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I Got Scammed On Purpose (what happened)

February 14, 2020


  • Reply Patience Joseph February 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Nice Job

  • Reply Patience Joseph February 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Still watching

  • Reply FinanciaStop February 10, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Nicee now that's brave. Hope YouTube views make up for that

  • Reply MICHAEL DERISO - 0 to Infinity February 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Wow. This is so helpful! Gotta watch out for those scams. Smart decision with not using your Mac 💻 and using a cheap laptop!

  • Reply Chillout Meditation Music February 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." –Lolly Daskal

  • Reply Conor MCgregor. February 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Plain and simple, DON'T SEND ANYONE MONEY.

  • Reply Aaron Graham February 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    You sir… are a legend!

  • Reply Aiden Rath February 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent video. Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Reply Vegan Pop Tarts February 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    You're a very brave man to do this, especially for the unselfish sake of educating others 🙏💙

  • Reply Neal Monka February 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Secarius? 🙂

  • Reply mothballjim February 10, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Nice video idea mate. I get these sort of emails daily 🙌🏻

  • Reply Jim Lemon February 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Hey man, not cool

  • Reply Nikki Britt February 10, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Why do I feel like Chris Hansen should've been coming out of a room 😂

  • Reply Black Vito - Moneyology February 10, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I've been scamned mostly because I'm an idiot

  • Reply Dhruva Shah February 10, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Scams that should be illegal

  • Reply Justin Kiser February 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    i got scammed out of some money a few times apprently people hack youtubers with big names and follow and run scam giveaways with 400k plus subscribers to make it look legit and the just change the channel name to binance or some other famous crypto or other related giveaway and scam people for bitcoin or other things

  • Reply Nate O'Brien February 10, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Taking one for the team. Literally

  • Reply Sharon Tseung February 10, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Lol dang!! Love how you're doing this to spread awareness!

  • Reply Ryan Scribner February 10, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    PLEASE READ THIS Hey guys! I am so excited about this mini series. My videographer and I spent over 50 hours putting this together, with over $2,000 invested in all the editing and production. All that I ask in return is that you SHARE this video with a friend! If this series takes off, I would love to do more videos like this. They just take a lot of time and energy to produce, so it would be extremely helpful if this series took off so I could recoup my costs involved. Thank you! – Ryan

  • Reply Sultan’s Financial Journey February 10, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    You’re awesome for doing this!

  • Reply Brian Jung February 10, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Ryan Scribner vs the empire of the Nigerian princes

  • Reply Financial Investor February 10, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Channel Creators See TONS of (YT Comments, Emails, Direct Msgs) – It's crazy lol, checks spam folder.
    20:05 (Did Not Delete This Number), lol.

  • Reply Jason March February 10, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    You gave him your name? Or did he know what it was

  • Reply Tbe Dre February 10, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Ryan Jim called he said this is it for the people🙏🏾

  • Reply Magnus Frederickson February 10, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I feel like you could get more views splitting up your personal scam experience and the second part into separate videos

  • Reply Noelle Courtney February 10, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    As someone from Jersey, the correct way to pronounce Secaucus is see-KAW-kus, not Sickarus.

  • Reply Scavengers February 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    20:51, dat Dance.

  • Reply Brandon Beavis Investing February 10, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Talk to the attorney Duncan LOL

  • Reply Succeed REI February 10, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Ryan, this was a genius idea for a video! When you first told me about it, I was like whaaaat lol. Nicely done!! 👍

  • Reply Bruce Wannng February 10, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I’m getting a Shane Dawson vibe! Letsgooo episode 2!!!

  • Reply rtcmanga - JDM, Nismo & more Fridays from Japan! February 10, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Haha, that's a cool video idea!! Love the style of making, with those zoomy video shots and the scary music… haha fantastic! I was laughing loud when the end came!! 😀

  • Reply Casey Burns Investing February 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    THIS is juicy

  • Reply Chase Spedden February 10, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    i got scammed literally last week through instagram. i should’ve known it was a red flag but i was naive and went with it. for a small donation of $500 i would receive $15,000 through the rotary foundation. (which is a legitimate charity) long story short he took ALL my money and then blocked me. so now i’m dead broke AND stupid.

  • Reply Heru Panther February 10, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    BTW they can google details about Texas too.

  • Reply DC CHANNEL INVESTING February 10, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Thank For The Info!!😃

  • Reply Nick Scuderi - RealLife Money February 10, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    That was wildly entertaining. This could turn into a Netflix tv show 😂

  • Reply Luken Heimer February 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I really appreciate what you are doing to raise the “awareness bar.” My mother got ripped off by a company years ago before I could intervene. I’ve been the victim of scams several times in my life. But when it happened to my mother, I got 🔥 hot.
    Anyway, thank you for what you are doing. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply BigMuscly Pervert February 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Funny head shape

  • Reply Succeed REI February 10, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Ryan, by the way, Jim Levin is suing you for impersonating him and misappropriating his name. 🤣🤣🤣

    Just kidding!

  • Reply Eric Van Tuyl February 10, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    I subscribed a while ago, had a meh attitude about this channel, would always chuckle when Ryan would tell us stuff like "to earn passive income, all you gotta do is start a successful YouTube channel," or how to invest your first billion dollars etc.

    But this video/series resonates with the majority of the audience, and I think will do alot of good….not to mention it's pretty entertaining, well done!

  • Reply Stephen Adair February 10, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Take it from somebody in cyber sec. It is possible for someone to get your IP even through a VPN.

