Conned Online Buyer’s Revenge: 29,305 Text Messages of Shakespeare’s Work

Conned Online Buyer’s Revenge: 29,305 Text Messages of Shakespeare’s Work

An irate online buyer who failed to receive his £80 Sony PS3 Console he ordered from a Gumtree seller decided to get back at his scammer by taking matters into his own hands, literally.

Edd Joseph, a 24-year old graphic designer from Bristol started his ‘sweet revenge’ against the seller who did not deliver his ordered gadget by sending the fraudster some of William Shakespeare’s masterpieces in text messages – 600 messages for Macbeth, 861 for All’s Well that Ends Well and an irritating 1,143 messages for Hamlet.

Using an iPhone mobile and an app, Joseph copies an entire text of Shakespeare’s play and pastes them into a single message, after which his phone automatically breaks it down into 160 characters while sending the SMS.

This means the conman from the other end would have been receiving a message non-stop every few seconds for an entire week or more, and Joseph is only halfway through. (Click here to read more)

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