Please wish me luck, since scambating is starting to become my passion in my free time.
This is the email I sent them:
Dear Mum and Dad,
Please read this WHOLE email.
Scambating wastes the scammer’s time in order to not let other victims connect to the call, so yesterday I could have saved a 90 year old lady who doesn’t know about these scams. (Since my parents caught me scambating yesterday)
“But it’s not safe”
Under the right environment it is safe. When I use a service called TextNow to call the scammers, it’s all encrypted so I don’t have to use a VPN, but I would still choose to because of my safety. So it won’t be possible for them to locate my actual address, if they did get it, they would see an address in AMERICA due to my VPN.
I also use a voice changer and put on an American accent whenever I do this, even if I get caught my the scammer by being a scambater (which happened yesterday and the reaction was priceless), I would still put on the american accent. This is another thing I would do to protect my identity.
If they had to connect to my computer, I would use a virtual machine. A virtual machine is a computer in a computer, and it’s completely isolated from my main computer. So whatever they do on my virtual machine, stays there. If they destroyed it, it wouldn’t matter whatsoever.
- It’s all LEGAL
I’ll also provide another example for you Mum.
It’s a sin to kill people right? But even though scambating obviously isn’t a war, with a war you kill people to save your country. Even though the bible says that peace is better than war, and to avoid war when possible. Of course that’s true, but that’s a more extreme situation.
Here’s another source about the biblical perspective from a website that someone else asked:
Question: Is it ever right to sin in order to potentially prevent others from committing far more damaging sins?
Main Answer: For those that are not pacifists, which would encompass the majority of those churches which claim Christian beliefs, the obvious answer would be a cautious ‘yes’.
Another example: Joseph who at first deceived his brothers when they came to buy grain.
Therefore, if you allowed me to scambate, victims would be saved, I would be completely safe, and it’s alright biblically.