A TikTok user went viral after sharing his ‘genius’ tip on how to stop spam calls.
The Life Hack, courtesy of user Roy L Baker Jr. (@1roy_jr), is the latest TikTok tip for dealing with scams. In the past, users have also shared their tricks for avoiding Venmo scams. Catch “catfishing” dating profiles and dodge price hikes on Uber rides.
Baker’s hack is a bit silly. Although his video has caused many TikTokers to claim they can’t wait to give it a try. His video, which has been viewed over 9 million times, shows how Baker uses fake voicemails to prevent scammers.
The clip shows Baker receiving a call that says From there, he responded and discovered as soon as he sensed the automated voicemail.
“Hello, thank you for calling the CIA,” Baker said. “You have arrived at our Fraud and Fraud Division. Our agents are currently helping other callers.”
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TikToker then tells spam callers that the “agency”; will start downloading all of their incoming and outgoing call logs to “help” them with the scams they report.
Hacking is funny and hilarious. And without Baker’s deep voice It would be impossible to replicate, yet, many call the idea “genius.” Others urged Baker to record his speech so they could play it whenever the scammer called.
“I want this as my voicemail!” wrote one user.
“I will pay to add this to my voice mailbox,” another added.
“His voice is from heaven!” others admired.
“Sir, we need this,” another commenter begged.
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