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Man sends 30,000 Shakespeare texts as revenge

Man Sends 30,000 Shakespeare Texts as Revenge
Only in the UK would an internet scam lead to a whole lot of Shakespeare. Edd Joseph got his revenge on a scammer by texting him the complete works of Shakespeare. That's over 30,000 texts!


Edd bought a Playstation 3 on Gumtree, which is basically the Craigslist of England. $130 later, the console never arrived and Edd started plotting.

He told the Daily Mail that at first he thought about sending texts pretending he knew where the seller lived, but he found that to be too cliche.

So, he copied all of Macbeth, pasted it in a single text and sent it. Since his phone carrier breaks messages down to 160 character installments, that's about 1,000 texts. The scammer started replying with abusive messages, so Edd decided to send everything Shakespeare ever wrote. He saw this as "sharing a little bit of culture."

Edd has unlimited texting, but there's no word on the scammer's phone plan. Let's hope it's the same one, cause if not, that phone company's going to want a pound of flesh. Ah, Shakespeare humor.

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APRIL March 21 2014 at 2:36 PM

oh, bravo.......:)

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michaelcfffg March 21 2014 at 1:48 PM

A very sweet revenge, but I do hope that he had the good courtesy to try to contact the seller first to find out what happened to his purchase. If the seller then blew him off, well then he certainly got what he deserved.

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flowncoop March 21 2014 at 1:52 PM

What's the guy's number? Let's all text him, those who have unlimited texts!!!

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JEFF March 21 2014 at 1:56 PM

Brings new meaning to " Something wicked this way comes " don't it LOL

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caron March 21 2014 at 2:00 PM

Yowza! Some of you folks need to lighten up! Yikes you must be regular laugh riots at parties. In my humble opinion, what this guy did was really creative. I wish there was a way to do that to all those idiotic spam emailers. It would short circuit their computers. Now wouldn't that be a shame? Edd, if you are reading this, just want to congratulate you on a job well done! I really hope you got your money back, if not I hope the satisfaction of jamming the thief up was payment enough.

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Dusty williams March 21 2014 at 2:03 PM

AND SOME GHOSTY SPOOKS THAT HE LOVE TO KISS''
AND HE WAS LOOKING FOR TAPS GHOSTHUNTERS AS WELL ''

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Sandi March 21 2014 at 2:10 PM

Words are always better than violence. Way to go Edd!!!

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gdturner49 March 21 2014 at 2:27 PM

Revenge is a dish served best, cold.

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dougpeder2000 March 21 2014 at 2:43 PM

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Midge March 21 2014 at 2:51 PM

I would keep it up until I got my money back!

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