'I want to cry' - Stephen Nolan pranks scammer by pretending to be 50 year-old 'Stephen Testetoe'

A fraudster got more than she bargained for when she attempted to get her hands on £160k belonging to BBC broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 19th July 2021, 12:47 pm
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 12:48 pm
BBC broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.
BBC broadcaster, Stephen Nolan.

The scammers sent The Nolan Show host a message alerting him to £900 spent by a Mr. Crawl in California and asked him to contact them immediately.

Mr. Nolan rang the number and recorded the entire call, which he then broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster on Monday morning.

Mr. Nolan told the scammer his name was "Mr. Stephen Testetoe" whose date of birth was December 25, 1970.

"The fraudster wants me to go online and let them have control of my computer - if I did that my money would disappear," said Mr. Nolan introducing the next segment of the call.

"Just for fun for these idiots who try to clean us out I am going to turn the tables and I am going to start winding this fraudster up because the more time I can spend with her the less time she will have to exploit vulnerable people.

"So let's ramp it up, and up and up on the wind-up of this real fraudster," explained Mr. Nolan.

Much to the surprise of the fraudster, Mr. Nolan told the scammer he had recently sold his Harley-Davidson motorcyle and put all of my stuff on GumTree.

"I want to get the balance right for you, hang on... it's £160,000.

"Can you see the £160,000 is still there under the name of Testytoe?," he asked.

The scammer replied yes and then asked Mr. Nolan where he was right now.

"On the toilet," he said.

"I know a Mr. Crapper, a Ted Crapper," he said.

The fraudster asked Mr. Nolan to into his home to which he told her he was living in a caravan.

The conversation then took a hilarious turn when Mr. Nolan pretended to be hysterical and asked the scammer to "send Crawl a message".

"That club I was in looked legitimate to me.

"Please don't tell anyone I met a man in California.

"That man told me he loved me.

"Tell Crawl I trusted him and when I walked along the beach and he held my hand and now he is taking £900 of my money.

"He held my hand, and we both looked up into the sky and he said, 'Stephen, I love you' and I told him I loved him back, and he said 'let's go for drink' and I gave him my card but he never told me he was taking £900 - that's the dearest handhold in the country," whaled Nolan pretending to cry.

Mr. Nolan was then placed on hold before the scammers terminated the call.


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