The whole buzz around the world is revolving around the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to its raging infamy, even scammers have decided to take advantage of the global pandemic. Kitoga is a popular Twitch streamer that preys on telemarketing scams live. In his latest edition, he decided to deal with a coronavirus cure scam!
Watch the video here.
How the call went down
Kitboga used a voice modulator to change his voice and pretended to be a female caller in a persona he called Barbara "Barbie" Kendal, who wants to place a large wholesale order for essential oils to be distributed to the Mayo Clinic located in Arizona.
Playing his persona "Barbie," he asked common questions of the product like, "how many people have been healed using product." He also asked the product can be kept at the countertop and can be poured into a hot bath right after a Bridge game. The telemarketer answered his questions without even correcting his terminology.
The scammer's name was Anne, and he told her, "They should call you Saint Anne," in an evil voice.
Twitch Streamer Kitboga
The Twitch Streamer has a unique niche to his channel as he focuses on exposing telemarketing scams live as opposed to the regular gaming streams, which are quite popular these days. He often goes live on Twitch with an average of 7,000 viewers watching him troll mercilessly on the devious criminals. At the end of the prank, he revealed that he is not Barbie, Edna, or other personas he used.
These criminals are the type of people who try to trick people like old ladies by telling them that they owe the IRS a massive amount of money, prompting them to give up their MasterCard number.
The famous streamer has experienced a wide range of scammers-- from callers posing as an antivirus software salesperson trying to install ransomware into the computer to telemarketers ad nauseam explaining how to transfer bitcoins to India.
For him, these people are the lowest kind. He got into this line of work right after a scammer took advantage of his poor grandmother, who is suffering from dementia. After that incident, he decided to do his part and give scammers a taste of their own medicine.
The growing surge of coronavirus scams
It was announced earlier this month by the Federal Trade Commission that coronavirus scams on the loose. FTC warned the public to watch out to these new robocalls that show advertisements of coronavirus treatments as well as at-home test kits.
There are currently no vaccines, pills, potions, lozenges, lotions, prescription, or over the counter products that are available to treat the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic according to the FTC. Digital marketplaces, just like Amazon, are doing their part in fighting the spread of false coronavirus cures, which may even potentially damage the user even more, but success has yet to be achieved.