Before my move to a smartphone, I never knew I’d be subject to scams from crooks who strictly text.
Who hires someone without talking to them in person?
Apparently the scam artist will say he/she is hearing impaired so they get you to drop your guard because as a business owner you wouldn’t want to be perceived as prejudiced.
I usually dismiss texts from strangers or numbers I don’t recognize.
Since I wasn’t too busy doing anything critical I decided to play along.
But it soon got tiring after a while.
So I went online to see if I could figure out what might have happened if I had believed ‘James’.
Proabably this: he was going to use a stolen credit card number to pay me then he would intentionally overpay me and ask for a refund either by Western Union or some other form of payment which can’t be traced to him.