Well, that was fun. Have you ever read those posts where someone engages with a scammer and leads them on? I've always wanted to have a go at it. And today I got my chance. I'd posted onto Instagram and noticed a like and comment from someone whose name was similar to someone I know and follow. The person is Jerry Scott, noted cartoonist and oil colorist. However the comment wasn't from the Instagram account I already knew but from ScottJerry330. Weird. I decided to look at it and there were very few connections but all the photos were clearly Jerry's. Since no cartoons were there, I thought maybe he'd set up a dedicated oil painting account. So I said hi via comment.
Next thing I know there's a chat initiated. Weird. Even the initial message seemed slightly off. So I replied normally but guardedly. Almost immediately it became clear - scammer.
So, rather than just shut it down, I decided to play. And, of course, recorded the results for all my friends. Enjoy!
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