30 episodes

Hi. My name is Wayne May. Most of my time is spent helping the victims of scams and occasionally turning up on the TV, radio or in newspapers as an "expert" on online fraud, but there's another side to me. I began as a scambaiter back in 2005 and still enjoy occasionally calling up 419 scammers for fun, often joined by some of the friends I've made along the way. If you enjoy the calls here, feel free to read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at www.stupidscammers.com or help us fight the scammers by getting the word out at www.scamsurvivors.com

The Stupid Scammer Calls‪.‬ Wayne May

    • Comedy

Hi. My name is Wayne May. Most of my time is spent helping the victims of scams and occasionally turning up on the TV, radio or in newspapers as an "expert" on online fraud, but there's another side to me. I began as a scambaiter back in 2005 and still enjoy occasionally calling up 419 scammers for fun, often joined by some of the friends I've made along the way. If you enjoy the calls here, feel free to read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at www.stupidscammers.com or help us fight the scammers by getting the word out at www.scamsurvivors.com

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - The walrus chronicles part 2, "We're watching animal porn!"

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - The walrus chronicles part 2, "We're watching animal porn!"

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  



    This one is called "The walrus chronicles part 2 - we're watching animal porn".  In the earlier call, we claimed the scammer was sending us a walrus and decided we had to bring a walrus into this call too.  It's only the 2nd time I've ever lost it and laughed during a call, but I'm sure you'll understand why. Again thanks to TLJ for being my right hand man in these calls.  It's always more fun when you have someone to bounce ideas off.  



    If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.



    As an aside note, the title of this episode came from a moment in the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" that always makes me laugh.  If you've never seen it, check it out.  Wait til you've heard this episode first though.  


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    • 20 min
    The Stupid Scammer Calls - The walrus chronicles part 1, "We're getting a walrus!"

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - The walrus chronicles part 1, "We're getting a walrus!"

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  





    This one is called "The walrus chronicles part 1 - we're getting a walrus".  In this one, TLJ misunderstands the scammer and thinks we're getting a walrus.  I'm including this as it sets up the second call.  It shows how a simple thing in one call can snowball into something completely ridiculous in the next. 





    If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.


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    • 13 min
    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Send me an email.

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Send me an email.

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  



    This one is called "Send me an email".  Sometimes all you want to do is waste a scammer's time.  

    The plan was to keep him on the phone as long as I could when he obviously wanted me to hang up and send an email instead.

    I threw in a few funny comments, but this one is mostly a battle of wills between a scammer and myself.



    If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at 

    stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.


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    • 17 min
    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Pizza and ice cream.

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Pizza and ice cream.

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  This is called "Pizza and ice cream".  If you don't know what a pizza call is, we basically call up a scammer and try to order a pizza, refusing to accept them telling us we've called a wrong number.  Thanks to The Lovely Jill for being my partner in crime on this one.  Unfortunately our recording software decided to play up, meaning we lost a segment in the middle.  Hopefully it doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the call too much.  If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.




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    • 13 min
    The Stupid Scammer Calls - I paid him to kill her, but I'm not sure now.

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - I paid him to kill her, but I'm not sure now.

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  This classic call is titled "I paid him to kill her, but I'm not sure now" and actually features something resembling acting.  One minute I'm looking for money to pay a hitman to kill my wife, the next I'm looking for money for him not to kill her.  Why?  I forgot my own story is the simple answer.  If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.


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    • 27 min
    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Killing Firefly, the prequel - part 1.

    The Stupid Scammer Calls - Killing Firefly, the prequel - part 1.

    Hello, and welcome to "The Stupid Scammer Calls".  My name is Wayne May, and I'll be introducing each call.  This is the first part of "Killing Firefly, the prequel" and shows the first time we decided to call up a "dead or alive" scammer and pretend his email was the cause of my shooting my wife.  If you enjoy this, feel free to check out more calls, read some of the stupid things scammers have said in their emails at stupidscammers.com or help fight the scammers by getting the word out at scamsurvivors.com.  In the meantime, enjoy the call.


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    • 17 min

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