Top 5 YouTube Scam Fighting Channels
Scammer Payback- 1.99M subscribers
Scammers are ruthless, and that is why I am here. My channel is all about bringing awareness to this critical problem with humor and fun. We will learn a lot of things along the way and if I help one person through this, it will be worth it.
Pierogi utilizes his expertise in cybersecurity against a variety of scam types including, but not limited to, Social Security, Amazon, Roku, and Microsoft. He stops illegal activities by confronting scammers directly. He stalls them, wastes their time, deletes their files, and in general confounds them. He is so good at what he does he has even persuaded call center workers to find honest employment!
Pierogi is driven by the passion to protect the vulnerable. When an obtainable opportunity arises, he contacts victims directly to warn them they’ve been scammed. He’ll advise them on what to do next in order to minimize the damage caused by this heartless crime.
Kitboga – 2.21M subscribers
Kitboga is an American YouTuber who specializes in creating “scam-baiting” content.He usually starts off by calling scam agencies, varying between IRS tax refund scams to technical support scams, most often from India. He often puts on a persona of somebody that usually that misunderstands about computers, such as Grandma Edna, or some celebrity.
For the technical support scams, he sets up a fake machine known as a virtual machine then baits a scammer into connecting to his computer. Once connected, they speak over the phone and the scammer tries to convince him into logging into his bank, using Syskey and trying to get him to give them iTunes or Google Play Gift cards. He has a fake bank that looks really convincing in which he coded himself. Usually these scams work like “Hey! You have a virus!” or “Hey you got a warrant” then “Pay me gift cards and you’ll be fine”, but he confronts them right before he thinks they have had enough of his trolling.
He even went as far enough to make a ‘Scammer Bingo’ for these calls. Most of his scam-baiting activity is broadcasted on Twitch, and he posts some of it to YouTube.
Jim Browning – 3.61M subscribers
Jim Browning is the internet alias of an anonymous Northern Irish YouTuber based in Belfast whose content primarily focuses on scambaiting and helping people avoid scams. He also tries to help those that have fallen into scams. Browning carries out investigative scambaits in which he infiltrates computer networks run by technical support scammers and fraudsters posing as IRS agents through the use of remote access software and social engineering. In the past, he has hacked into the CCTV Network of a tech scamming HQ, and he regularly exposes scammers and their fraudulent purposes. He has saved many people from falling for scams, where scammer have threatened to wipe computers or drain bank accounts. Every year, he holds an award for “The Dumbest Scammers Of The Year” in which he gives out non-existent prizes to the most incompetent scammers of the year.
Scambaiter – 1.32M subscribers
Scambaiter, scambaiting videos where we destroy scammers their operation after hacking / ratting the scammer their computer. Memz, nanocore, anything will be used to destroy them. Inspired by people like Jim Browning, Scammer Payback and ScammerRevolts. Together as the scambaiting community we can make a difference. Ansar Hamed, also known by his YouTube alias as Scambaiter, is a YouTuber who uploads videos revolved around baiting scammers. His content revolves around the bait, scamming, and destruction of scammers themselves. What he does in the videos is showcasing him destroying their operation after hacking / ratting the computer of the scammer. Although despite creating such content for entertainment, he does actually bait the scammers, but he is no private investigator, and he can help with the scammer/victim if they need to contact him.
Scammer Revolts – 1.01M subscribers
ScammerRevolts, is a YouTuber who is known for calling tech support, refund, and tax revenue scammers and messing around with them. He typically uses the aliases “Rodger” or “Dave” when providing mock information.
Most of the videos are pre-recorded, but some of the videos are livestreamed which are around 2 hours long. All of the livestreams are organized into a playlist, and there are frequent community post which are connected to a video announcement. The YouTube-hosted videos are usually around 10-15 minutes long. There are custom thumbnails, and the videos often have large text with emojis and picture in picture which highlight the moments of the video.
Beginning in December of 2018, ScammerRevolts established a yearly tradition of compiling his Top 10 scambaiting highlights of the year.
ScammerRevolts has a trademark affinity for Shiba inu and corgi dogs, particularly featuring “doge” memes of the former as wallpapers on his desktop or shown to scammers in almost every video he creates.
Typically, the scammers on the other end of the line react to the inevitable reveal of trolling with passive-aggressive to extreme rage; projecting low-level, highly-lewd narratives and often relentless general swearing in English, as well as their native Hindi dialect. S/R exploits this fundamentally-comical behavior by fanning it as long as possible with equalized vulgarity, and mockery of the scammer’s failure. Sometimes however, ScammerRevolts trolls the scammer by acting rude first, typically inciting a rawer reaction. Upon their hanging-up, S/R will dutifully continue to repeatedly call the same scammer/office until they disconnect the line. Their frequent use of the determiner “each and everything” when reciting their script or engaging in abuse is iconically enjoyed by the scambaiting community.