prevention.

In a BoredPanda post, we learn that programmer and Reddit user YesItWasDataMined, “operates an anti-scam operation called Project Mayhem”. Eventually, he received a voicemail from an Indian caller claiming to be an IRS employee.

When he dialed them back, the ‘IRS agent’ told him that he needed to pay a huge amount of fine for very “unclear reasons.”

Source: IRS

Being in his line of work, the programmer immediately figured out it’s all an attempt to scam him. So he decided to teach them a lesson they will not forget anytime soon.

What did he exactly do, you ask? Well he “wrote a script that called each of their phones 28 times per second with an automated message, tying up their lines and making it impossible to reach other potential victims,” BoredPanda tells us.

The epic automated message said:

“Hello. It has been detected that you are a scammer. Because of this, we are now flooding your phone lines to prevent you from scamming additional people. This will not stop until you stop.”

The 10-minute video has since been uploaded on the official YouTube channel of ProjectMayhem and it’s so satisfying to watch. Netizens have repeatedly praised the programmer for what he did and the video has racked over a million views in no time.

Watch the video here and see for yourself:

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IRS has previously declared that these devious schemes are a “major threat to taxpayers” and they say more than 10 thousand victims have been victimized by such scammers since 2013 for over 54 million dollars.

Well in that case, a job well done to YesItWasDataMined! Thank you for flooding their lines.

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Couple Turns To The Internet For Perfect Engagement Photo, And The Results Are Hilarious

The trolls strike again!

It’s easy to have a perfect photo these days. All it takes is a photo-editing software and a professional who can manipulate the photo and turn it into an image that you’ve always wanted. But getting professional work done is sometimes too expensive that some people would rather turn to the Internet for help.

By now, many people know that when asking for Photoshop help online, the results are always hilarious and cruel at the same time. You would easily think that people would refrain from asking free online photo editors but somehow, there are still those who like to ask for favors without paying anything in return.

A couple asked to have a shirtless man Photoshopped out of their favorite engagement photo.

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Programmer Hilariously Burns ‘Client’ Who Asked Him To Work 40 Hours for Free

Would you build an app for exposure? Geez!

It’s actually baffling - and obviously rage-inducing - how some people just seem to think that they can bug professionals to do free work for them. These so-called clients try to offer such a deal in a sweet way by saying that the said project would give them ‘exposure’.

Artists often get odd requests like these. Just ask illustrators, graphic artists, and the likes and, boy, they’d quickly share several horror stories either from their own experiences or from their peers.

Apparently, some of these scammers are even trying to sweet talk programmers now. ...

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15 Hilarious Photo Edits From Photoshop Troll James Fridman

This guy never fails to make us laugh!

James Fridman is a name that needs no introduction in social media. The man is basically a legend online!

Fridman gained massive popularity over at Twitter for his hilarious way of responding to Photoshop requests. He doesn’t charge people but the catch is he’d do it in any way he wants to, usually taking instructions very literally which results to funny outputs.

Aside from his unique brand of humor, Fridman is also known for being very prolific. Just go follow him online (in case you’re still not doing that) and you’d be surprised with how often he posts stuff, much to the delight of his numerous fans. ...

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