Student Tricks Online Scammer, Donates Money To Charity

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According to the reports of international media, a student named Ross Walsh who resides in the Republic of Ireland was able to trick an internet scammer in scam

Written By Pragya Puri | Mumbai | Updated On:
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According to the reports of international media, a student named Ross Walsh who resides in County Kilkenny in the Republic of Ireland was able to trick an internet scammer and managed to scam money out of him. The student received an amount of £25 from the web scammer. Later the student donated the money to the charity. According to the reports, Robert Walsh has been able to trick the scammer before as well and this was the third time. Walsh, who is 22- years old is currently studying at the University of Limerick. In the past, he has been able to make money from the web cons and donate it for a good cause. 

The incident

In his interview with an international daily, he said that that his aim is to waste their time so that they think twice before doing it to someone else. Walsh was approached by a ‘Solomon Gundi” who described himself as a big business banker. As per reports, Gundi asked for £1,000 from his stock trading business through the mail. In his email, he wrote that he would like to exchange half of his business for an investment of £1,000. Walsh played smart and tried to trick him, he told him that the offer was interesting but the amount for too less and that he would like to pay £50,000. Walsh sent Gundi a morphed picture of the transaction, to which he instantly replied. Solomon Gundi replied that he never received the amount in his account. Walsh however, told Gundi that the process of the transaction was denied from the bank calling it a scam. 

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Ross used coded language 

Ross Walsh acted professional and even told Solomon Gundi to use coding language to avoid “taxmen”. The codes that were used by Walsh were from the Gaelic Athletic Association terminology, which is a sport of hurling. He explained that money would be coded as "high ball", transaction code will be "short puck out" business will be "county final" and the "the square" will be code for PayPal. Walsh explained to him that the bank doesn’t want to release the funds unless they encounter a small number of transactions being made from Gundi’s account. The scammer, however, bought into the deal and gave Walsh a sum of £25.

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Money donated to charity

Walsh later donated the money to a cancer charity. He forwarded the invoice of the same to Solomon Gundi’s account. Walsh, however, never reported these fake accounts to the Irish police. But as per reports Solomon Gundi’s account has been closed since then.

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