When Adam Grumbo received a message from a person claiming to be a hot, American girl, he knew something was off. The sender wasn’t particularly good at playing an American and after some pressing, he found out that the messages were, in fact, coming from a young scammer who lived in Nigeria.
At the time, it seemed as though this person was hoping to trick Adam into sending thousands of his hard earned cash to a different country to be quickly spent, probably on criminal activities. But Adam was intrigued and decide to find out more about his scammer. After talking to him for a while, he had a crazy idea.
He decided to hire this man, who was named Tobi, to take pictures of his community. Not expecting much, he went about his day but a few hours later, his phone beeped as Tobi the scammer sent dozens of photos from his first “assignment”.
Emboldened by Tobi’s apparent honesty, Adam decided to take the assignment further. He promised a payment of $100 if Tobi went down to the local market and took videos and pictures of the food and people.
Against the advice of basically everyone who has been contacted by an internet scammer, Adam wired the funds through Western Union and proceeded to wait for the second time. He was surprised by what happened next.