Sick of the never-ending stream of e mail and cellphone calls you obtain from scammers claiming to symbolize your financial institution? Amazon? Microsoft? The tax workplace? The police?

We sympathise – we’re sick of them too, particularly landline calls that could possibly be a cherished one calling for assist or recommendation, and thus have to be answered…

…however that not often, if ever, end up to have a well-known voice on the different finish.

Maybe you’re one of many 40,000,000 or so viewers of well-known science-and-engineering YouTuber Mark Rober’s video entitled Pranks Destroy Rip-off Callers – GlitterBomb Payback?

Rober makes some alarming however totally plausible claims of simply how a lot cash [a] a prime call-centre scammer could make in the event that they hit their on-target earnings and [b] simply how a lot a typical name centre of this type turns over every day.

For those who haven’t seen it, the video begins with the phrases, “I’ve 100 cockroaches right here, and I positioned them on this James Bond-style contraption,” so you may most likely think about how issues finish.

Regardless of the not-very-threatening consequence when Rober later releases the bugs inside a rip-off name centre the place he has entry to footage from the CCTV feed, the video provides a superb visible indication of simply how industriously and unrelentingly these scammers function. (When not pushed from their work pods by roaches, that’s.)