A TikTok user goes viral after sharing his “ingenious” trick on how to stop spam calls.
The life hack, courtesy of user Roy L Baker Jr. (@ 1roy_jr), is the latest in a long line of TikTok scams. In the past, users have also shared their tricks to avoid Venmo scams, catch “catfishing” dating profiles, and avoid price increases on Uber rides.
Baker’s hack is a little more on the stupid side, though his video left many TikTokers claiming they could not wait to try it themselves. His video, which has drawn more than 9 million views, shows how Baker uses a fake answering machine to ward off scammers.
The clip shows Baker receiving a call labeled “spam risk.”
“Hi, thank you for calling the CIA,” Baker said. “You have reached our department for scams and fraud. All of our agents are currently assisting other callers. ”
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From there, TikToker tells its spam call that the “agency” is starting to download all their incoming and outgoing call lists – to “help” them with the scam they are reporting.
The hack is funny and ironic, and without Baker’s deep-voiced voice probably impossible to replicate. Yet many called the idea “genius.” Others asked Baker to record the sound of his speech so they could play it when scammers call them.
“I need this as my answering machine!” wrote a user.
“I would pay for this to be added to my voicemail box,” added another.
“His voice is from heaven!” praised another.
“Sir, we need this,” asked another commenter.
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