speaking of extortion

Here’s a youtube meme that’s popular in Mexico. I’m pretty sure the call is real. If you don’t understand Spanish, some guy is calling the home of a brother and sister. He’s claiming to be in a position to hurt their mother, in order to try to get money out of them.

This type of extorsion call is quite common and the threats are normally more often than not unfounded; the callers supposedly just go through the phone book. Compare it to the scams from a few years back where old people in Florida were getting swindled into buying property over the phone: people fall for it because they get caught up in the moment.

In this call the sister, the Marcela of the video’s title, responds in a way the caller doesn’t expect.


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