Kitboga uses voice changer to drive gift card scammer insane - Dexerto
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Kitboga uses voice changer to drive gift card scammer insane

Published: 6/Sep/2019 6:11 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 6:23

by Andrew Amos

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Popular YouTuber and Twitch personality ‘Kitboga‘ has once again led a scammer to a complete mental breakdown, using a voice changer to act like an elderly woman.

The Twitch streamer is no stranger to scammers, often baiting them on his streams to the amusement of his viewers. Putting on voice changers, different costumes, and different personalities every time, each scammer gets outed in comedic new ways every time.

On a September 5 stream though, Kitboga got one of the biggest breakdowns ever streamed, as one scammer took the bait and descended into madness.

Twitch: KitbogaThe streamer played the role of Matilda, an elderly woman.

Impersonating Matilda, an elderly woman falling for a gift card scam, the Twitch streamer led the scammer on for four hours.

As Kitboga kept on refusing to follow the scammers commands, they got increasingly angry. “Just hold on, do not touch the computer, hold on,” they yelled. 

He redeemed the fake codes into ‘his own’ Google Play account, which had the scammer fuming. However, the streamer kept up his ignorant innocence.

Google Play gift cards are a common ploy used by scammers to phish people’s money.

“Okay, honey why aren’t you thanking me right now? I don’t understand,” he said. This final statement was the straw that broke the camel’s back, as the scammer lost his mind in front of thousands of viewers.

“Why are you doing that? You took all 1,500, you took all 1,500, what are you doing ma’am, what are you doing? I don’t understand! What do you want to show yourself, that you are very smart? You motherf**ker, you don’t know what you’ve done,” the scammer screamed.

Kitboga talked back in perfect fashion, slamming the out-of-line scammer for his naughty behavior. “Why are you yelling at me? Excuse me young man, if I was your mother I would send you straight to your room.”

The scammer kept screaming in the background as the call was wrapping up, with the streamer managing to keep the line open for just under four hours and 30 minutes.

This is not the first time Kitboga has led scammers on while streaming. Last week, the Twitch star had a scammer threaten suicide after two hours on call, which left him quite emotional.

However, breakdowns like these are why his antics on Twitch are so popular. There’s always some sense of enjoyment from seeing these scammers get shut down, and it’s even better when it’s shared with the world.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.