Hacker Mails Woman to Complain About Canceled Flight He Booked With Her Credit Card | “I Have a Family Event to Attend”
A woman outwitted a hacker by canceling his flight because he was an entitled dimwit who undoubtedly deserved a one-way ticket to jail. The world has plenty of scammers, but this particular one surpassed others and the internet soon flooded with similar gobsmacking stories.
It's enough of a nightmare to have your credit card hacked. But imagine the level of annoyance when the hacker uses your credit card to book a flight and when you cancel his ticket, he writes an e-mail to you complaining about it. SIGH! A woman took to Reddit to post a screenshot of an e-mail from the hacker who stole her credit card. But as they say, every criminal leaves behind a clue. The crook booked his flight through a travel agency but mistakenly used the 'victim's' e-mail address. LOL.
She wrote in the post, "My credit card was hacked. I think the guy did it by hacking my Gmail account because he signed up for a travel agency company with the login with the Gmail button." Haha! The hacker must have lost it for making such a blunder. She added, "I called my bank and canceled it. I logged into the website to see if I could get any information about the person who booked the flight. I saw I could cancel it for no charge so I did because it was going to be faster to get a refund from them than from my bank."
The hacker found out about his canceled flight. It naturally infuriated him, so the mastermind framed a disgruntled e-mail complaining as if he owned the credit card and complained to her. Two days later, the woman received a mail from Travis, the thief. It read, "Why was my flight canceled? Could you please respond? I have a family event to attend. Thank you for your time, Travis." OMG! The hacker made another blunder of making his photo and phone number visible to the woman when signing off his mail. Blockhead.
She did a bit of self-investigation and shared, "I did a little bit of investigation, and it looked like he had a criminal record and worked in technology. So, I sort of thought he knew what he was doing but I could be wrong." She also reported to have called the police but they didn't help her right away. She concluded, "The police station said there are a lot of people with that name and it 'could' be a fake number - and told me to call the fraud department," per The Mirror.
Many Reddit users left their opinions on her post with u/robothobbes writing, "The police only protect business and rich people's capital/money." Another user, u/Sephonez joked, "If it were me, I'd be posting this on every platform every year on the anniversary, wishing them a happy 'theifaversary.'" Hilarious!! Either the hacker desperately needed to travel or he was just outright stupid to let all the details slip.