'DM Me on Telegram for Your Prize' – Wham! Bam! – That's a SCAM # 9

Someone replies to your comment on YouTube – it appears to be the channel owner asking you to DM them – maybe offering a prize. It might well be a scam…

For more information about this scam, check out this very informative investigation by Gamers Nexus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqPPWO7kWu4
Example of the scam being discussed on LTT Forum: https://linustechtips.com/topic/1419202-i-posted-a-comment-on-a-ltt-video-and-got-a-reply-from-a-account-called-telegram-me-linustechtips-saying-i-won-a-prize-is-this-real-or-scam/
Express article discussing the scam: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1590429/youtube-comment-spam-scam-warning-trick-trying-to-steal-your-money

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19 Replies to “'DM Me on Telegram for Your Prize' – Wham! Bam! – That's a SCAM # 9”

  1. Afterthoughts & Addenda
    Telegram is an instant messaging service/app. Similar to, but not related to WhatsApp and Signal.

  2. After watching a few of your videos, I decided to tell my mother about a few of these scams, like you said. Turns out not only does she know they're scams, she's even strung along some scammers herself.
    Now every time we talk on the phone, she tells me about her latest scambaiting adventures.

  3. Funny how they say that I got lucky when they are the ones trying to get lucky.
    Too bad it isn't working out very well. I didn't get lucky, and neither did they.

  4. congratulations, you're the 20,000th viewer, you just won a prize worth of 1 heart by Atomic Shrimp, reply below to collect your rewardπŸ‘‡

  5. Hey, I noticed a new type of spam mail, that often seem to bypass gmail's spam filter — but only on the app, for some reason! The desktop application rightly sorts it into the junk mail folder… Seems to be a normal, legit looking mail address as sender, but the whole mail (both subject line and body) seems to be entirely made up of 2-6 letter, code (or completely random) words. I never dared/bothered to open any of these emails, but one suspicion I have is that the message isn't meant for me at all — but rather some intricate way for networks of infested computers/servers to communicate internally, much like some used something like comments or replies on twitter(?) or blog posts, idk, to pass information between eachother. Thoughts?

  6. I feel like the type of victim they're going for is the type of person who enters a lot of online contests. I used to work for a company that ran a lot of give away contests on Facebook, and there'd always be like 10 times more traffic on those posts.
    We then found out there are pages on Facebook that compile these kind of contests, and people then enter a lot of contests at once.
    So, say you're a person like that, you could easily loose track of how many contests you've entered, and just assume this was one of them.

  7. Hi Shrimp! I always try to like and share these videos…but I genuinely do need a reminder before the end because Youtube just carries on to the next vid, and I have the short term memory of a bucket of water.

  8. Be rest assured your prize is waiting for you in our warehouse, all you need to do is pay via gift card.

  9. One Idea – If they ask you to contact on Telegram App, Try Sending an Actual Telegram like the olden days.

  10. I started getting texts to my phone with links to click instead of phone calls now, and the very first time it almost got me

  11. When the notification for your video popped up it shocked me. I thought you were telling people to message you on telegram, a well known app for pedos to share cheese pizza. I’m relieved to have been wrong.

  12. I've seen those bots, they're all over the place. But what I don't understand is how are you supposed to message them; Telegram, from my understanding, requires a phone number and they don’t give you any.

  13. I find it very odd how different scams are often (NOT always) almost native to certain countries. By using IP tracking websites I've discovered that, in my experience, most of the prize winning scammers are from Indonesia, while romance scammers are often from Nigeria, Ghana or the Gambia, and most tech scammers are from India. This doesn't stand for everyone, scammers are a worldwide plague, it's only what I've experienced through my own private scambaiting adventures.

  14. A lot of scammers contacted me on telegram, but with the last 4 i got something back πŸ˜….
    I did all what they asked me to, util i had to put money(create account on some platforms), and then i told them that i will put money only if they create an account on 1 app and after they did that i would block them.
    It not much but is honest work….somehow πŸ˜…

  15. πŸ—£πŸŽ€πŸ—£πŸŽ€πŸ—£πŸŽ€πŸ—£πŸŽ€πŸ—£πŸŽ€πŸ—£πŸŽ€
    Brevity has its value, @AtomicShrimp, but some of your fans still want to hear the sound of your lovely voice in very long videos, as well. Yours was the first that introduced me to scambaiting a few years ago!

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