  • Reply Chlo With the flow February 10, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Your the best

  • Reply F-Ron February 11, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Already waiting for the next video to be uploaded

  • Reply Fiffe February 11, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Stop using online banking you really don't understand how vulnerable you are making yourself

  • Reply Fiffe February 11, 2020 at 12:47 am

    If it's too good to be true, guess what, it is

  • Reply joel553009 February 11, 2020 at 12:51 am

    great video want to see part two!

  • Reply DeyO February 11, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Ryan, you are doing the world a service with this! Thank you!!! I make videos about scams and spreading awareness, I hope you don't mind me sharing this with my audience.

  • Reply Melinda Alvizo February 11, 2020 at 12:57 am

    On a separate note, you have a beautiful home. It’s awesome 👏🏼

  • Reply Tiffany Thomas, your wealth mentor February 11, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Interesting idea, thanks Ryan!

  • Reply Gumardee coins and banknotes February 11, 2020 at 1:21 am

    I delete comments from anyone selling coins on my channel. A lot are not so good.

  • Reply CrazyHorse CFH February 11, 2020 at 1:38 am

    cool video man, but my question is how did you get my email?

  • Reply Think Money February 11, 2020 at 2:13 am

    I'm getting Documentary vibes from this video.
    Good content man, keep it up. Great way to keep people aware.
    F** scammers!

  • Reply Team Takeover February 11, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Watch KITBOGA

  • Reply Kshitij Pradhan February 11, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Great work 😃

  • Reply Michaels Vlogs February 11, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Romance scams are something my womens grandma belived that if she would send a 1000$ bucks she would receive like millions of dollars. So she wouldn’t believe us that the guy was a scamer so i messed around with him and made a fake girls facebook account. So i played around and said stuff he said to her grandma sure enough he deleted and blocked me lol. Then i tried making more stuff said i was the cops he deleted his profile lol. It was fun believe me. I had a big joke about it but glad no body got scammed over it all just sucks when women actually fall so in love and they send money to people its unreal.

    Great video. Glad you got ur money back!

  • Reply dingdong February 11, 2020 at 8:24 am

    your videographer needs to stop moving so much

  • Reply The Money Management February 11, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I got scammed out of $2k to "invest on my behalf" last year… it was such a horrible experience. That stuff really isn't cool and I don't see how people could be so heartless. Extremely unselfish video though, thanks a lot!

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  • Reply xllChristianllx February 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Should of used a VM instead of physically buying another one 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Reply Yousuf Shehzad February 11, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Same thing happened with me, when I was trying to sale my car on Craig’s list, scammers contact me with website link for car verification with some kind of fee.😣😣😣

  • Reply Nazif Ambition February 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Let's gooo. Very interesting, Can't wait for the next video

  • Reply N W February 11, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    DANGGGG Ryan why you gotta end it like that?!

  • Reply Eric Seil February 11, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Ryan- awesome video! I enjoyed it, and educational as well. Looking forward to the next one! Thanks for all you do!

  • Reply Nico Arnoldi February 11, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Suggestion. Join IML for your next video of this series.

  • Reply David Castillo February 11, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    hahahahahahaha MY ATTORNEY … DEAD BRO LOL

  • Reply Dennis B February 11, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    These people should be shot so much scamming now a days.Good vlog Ryan thank you

  • Reply Baritony February 11, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Please join us for our next episode "Lemon Makes Lemonade" !

  • Reply Jon Crandall February 11, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    In Oklahoma, simply safe is a non factor! We are 2A all the way!- Bang Bang- " 911" – come get this dead scammer off my carpet please!

  • Reply Investing Book Summaries February 12, 2020 at 2:21 am

    I love messing with scammers. I get emails from scammers too on things that are so obvious to me, but I've been accustomed to them since I used to play runescape back when I was young (so I got a good lesson before I got scammed with my real money). Excellent video! Hope others realize to double check things before clicking links from suspicious people!

  • Reply Debt Free Alpha February 12, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Definitely want to see what comes of this. The suspense is killing me! 😀

  • Reply The Dividend Experiment February 12, 2020 at 6:54 am

    That copy and pasting bit was a real eye opener to me, I had assumed they were just bot accounts that get flagged as spam on the comments section. I had no idea they could be real people.

    Fantastic video by the way, love the idea!

  • Reply Ander Shepherd February 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Cool video but the only method that works is J i m L e m o n 8 3 2 2 7 1 7 5 2 3

  • Reply Kurt Curtis February 13, 2020 at 2:03 am

    Very cool video man. This could totally be a tv series.

  • Reply Said Kholov February 13, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Have you seen this resource: partnering with It looks like scam to me. How can I explain to my friend not to invest there? Cheers

  • Reply good thunder crow February 13, 2020 at 8:43 am

    This is amazing content really I know you got real business to deal with but creative and outside the box videos like this might just blow up

  • Reply KARINE PANOSYAN February 13, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Hi Ryan, what can you say about online trading companies like, is it save to trade with them or are they scams? thanks

  • Reply luis as February 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    lol The face That he Had When the old women says (I immediately began to have results)

  • Reply Squintillions February 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Wow, this turned really interesting fast. I tend to read comments on a few financial YouTube channels and I’ve seen those website comments before too. Do you think they should be reported? I wonder how many are from unsuspecting people getting scammed and how many are plants to get more people into the pyramid.

  • Reply TESLABOSS February 14, 2020 at 6:39 am

    “For the YouTube algorithm”, ok graham (;

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